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LEAF, DAWN, and ARCH Intervene in R v Slatter to Advocate for Substantive Equality Rights for Women Labelled with Intellectual Disabilities

July 28. 2020 | Access to Justice, Criminal Law, Disability, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On July 27, 2020, a coalition of leading equality organizations: LEAF, DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (“DAWN”), and ARCH Disability Law Centre (“ARCH”) delivered their written…

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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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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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Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF-DAWN-ARCH coalition leave to intervene in R v Slatter to advance substantive equality rights for women labelled with intellectual disabilities 

Supreme Court of Canada grants LEAF-DAWN-ARCH coalition leave to intervene in R v Slatter to advance substantive equality rights for women labelled with intellectual disabilities 

May 29. 2020 | Access to Justice, Disability, Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On May 19, 2020, the coalition consisting of LEAF, DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (“DAWN”) and ARCH Disability Law Centre (“ARCH”) was granted leave to intervene in R v Slatter to appear before the Supreme…

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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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LEAF Files Factum in  Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

LEAF Files Factum in Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

November 13. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Reproductive Freedom, What's New

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) filed its factum with the Ontario Court of Appeal in Christian Medical…

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LEAF Granted Leave to Intervene in  Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

LEAF Granted Leave to Intervene in Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada et al. v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

October 18. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has been granted leave to appeal before the Ontario Court of Appeal in Christian Medical and Dental…

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LEAF to Appear Before the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Gagnon

LEAF to Appear Before the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Gagnon

October 15. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to intervene in…

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