(Closed) Promote Women’s Rights by TAKING AWAY Her Right to Take Her Husbands Name??

posted 10 years ago in Montreal
Post # 33
7439 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Re – Quebec’s One-Name, Birth to Death System

Hi everyone, this has been the way it has been in Quebec since 1980… so trust me this isn’t new, and it isn’t likely to change any time soon.

And yes as someone else pointed out, the taking of a woman’s name equates her to be a possession, which is one reason WHY Quebec changed this law back in 1980.  Equality means equal representation for everyone.  Women are individuals, not an “extension” of their husbands.

Quebec may be a Province within Canada (yes somewhat similar to a State for any Non-Canadian readers)… BUT they are a whole lot different from anywhere else in North America… in that their roots are the “original ones” on this continent. 

The French basically discovered North America and were the folks to explored it, map it, and settled it, centuries before the English ever arrived (Quebec City is the oldest ongoing settlement in NA at 400+ Years).  Consequently, the Province of Quebec has a whole other legal syatem and laws (Civil Law vs Common Law), which was recognized by our Federal Government as part of their negotiations to become one of the original Provinces in Canada’s Confederation (1867)… known as their “Guaranteed Rights”.

You will also find that Quebec although still a Canadian Province today, is also legally now known as a “Nation within a Nation”… so their somewhat “unusual” Laws do stand up in court challenges.

NOTE – As someone moving to the Province, who has children / plans on having children.  You should be aware that Quebec also has strict laws about the educaton of children who’s Parents are from outside of the Province.  IF your Hubby went to English School in Quebec then you as a family can choose to send your kids to either French or English Schools.  BUT if neither the Mom or Dad went to school in Quebec, then the kids will have to go to French School.

As others have said, Quebec is an entity onto itself.  Your best advice is you should (should have) done your research BEFORE planning to move there IMO.


Post # 34
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow… Well it is Quebec after all so it doesn’t completely surprise me that they have this under the false pretense of ‘women’s rights’ protection. Lol!

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