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LEAF pleased Ontario court recognizes the serious nature of harm to women caused by hate speech in R v Sears

LEAF pleased Ontario court recognizes the serious nature of harm to women caused by hate speech in R v Sears

August 29. 2019 | Featured, Hate Speech, Media Releases, What's New

  LEAF applauds an Ontario court’s sentencing decisions in the case of James Sears and LeRoy St. Germaine. Sears and St. Germaine, who were editor…

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Rosel Kim Joins as our Staff Lawyer

Rosel Kim Joins as our Staff Lawyer

August 20. 2019 | Featured, What's New

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Rosel Kim as our Staff Lawyer at LEAF. Rosel will be joining us to work on developing…

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LEAF supports the removal of sex discrimination from the Indian Act

LEAF supports the removal of sex discrimination from the Indian Act

August 16. 2019 | Featured, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) supports the Government of Canada’s full implementation of Bill S-3, which eliminates sex inequalities in the Indian…

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Nicole Biros-Bolton Joins LEAF as Our Articling Student

Nicole Biros-Bolton Joins LEAF as Our Articling Student

August 16. 2019 | Featured, What's New

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Nicole Biros-Bolton as our Articling Student at LEAF. Nicole comes to us with over 20 years…

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LEAF welcomes the SCC’s recognition of the unique challenges raised by sexual assault trials

LEAF welcomes the SCC’s recognition of the unique challenges raised by sexual assault trials

August 01. 2019 | Featured, Sexual Assault, What's New

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released R. v. R.V., 2019 SCC 41. This was yet another important decision concerning the scope and application of…

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LEAF and the Asper Centre file an Intervener Factum in R v Sharma Case

LEAF and the Asper Centre file an Intervener Factum in R v Sharma Case

July 17. 2019 | Aboriginal Issues, Featured, Racism, What's New

LEAF and the Asper Centre have filed their intervener factum in a case challenging the constitutionality of Criminal Code provisions that eliminate the option of…

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LEAF urges World Health Organization to reconsider inclusion of “parental alienation” in revised International Classification of Diseases

LEAF urges World Health Organization to reconsider inclusion of “parental alienation” in revised International Classification of Diseases

July 12. 2019 | Children, Featured, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has joined a number of concerned feminists and children’s rights advocates, including the Fédération des femmes du…

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LEAF Opposes Quebec’s Bill 21 Which Will Exclude Muslim Women From Full Participation In Quebec Society

LEAF Opposes Quebec’s Bill 21 Which Will Exclude Muslim Women From Full Participation In Quebec Society

July 10. 2019 | Featured, Freedom of Expression, Racism, What's New

LEAF opposes the Québec government’s Bill 21, “An Act respecting the laicity of the State”, which passed on June 16, 2019. This Bill restricts the…

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SAVE THE DATE: LEAF’s 2019 National Persons Day Gala will be October 23, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: LEAF’s 2019 National Persons Day Gala will be October 23, 2019

July 09. 2019 | Events, Featured, LEAF National, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has been speaking with a proud feminist voice for almost 35 years. LEAF works to advance the…

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LEAF welcomes the majority SCC decision in R v Goldfinch finding “friends with benefits” evidence was not properly admitted in jury trial on sexual assault charges

LEAF welcomes the majority SCC decision in R v Goldfinch finding “friends with benefits” evidence was not properly admitted in jury trial on sexual assault charges

June 28. 2019 | Featured, Sexual Assault, What's New

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Canada released R v Goldfinch, 2019 SCC 38. The case required the Court to consider, yet again, the appropriateness…

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