We have received the following call for action from friends in Canada who ask that we write letters to Dr. Martha Bailey protesting her recommendation that the Federal Government of Canada remove Section 293 from the Criminal Code of Canada, thus, decriminalizing polygamy in Canada.
Marion Boyd has submitted her review of the arbitration process in Ontario and the appropriateness of its use in resolving family disputes, entitled, “Dispute Resolution in Family Law: Protecting Choice, Promoting Inclusion,”1 to the Attorney General and the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues. It is a lengthy and thoughtful report that carefully weighs many competing interests with respect to the use of arbitration, particularly arbitration based on religious law, in resolving family disputes and also examines relevant constitutional issues.
Feminist activist and political theorist Marieme Hélie-Lucas will give the 9th Annual Dame Nita Barrow public lecture ''Women Living Under Muslim Laws'' on Tuesday, 15 Nov, 19:00 George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Canada.
Final report of this conference held in May 2005, which contributed to the mobilization of feminist organizations & movements in Canada and Quebec, to resist the Ontario government's plans to allow the use of religious arbitration in family law.