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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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LEAF statement in solidarity with Regis Korchinski-Paquet and her family 

LEAF statement in solidarity with Regis Korchinski-Paquet and her family 

June 03. 2020 | Anti-Black Racism, Equality Law, Featured, Intersectional Feminism, Media Releases, Racism, Violence Against Women, What's New

LEAF mourns the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, an Afro-Indigenous woman who died after the police were called to assist when she was in distress. Like so many around the world, we are also mourning…

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LEAF profoundly disappointed by the repeal of the Statement of Principles requirement for Ontario lawyers and paralegals

September 12. 2019 | Featured, Media Releases, Racism, What's New

LEAF is profoundly disappointed by the outcome of the Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”) Convocation that took place on September 11, 2019, where a majority…

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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 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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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 makes complaint to Ontario Judicial Council regarding the conduct of Justice Bernd E. Zabel

November 14. 2016 | Featured, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Violence Against Women, What's New

November 14, 2016, Toronto LEAF makes complaint to Ontario Judicial Council regarding the conduct of Justice Bernd E. Zabel On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at…

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Justice Robin Camp Inquiry begins, feminist coalition intervenes

September 06. 2016 | Aboriginal Issues, Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

September 6, 2016, Calgary Today the inquiry into the conduct of Justice Robin Camp (during a 2014 sexual assault trial in Alberta) begins. A national…

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LEAF/IAAW to Closely Monitor the R. v. Barton Appeal – Justice for Cindy Gladue

September 06. 2016 | Aboriginal Issues, Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On September 6, 2016, the Alberta Court of Appeal in Edmonton will hear an appeal of the R. v. Barton decision and determine if the…

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Majority Decision Disappointing for Equality Rights in the Criminal Justice System: R. v. Kokopenace 2015 SCC 28

May 27. 2015 | Aboriginal Issues, Access to Justice, Featured, Racism, What's New

Despite the extremely discouraging outcome of the case, LEAF’s hope is that the government will acknowledge this obligation to take proactive steps to remedy the clear under-representation of Indigenous on-reserve residents on the jury roll. Indeed, it is the distinct responsibility of the government to address this issue as a symptom of the broader systematic discrimination and disadvantage Indigenous populations routinely face through public policy and the criminal justice system.

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