Press Releases

  • Just do the Right Thing, Madame Robillard!

    Posted 2005-02-07 in Press Releases

    OTTAWA - The National Association of Women and the Law, the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada and the Feminist Alliance for International Action are calling on Madame Lucienne Robillard, Minister of Human Resources for the government of Canada, to give Québec its full share of the maternity and parental benefit payouts for 2006.

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  • Women’s Groups Say Feds Must Act Now on Pay Equity

    Posted 2004-05-05 in Press Releases

    OTTAWA - “The Federal government must act now and adopt legislation to guarantee pay equity for all women, as was recommended by the Pay Equity Task Force in the excellent report that it tabled today. Current pay equity provisions are just not working. A new legislative framework is necessary” says [...]

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  • Canada’s Unfair Treatment of Women Prisoners

    Posted 2003-05-14 in Press Releases

    OTTAWA - The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is submitting a critical report to the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) alleging that the Canadian government has breached its fiduciary duties to federally sentenced women (FSW) in Canada and has disregarded the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and certain international human rights obligations.

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  • Pay Equity and Access to Justice: UN Tells Canada to Act on Women’s Rights

    Posted 2003-03-04 in Press Releases

    OTTAWA - The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has confirmed what the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) and other women’s organizations have been saying for years: the Government of Canada’s cut to social programs have exacerbated women’s poverty and further decreased their quality of life.

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  • The Gosselin Decision: A Divided Court

    Posted 2002-12-18 in Press Releases

    OTTAWA - The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is extremely disappointed by the majority ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada in Gosselin v. the Attorney General of Québec. “The majority of the Court did not seem to appreciate that reducing welfare benefits to below subsistence [...]

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  • Hats off to Justice

    Posted 2002-02-28 in Press Releases

    OTTAWA - On March 8th, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) will celebrate the remarkable career of Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, who will be retiring from the Superior Court of Canada in July 2002. Hats Off to Equality, a celebration marking International Women’s Day, will provide [...]

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  • Art Meets Law

    Posted 2002-02-28 in Press Releases

    On March 7th, multimedia artist cj fleury and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) will launch a unique art exhibit as part of the T E M P L A T E S for Activism project entitled T E M P L A T E S #2: Bringing [...]

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