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LEAF, DAWN, and ARCH Intervene in R v Slatter to Advocate for Substantive Equality Rights for Women Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities

July 28. 2020 | Access to Justice, Criminal Law, Disability, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On July 27, 2020, a coalition of leading equality organizations: LEAF, DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (“DAWN”), and ARCH Disability Law Centre (“ARCH”) delivered their written…

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Image of the Ontario Court of Appeal, with the words Decision Released and R v Sharma overlaid on top

LEAF and the Asper Centre welcome the Ontario Court of Appeal’s Decision in R. v. Sharma

July 27. 2020 | Criminal Law, Equality Law, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, LEAF Cases, Racism, What's New

July 27, 2020  A majority of the Ontario Court of Appeal has struck down Criminal Code provisions which made conditional sentences unavailable for certain offences. The ruling comes in response to…

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R v. Sullivan and R v. Chan FAQ

June 29. 2020 | Criminal Law, Equality Law, Featured, LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

See our FAQ, answering important questions raised in this appeal. For plain text version, click here. LEAF also partnered with the Woman Abuse Council of…

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LEAF reflects on the recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario in R. v. Sullivan and R. v. Chan with a disappointing outcome for women and children

June 04. 2020 | Criminal Law, Equality Law, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal for Ontario (the “Court”) released its decision in R. v. Sullivan and R. v. Chan. In separate concurring judgments, the…

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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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Bill C-10: Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Bill C-10: Mandatory Minimum Sentences

November 23. 2006 | Criminal Law, Featured, What's New

On November 23, 2006 LEAF appeared as a witness before the federal Justice and Human Rights Committee to make submissions relating to the federal government’s…

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