Media Releases

Welcome to Diane O’Reggio, Executive Director LEAF

Welcome to Diane O’Reggio, Executive Director LEAF

March 13. 2013 | Media Releases

  Greetings! Diane O’Reggio, a dynamic and experienced champion and administrator of progressive organizations, has been appointed Executive Director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action…

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Words Matter: SCC Upholds Prohibition of Hate Speech

Words Matter: SCC Upholds Prohibition of Hate Speech

February 27. 2013 | LEAF Cases, Media Releases

Greetings! The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) applauds the affirmation by the Supreme Court of Canada in its judgment in Saskatchewan Human Rights…

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LEAF Looks for Legislation to Protect Women

LEAF Looks for Legislation to Protect Women

January 27. 2013 | Media Releases

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision Friday, January 25, in the case known popularly as Eric v. Lola, which considered whether sections of…

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Supreme Court Misses Opportunity to Ensure Law Protects Abused Women

Supreme Court Misses Opportunity to Ensure Law Protects Abused Women

January 21. 2013 | Media Releases

January 18, 2013 (Ottawa) – The Supreme Court of Canada has released its decision in R.v. Ryan. CAEFS intervened in the case, in coalition with…

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Human Rights and Equality Lawyer Joins LEAF

Human Rights and Equality Lawyer Joins LEAF

January 10. 2013 | Media Releases

LEAF is pleased to announce that Kim Stanton, a human rights, equality and constitutional lawyer, will join the national women’s rights organization as part-time Legal…

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R.  v. N.S. – SCC Mandates Test

R. v. N.S. – SCC Mandates Test

December 21. 2012 | LEAF Cases, Media Releases

Dear LEAF Supporter The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision yesterday in the case of R. v. NS.  In a split decision, Chief…

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Foresaken:  Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

Foresaken: Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

December 20. 2012 | Media Releases

LEAF marks the release this week of Forsaken: The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.  Although the Inquiry was widely criticized by local community…

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Legal Update R. v. Ryan

Legal Update R. v. Ryan

June 17. 2012 | LEAF Cases, Media Releases

Dear LEAF Supporter LEAF intervened in coalition with the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) at the Supreme Court of Canada on June 14th…

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Bill C-31 will re-victimize women refugees and their children

Bill C-31 will re-victimize women refugees and their children

May 10. 2012 | Media Releases

May 10, 2012, Toronto – Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, will result in the arbitrary detention, intimidation, failure to protect, and ultimate…

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THE VOICES OF WOMEN WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES WILL BE HEARD IN COURT

THE VOICES OF WOMEN WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES WILL BE HEARD IN COURT

February 10. 2012 | Media Releases

SCC Releases Positive Decision in R. v. D.A.I. February 10, 2012, Toronto & Montreal – The Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment today in the…

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