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LEAF partners with fashion brand Madame Premier to raise funds for women’s equality

LEAF partners with fashion brand Madame Premier to raise funds for women’s equality

September 17. 2020 | Equality Law, Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is pleased to announce its collaboration with Madame Premier, a woman-owned and operated small business rooted in…

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LEAF & West Coast LEAF submit arguments to the Supreme Court to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality 

LEAF & West Coast LEAF submit arguments to the Supreme Court to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality 

August 12. 2020 | Children, Equality Law, Featured, Gender Discrimination, Media Releases, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

On August 10, 2020, LEAF and West Coast LEAF filed written arguments, also called a factum, in the case of Colucci v. Colucci at the Supreme Court of Canada.   In our factum, LEAF and…

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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 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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