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Brief: study on the key legal issues affecting the subject of on-reserve matrimonial real property upon the breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship and the policy context in which they are situated  
http://www.faq-qnw.org/human_rights/brief_human_rights.pdf

Reports on the difficulties faced by First Nations women in regard to matrimonial property on Indian Reserves.

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Published: 2003
The division of real matrimonial property on reserve lands

Looks at the legal aspects, socio-political context and the factual elements that have either a direct or indirect impact on the division of matrimonial real property on reserve lands.

Published: 2004
Spousal abuse policies and legislation: final report of the Ad Hoc Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group Reviewing Spousa  
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fv-vf/rep-rap/spo_e-con_a.pdf

Identifies three key objectives of any criminal justice response to spousal abuse: criminalizing spousal abuse; promoting the safety and security of the victim; and maintaining confidence in the administration of justice. It recommends the retention of pro-charging and pro-prosecution policies in spousal abuse cases as well as the development and enhancement of supporting programs, services and structures. Also in PDF format.

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Published: 2001
Selected international legal norms on the protection of personal information in health research  
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/pdf_24017.htm

Presents a brief history of post-WWII international privacy principles as well as a selective overview of modern international standards that protect personal information.

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Published: 2001
Legal, ethical and legislative issues and women's health in Canada  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/pubs/women-femmes/can-usa/can-back-promo_13_e.html

Provides an overview of the legal status, current legislative initiatives and ethical considerations related to women's health. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Published: 1996
The long march forward: a history of women's rights  
http://www.csf.gouv.qc.ca/telechargement/pdf/InfoConstanteTheLongMarchForward2002Anglais.pdf

Outlines milestones in the history of the women's movement in Canada, particularily in Québec, from 1608 to 1999. Special emphasis is placed on changes in legislation that have affected women's rights to equal pay and protection under the law.

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Published: 2000
Gender-based analysis: a guide for policy making  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/gbaguide/index_e.html

Aims to facilitate the development and assessment of policies and legislation from a gender perspective so that they will have intended and equitable results for women and men, girls and boys.

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Published: 1998
Getting a foot in the door: women, civil legal aid and access to justice  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/footinthedoor/index_e.html

Articulates principles that can be used to design and deliver civil legal aid services to women.

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Published: 1998
A fresh start: final report of the ONHP Transition Team  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/about-apropos/transition_team-equipe_tc-tm-eng.php

Presents the recommendations of the Office of Natural Health Products Transition Team on the administrative and regulatory framework for the regulation of natural health products.

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Published: 2000
National consultations summary report: renewal of the federal health protection legislation  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/transitn/index.html

Summarizes the comments expressed during public meetings held across Canada throughout 1998 to discuss the Health Protection Program.

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Published: 1999