Tagged: Gender Equality

R v Barton: Do “Rape Shield” Laws Apply in First Degree Murder Cases?

Author’s Note:  This article and the linked case discuss sexual violence and violence against women that may be upsetting to readers.   Introduction Myths and stereotypes about consent, women’s sexuality and...

Models Needed: Reviewing Prostitution Laws Since Canada v. Bedford

Nearly three years after the Supreme Court (“the Court”) issued its ground-breaking judgment in Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72 [Bedford] and two years since the federal government...

Amici Curiae: Harper nominates our next SCC Justice, and Ontario Promises to Change the Way its Jails Treat Mentally Ill Women

Harper nominates our next SCC Justice With Justice Morris Fish resigning from the bench on August 31 2013, speculation mounted on who would take his place as the next Supreme...