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The federal law reform process – Feminist Law Reform 101 – National Association of Women and the Law
Feminist Law Reform 101

The federal law reform process

Videos

  1. 1. What is the Executive Branch of Government?

    Penny Collenette: Ethics, Governance and Public Policy Expert. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).

  2. 2. Meeting with members of the Executive

    Penny Collenette: Ethics, Governance and Public Policy Expert. 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. Why might you choose to raise a question of law or policy reform with a public service member of the Executive, as opposed to with an elected member? What types of issues might you try and get on the agenda of a public service staff person in the PCO or in the Justice Department?
  2. How might you commence a meeting with a member of the Executive?
  3. Construct a short, mock agenda for a 10-minute meeting with a member of the Executive branch of government. Role-play your greetings and opening-statements with a classmate, colleague or friend.
  4. Draft a letter to a minister/prime minister on a current women’s equality related issue, of a maximum 200 words.