Actions are being brought against governments and healthcare providers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan for sterilizing Indigenous women without their free, prior, full, and informed consent. In their class action against the Alberta government, Koskie Minsky LLP alleges “the Government of Alberta, including its senior officers, directors, bureaucrats, ministers and executives, had specific andContinue reading “Case Highlight: Class Actions for Forcibly Sterilized Indigenous Women￼”
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The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario must remove their 1-year limitation period for sexual harassment claims
Despite other Acts removing limitations periods for sexual assault claims, the Human Rights Code (“the Code”) continues to force sexual harassment claimants to bring their claims to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) within one year of being harassed. The Code has included this limitation period since 2006. Expecting sexual harassment survivors to processContinue reading “The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario must remove their 1-year limitation period for sexual harassment claims”
Your Story Matters.
The summer before law school, I attended a music festival where I ran into former Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin. In awe, I asked her, “What advice do you have for success in law school?” Her answer: “Look for the story behind the case.” As someone who was going to law school because of the ways the system hadContinue reading “Your Story Matters.”
Intersectionality and Kimberlé Crenshaw
By: Isabelle Santerre When I first became interested in feminism, I was astounded at the variety of feminist movements that existed. However, one day in one of my political science classes, I was introduced to the term “intersectionality” and it forever changed my perception of feminism and social justice movements. Intersectionality was coined over 30 yearsContinue reading “Intersectionality and Kimberlé Crenshaw”