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Equality of Status of Married Persons Act: Proposals May 1982

Under the common law, wives had no legal status as persons apart from their husbands. While this has been reformed by statute, the Saskatchewan¬†Married Persons’ Property Act¬†does not create legal equality between married men and women. This report reviews some discriminatory sections and recommends that an Equality of Status of Married Persons Act be enacted to simplify and modernize the law.