Media Releases

LEAF Remembers Murdered Women—And Commits to Working for Change

LEAF Remembers Murdered Women—And Commits to Working for Change

December 06. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On December 6, 2018, LEAF joins feminists across Canada in remembering 14 women who were murdered in Montreal 29 years ago. Today, 67 percent of…

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LEAF Testifies Before Standing Committee in Review of Divorce Act

LEAF Testifies Before Standing Committee in Review of Divorce Act

November 26. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On November 21, 2018, LEAF Executive Director & General Counsel Shaun O’Brien testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-78,…

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LEAF and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic  Support Senator’s Proposed Amendment to Sexual Assault Legislation

LEAF and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Support Senator’s Proposed Amendment to Sexual Assault Legislation

November 22. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On November 14, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould supporting Senator Kim Pate’s proposed amendment to Bill C-51.

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LEAF Welcomes Shaun O’Brien as Executive Director and General Counsel

LEAF Welcomes Shaun O’Brien as Executive Director and General Counsel

October 22. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Shaun O’Brien to the position of Executive Director & General Counsel….

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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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The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis

April 09. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis, to argue for women’s right to meaningful protection from sexual intrusions…

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LEAF’s Commitment for International Women’s Day, 2018

LEAF’s Commitment for International Women’s Day, 2018

March 07. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On International Women’s Day, LEAF commits to continue the struggle for women’s substantive equality, started by a brave group of women protesting unfair wages and…

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LEAF Welcomes new Legal Director, Shaun O’Brien

LEAF Welcomes new Legal Director, Shaun O’Brien

February 27. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) would like to warmly welcome and congratulate Shaun O’Brien on her appointment as LEAF’s new Legal Director….

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The IAAW and LEAF Recommend Significant Changes to Alberta’s Justice System in light of the Treatment of “Angela Cardinal” in R. v. Blanchard

The IAAW and LEAF Recommend Significant Changes to Alberta’s Justice System in light of the Treatment of “Angela Cardinal” in R. v. Blanchard

February 23. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) and the Women’s Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF) Recommend Significant Changes to Alberta’s Justice System in…

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LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

January 31. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal released its decision in the Crown’s appeal of the acquittal of Bassam Al-Rawi on a charge of sexually assaulting a female passenger in his taxi. The Court of Appeal has allowed the Crown’s appeal, quashed the acquittal, and ordered a new trial. 

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