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Strong Welfare Rights Decision from the NS Court of Appeal

Strong Welfare Rights Decision from the NS Court of Appeal

November 08. 2017 | Children, Family Law, Featured, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

November 8, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal today released a decision overturning a decision of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court…

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LEAF Intervenes in Gehl v Attorney General

December 20. 2016 | Aboriginal Issues, Access to Justice, Children, Equality Law, Family Law, Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

December 20, 2016 – Today, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) intervenes before the Ontario Court of Appeal in Gehl v Attorney General…

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LEAF Factum Filed in Gehl v AG

September 28. 2016 | Aboriginal Issues, Children, Equality Law, Family Law, Family Status, Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

On Friday September 23rd, 2016, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) filed its factum in Gehl v Attorney General of Canada. The Ontario…

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Johnstone v. Canada Border Services Agency, the Federal Court of Appeal (February 7, 2014)

Johnstone v. Canada Border Services Agency, the Federal Court of Appeal (February 7, 2014)

February 07. 2014 | Children, Employment, Family Law, Family Status, Gender Discrimination, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases

LEAF has been granted leave to intervene in Johnstone v. Canada Border Services Agency before the Federal Court of Appeal. In this case, the complainant, Fiona…

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R. v. D.A.I. (SCC) (Judgment February 10th, 2012)

R. v. D.A.I. (SCC) (Judgment February 10th, 2012)

February 10. 2012 | Children, Disability, Equality Law, LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

On February 10, 2012 the SCC released its decision in R. v. D.A.I. confirming the importance of access to justice for sexual assault complainants with intellectual and other disabilities. …

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R. v. L.B. (Ontario Court of Appeal) Judgment March 2, 2011

R. v. L.B. (Ontario Court of Appeal) Judgment March 2, 2011

March 02. 2011 | Children, LEAF Cases

R. v. L.B. involves the interpretation of the infanticide provisions of the Criminal Code. The crime of infanticide is one of only two gender-specific crimes in the Code….

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DBS v. SRG

DBS v. SRG

January 16. 2006 | Children, Family Law, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

The landmark Supreme Court of Canada case DBS v. SRG concerns the issue of child support and the entitlement of recipient spouses, predominantly mothers, to…

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Auton et al v. British Columbia

Auton et al v. British Columbia

April 13. 2004 | Children, Disability, LEAF Cases

The Auton v. British Columbia case involves a challenge to the B.C. Government’s refusal to fund therapeutic health services for children with autism. LEAF intervened…

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Francis v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Francis v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

October 19. 1999 | Children, Immigration/Refugee Status, LEAF Cases

This case involved a Grenadian woman who, after being in Canada without immigration status for nine years, was ordered deported. She had two Canadian-born children;…

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G. (J.)  v.  New Brunswick (Minister of Health and Community Services)

G. (J.) v. New Brunswick (Minister of Health and Community Services)

September 10. 1999 | Access to Justice, Children, LEAF Cases

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that New Brunswick’s failure to provide legal aid in child wardship cases violate the Charter rights of a poor…

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