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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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LEAF seeks leave to intervene in a social assistance case in Nova Scotia

LEAF seeks leave to intervene in a social assistance case in Nova Scotia

March 16. 2017 | Family Status, Featured, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

March 16, 2017 LEAF seeks leave to intervene in a social assistance case in Nova Scotia UPDATE: Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Justice Farrar granted…

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Court Divided on Charter Right to Housing, Claimants Will Appeal

Court Divided on Charter Right to Housing, Claimants Will Appeal

December 01. 2014 | Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

(Toronto) – Today, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a divided ruling to homeless and inadequately housed Canadians in a landmark Charter challenge against the federal and…

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Québec v. A (aka Eric v. Lola) (SCC) (Judgment January 25, 2013)

Québec v. A (aka Eric v. Lola) (SCC) (Judgment January 25, 2013)

January 25. 2013 | Equality Law, Family Law, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

LEAF intervened in this appeal. The case involved a s.15 equality rights Charter challenge to the exclusion of de facto (common law) spouses from the articles of the Québec Civil…

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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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Caron v. Alberta (SCC Judgment February 4, 2011)

Caron v. Alberta (SCC Judgment February 4, 2011)

February 04. 2011 | Access to Justice, Equality Law, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

In this case at the Supreme Court of Canada, LEAF intervened in coalition with the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, the Charter Committee on Poverty…

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DBS v. SRG

DBS v. SRG

January 16. 2006 | Children, Family Law, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

The landmark Supreme Court of Canada case DBS v. SRG concerns the issue of child support and the entitlement of recipient spouses, predominantly mothers, to…

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Newfoundland Association of Public Employees v. Newfoundland

Newfoundland Association of Public Employees v. Newfoundland

October 28. 2004 | Employment, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

In October 2004, the importance of LEAF’s work became abundantly clear when the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously accepted LEAF’s arguments in NAPE (Newfoundland Association…

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Broomer v. Ontario (Attorney General)

Broomer v. Ontario (Attorney General)

September 16. 2003 | LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

This case concerned the constitutionality under sections 7, 12 and 15 of the Charter of the Ontario government’s lifetime ban on welfare for those convicted of…

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Falkiner v. Ontario (Minister of Community and Social Services)

Falkiner v. Ontario (Minister of Community and Social Services)

May 13. 2002 | Equality Law, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

The Ontario Court of Appeal struck down the Ontario Government’s “spouse in the house” rule for welfare eligibility as discriminatory. At issue was whether amendments…

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