An Open Letter Opposing the Use of Arbitration & Faith-Based Tribunals in Family Law in Ontario

February 24 2005 Honorable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario Honorable Michael Bryant, Attorney General of Ontario Honorable Sandra Pupatello, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues I am writing on behalf of the National Association of Women and the Law, in response to Marion Boyd’s report entitled “Protecting choice, Promoting Inclusion”. NAWL participated in Ms Boyd’s consultation, […]

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Faith-based Arbitration in Family Law

NAWL opposes faith-based arbitration in family law. When Marion Boyd’s Report came out in favour of faith-based arbitration, NAWL wrote to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and other politicians to voice our concern. February 24 2005 Honorable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario Honorable Michael Bryant, Attorney General of Ontario Honorable Sandra Pupatello, Minister Responsible for Women’s […]

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The Arbitrariness of Ontario’s Arbitration Act: Examining the Impact on Women

In many parts of the world, religious groups have been working to implement policies that would influence the manner in which society is run. It has been argued that this use of religion for political influence threatens to undermine hard won entitlements to equality and basic human rights. In Canada, much media attention has recently […]

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