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LEAF Reflects on an Important Intervention with a Disappointing Outcome for Sexual assault complainants

LEAF Reflects on an Important Intervention with a Disappointing Outcome for Sexual assault complainants

June 27. 2019 | Featured, Sexual Assault, What's New

Canada’s sexual assault laws – as laid out in the Criminal Code – are often said to be among the most progressive towards women in…

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LEAF strongly opposes any attempt to roll back the Law Society’s Statement of Principles

LEAF strongly opposes any attempt to roll back the Law Society’s Statement of Principles

June 26. 2019 | Featured, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has been an ongoing supporter of the Law Society of Ontario’s Statement of Principles (SOP) requiring licensees…

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LEAF files submission to the Law Society of Ontario Access to Justice Consultation

LEAF files submission to the Law Society of Ontario Access to Justice Consultation

June 21. 2019 | Access to Justice, Featured, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has filed a submission to the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Access to Justice Consultation. LEAF argues…

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LEAF urges full implementation of Bill S-3

LEAF urges full implementation of Bill S-3

June 04. 2019 | Aboriginal Issues, Featured, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is urging the Government of Canada to fully adopt Bill S-3 and eliminate discrimination in the Indian…

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LEAF responds to Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

LEAF responds to Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

June 03. 2019 | Featured, What's New

Today, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report, along with 231 Calls for Justice to protect Indigenous…

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Megan Stephens joins LEAF as Executive Director & General Counsel

Megan Stephens joins LEAF as Executive Director & General Counsel

June 03. 2019 | Featured, What's New

LEAF is pleased to welcome Megan Stephens as its next Executive Director & General Counsel. As of June 3, 2019, Megan is leading LEAF as…

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LEAF intervenes to defend the rights of sexual assault complainants

LEAF intervenes to defend the rights of sexual assault complainants

May 31. 2019 | Featured, What's New

Joshua Boyle is charged with 19 criminal offences, including assault, sexual assault with a weapon, and forcible confinement of his wife, Caitlyn Coleman. His trial…

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LEAF appears before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

LEAF appears before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

May 31. 2019 | Featured, What's New

On May 7th, LEAF filed written submissions, and Karen Segal, staff counsel with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), appeared before the Standing…

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IAAW and LEAF react to the Supreme Court of Canada judgment in R v Barton

IAAW and LEAF react to the Supreme Court of Canada judgment in R v Barton

May 24. 2019 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) react to the Supreme Court of Canada…

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IAAW and LEAF continue to seek justice for Cindy Gladue

IAAW and LEAF continue to seek justice for Cindy Gladue

May 22. 2019 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) continue to seek justice for Cindy Gladue…

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