LEAF Cases

LEAF applies for leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Jarvis

LEAF applies for leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Jarvis

February 13. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, LEAF filed a motion to seek leave to intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in the case of…

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LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

January 31. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal released its decision in the Crown’s appeal of the acquittal of Bassam Al-Rawi on a charge of sexually assaulting a female passenger in his taxi. The Court of Appeal has allowed the Crown’s appeal, quashed the acquittal, and ordered a new trial. 

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LEAF and NWAC appear at the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for Indigenous women’s access to justice

LEAF and NWAC appear at the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for Indigenous women’s access to justice

November 28. 2017 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to appear at the Supreme Court of Canada in…

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The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (Avalon) intervene at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (NSCA) in R v Al-Rawi

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (Avalon) intervene at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (NSCA) in R v Al-Rawi

November 21. 2017 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017 LEAF and Avalon will appear at the NSCA in the appeal of the acquittal of Bassam Al-Rawi, a taxi driver…

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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, 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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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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Canadian Judicial Council committee recommends Justice Robin Camp’s removal

November 30. 2016 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

November 30, 2016, Toronto — A national Coalition of women’s organizations commends today’s decision by an Inquiry Committee appointed by the Canadian Judicial Council that…

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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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Justice Robin Camp Inquiry begins, feminist coalition intervenes

September 06. 2016 | Aboriginal Issues, Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

September 6, 2016, Calgary Today the inquiry into the conduct of Justice Robin Camp (during a 2014 sexual assault trial in Alberta) begins. A national…

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