via Impact Ethics – Commentary by Rachael Johnstone: Privileging Infertility over Abortion in New Brunswick
If it were part of a larger commitment to create a spectrum of women’s reproductive health services, the infertility fund could be laudable. However, when contrasted with the government’s long held, paternalistic stance against the creation of substantive access to abortion, it suggests more alarming commitments. Validating the desires of women to have children by investing money in expensive (often unsuccessful) treatments, while simultaneously denying the rights of those facing unwanted pregnancies by failing to provide relatively minimal financial More >
h/t Amna Qureshi for posting this article: Sun News [fair warning!] : Edmonton Transit faces lawsuit after cancelling anti-honour killing ads.
A Calgary-based legal defence group is coming to the aid of American human rights advocates whose ads have been stripped from Edmonton buses.
In a press release, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) announced a court action in support of the non-profit American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), whose ads encouraged Canadian Muslim women and girls to come to them for legal protection from so-called “honour killings.”
I had not realised that John Carpay had moved on from the Canadian Constitutional Foundation More >
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April 15th Updates are in Bold & Highlighted (1 retirement, 2 hires and a bit of new information, one shamefaced correction)U de M
Annick Provencher Le doyen Guy Lefebvre et l’ensemble de la Faculté sont heureux d’annoncer la nomination de Mme Annick Provencher au poste de professeure adjointe en droit fiscal. L’expertise de la professeure Provencher en fiscalité prend appui sur plus d’une décennie de pratique en litige fiscal à la direction des Affaires fiscales du ministère de la Justice du Canada. Elle termine actuellement des études doctorales en droit fiscal à l’Université d’Ottawa sur la construction du rôle More >
What’s better than realising students actually appreciate what you’re doing in the classroom and out? The Osgoode Feminist Collective (previously known as Women’s Caucus) has honoured Osgoode visiting Professor Ronalda Murphy with the Feminist Faculty Ally Award for 2013-14. They caught up with Professor Murphy between classes, springing the award on her as a (well deserved) surprise. Here are a few excerpts from the letter they prepared for her.
It is our great pleasure to award you the Feminist Faculty Ally Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. Last year, the Osgoode Feminist Collective (OFC) initiated this award in order to credit professors who More >
Prof. Jula Hughes (UNB law): The Closure of the Morgentaler Clinic and the Rule of Law in New Brunswick
This dispatch received gratefully from Dr. Jula Hughes of University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law. Please share widely!
I moved to New Brunswick in 2006 to take up a position as an Assistant Professor at UNB. The first time I had a student sitting in my law school office red-faced with anger and streaming with tears, it was not because of a poor grade or a difficult assignment. It was because that student had been refused a prescription for birth control by a doctor in a walk-in clinic because she was not married and therefore wouldn’t be needing it. The reason More >