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LEAF urges Toronto Public Library to reconsider event featuring Meghan Murphy

LEAF urges Toronto Public Library to reconsider event featuring Meghan Murphy

October 22. 2019 | Events, Featured, Hate Speech, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is troubled by the decision of the Toronto Public Library (the “TPL”) to rent one of its…

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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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We are stronger together! Please share this Advocacy Guide with your network.

January 31. 2017 | Featured, Hate Speech, Racism, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is pleased to share this Advocacy Guide by the Feminist Killjoy Collective. This guide can be used…

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LEAF Supports Bill C-389 and Calls on Government to also Protect Women from Hate Speech

LEAF Supports Bill C-389 and Calls on Government to also Protect Women from Hate Speech

February 14. 2011 | Featured, Hate Speech, Media Releases, What's New

On February 9, 2011, Bill C-389 passed third reading in the House of Commons. The bill proposes to add “gender identity” and “gender expression” as…

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Kane v. Alberta Report

Kane v. Alberta Report

June 29. 2001 | Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases

Mr. Kane and the Jewish Defence League of Canada filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission against the publication Alberta Report.  The complaint concerned…

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Kane, et al, v. Church of Jesus Christ Christian-Aryan Nations

Kane, et al, v. Church of Jesus Christ Christian-Aryan Nations

September 24. 1991 | Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases, Racism

With the Congress of Black Women, LEAF intervened in a complaint regarding cross burnings and other racist actions which took place at a meeting sponsored…

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R. v. Keegstra

R. v. Keegstra

December 13. 1990 | Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, LEAF Cases

James Keegstra was charged with the promotion of hatred under Section 281(2) of the Criminal Code for teaching high school students social theory based on…

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Taylor v. Canadian Human Rights Commission

Taylor v. Canadian Human Rights Commission

January 01. 1988 | Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases

The Canada Human Rights Code prohibits the propagation of telephonic hate messages that discriminate against individuals and groups. In 1979, the Canada Human Rights Tribunal…

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