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The Supreme Court’s Latest Equality Rights Decision: An Emphasis on Arbitrariness

The Supreme Court’s Latest Equality Rights Decision: An Emphasis on Arbitrariness

The Supreme Court released its decision in Kahkewistahaw First Nation v Taypotat, 2015 SCC 30 yesterday. In this post, Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton comment on the decision.

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Majority Decision Disappointing for Equality Rights in the Criminal Justice System: R. v. Kokopenace 2015 SCC 28

Despite the extremely discouraging outcome of the case, LEAF’s hope is that the government will acknowledge this obligation to take proactive steps to remedy the clear under-representation of Indigenous on-reserve residents on the jury roll. Indeed, it is the distinct responsibility of the government to address this issue as a symptom of the broader systematic discrimination and disadvantage Indigenous populations routinely face through public policy and the criminal justice system.

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Media Advisory: Supreme Court of Canada to Rule in Jury Representativeness Case

Media Advisory: Supreme Court of Canada to Rule in Jury Representativeness Case

Today, May 21, the Supreme Court of Canada will render its decision in Kokopenace v. HMTQ. The key issue in the case is the scope of the right to a representative jury under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and whether Ontario’s procedure for creating jury rolls does enough to include on-reserve Aboriginal residents.

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Beijing+20 – a gathering of the decades for the 2015 Commission on the Status of Women

Beijing+20 – a gathering of the decades for the 2015 Commission on the Status of Women

We have much to celebrate as women and men, boys and girls, in Canada. As a country, we have the human, institutional, and financial resources to achieve gender equality. However, we’re not there yet. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, take a moment to consider how we can take action in support of women’s equality and human rights in Canada.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day, Celebrate Equality, Support LEAF

Mother’s Day is a day to honour a very important woman in your life. Mother’s Day is also a perfect time to celebrate the rights women and girls have gained and support the work for equality that is still to come. LEAF invites you to honour a special woman in your life by donating to LEAF in her name.

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