LEAF Cases

Supreme Court of Canada Decision Disappointing for Equality Rights and Access to Justice in Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General of Canada

Supreme Court of Canada Decision Disappointing for Equality Rights and Access to Justice in Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General of Canada

June 15. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

Supreme Court of Canada Decision Disappointing for Equality Rights and Access to Justice in Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General of Canada, 2018 SCC…

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LEAF Applies for Leave to Intervene at the SCC in Sexual Assault Case, R v Gagnon

LEAF Applies for Leave to Intervene at the SCC in Sexual Assault Case, R v Gagnon

May 23. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

On Thursday, May 23, 2018, LEAF filed a motion to seek leave to intervene in the Crown’s appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC)…

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The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis

April 09. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis, to argue for women’s right to meaningful protection from sexual intrusions…

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The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will continue to seek justice for Cindy Gladue in light of the Supreme Court of Canada Decision

The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will continue to seek justice for Cindy Gladue in light of the Supreme Court of Canada Decision

March 08. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

March 8, 2018, Edmonton/Toronto – The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today to grant Bradley Barton leave to appeal the ABCA decision ordering a new trial in R. v. Barton.

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The Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF leave to intervene in R. v. Jarvis

The Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF leave to intervene in R. v. Jarvis

March 06. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted LEAF leave to intervene in the case of R. v. Jarvis. At issue in the case is whether a male high school teacher who used a camera pen to secretly film his female students’ cleavage committed the criminal offence of voyeurism, found in section 162(1) of the Criminal Code.

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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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