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January 31. 2017 | Featured, Hate Speech, Racism, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is pleased to share this Advocacy Guide by the Feminist Killjoy Collective. This guide can be used…

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LEAF makes complaint to Ontario Judicial Council regarding the conduct of Justice Bernd E. Zabel

November 14. 2016 | Featured, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Violence Against Women, What's New

November 14, 2016, Toronto LEAF makes complaint to Ontario Judicial Council regarding the conduct of Justice Bernd E. Zabel On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at…

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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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LEAF/IAAW to Closely Monitor the R. v. Barton Appeal – Justice for Cindy Gladue

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

On September 6, 2016, the Alberta Court of Appeal in Edmonton will hear an appeal of the R. v. Barton decision and determine if the…

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Majority Decision Disappointing for Equality Rights in the Criminal Justice System: R. v. Kokopenace 2015 SCC 28

May 27. 2015 | Aboriginal Issues, Access to Justice, Featured, Racism, What's New

Despite the extremely discouraging outcome of the case, LEAF’s hope is that the government will acknowledge this obligation to take proactive steps to remedy the clear under-representation of Indigenous on-reserve residents on the jury roll. Indeed, it is the distinct responsibility of the government to address this issue as a symptom of the broader systematic discrimination and disadvantage Indigenous populations routinely face through public policy and the criminal justice system.

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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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Cunningham v. Alberta

Cunningham v. Alberta

July 21. 2011 | Equality Law, Racism, Socio-Economic Rights

On December 16, 2010, LEAF intervened in this Supreme Court of Canada appeal to address the interpretation and application of s.15(2) of the Charter which protects ameliorative…

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Blackwater v. Plint (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) and United Church of Canada also known as Barney v United Church 2005 SCC 58

Blackwater v. Plint (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) and United Church of Canada also known as Barney v United Church 2005 SCC 58

October 21. 2005 | Aboriginal Issues, LEAF Cases, Racism, Sexual Assault

In 2005, LEAF, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), and the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada intervened in coalition in this landmark case that…

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Ferrel v. Attorney General of Ontario

Ferrel v. Attorney General of Ontario

December 07. 1998 | Aboriginal Issues, Disability, Employment, Equality Law, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Racism

Marilyn Ferrel challenged the constitutionality of the Job Quotas Repeal Act which was enacted by the Ontario government to repeal the Employment Equity Act (EEA)….

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R. v. S. (R.D.)

R. v. S. (R.D.)

September 26. 1997 | LEAF Cases, Racism

In this case, a judge’s comments, made when she acquitted a racial minority youth, R.D.S., of assault charges against a white police officer, were considered…

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