The Defence of Provocation

Along with abolition of mandatory minimum sentences of imprisonment for murder and offences involving a firearm, NAWL recommends abolition of the defence of provocation. 71% of all women who are homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner. Men are most likely to kill when a woman leaves or attempts to end the relationship. The…

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Restorative Justice in Nova Scotia: Women’s Experience and Recommendations

Restorative Justice in Nova Scotia: Women’s Experience and Recommendations La justice réparatrice en Nouvelle-Écosse: le vécu et les recommandations des femmes Restorative justice processes have been contemplated as a potential improvement on the failures of the existing criminal justice system to deal with violence against women, and as a potential source of empowerment for women.…

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The Child Support Guidelines: A NAWL Response to the Federal Child Support Guidelines

NAWL’s Response to the Federal Child Support Guidelines provides recommendations and general comments regarding the proposed amendments to the Divorce Act. While supporting the objectives of the Child Support Guidelines, NAWL urges the government to ensure that the guidelines and their application accomplish the initial goal of increasing the amount and availability of support for…

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The Child Support Guidelines: A NAWL Response to Amendments to the Divorce Act and to the Working Draft of the Federal Child Support Guidelines

While supporting the Bill, NAWL points out some major areas for reform; most notably, some of the amounts are too low, and regular updating is essential. The Guidelines were put in place to reduce uncertainties and to help ensure that child support obligations are met. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1996/10/ISBN0895996244.pdf” title=”The Child Support Guidelines: A NAWL Response to…

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Bill C-80 and Related Measures

NAWL’s response to the Department of Health and Welfare’s White Paper, “The Child Benefit: A White Paper on Canada’s New Integrated Child Tax Benefit”. Submitted to the Parliamentary Committee studying Bill C-80. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1992/07/ISBN0929049705.pdf” title=”Bill C-80 and Related Measures “]…

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