Legislation

Legislation

Profiles: midwifery coalition of Nova Scotia

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sharon Rose
Jan Taylor
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights initiatives by the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia to legalize Midwifery. Discusses a proposed pilot project to compare the success rate and cost of hospital based midwife supervised births to medically controlled deliveries. 

 


Legal assault: a feminist analysis of the law reform commission's report on abortion legislation

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
B. Lee
Vicki Van Wagner
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the devastating consequences of the Law Reform Commission's proposal on abortion. Suggests a feminist approach to women's health. 

Long-term care homes legislation : Lessons from Ontario

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Bev Baines
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Looks at why gender matters when discussing long-term care homes using the Ontario Legislature's 2007 Long-term Care Homes Act as an example.

Access to care, access to justice: the legal debate over private health insurance in Canada

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English
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Paper
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Colleen M Flood, ed.
Kent Roach, ed.
Lorne Sossin, ed.
Publisher: 
University of Toronto Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explores the role that courts may begin to play in health care and how this new role is of crucial importance to the Canadian public and their governments.

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HEAP.A25 2005
ISBN-13 9780802094209
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Includes bibliographical references.

Legal and ethical issues implicated in the study of women's health and biology

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English
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Author: 
J E Bertin
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the special demands that women's health issues pose for health law and ethics. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Includes bibliographical references.

The division of real matrimonial property on reserve lands

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English
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Louise Rock
Natasha Wallace
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Quebec Native Women
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Kahnawake, QC

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.

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ISBN 292277905X
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Includes bibliographical references.

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

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English
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Online
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Quebec Native Women
Publisher: 
Quebec Native Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Kahnawake, QC

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

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Includes bibliographical references.

Double jeopardy: motherwork and the law

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English
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Lorna A. Turnbull
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Sumach Press
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Shows how the law fails to take into consideration the many different circumstances under which women mother and the work they do. Argues that law and social policy can serve mothers better by reflecting these realities and guaranteeing their right to social and economic security.

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ISBN 1894549112
LAW.T87 2001
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Spousal abuse policies and legislation: final report of the Ad Hoc Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group Reviewing Spousa

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English
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Ad Hoc Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group Reviewing Spousal Abuse Policies and Legislation
Publisher: 
Department of Justice Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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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The ethical and human rights implications of prenatal technologies: the need for federal leadership and regulations

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Yvonne Peters
Karen Lawson
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights.

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PWHCE DISA.P44 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.
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