A Matter of Difference: Domestic Contracts and Gender Equality

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 303, 1990

80 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2008

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Brenda Cossman

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Abstract

This essay explores the feminist debates around gender difference and gender equality in the context of the Supreme Court of Canada's Pelech trilogy. It argues that the Court's approach to the enforcement of separation agreements does not adequately account for gender difference. Based on feminist critiques of difference, the essay then suggests an approach which might allow us to move beyond the dilemmas that difference presents to feminist legal theory and practice, and to the enforcement of separation agreements in particular.

Suggested Citation

Cossman, Brenda, A Matter of Difference: Domestic Contracts and Gender Equality. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 303, 1990. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1223142

Brenda Cossman (Contact Author)

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