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LEAF Ottawa Annual General Meeting Invitation  and Executive Committee Elections

We are pleased to announce that LEAF Ottawa’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and appointment of the new Executive Committee will take place Tuesday March 31st from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, 50 O’Connor St #1500, Ottawa ON .

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Video: Men and Feminism, a Forum Discussion

Video: A panel on Men and Feminism, put on by LEAF Edmonton.

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The Cost of Silence: How We Can Challenge Rape Culture on Campus: Silent Auction and Panel Discusssion

LEAF Ottawa is holding its annual silent auction and panel discussion on The Cost of Silence: How We Can Challenge Rape Culture on Campus. March 19, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

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LEAF supports the inclusion of sex, age, national origin and mental and physical disability in Criminal Code hate speech provisions and encourages inclusion of gender identity

Last year, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) made a submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (the “Committee”) in support of s. 12 of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (“Bill C-13″). We encouraged the government to have the hate propaganda protections in the Criminal Code mirror the protected groups under s. 15(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. (LEAF made no submission on and took no position on the rest of Bill C-13.)

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Reflections on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day will be celebrated globally on March 8, 2015, and at this month’s meeting of the 59th session of the United Nations Commission…

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