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LEAF notes the UN Human Rights Committee’s concerns about Canada’s “persisting inequalities”

LEAF notes the UN Human Rights Committee’s concerns about Canada’s “persisting inequalities”

On July 23, 2015, the UN Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations in their periodic review of Canada’s human rights record include concerns about “persisting inequalities” in Canada. They particularly note the ongoing pay equity gap, the lack of women in leadership positions, the grave situation of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, persistent sex discrimination in the Indian Act, a failure to adequately address violence against women, and continued problems with access to justice.

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LEAF Halifax proudly presents the Persons Day Breakfast Gala on October 30, 2015
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Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women releases key concerns with RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update”

Key LSC criticisms of the 2015 RCMP Update include: (1) the suggestion that the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is solely one of familial violence; (2) the failure of the RCMP to take responsibility for their own role in the issue; and (3) the RCMP’s use of a limited data set in preparing the 2015 Update.

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LEAF Denied Leave to Intervene in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Ishaq

LEAF is deeply disappointed in a decision by Stratas JA to deny leave to intervene in the Ishaq appeal. Look here for more information on LEAF’s…

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SCC denies leave in right to housing case

SCC denies leave in right to housing case

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Charter challenge holding governments responsible for the crisis in affordable housing and homelessness will never be heard in Canadian courts.

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