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Girl from divorced family refused job

Having concrete proof of adultery was once the only way to get a divorce in Canada. That meant a detective's photograph of a cheating husband. Or witnesses in a dirty motel room. Then in 1968, a new divorce law gave couples trapped in bad marriages an easy way out. The law started a divorce trend that continues to this day, in a time when it's so simple to break the knot, you can even do it online.

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Dairy Queen wouldn't hire 12-year-old because her parents are divorced.
Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: July 8, 1991
Guest(s): Katherine White
Host: Alan Maitland, Ann Medina
Duration: 8:58

Last updated: January 24, 2013

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