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Dearest FLFers:

If you’re looking for some entertaining and informative summer listening, may we suggest CBC’s Know Your Rights. Each week’s episode focuses on a different Charter right. The most recent episode, dedicated to section 15 (specifically freedom from discrimination based on sex or age), featured an interview with Lenore Lukasik-Foss, the director of the Sexual Assault Centre in Hamilton, ON on the subject of SlutWalks. 

The section 7 – Life, liberty and security of the person – episode, (#4) featured a discussion with Canadian Civil Liberties Association lawyers Noa Mendelsohn Aviv and Graeme Norton as to whether the Charter protects one’s right to be a prostitute. 

Check out all the episodes out here: http://www.cbc.ca/knowyourrights/episodes/

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Apologies for the link overload (there’s real, great content coming very soon!) but I discovered this via the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies website.

http://womenscourt.ca/

This is an awesome project that will interest anyone who follows equality issues, enjoys Charter law or simply likes the idea of playing Chief Justice for a day.

I’ll let the Women’s Court describe itself:

“The Women’s Court of Canada is an innovative project bringing together academics, activists, and litigators in order literally to rewrite the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms equality jurisprudence. Taking inspiration from Oscar Wilde, who once said “the only duty we owe to history is to rewrite it”, the Women’s Court operates as a virtual court, and ‘reconsiders’ leading equality decisions. The Women’s Court renders alternative decisions as a means of articulating fresh conceptions of substantive equality.

The first 6 decisions of the Women’s Court were published in the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law: (2006) 18 C.J.W.L. 27.”

A good way to get your daily dose of substantive equality (especially if you’re not getting it elsewhere!)

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