1. After impressing me with their pithy pith and substance yesterday, they had to revert to their long and convulted judgments with dissents and sub-dissents and section xyz analysis etc.
1. Here is how I would have written the decision:
Kids, here is the easy way to understand this case: common law couples only exist in common law jurisdictions. Quebec is a civil code jurisidiction - hence, when you are not married in Quebec, you are not a common law couple. Period. No spousal support when you break up. If you want the spousal support then follow Beyonce's rule:
'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Don't be mad once you see that he want it'
Cause if you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh