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LEAF Proudly Supports Abortion Access Now PEI’s Legal Challenge to Prince Edward Island’s Discriminatory Abortion Policy

LEAF Proudly Supports Abortion Access Now PEI’s Legal Challenge to Prince Edward Island’s Discriminatory Abortion Policy

January 05. 2016 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

LEAF Proudly Supports Abortion Access Now PEI’s Legal Challenge to Prince Edward Island’s Discriminatory Abortion Policy January 5, 2016, Toronto – Today, Abortion Access Now…

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Abortion Access Now PEI files a Notice of Application in the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island against the Government of PEI (Minister of Health and Wellness)

Abortion Access Now PEI files a Notice of Application in the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island against the Government of PEI (Minister of Health and Wellness)

January 05. 2016 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, January 5, 2016 – Today, Abortion Access Now PEI has advised the Deputy Attorney General that we intend to file a Notice of…

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LEAF Seeks Leave to Intervene in Infanticide Case R v MB

LEAF Seeks Leave to Intervene in Infanticide Case R v MB

December 16. 2015 | Criminal Law, Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

UPDATE: LEAF was successful in obtaining leave to intervene and will appear before the SCC at the hearing on January 20, 2016. On December 15th,…

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Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) Seek Leave to Intervene in R. v. Barton

Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) Seek Leave to Intervene in R. v. Barton

November 23. 2015 | Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

November 23, 2015, Toronto – On November 24, 2015, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal…

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LEAF made a submission to Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review

LEAF made a submission to Ontario’s Changing Workplaces Review

September 21. 2015 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

LEAF has made a submission to the public consultation underway in Ontario, the Changing Workplaces Review,  which is looking into amending the Labour Relations Act,…

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Government Should Not Dictate What Women Wear

Government Should Not Dictate What Women Wear

September 14. 2015 | Featured, Gender Discrimination, Media Releases, What's New

        Government Should Not Dictate What Women Wear For French Version click HERE. September 14, 2015 – On Tuesday September 15, 2015,…

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LEAF notes the UN Human Rights Committee’s concerns about Canada’s “persisting inequalities”

LEAF notes the UN Human Rights Committee’s concerns about Canada’s “persisting inequalities”

July 24. 2015 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On July 23, 2015, the UN Human Rights Committee released its concluding observations in their periodic review of Canada’s human rights record include concerns about “persisting inequalities” in Canada. They particularly note the ongoing pay equity gap, the lack of women in leadership positions, the grave situation of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, persistent sex discrimination in the Indian Act, a failure to adequately address violence against women, and continued problems with access to justice.

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Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women releases key concerns with RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update”

June 29. 2015 | Featured, Media Releases

Key LSC criticisms of the 2015 RCMP Update include: (1) the suggestion that the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is solely one of familial violence; (2) the failure of the RCMP to take responsibility for their own role in the issue; and (3) the RCMP’s use of a limited data set in preparing the 2015 Update.

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LEAF Denied Leave to Intervene in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Ishaq

June 26. 2015 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

LEAF is deeply disappointed in a decision by Stratas JA to deny leave to intervene in the Ishaq appeal. Look here for more information on LEAF’s…

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SCC denies leave in right to housing case

SCC denies leave in right to housing case

June 26. 2015 | Featured, Housing, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Charter challenge holding governments responsible for the crisis in affordable housing and homelessness will never be heard in Canadian courts.

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