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Mariane Gravelle

Tolérance Zéro

Harcèlement sexuel en milieu de travail : Entrevue avec Marie Dussault

By Mariane Gravelle March 13, 2017 13 March 2017

Harcèlement sexuel en milieu de travail : Entrevue avec Marie Dussault


Le 8 mars 2017, coïncidant avec la Journée internationale de la femme, l’ABC a présenté son nouveau balado « Tolérance Zéro » sur l’agression sexuelle et le harcèlement sexuel. Celui-ci est présenté par le Forum des avocates de l’ABC en collaboration avec de nombreuses sections nationales de l’ABC et avec l’ACCJE. Ce balado s’inspire de la récente campagne #Jedénonce – au cœur de laquelle on a encouragé les gens à soumettre, de façon anonyme, leurs expériences par rapport au harcèlement sexuel et aux agressions sexuelles en milieu de travail – et s’efforce de poursuivre le débat sur cette question importante et d’examiner le rôle que peuvent jouer les avocats, les clients et la communauté en vue de résoudre ce problème.

Marie Dussault – conférencière participant au balado – est présidente d’Inform’Elles, une association francophone en Colombie-Britannique qui a pour but d’offrir des services d’information, de sensibilisation et de soutien en français au sujet de la violence faite aux femmes et aux jeunes filles.

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Not Just a Bystander

Q&A: Tracy Porteous on addressing workplace sexual harassment

By Mariane Gravelle February 23, 2017 23 February 2017

Q&A: Tracy Porteous on addressing workplace sexual harassment

 

As part of a weekly series leading up to the release of the Not Just a Bystander” Podcast, presented by the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum on addressing sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace, we interviewed Tracy Porteous, the executive director of the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia and co-chair of the Ending Violence Association of Canada. Tracy has been involved in developing programs and policy that respond to violence against women for 35 years; one example being the More Than A Bystander Program.

CBA National: In your experience, how is the issue of violence against women being handled now compared to when you became involved in that line of work 35 years ago? Have you seen positive change?

Tracy Porteous: For over 40 years, women’s anti-violence advocates across the globe have been raising awareness on issues related to violence against women to whoever would listen. There is much we can be proud of - many social policy advances have occurred over many decades. Great thanks are owed to thousands of feminists, the United Nations, many levels of government, First Nations women and labour groups who have concerned themselves with the all too stark, often lethal, epidemic of violence against women.

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Not Just a Bystander

Q&A: Dr. Harry Stefanakis on preventing violence in the workplace

By Mariane Gravelle February 17, 2017 17 February 2017

Q&A: Dr. Harry Stefanakis on preventing violence in the workplace


On March 8, 2017, coinciding with International Women’s Day, the CBA will release its new “Not Just a Bystander” Podcast, which is presented by the Women Lawyers Forum in collaboration with various CBA National Sections and the CCCA. This new podcast builds off of the Forum’s recent #WriteYourWrong campaign, through which individuals were encouraged to anonymously submit stories of their encounters with sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace, and strives to continue the discussion on this important issue and examine what lawyers, clients, and the community can do to fix this problem.

As part of a weekly series leading up to the release of the podcast, we’ve spoken with each of the podcast’s panelists about their efforts to end sexual harassment and violence. This week’s Q&A is with Dr. Harry Stefanakis, a psychologist and educator in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Dr. Stefanakis is an active participant in programs seeking to end violence in relationships and workplaces, and he has appeared in the video “Men Speak Up: Ending Violence Together”.

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Security

CBA on the Security of Canadians Information Sharing Act

By Mariane Gravelle February 16, 2017 16 February 2017

CBA on the Security of Canadians Information Sharing Act

 

The Privacy and Access Law Section has been active in law reform this year, engaging in a number of initiatives – including initiatives related to SCISA, the Privacy Act, Canada’s Anti-Spam Laws (CASL), and the Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Data Act (PIPEDA) – the latest of which being the CBA’s January 31st, 2017 submission to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) study on the Security of Canadians Information Sharing Act (SCISA).

This appearance and submission to the ETHI Committee, led by Stikeman Elliott’s David Elder, was a follow-up to the recent CBA submission in response to the Government’s Green Paper on National Security, which itself echoed many of the concerns that the CBA had raised previously in its submission respecting Bill C-51, part of which contained SCISA.

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Not Just a Bystander

Q&A: Gail Lynn Gatchalian on the pervasiveness of workplace sexual harassment

By Mariane Gravelle February 10, 2017 10 February 2017

Q&A: Gail Lynn Gatchalian on the pervasiveness of workplace sexual harassment

 

On March 8, 2017, coinciding with International Women’s Day, the CBA will release its new “Not Just a Bystander” Podcast, which is presented by the Women Lawyers Forum in collaboration with various CBA National Sections and the CCCA. This new podcast builds off of the Forum’s recent #WriteYourWrong campaign, through which individuals were encouraged to anonymously submit stories of their encounters with sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace, and strives to continue the discussion on this important issue and examine what lawyers, clients, and the community can do to fix this problem.

As part of a weekly series leading up to the release of the podcast, we’ve spoken with each of the podcast’s panelists about their efforts to end sexual harassment and violence. This week’s Q&A is with Gail Lynn Gatchalian, a lawyer and workplace investigator at Pink Larkin in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is also the Vice Chair of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canada Bar Association.

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