With Canada scrapping the traditional definition of marriage to allow same-sex marriage, it is understandable that some people are now arguing that it is time to legally recognize polygamy.
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.
A new study for the federal Justice Department says Canada should get rid of its law banning polygamy and change other legislation to help women and children living in such multiple-spouse relationships.
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.
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is holding a series of regional meetings across the country in December 2005 and January 2006.
Divorce and other family law matters in Ontario will no longer be settled through sharia or any other faith-based system under legislation proposed yesterday.
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.
The Ontario government cancelled sharia tribunals last month, but the controversy has not gone away.
How faith-based arbitration shuts out women's rights in Canada and abroad.
Comment l'arbitrage religieux compromet les droits des femmes au Canada et dans le monde.
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