Section 15 – NAWL/West Coast LEAF 20th Anniversary Conference

Section 15 – NAWL/West Coast LEAF 20th Anniversary Conference Conférence ANFD/FAEJ Côte-Ouest sur le 20ième anniversaire de l’article 15 NAWL and West Coast LEAF jointly hosted a conference in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the equality provision (section 15) of the Canadian Charter. Women from across Canada and around the world came together in […]

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LEAF and Women’s Economic Equality Rights: Reflections on a Pay Equity Case and an Equality-Rights Conference

On May 12th of this year, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada to argue in support of the need to protect and advance women’s equality rights in the context of a pay equity case, Newfoundland Association of Public Employees (NAPE) v. Newfoundland [2004]. At issue in […]

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Women’s Voices in the Struggle for Family Law Legal Aid: A Matter of Justice

“It is a matter of justice! Legal Aid for women is not only a matter of equality as it is one of rights.” – Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, recently retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Many years ago, West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) identified access to legal aid in family law matters […]

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Women’s Rights and Freedoms: 20 Years (In) Equality: NAWL & West Coast LEAF National Conference

West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF) and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) are hosting a national conference in Vancouver from April 28 to May 1, 2005 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel. The Conference will be bilingual and will strive towards accessibility. The focus of the Conference […]

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Commentary on Canada (Attorney General) v. Lesiuk

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Before becoming known by a section 15 Charter case bearing her name, Kelly Lesiuk was a registered nurse, and worked part-time in Brandon, Manitoba. She and her husband had a small child, and she was the primary caregiver. In 1997, her husband obtained employment in Winnipeg. Although they […]

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