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PEI now offers safe, legal abortion services!

January 26. 2017 | Access to Justice, Featured, Media Releases, Reproductive Freedom, What's New

TORONTO, ON – The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is thrilled that abortion services are now provided in PEI. This is a major…

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Equality Rights in PEI

Equality Rights in PEI

January 05. 2016 | Reproductive Freedom

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Dovigi v. Razi (Ont. CA) (Judgment May 31, 2012) (SCC Leave Denied)

Dovigi v. Razi (Ont. CA) (Judgment May 31, 2012) (SCC Leave Denied)

May 31. 2012 | Family Law, LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom

Factum not filed, as leave to intervene was denied Ont. CA Judgment Appeal from 2012 ONSC 1199 This case has important repercussions for the equality,…

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Watson v. R; Spratt v. R

Watson v. R; Spratt v. R

September 08. 2006 | Freedom of Expression, LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom

At issue is the Abortion Services Act requirement that there be no protesting within a certain area surrounding abortion clinics. The Court of Appeal heard…

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R. v. Demers

R. v. Demers

January 17. 2003 | Freedom of Expression, LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom

For the purposes of defining and addressing issues of infringement of the rights guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and freedoms (“Charter”) by the…

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Winnipeg Child and Family Services v. G. (D.F.)

Winnipeg Child and Family Services v. G. (D.F.)

October 31. 1997 | Aboriginal Issues, LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom

A young Aboriginal woman, known as G., was ordered confined to a treatment centre because she was allegedly sniffing glue while pregnant with her fourth…

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R. v. Lewis

R. v. Lewis

October 08. 1996 | Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom

In 1995, the British Columbia Legislature enacted the Access to Abortion Services Act (“Act”).  The Act, in general terms, creates access zones, colloquially called “bubble…

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R. v. Sullivan

R. v. Sullivan

March 21. 1991 | LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom

In 1991, LEAF intervened in this Supreme Court of Canada appeal by two midwives who were convicted of criminal negligence causing bodily harm to a…

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Daigle v. Tremblay

Daigle v. Tremblay

August 08. 1989 | LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom

Chantal Daigle and Jean-Guy Tremblay ended their relationship after five months of cohabitation.  The appellant, Daigle, was 18 weeks pregnant at the time of the…

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Borowski v. Canada (Attorney General)

Borowski v. Canada (Attorney General)

March 09. 1989 | LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom

Joe Borowski, an anti-choice activist, attacked the validity of sections 251(4), (5) and (6) of the Criminal Code (“CC”) relating to abortion on the ground…

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