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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/19/father-court.html

A father plans to appeal after a Quebec court ruled that he didn't have the right to punish his 12-year-old daughter by banning her from a school trip.

Quebec Superior Court Madam Justice Suzanne Tessier ruled Friday that the girl should be allowed to attend the three-day trip within Quebec this week.

The father's lawyer, Kim Beaudoin, speaks to CBC Newsworld about the case. (CBC)The father first forbade his daughter from going online after the Grade 6 student posted photos on a dating site, the Globe and Mail reported in its Thursday edition.

The girl's parents are divorced, and after she had an alleged row with her stepmother, the dad barred her from going on a school trip to mark the class's graduation from elementary school, the newspaper says.

This is by far, the most redicilious thing I've ever seen.

The kid should have been punished, at age 12 you don't have the "right" to go to a school trip, that's considered a "privledge."

If she was on a dating website at the age of 12, she obviously needed some supervision.

This article just makes me shake my head, when I was 12 and got punished, I knew I deserved it, I certainly didn't take my parents to court. The dad needs to boot her out on her butt, cut off her funding and then she'll learn quick what it's like to be an adult.

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Sounds like the Mom is fighting with the Dad over it all, to me. Saddest part, really, is that a lawyerfeels it needs to stick it's nose in.

More of our taxpayers' money at work!!

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Jeez....Its not like she is being forced to work in a coal mine as punishement. Why would a judge even waste his time with this. For a 12yo to post pics of herself on the net in this day and age with all the pedos out there, shes lucky she didnt lose the computer or internet for a month.

And to quote from The Incredibles, its not a graduation. Theyre going from the 6th grade to the 7th grade

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Jeez....Its not like she is being forced to work in a coal mine as punishement. Why would a judge even waste his time with this. For a 12yo to post pics of herself on the net in this day and age with all the pedos out there, shes lucky she didnt lose the computer or internet for a month.

And to quote from The Incredibles, its not a graduation. Theyre going from the 6th grade to the 7th grade

In Quebec it is some sort of a graduation, she's going from elementary to high school.

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In Quebec it is some sort of a graduation, she's going from elementary to high school.

We had the "Grade 8 Grad" in Ontario too. I think maybe six people went to it.

If this is the trend the world is going, I should take my parents to court for raising me to be responsible and level headed. I spent my share of weekends grounded when I was a kid, I think that would constitute as some sort of mental angusih. :rolleyes:

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Jeez....Its not like she is being forced to work in a coal mine as punishement. Why would a judge even waste his time with this. For a 12yo to post pics of herself on the net in this day and age with all the pedos out there, shes lucky she didnt lose the computer or internet for a month.

And to quote from The Incredibles, its not a graduation. Theyre going from the 6th grade to the 7th grade

re: lawyer vs. court/judge .... lawyers will always stick their nose in and pursue for the $$ (they are part of the free enterprise system). The courts and their judges are not obligated to hear every possible case. If I am a judge I read that plea filing and tell the Mom and the lawyer to get lost.
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I didn't read the whole story this morning, but it appears that the courts are ruling in the 12-year-old's favour and not the father's.

I can't really comment on the decision since I don't know how Quebec family law works. This seems kind of weird, but it's not quite as stupid as it sounds since there is all the custody stuff to take into account. I'm going to assume the judge made the correct legal decision.

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I'm going to assume the judge made the correct legal decision.

Some how I highly doubt that. I have covered a lot of court for work, and the same people week after week are there and getting let off the hook.

If I've learned anything from covering court, it's that the system usually fails most people.

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