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LEAF is fighting in the SCC today for pregnancy rights

I love LEAF (I was once on the Board). Today LEAF lawyers are appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for mothers rights. It always amazes me that we capitalists don’t understand that mothers do all the work of raising our next generation with no income! Luckily LEAF understands social policy, the law and fairness! Here are some excerpts …

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Why do we think alimony is no longer necessary?

I just read about the Supreme Court of Canada decision on alimony. Here is how I interpret it (this is not a legal opinion!). If you get married in a church or a civil ceremony and you later get divorced, the courts will split all your family assets, caregivers will receive child support, and in some cases one partner (usually the …

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Beaten mother who tried to hire a killer dragged through years of courts

As a lawyer I am shocked that this case was appealed twice by our government  lawyers (crimnal prosecutors) at the public expense all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada!. In the words of a few law students “The Crown is prosecuting Ms Ryan with a vengeance.” Apparently Ms Ryan was beaten, sexually assaulted and threatened …

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Why did it take 28 years for Canada Post to pay Women Fairly

Twenty eight years ago one woman noticed that she was getting paid less than a man doing a similar job to her. She quite rightly complained to her union. The union did some research and realized hundreds of women throughout the corporation (Canada Post) were getting paid less than men. Because Canada Post refused to …

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