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LEAF, the Pay Equity Coalition, and the Pay Equity Coalition of New Brunswick appear at the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for pay equity

October 31. 2017 | Access to Justice, Equality Law, Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) together with Equal Pay Coalition and the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity appear at the Supreme…

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Joint letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, MPs and Senators RE: Bill S-3 and the APPA Amendment

Joint letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, MPs and Senators RE: Bill S-3 and the APPA Amendment

May 31. 2017 | Aboriginal Issues, Equality Law, Featured, What's New

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Carolyn Bennett Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs carolyn.bennett@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould…

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LEAF and its Branch, LEAF Edmonton send a submission to the Alberta Workplace Legislation Review

April 27. 2017 | Employment, Equality Law, Featured, What's New

LEAF and its Branch, LEAF Edmonton, have sent a submission to the Alberta Workplace Legislation Review recommending improvements to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code (ESC). LEAF…

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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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LEAF/IAAW Factum Filed in R v Barton

LEAF/IAAW Factum Filed in R v Barton

May 06. 2016 | Aboriginal Issues, Equality Law, LEAF Cases, What's New

On March 8, 2016, Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Berger granted the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement…

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Open Letter: Budget Bill Restricts Access to Social Assistance for Refugee Claimants

Open Letter: Budget Bill Restricts Access to Social Assistance for Refugee Claimants

November 18. 2014 | Equality Law, Immigration/Refugee Status, Racism

La version française suit.  The Honourable Joe Oliver, MP, PC Minister of Finance House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Minister, As organizations that…

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LEAF intervenes with Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada to Advocate for Equality in Criminal Justice System: R v. Kokopenace

LEAF intervenes with Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada to Advocate for Equality in Criminal Justice System: R v. Kokopenace

September 16. 2014 | Aboriginal Issues, Equality Law, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases

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Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. Whatcott (SCC) (Judgment February 27, 2013)

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. Whatcott (SCC) (Judgment February 27, 2013)

February 27. 2013 | Equality Law, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases, Sexual Orientation

In Whatcott, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the constitutionality of the prohibition of hate speech in human rights legislation, stating “words matter”.   LEAF intervened…

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Québec v. A (aka Eric v. Lola) (SCC) (Judgment January 25, 2013)

Québec v. A (aka Eric v. Lola) (SCC) (Judgment January 25, 2013)

January 25. 2013 | Equality Law, Family Law, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

LEAF intervened in this appeal. The case involved a s.15 equality rights Charter challenge to the exclusion of de facto (common law) spouses from the articles of the Québec Civil…

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