Attorney General of Quebec, et al. v. A, et al. (January 18, 2012)
Case # 33990
This appeal involves the issue of Whether de facto spouses in Quebec are victims of discrimination within meaning of section 15 of the Charter.
In the instant case, “A” and “B” lived together for seven years and had three children together. Upon separation, “A” filed a motion in the Superior Court seeking child custody, support, a lump sum, use of the family residence, a provision for costs and an interim order.
In the motion was a notice to the Attorney General of Quebec stating that A intended to challenge the constitutionality of several provisions of the Civil Code of Québec.