Balancing Budgets on the backs of women: Pay Equity Post-NAPE

“It is unacceptable that governments are now authorized to balance their budgets on the backs of women” On December 10th, 2004, International Human Rights Day, women’s organizations, labour unions and other community groups publicly expressed their disappointment and sense of betrayal following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in NAPE v. Newfoundland. The Court 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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