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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.

CTI - WOMEN - ABORTION - ARTICLES

Copies of articles, library catalogue records, indexes, current issue reviews, News-Nouvelles: Journal of Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada (volume 4, number 1, 1983), briefing papers, UNICEF news (United Nations Children's Fund) issues 78 and 79, quotations from reports, and copies of appeals regarding world abortion trends, Canadian Abortion Rights Action League, and the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC).

WOMEN-CHALLENGES TO INJUSTICE

The Women – Challenges to Injustice subseries contains 54 files discussing issues of inequality that affect women. Files are arranged by topic. This subseries contains a variety of document types including correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, transcripts, memorandum, historical research, reports, legislation, court documents, submissions to parliamentary committees, Senate debates, resolutions, House of Commons debates, speeches, CVs and resumes, press releases, magazines, newsletters, legal research, chronologies of events, directories, glossary of terms, information sheet, surveys, and papers. The specific topics this subseries covers are women’s studies programs at universities, anti-discrimination bills and discrimination against women, child sexual abuse, women and religion, women’s suffrage, women’s education and employment, women’s roles, women in government and politics, the equal rights amendment, equal pay, personhood of women, status of women around the world, United Nations conventions and celebration years for women and human rights, violence against women, the Montreal Massacre, Persons Case II, equality for visible minorities, divorce and financial issues, the merit principle, spousal support, provincial health insurance, human trafficking, Sharia Law, polygamy, rape law, abortion laws, child support, taxes and pensions, legal double standards, citizenship of married persons, gendered language, race relations, property law, female circumcision, women’s health, jury duty for women, and termination based on discrimination.

BACKWARDIA

Correspondence, copies of newspaper clippings, memorandum, and notes regarding women in religion, women's rights, gendered language, women's rights historically, and divorce.

CTI - WOMEN - DIVORCE

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, final judgements, memorandum, questions, outlines, resumes, notes, recommendations, votes and proceedings of the House of Commons and Senate, and reports regarding Bill C-187 (An Act respecting Divorce), property rights, family law, and divorce law. Also includes a copy of a report for the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on Divorce and of the book Listen to their Tears: How Canadian Divorce Law Abuses our Children (1982, 156 p.) by Donald Peacock.

CTI - WOMEN - EXCISION

Notes, papers, newsletters, reviews, copies of newspaper clippings and journal articles, memorandum, correspondence, news releases, statements, lecture outlines, reports, and resumes regarding apartheid, the Women's International Network, the Excision Project, and female circumcision.

CTI - WOMEN - EXCISION - PUBLICATIONS/NEWSLETTERS

Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children newsletters (number 1-3, 7, 12), reports, and World Health Organization bibliographies regarding female circumcision. Also includes the book Woman, why do you weep?: Circumcision and its consequences (ca. 130 p.) by Asma El Dareer, published by Zed Press.

CTI - WOMEN - SAMPLES OF WOMEN'S EXCLUSION

Quotes, copies of newspaper clippings and articles, notes, extracts from papers, reports, memorandum, proceedings, legislations, transcripts of broadcasts and addresses, "new dictionaries of thoughts," proceedings, copies of Bank and Income Tax Acts, extracts from Supreme Court reports, copies of the International Association of Women Police Annual Conference reports, and supporting materials regarding labour equality, property law, family law, and the status of women.

RESEARCH-WOMEN IN CRISIS

Copies of newspaper clippings, Human Rights Institute of Canada research, extracts from books, memorandum, schedules, delegation reports, corrspondence, copies of job postings, copies of revised Statutes, biographies, grievances, notes, discussion papers, and draft programs regarding International Women's Year (1975), equal pay, and discrimination against women's employment.

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

Copies of newspaper clippings, profiles, memorandum, and Human Rights Institute of Canada research regarding child sexual abuse and women and the Catholic Church. Also contains a booklet called "The Truth about Catholics" published in Toronto by Protestant Action.

RESEARCHING THE PUZZLES

Research on the original Persons Case. Correspondence, memorandum, notes, background research, copies of articles, and narrative histories of the Persons Case regarding the Famous Five, misrepresentation of the Persons Case, and the appointment of Senators. Also includes the Supreme Court of Canada Act.

PERSONS CASE II-SENATOR-HON. JOYCE FAIRBAIRN

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, press releases, draft speech, and copies of newspaper clippings regarding Senator Jayce Fairbairn's support for Persons Case II, Senate reform, and a commemorative statue to the Famous Five being erected at Parliamt. Some references to the rights of aboriginal women.

PERSONS CASE II-SENATORS L-Z

Correspondence with various Senators, memorandum, notes, newspaper clippings, and background materials inquiring about speeches made in the Senate that specifically addressed women's issues and requesting support for Persons Case II. Also includes copies of various texts written by Senator Jean Le Moyne on women in Quebec.

PERSONS CASE II-SEARCH FOR FUNDING-FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Correspondence, memorandum, grant applications, and background materials regarding funding applications to the federal government to support Persons Case II. Funding applications were not successful. Also includes a proposal for two additional positions at the Human Rights Institute of Canada: a Librarian/Office Mnanager and a Researcher.

PERSONS CASE II-SEARCH FOR FUNDING-CYNTHIA MACFARLANE COURT CHALLENGE PROGRAM

Funding request from the Charter Challenges Program. Correspondence with board member Cynthia MacFarlane, meeting minutes of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, and an application to the Charter Challenges Program. Also includes a copy of the Human Rights Treaty convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

PERSONS CASE II-LAWYERS INVOLVED-SHIRISH CHOTALIA-PUNDIT AND CHOTALIA

Correspondence, memorandum, notes, press releases, affidavits, and supporting documentation regarding a proposed lawsuit brought against the Attorney General of Canada in the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta by the Human Rights Institute of Canada, Shirish Chotalia of Pundit and Chotalia law firm preparing litigation materials under the Court Challenges Program for Persons Case II and subsequent attorney-client issues. Also includes a copy of the second application to the Court Challenges Program after the withdrawl of the first.

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