Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel to Submit Report

CHRA Review Panel About to Submit Report Le comité de révision de la LCDP s’apprête à remettre son rapport After a year of work, the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) Review Panel, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Gérald Laforest, is about to submit its report to the Minister of Justice. Working in coalition with…

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Women in Conflict with the Law

Violations of women’s human rights happen in many different areas, from penitentiaries to national security policy to the application of the Canadian Human Rights Act itself. “Women have served their sentences in harsher conditions than men because of their small numbers. They have suffered greater family dislocation than men, because there are so few options…

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Discrimination on the Basis of Social Condition

In December of 1999, NAWL presented a Brief to the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel. We recommended inclusion of social condition as a protected ground of discrimination under the Act. We also told the Review Panel that if the Human Rights Act is to make a difference for the most disadvantaged women in Quebec…

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NAWL Brief to the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel

On April 8th, 1999, the Minister of Justice announced the creation of a Panel to review the Canadian Human Rights Act. At that time, the Minister stated that she wanted to increase the protection afforded by federal human rights enforcement mechanisms. Today, ordinary women question the efficiency of the Act in protecting their rights, the…

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