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McIvor v. Canada 2017

Canada’s Request for Further Postponement of HR Committee Decision Canada’s Letter to the Human Rights Committee 2017 (PDF) Canada’s Request (DOCX) Canada’s Plan (DOC) McIvor Objection to Further Postponement of HR Committee Decision and Request for Immediate Remedy McIvor Objection (PDF) Senate Committee Letter to Minister Bennett, December 13, 2016 (PDF) Deschenaux v. Canada (Quebec […]

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McIvor v. Canada 2016

On May 9, 2016, Canada asked the United Nations Human Rights Committee for a suspension of consideration of Sharon McIvor’s petition. Ms McIvor objected to the request for suspension. Read Canada’s request and Ms McIvor’s response and updates here: Petitioner McIvor’s Continuing Objection to Suspension Request Canada’s 2nd revised request for suspension of consideration of […]

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The Vicious Circle

The Vicious Circle, A Report from Advancing the Rights of Poor Women, A Project of the Poverty and Human Rights Centre, Gwen Brodsky, Melina Buckley, Shelagh Day and Sharon McIvor, 2010. The Vicious Circle Report

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Together for Women’s Security

Remarks from Shelagh Day at a conference convened by the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean: “Together for Women’s Security”, September 9, 10, 2010. Remarks of Shelagh Day – Challenges and Strategies

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McIvor v. Canada

For decades Aboriginal women in Canada have sought justice in the courts and remedial action by legislators in an effort to bring an end to the sex discrimination in the status registration provisions of the Indian Act, but they have not yet succeeded in securing full recognition of their rights.  Sharon McIvor, an indigenous woman […]

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Women and the Canada Social Transfer: Securing the Social Union

Gwen Brodsky & Shelagh Day, Women and the Canada Social Transfer: Securing the Social Union, (Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, 2007) Social assistance and civil legal aid are in trouble in Canada. These social programs are vital to the realization of women’s rights to equality and security of the person. Since the repeal of the […]

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Human Rights and Poverty: A Twenty-First Century Tribute to J.S. Woodsworth and a Call for Human Rights

Gwen Brodsky, “Human Rights and Poverty: A Twenty-First Century Tribute to J.S. Woodsworth and a Call for Human Rights, in Human RIghts, Human Welfare and Social Activism: Rethinking the Legacy of J.S. Woodsworth, J. Pulkingham ed., (Toronto:U of T Press, 2010) The Canada for which J.S. Woodsworth and the Co-operative Common- wealth Federation (CCF) party […]

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The Subversion of Human Rights by Governments in Canada

Gwen Brodsky, “The Subversion of Human Rights by Governments in Canada” in M. Young, S. Boyd, G.Brodsky and S. Day, eds. Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship and Legal Activism (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007)

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Access to Justice at Issue in R v. Caron

The Poverty and Human Rights Centre intervened as a member of the Equality Rights Coalition in the Supreme Court of Canada case R v. Caron 2011 SCC 5.  The other members of the coalition were the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund. […]

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Victoria (City) v. Adams: Advancing the Right to Shelter

Victoria (City) v. Adams is an important B.C. case about social and economic rights. The issue in this case was whether a City bylaw which required homeless people to remove tents and any overhead protection, while sleeping in Cridge Park, violated their right to life, liberty and security of the person. This is a key case […]

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