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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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Resource: Interpretive Guide to the new Divorce Act 

Resource: Interpretive Guide to the new Divorce Act 

June 24. 2020 | Family Law, Featured, What's New

Changes to the federal Divorce Act were meant to come into effect in July 2020. In this document, former Member of LEAF’s Board of Directors Susan…

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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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Materials from ‘Cybermisogyny During Times of COVID-19 and Beyond!’

June 22. 2020 | Cybermisogyny, Events, Featured, Hate Speech, Violence Against Women, What's New

Thank you to everyone that attended our event on June 17th – Cybermisogyny During Times of COVID-19 and Beyond! We had 550 people register for…

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LEAF welcomes Mukisa Kakembo, our 2020 Summer Legal Intern

LEAF welcomes Mukisa Kakembo, our 2020 Summer Legal Intern

June 18. 2020 | Featured, What's New

We are delighted to welcome Mukisa Kakembo as our 2020 Summer Legal Intern! Mukisa is an African Nova Scotian woman of Ugandan heritage. She is…

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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 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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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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Access to Choice: The Legal Framework for Abortion Access in Nova Scotia

Access to Choice: The Legal Framework for Abortion Access in Nova Scotia

May 22. 2020 | Events, Featured, LEAF Halifax, Reproductive Freedom, What's New

Abortion access is a reproductive justice issue and a health care right. LEAF is committed to ensuring reproductive justice remains a right for women in…

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LEAF & West Coast LEAF seek leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality

LEAF & West Coast LEAF seek leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci to ensure that child support orders centre women and children’s substantive equality

May 11. 2020 | Family Law, Featured, What's New

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, LEAF and West Coast LEAF filed a joint application seeking leave to intervene in Colucci v. Colucci at the Supreme…

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