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ALEXIS CLARK-FINAL REPORT

Correspondence regarding the report and a copy of the report "The Application of the Merit Principle to Women in The Public Service: How Governments and Bureaucrats Manipulate Equality in the Public Service" by Alexis Clark.

ALEXIS CLARK-CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, research notes, and definitions for Alexis Clark's report "The Application of the Merit Principle to Women in The Public Service: How Governments and Bureaucrats Manipulate Equality in the Public Service." Also includes "Guide to the Public Service Appeals System" by the Public Service Commission.

REACHING UP CONFERENCE

Correspondence, notes, memorandum, programme drafts, participant lists, subsidy requests, press releases, and various planning materials regarding the Human Rights Institute of Canada conference "Reaching up: A Conference on Equity of Access to Power for Women" on Senate reform and Persons Case II.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence, memorandum, press releases, copies of newspaper clippings, notes, Senator lists, tracking sheets for media contacts and research, and speeches regarding Senate reform, Senate appointments, and women's representation in the government.

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN-CANADIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN-STATUS OF WOMEN CANADA-DOCUMENTS AND BRIEFS

Notes for addresses, recommendations, bibliographies, draft papers, and an analysis of employment statistics regarding the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Bill C-72, maternity leave and benefits, marriage law, and women in the public service. Includes an address by the Hon. Marc Lalonde, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, called "The Media Mirage."

WOMEN'S LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIALS

The Women’s Legal Research Materials subseries contains 100 files of legal research pertaining to women’s rights and issues that affect women. This subseries contains legal research materials including Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. The specific topics this subseries covers are divorce, women’s education, the Canadian labour code, jury duty, status of women, pay equality, gender discrimination, offshore mineral rights, female Senators, child custody, maintenance payments, child abuse and seduction laws, welfare, the justice system, professional ethics, human trafficking, the Indian Act, pensions, civil servants, historical divorce cases, segregation and civil rights, representation of women, women’s roles, gendered language in law, rights of married women and widows, veterans, appointment of judges, constitutional law, illegitimate children, immigration, and genocide. Date ranges refer to publication dates of historical legislation, though files contain copies only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, Privy Council decisions, Provincial legislation, legal dictionary entries, Canadian Bar Association meeting minutes, Canadian Bar Review, and constitutional law research materials. Also includes court documents from the United States.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, Privy Council decisions, Provincial legislation, legal dictionary entries, Canadian Bar Association meeting minutes, Canadian Bar Review, House of Commons debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Also includes court documents from the United States.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Specifically research on marriage and divorce. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Specifically research on women's rights. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Specifically research on maintenance after divorce and aboriginal rights. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, Provincial and federal legislation regarding equal pay, aboriginal rights, and immigration. Also includes Canadian War Orders and Regulations and Statutory Orders and Regulations regarding Japanese immigrants and discrimination.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, Provincial and federal legislation, copies newspaper clippings, and copies of the United Church Observer regarding Japanese immigrants and discrimination, civil rights, and Church positions of conflicts in South Africa, israel, and the middle east. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

International reviews, House of Commons and Senate debates, and federal and provincial legislation regarding equal rights, qualifications for government positions, bilingualism, and women's rights in China. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Notes, correspondence, magazine articles, provincial and federal legislation, House of Commons and Senate debates, and legal articles regarding research on judicial legislation and juries. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court of Canada proceedings and the Privy Council regarding land disputes, territory boundaries, and territory disputes in the commonwealth and North America. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Specifically research on marriage, adoption, divorce, pensions, and taxes. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Specifically research on aboriginal rights, the Indian Act, the status of women, segregation, and civil rights. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Specifically research on divorce, alimony, and child custody. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Specifically research on laws pertaining to lawyers, divorce, professional ethics of doctors, and child custody. Copies of historical legislation only.

LEGAL RESEARCH MATERIAL

Supreme Court decisions, provincial and federal legislation, legal dictionary entries, House of Commons and Senate debates, legal articles, and constitutional law research materials. Specifically research on laws pertaining to lawyers, divorce, desertion, maintenance, criminal law, and child custody. Copies of historical legislation only.

WOMEN-RESEARCH-IMPORTANT BOOKS

A copy of The German Woman and her Master by Henry de Halsalle and C. Sheridan Jones, published by T. Werner Laurie Ltd.; a copy of Caroline Norton by Alice Acland, annotated with notes from M.E. Ritchie and others, published by Constable and Company Ltd.

CANADIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

Books Canadian Charter Equality Rights for Women: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back? published by the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1989, and The Equality Game: Women in the Federal Public Service (1908-1987) published by the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 1988 regarding the anaylsis of the first three years of equality legislation under Canada's new Constitution and women's employment in the federal public service.

WOMEN'S BUREAU-DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

Booklets "If I Go to University," Vocational and Technical Training for girls in Canada at high school, post high school and trade school levels," Women at Work in Canada," "The Law Relating to Working Women," and "Legislation Concerning the Employment of Women: Provincial laws (Ontario)" published by the Women's Bureau and/or the Department of Labour Canada/ Labour Canada regarding women's education, employment, law and legislation relating to the employment of women. Also includes Women's Bureau '72, the fourth annual publication of the Women's Bureau.

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE

"The Family Violence Audio-Visual Catalogue: A list of audio-visual available from various sources in North America," "Changes in Chuild Welfare Legislation in Canada, 1958, 1959, 1960, and 1961," "Social Services for Unmarried Parents," and "The Canadian Welfare Council: A Guardian of Human Rights? Annual Report" published by the Department of National Health and Welfare, later Health and Welfare Canada. Also includes "Report on Violence in the Family: Wife battering" published by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Social Affairs.

GOVERNMENT ISSUED BOOKS, BOOKLETS AND PAMPHLETS

"Family Law Reform: Your new Rights" and "Marriage as an Equal Partnership: A Guide to the Family Law Act" by the Ministry of the Attorney General, "On the treatment of the Sexes in research" by Margrit Eichler and jeanne Lapointe and published by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, "The Widening Sphere: Women in Canada 1870-1940" by Jeanne L'Esperance and published by the Public Archives Canada and the National Library of Canada, "Estate Tax Act," "Dominion Succession Duty Act: Explanatory Brochure" by the Department of National Revenue, and "Family Property: Working Paper 8" by the Law Reform Commission of Canada.

BOOKS, BOOKLETS AND PAMPHLETS

The Journal of Social Issues volume 28, number 2 "New Perspectives on Women"; "Sex Roles and Female Oppression: A collection of articles" by Dana Densmore; "Females and Liberation: A collection of articles" by Dana Densmore, reprinted from A Journal of Female Liberation; "The Effect Use of Womanpower: Report of the Conference" published by the Women's Bureau of the United States Department of Labour; "Today's Women in Tomorrow's World: A Conference Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Women's Bureau" published by the Women's Bureau.

BOOKS, BOOKLETS AND PAMPHLETS

"First Report of the Private International Law Committee" published in London; "Women in Britain" prepared for British Information Services, "Report of the Departmental Committee on Matrimonial Proceedings in Magistrates' Courts" and "Documents relating to the Admission of Women to the Diplomatic and Consular Services" published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London; "Learning and Living: A feminine viewpoint," results of a questionnaire compiled by the Bolton School Old Girls' Association; Divorce Reform Bill: Official report of Standing Committee C, Parliamentary Debates House of Commons, London.

BOOKS, BOOKLETS AND PAMPHLETS

National Conference on the Law and Women conference papers, newsletters from CUPE, McGill University Faculty of Law, The Leader by Canadian Union of Public Employees, and "A Cappella: A Report on the Realities, Concerns, Expectayions, and Barriers Experiences by Adolescent Women in Canada" by the Canadian Teachers' Federation.

WOMEN-RESEARCH-IMPORTANT BOOKS

Extract from Valparaiso University Law Review "Equal Pay, Equal Employment Opportunity and Equal Enforcement of the Law for Women," magazine article by Gene Marine and Art Goldberg about class inequality in the interpretation of abortion laws, "The Strange Story of Dr. James Barry: Army Surgeon, Inspector General of Hospitals, discovered on death to be a woman" by Isobel Rae, and "The Prostitute Regulation and Control: A Comparative Study" by Arthur J. Currie and John F. Decker.

WOMEN-RESEARCH-IMPORTANT BOOKS

Extracts from "The College, The Market and The Court" by Caroline Dall; Bill 86: A Bill to Establish the Women's Cultural and Information Bureau (3rd session, 15th Legislature, Alberta); extract from Publication of the Society for the Protection of Women and Children (Montreal); extracts from "On Liberty - The Subjection of Women" by John Stuart Mill.

LAURA SABIA-FEMINIST-CATALYST

Correspondence, notes, memorandum, articles, newspaper clippings, and meeting minutes regarding the work of Laura Sabia, president of the Canadian Federation of University Women, on women's status, women's groups, women's education, the royal commission on the status of women, and the Interdepartmental Committee on Human Rights.

LAURA SABIA-FEMINIST-CATALYST-TORONTO CONFERENCE

Memorandum, agendas, submissions, recommendations, descriptions of workshops, strategies, evaluation sheets, reports, programs, and questionnaires regarding Laura Sabia, president of the Canadian Federation of University Women, on advocacy for the status of women and the Strategy for Change conference in Toronto in 1972. Also includes a reprint of the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women from the Labour Gazette (1968). The report of "Strategy for Change" Convention of Women in Canada (1972) includes a summary in French.

RESEARCH-WOMEN IN CRISIS

Press releases, conference papers, briefs, fact sheets, and United Nations reports regarding discrimination against women, women in politics, international women's day, violence against women, women in the justice system, human rights, conferences on women, women's history month, harrassment, and support for dependants.

RESEARCH-WOMEN IN CRISIS

Reports, presentations, studies, press releases, articles, law reviews, and correspondence regarding gender roles, stereotypes, equal pay, discrimination, women in politics, the future of the feminist movement, domestic workers, women in Latin America, women's rights in Manitoba, domestic abuse and violence against women, abortion, and sexual assault.

WOMEN-CHALLENGES TO INJUSTICE-PROJECTS

The Women – Challenges to Injustice - Projects subseries contains 10 files discussing cases of legal injustice contributed to by the Human Rights Institute. Files are arranged by project and include some general information about refugees. This subseries contains a variety of document types including correspondence, newspaper clippings, memorandum, CVs and resumes, papers, reports, medical reports, articles, transcripts, applications and work histories for refugee status, affidavit, policies, speeches, statistics, and United Nations treaties. The specific topics this subseries covers are refugee status, refugees admitted into Canada, adaptation of immigrants to life in Canada, Marguerite Ritchie and the Human Rights Institute of Canada’s involvement in the cases of refugee status claimants, Marguerite Ritchie and the Human Rights Institute of Canada’s involvement in getting medical treatment of veterans, and Marguerite Ritchie and the Human Rights Institute of Canada’s involvement with specific cases of discrimination, including religious discrimination against a scientologist.

NATIONAL DEFENCE-MEDICAL COMPLAINT-SIRKKA, KALLIO

Correspondence, papers, rebuttals, reports, service histories, notes, consultant's (docto'rs) reports, x-ray requisitions, and course reports regarding Sirkka Colleen Kallio, a veteran disabled by Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, her improper corrective surgery, and her treatment by the Canadian Armed Forces. Also includes information on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS).

REFUGEES-IRAQ-SALIM, NAOFAL

Copies of newspaper clippings, messages, memorandum, notes, correspondence, meeting notes, draft press releases, copies of passports, and general information papers regarding Naofal Salim, an Iraqi citizen, and his claim of landed immigrant status as a refugee in Canada, and M.E. Ritchie's involvement in the case through the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

REFUGEES

Correspondence, statistics, speeches, reports, copies of newspaper clippings, and United Nations treaties regarding refugee status and the economic and social adaptation of immigrants.

WOMEN-CHALLENGES TO INJUSTICE-ABORTION

The Women – Challenges to Injustice - Abortion subseries contains 15 files discussing abortion law and the Henry Morgentaller case. Files are arranged by material type. This subseries contains a variety of document types including correspondence, memorandum, newspaper clippings, interview transcripts, House of Commons debates, court documents, press releases, briefs, Senate debates, newsletters, magazines, studies, booklets, posters, law reviews, historical research, and documents for the Morgentaller case. The specific topics this subseries covers are specific cases charging people with performing abortions, reports on abortion laws worldwide, historical research on abortion laws and practices in the 19th and 20th century, legislation restricting performances of abortion to medical doctors, a presentation from the Human Rights Institute of Canada to a legislative committee studying a bill on abortion, public opinion surveys on Canadians’ opinion on abortion, landmark Supreme Court case that held that the father could not stop a woman from having an abortion, and working papers with arguments against abortion.

ARTICLES RE: DR. HENRY MORGENTALER

Newspaper clippings, newsletters, magazines, and correspondence regarding Dr. Henry Morgentaler receiving the Order of Canada and his Supreme Court case that overturned the criminalisation of abortion in Canada, as well as copies of newspaper clippings regarding the ongoing debate on abortion in Canadian politics. Also includes booklets "Unwanted Pregnancy: Abortion and the Medical Profession" by Henry Morgentaler and "Summary of Vital Statistics" by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, health and Welfare Division, regarding abortion.

CORRESPONDENCE

Copies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, memorandum, reports, booklets, and Senate bills regarding the statue of the Famous Five on Parliament Hill, racist and eugenics believe of the Famous Five, violence against women, female genital mutilation, discrimination against women, honour killings, and the Persons Case.

VOLUNTEERS IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE OF CANADA

The Volunteers in the Human Rights Institute of Canada subseries contains 48 files discussing volunteers at the Human Rights Institute of Canada, the projects volunteers contributed to, and their experiences at the Institute. Files are arranged by volunteer. This subseries contains a variety of document types including correspondence, memorandum, summaries, background documents, contracts, surveys, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, programs, briefs, press releases, meeting minutes, fundraising, directories, financial statements, articles, telephone questionnaires, CVs and resumes, volunteer forms, letters of recommendation from Marguerite Ritchie for volunteers, school assignments, legislation, and membership records. The specific topics this subseries covers are Trudeau’s promises to Quebec, the Meech Lake Accord, French language rights, language rights in Quebec, Persons Case II, aboriginal rights, the roles of the Prime Minister and Senators, royal commissions, resettlement of Newfoundlanders in 1954-1973, discrimination against women in the armed forces, and political corruption.

JUDY BOWEN

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, background papers, summaries, and resumes regarding Judy Bowen volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

VIOLA CAISSY

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, background papers, reports, booklets, summaries, and political newspapers regarding Viola Caissy volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

MARK GARNES

Correspondence and memorandum regarding Mark Garnes volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada to draw political cartoons. Includes originals and copies of political cartoons about women's inequality and political corruption.

GLORIA JOHNSTON

Correspondence, memorandum, newspaper clippings, resumes, press releases, and notes regarding Gloria Monje Johnston volunteering for the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

MIA PEARSON

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, membership card and receipt, meeting minutes, news releases, and resumes regarding Mia Pearson, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada, her research on the Quebec Provincial Police, her preparation of draft correspondence and news releases and a human rights calendar, and her subsequent search for employment.

SUSANNE STUTZ

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, news releases, meeting minutes, copies of Dialogue magazine, speeches, programs, financial statements, memorandum, sketches, book reviews, resumes, and job descriptions regarding Susanne Stutz, a volunteer at the Huan Rights Institute of Canada, and aboriginal rights.

AISHA TOOR

Memorandum, correspondence, conference notices, book reviews, draft correspondence, work reports, directories, programs, and various school submissions (written by Aisha) regarding Aisha Toor, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada, and her preparation of correspondence for M.E. Ritchie.

TERY GUERRIERO

Memorandum, recommendation letters from M.E. Ritchie, "The Unbalanced Scales of Justice" by Guerriero, and notes regarding Terry Guerriero, a volunteer at the Human Rights Institute of Canada.

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