Research and Working Papers
Posted 2005-03-25 by Natasha Bakht in Research and Working Papers
The primary purpose of this paper is to examine the legal implications of arbitration tribunals that will utilize sharia law in Ontario.
The Québec Appeal Court decision on the Constitutionality of Maternity and Parental Benefits as Employment Insurance Benefits
Posted 2004-12-10 by Rachel Cox in Research and Working Papers
On January 27th, 2004, the Québec Appeal Court ruled that the provisions of the Employment Insurance Act concerning maternity and parental benefits encroached on provincial jurisdiction and exceeded the powers of the Canadian Parliament. This ruling calls us to action, as the question of income during maternity and parental leave [...]
Posted 2003-11-24 in Research and Working Papers
This report was written for the Working Group on Abortion, Reproductive Health, and Women’s Citizenship in the Americas of the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL).
Posted 2003-03-24 by Pamela Rubin in Research and Working Papers
Restorative justice processes have been contemplated as a potential improvement on the failures of the existing criminal justice system to deal with violence against women, and as a potential source of empowerment for women. These analyses tend to downplay systemic discrimination’s role in these failures, to ignore family and [...]
Posted 2003-03-16 in Research and Working Papers
Information on women’s access to political office, who is represented in the House of Commons, electoral systems, and a feminist’s guide to political terminology.
Posted 2003-03-11 by Jackie F. Steele in Research and Working Papers
The goal of the National Roundtable on Women and Politics 2003 is to consult with diverse women on the possible means of strengthening women’s roles as empowered voters, agents of change, and political decision-makers. We are particularly interested in exploring the contributing factors that have led many young feminist activists [...]
Posted 2003-02-17 in Research and Working Papers
The aim of this discussion paper is to engage equality advocates on specific questions of relevance to law reform initiatives pertaining to the relation between transgender and women’s substantive equality rights. It proposes a framework for the discussions that will be held at the national consultation organized by the National [...]
Posted 2002-11-24 by Nancy Peckford in Research and Working Papers
Pursuing electoral reform is an important issue for equality-seeking women in Canada, and is the main focus of the following paper. The limitations of the current First Past the Post (FPP) electoral structure will be examined from the perspective of the Canadian women’s movement and its policy priorities. Furthermore, [...]
Posted 2001-03-24 by Rachel Cox in Research and Working Papers
In the Fall of 2000, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) obtained intervener status before the Supreme Court in the Gosselin v. Québec (Attorney General) case. The Gosselin case is about a welfare regulation in force in Québec in the 1980’s that provided drastically reduced benefits (170$ [...]
Posted 2000-06-23 in Research and Working Papers
Historically the criminal law system has justified and condoned male violence against women. It allowed a man to use “reasonable” force to ensure the respect and obedience of his spouse; it immunized husbands from prosecution for rape of their wives; it did not sanction the rape of “bad girls;” and [...]