My goal in creating this website is to build a space where I can comment on issues that affect women’s equality and violence against women. Because my work is in law, much of what I will write here will be about the law, law reform, legal issues, court cases, etc. However, the law does not operate in a vacuum, so I will write about other areas of social policy. And, because women’s equality and the issue of violence against women are connected to racism, poverty and many other cultural forces, those themes will appear here, too.

You can also find information about me, my work, talks and presentations I have given and papers I have written.

Legal information not advice

Legal advice can only be provided to someone by their own lawyer, who is fully informed about the facts of the situation. While this site contains legal information, analysis and commentary, it does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

All information is accurate to the date it was posted.

Where possible, updated information will be posted if and as I become aware of it. All opinions are mine, and no one else has any responsibility for them.

Because family law, with the exception of divorce, is a provincial matter, specific family law information provided here reflects the situation in Ontario. There will often be many similarities with family law in other provinces, but the precise accuracy of this information should not be relied upon if you are living or working outside Ontario.

If you read something here that you think is incorrect or inaccurate, I would like to know about it. You can either comment in the comments section or send my administrative assistant an email.

All comments that reflect a genuine interest in exploring these issues in a respectful manner will be posted, but I reserve the right not to post comments that are violent or otherwise offensive in any way.

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