Michelle O’Bonsawin – Canada’s first Indigenous jurist to the Supreme Court of Canada

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) welcomes the nomination of Canada’s first Indigenous jurist to the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin. We commend the federal government on taking this important step toward ensuring our highest court better reflects Canada’s diversity, while also maintaining gender parity. In August 2020, NAWL sent…

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NAWL Announcement: Our new Head of Feminist Law Reform

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is delighted to announce that Suzanne Zaccour (B.C.L, LL.B, LL.M, DPhil), a feminist author, researcher, and public speaker, will be joining our team as Head of Feminist Law Reform.   Suzanne will play an integral role in assisting with the development and implementation of NAWL’s advocacy objectives…

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BILL C-28: Letter to Senators

The Senate of Canada  Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 0A4    June 21, 2022     Dear Honourable Senators:    Re: Bill C-28 – Self-Induced Extreme Intoxication    I write on behalf of the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL). Founded in 1974, NAWL is a feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of…

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Statement: NAWL pays tribute to Shirley E. Greenberg

NAWL was deeply saddened by the news of Shirley E. Greenberg’s passing on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022. As a feminist trailblazer, advocate, lawyer and philanthropist, Shirley has left a tremendous legacy in the Canadian women’s movement to which she dedicated much of her distinguished career. This included founding Ottawa’s first all-female law firm, as well…

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Letter to Senators: Bill S-5

NAWL is proud to be a part of the Coalition for Environmental Rights. Together, we call on the Senate and the Senate Select Committee to stand up for the rights of communities and families and remove any qualifying language to the right to a healthy environment from Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act. …

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JOB POSTING: Research Internship, Summer Student

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN AND THE LAW – JOB POSTING   Research Internship – Summer Student  The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of women in Canada through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.    NAWL is seeking applications for the following position:  Research Internship…

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Letter to Ministers: Firearms Controls and Violence Against Women

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, P.C., M.P.  Minister of Public Safety     The Honourable Marci Ien, P.C., M.P. Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth  House of Commons  Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6    Dear Minister Mendicino and Minister Ien,  Re Firearms Controls and Violence Against Women  Since the Montreal massacre, women’s groups across Canada…

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JOB POSTING : Head of Feminist Law Reform

  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN AND THE LAW – JOB POSTING    HEAD OF FEMINIST LAW REFORM The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that works to achieve substantive equality and the realization of human rights for all women* in Canada through legal education, research, strategic intervention, coalition…

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NAWL thanks Women and Gender Equality Canada for their support

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is grateful for the funding and assistance from Women and Gender Equality Canada with our project, Adapting and Accelerating Intersectional Feminist Law Reform for a Post-Covid 19 Future.   Thanks to their support, NAWL will be able to continue to develop and execute several activities that engage…

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NAWL endorses LEAF’s Federal Budget 2022 written submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) submitted February 24, 2022 makes three recommendations in their written submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for sustained and adequate funding of the Canadian movement for women’s and gender equality. The recommendations include sustained core funding to women’s and gender equality organizations; multi-year…

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Protesters need to understand: Canada’s Charter is not the U.S. Bill of Rights – Opinion by Professor Martha Jackman

BY MARTHA JACKMAN CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL Published February 22, 2022 Read original Opinion article here.   What are we to make of the fact that Canadian protesters in front of Parliament and before the courts are demanding their U.S. constitutional rights? Supporters of arrested Ottawa truckers complained on Twitter that police failed to read…

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