Submission to the Employment Equity Act Review Task Force

In June 2022, LEAF provided a submission to the Employment Equity Act Review Task Force, to support its review of the Employment Equity Act (« EEA ») Framework. LEAF supports improvements to pay equity legislation, regulations, programming, and research. These tools play a key role in identifying and combatting systemic discrimination in the labour market. LEAF’s submission […]

BLAC, CAEFS, and LEAF Submission on Bill C-5

In April 2022, the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC), the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) provided a submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. This submission addressed Bill C-5, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and […]

Submission on Nova Scotia’s review of the Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act

In January 2022, LEAF provided a submission to the Province of Nova Scotia on its review of the Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act. The submission provided recommendations on changes to the Act and its regulations, as well as recommendations on aspects of CyberScan. This submission relied and built on previous recommendations made in LEAF’s Deplatforming […]

LEAF and The Citizen Lab Joint Submission on Toronto Police Use of AI Policy

In December 2021, LEAF and The Citizen Lab have made a joint submission to the Toronto Police Services Board on its draft policy concerning police use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The submission, written by Suzie Dunn, Kristen Thomasen, and Kate Robertson, urges the Board to centre precaution, substantive equality, human rights, privacy protections, transparency, and accountability […]

LEAF Québec et LEAF National mémoire sur le Projet de loi 2

LEAF Québec et LEAF National ont déposé un mémoire à l’Assemblée nationale du Québec sur le Projet de loi no 2, Loi portant sur la réforme du droit de la famille en matière de filiation et modifiant le Code civil en matière de droits de la personnalité et d’état civil. Le gouvernement provincial a réformé le droit […]

LEAF letter on Gender Affirming Health Care Advisory Committee Act

On November 16, 2021, LEAF sent a letter calling on the Premier of Ontario and others to support the Gender Affirming Health Care Advisory Committee Act. Echoing the advocacy of Wisdom2Action, LEAF noted that creating a provincial advisory committee on gender affirming care is an essential first step to improving the health and health care […]

LEAF letter on CERB payments and GIS eligibility

On November 10, 2021, LEAF sent a letter urging Minister Carla Qualtrough and Minister Diane Lebouthillier to reverse the negative impact of CERB payments on GIS eligibility. LEAF called on the Ministers to exclude the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from the calculation of seniors’ income so that low-income working seniors would not lose their […]

LEAF Submission to Canadian Heritage on Online Hate

On September 25, 2021, LEAF provided a submission to Canadian Heritage on the Federal Government’s proposed approaches to address harmful content online. In the submission, LEAF supported the development of a federal regulatory framework to address the growing issue of technology-facilitated gender based violence (TFGBV), which disproportionately impacts historically marginalized communities, including women, girls, and […]