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LEAF submits brief on gendered impact of COVID-19 to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

LEAF submits brief on gendered impact of COVID-19 to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

June 22. 2020 | Equality Law, Featured, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

On June 19, 2020, LEAF submitted a written brief to the  Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology discussing the need to work with and…

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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 seeks leave to intervene before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in Jackson Estate v Young

LEAF seeks leave to intervene before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in Jackson Estate v Young

March 06. 2020 | Family Status, Featured, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

LEAF seeks leave to intervene before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in Jackson Estate v Young to highlight the importance of women’s socioeconomic equality….

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Why do we need to change the law on pension equality in Canada?

Why do we need to change the law on pension equality in Canada?

December 12. 2019 | Employment, Featured, Gender Discrimination, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

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Strong Welfare Rights Decision from the NS Court of Appeal

Strong Welfare Rights Decision from the NS Court of Appeal

November 08. 2017 | Children, Family Law, Featured, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

November 8, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal today released a decision overturning a decision of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court…

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LEAF seeks leave to intervene in a social assistance case in Nova Scotia

LEAF seeks leave to intervene in a social assistance case in Nova Scotia

March 16. 2017 | Family Status, Featured, Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

March 16, 2017 LEAF seeks leave to intervene in a social assistance case in Nova Scotia UPDATE: Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Justice Farrar granted…

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Court Divided on Charter Right to Housing, Claimants Will Appeal

Court Divided on Charter Right to Housing, Claimants Will Appeal

December 01. 2014 | Socio-Economic Rights, What's New

(Toronto) – Today, the Ontario Court of Appeal released a divided ruling to homeless and inadequately housed Canadians in a landmark Charter challenge against the federal and…

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Québec v. A (aka Eric v. Lola) (SCC) (Judgment January 25, 2013)

Québec v. A (aka Eric v. Lola) (SCC) (Judgment January 25, 2013)

January 25. 2013 | Equality Law, Family Law, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

LEAF intervened in this appeal. The case involved a s.15 equality rights Charter challenge to the exclusion of de facto (common law) spouses from the articles of the Québec Civil…

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Cunningham v. Alberta

Cunningham v. Alberta

July 21. 2011 | Equality Law, Racism, Socio-Economic Rights

On December 16, 2010, LEAF intervened in this Supreme Court of Canada appeal to address the interpretation and application of s.15(2) of the Charter which protects ameliorative…

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Caron v. Alberta (SCC Judgment February 4, 2011)

Caron v. Alberta (SCC Judgment February 4, 2011)

February 04. 2011 | Access to Justice, Equality Law, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases, Socio-Economic Rights

In this case at the Supreme Court of Canada, LEAF intervened in coalition with the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, the Charter Committee on Poverty…

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