70s-2000 in from the Margins
- Immigration increased in the 80s, particularly with people with colour!
- We also see French Canadians, Aboriginals, gays, lesbians, disabled, immigrants and
women demanding rights during this time period.
o Several groups are coming in from the margins.
o Women did not achieve full parity in terms of power
- Many men began to feel attached
- Provincial rights could be overwritten
Fighting for Inclusion in the Charter
- Women saw this as particularly important opportunity to make their voices heard in
- In 1952, women in Manitoba were finally allowed to serve on juries.
- Mary Eberts had studied constitutional law at Harvard
o Women have approached things more from the basis of grassroots organizing.
- Women in the 80s were moving into the centres of power
o Were well-equipped with the tools of a law education
Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982
- Canadian women were victorious in having equal rights enshrined in the Charter of
Rights and Freedoms
o Section 28 is a critical piece of legislation
o Women’s groups became very alarmed because of the notwithstanding c