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Parliamentary committees – Feminist Law Reform 101 – National Association of Women and the Law
Feminist Law Reform 101

Parliamentary committees

Videos

  1. 1. How do you get yourself invited to make a submission before a Parliamentary committee?

    Andrée Côté et Kim Pate, Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada/Public Service Alliance of Canada. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  2. 2. Why prepare a written brief?

    Andrée Côté et Kim Pate, Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada/Public Service Alliance of Canada. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  3. 3. On working with policy makers

    Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

Questions and Assignments

  1. How might you best prepare oral submissions to a Parliamentary committee?

  2. Create a list of all the Committee’s currently reviewing legislation that may have a disproportionate impact on women. How might you get yourself invited as a witness before one of these committees?

  3. Draft a written brief to a Parliamentary committee, of a maximum 3,000 words in length, on a feminist law reform topic of your choice.
  4. What is currently being studied by the Standing Committee on the Status of Women? What should this standing committee be studying? What steps might you take to try and get the Committee to undertake a study in a particular area of feminist concern?