Statements
Submissions

2020

Family Law Reform in Ontario: increasing safety for women and children and bringing more consistency between the Children’s Law Reform Act and the Divorce Act

The Clinic is pleased to provide the following recommendations for amending the Children’s Law Reform Act, to assist women who are accessing Ontario’s family law legal system for safe and fair resolutions following family breakdown. We believe the following recommendations will increase safety for women and children. In addition, we believe these recommendations will bring more clarity and consistency to the family law system overall for all women, regardless of whether they are married or seeking a divorce.

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2019

Submission to the UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Clinic’s submission pertains to Section 108(1) (a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in which a “claim for refugee protection shall be rejected, and a person is not a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection,” if, “the person has voluntarily reavailed themself of the protection of their country of nationality.”  The Act, in our experience, discriminates against women who are victims of domestic violence in failing to consider the lived realities of these individuals and by not reflecting a gender-sensitive based approach.

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Submission to the UN Commission on the Status of Women regarding the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

The Clinic’s submission pertains to Section 108(1) (a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in which a “claim for refugee protection shall be rejected, and a person is not a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection,” if, “the person has voluntarily reavailed themself of the protection of their country of nationality.”  The Act, in our experience, discriminates against women who are victims of domestic violence in failing to consider the lived realities of these individuals and by not reflecting a gender-sensitive based approach.

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