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Mariane Gravelle

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Q&A: Tracy Porteous on the pervasiveness of workplace sexual harassment

Par Mariane Gravelle février 23, 2017 23 février 2017

Q&A: Tracy Porteous on the pervasiveness of 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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WLF “Not Just a Bystander” podcast – getting to know our panelists: Dr. Harry Stefanakis

Par Mariane Gravelle février 17, 2017 17 février 2017

WLF “Not Just a Bystander” podcast – getting to know our panelists: Dr. Harry Stefanakis


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

ETHI committee hears from CBA on Security of Canadians Information Sharing Act

Par Mariane Gravelle février 16, 2017 16 février 2017

ETHI committee hears from CBA on 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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Q&A: Gail Lynn Gatchalian on the pervasiveness of workplace sexual harassment

Par Mariane Gravelle février 10, 2017 10 février 2017

 

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 Chair of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canada Bar Association.

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Élection au conseil d’administration de l’ABC

Élection au conseil d’administration de l’ABC

Par Mariane Gravelle février 9, 2017 9 février 2017

Vous voudriez siéger au CA de l’ABC? Nous en serions ravis!

Tout membre ordinaire qui souhaite contribuer à l’évolution de l’Association à se présenter aux élections de son conseil d’administration avant le 17 février 2017

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