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R. v. Rhodes (Man. C.A.) (Motion for Leave to Intervene Nov. 3, 2011)

R. v. Rhodes (Man. C.A.) (Motion for Leave to Intervene Nov. 3, 2011)

November 03. 2011 | Equality Law, LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

This case has been referred to by many as the “sex is in the air” case.   On October 12, 2010 the appellant Rhodes was convicted…

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R. v. J.A. (SCC) (Judgment May 27, 2011)

R. v. J.A. (SCC) (Judgment May 27, 2011)

May 27. 2011 | LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

This appeal involved the interpretation of “consent” under the sexual assault provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada in its seminal…

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Nairobi Declaration

Nairobi Declaration

May 17. 2007 | Featured, Violence Against Women, What's New

LEAF, in partnership with Rights and Democracy, the Women’s Human Rights in Conflict Situations, and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) have launched a…

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Jane Doe v. Metropolitan Toronto Commissioners of Police

Jane Doe v. Metropolitan Toronto Commissioners of Police

July 03. 1998 | Equality Law, LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

Sexual assault survivor Jane Doe sued the Metropolitan Toronto Police for violating the Charter in failing to protect her from a serial rapist. Jane Doe was represented…

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A.L. v. The Crimes Compensation Board (Saskatchewan)

A.L. v. The Crimes Compensation Board (Saskatchewan)

September 18. 1992 | LEAF Cases, Violence Against Women

A woman was denied full compensation of assault by the Saskatchewan Crimes Compensation Board. The Board said that she had continued to contribute to her…

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R. v. Butler

R. v. Butler

February 27. 1992 | Freedom of Expression, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Pornography, Violence Against Women

Butler, a Manitoba video store owner, was convicted under the Criminal Code obscenity law for distributing pornographic videos. He claimed his constitutional right to freedom…

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La Maison des Femmes

La Maison des Femmes

January 01. 1990 | Violence Against Women

At the request of La Maison des Femmes de la Cote-Nord in Baie Comeau, LEAF retained a lawyer to monitor the trial of a man,…

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