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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 submits brief on gendered impact of COVID-19 to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

LEAF submits brief on gendered impact of COVID-19 to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

June 22. 2020 | Equality Law, Featured, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

On June 19, 2020, LEAF submitted a written brief to the  Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology discussing the need to work with and…

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Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF & West Coast LEAF leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality

Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF & West Coast LEAF leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality

June 12. 2020 | Access to Justice, Children, Equality Law, Family Law, Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

On June 8, 2020, LEAF and West Coast LEAF were granted leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci at the Supreme Court of Canada. LEAF…

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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 statement in solidarity with Regis Korchinski-Paquet and her family 

LEAF statement in solidarity with Regis Korchinski-Paquet and her family 

June 03. 2020 | Anti-Black Racism, Equality Law, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, Media Releases, Racism, Violence Against Women, What's New

LEAF mourns the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, an Afro-Indigenous woman who died after the police were called to assist when she was in distress. Like so many around the world, we are also mourning…

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LEAF appears before Standing Committee to discuss Bill C-5 on judicial education

LEAF appears before Standing Committee to discuss Bill C-5 on judicial education

March 27. 2020 | Equality Law, Featured, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On March 12, 2020, LEAF Staff Lawyer Rosel Kim appeared before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to speak about Bill C-5, An…

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LEAF National expresses concern over harmful impact and constitutionality of Bill 207

LEAF National expresses concern over harmful impact and constitutionality of Bill 207

November 15. 2019 | Equality Law, Featured, LEAF Edmonton, Reproductive Freedom, What's New

In advance of its meeting on November 18, 2019, LEAF today sent a letter to the Standing Committee on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public…

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LEAF Granted Leave to Intervene in Pension Equality Case Fraser v Canada (Attorney General) before the Supreme Court of Canada

October 15. 2019 | Employment, Equality Law, Featured, What's New

LEAF is pleased to announce that on October 11, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) granted LEAF leave to intervene in the appeal…

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LEAF seeks to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in pension inequality case (Fraser v. Attorney General of Canada)

September 12. 2019 | Employment, Equality Law, Featured, What's New

On Monday, September 9, 2019, LEAF filed a motion seeking leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in the appeal of the Federal…

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LEAF, the Pay Equity Coalition, and the Pay Equity Coalition of New Brunswick appear at the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for pay equity

October 31. 2017 | Access to Justice, Equality Law, Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) together with Equal Pay Coalition and the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity appear at the Supreme…

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