"According to Canada’s CBC News, the Quebec Court of Appeal in Montreal on Tuesday (January 13) heard arguments in the case of a Gatineau father seeking clarification of parental rights after his daughter took him to court in June 2008 and won a judgement to overturn a grounding he had imposed on her for disobedience. In the original case, decided by Judge Suzanne Tessier of the Quebec Superior Court, the man’s 12-year-old daughter challenged his right to prohibit her from attending a school trip after she defied his orders to stay off the internet. He imposed that rule when he learned the girl was posting “inappropriate” pictures of herself on adult dating sites, but the pre-teen circumvented his parenting by using a friend’s computer instead. As a result, the father told her she could not attend the three-day overnight trip that her school was taking to celebrate their graduation from sixth grade. Judge Tessier ruled that the father had in fact overstepped his authority, and that the punishment was too severe."
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