If you love the 80's, you're gonna love this one. We're doing a feminist tribute to the 80's - we'll discuss events, laws and issues that came into play during the 1980's and have affected Canadian women ever since!
Topics of discussion:
1982 - The Canadian Constitution is established and equality of the sexes included in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
1986 - The Federal Government passes the Employment Equity Act.
1986 - The Supreme Court of Canada decides that the non-therapeutic sterilization of mentally deficient adults may not be authorized by the courts.
1987 - Systemic discrimination in the hiring of women is found to be unlawful.
1988 - Abortion laws change making it possible for Canadian women to have abortions without approval from a committee.
1989 - Supreme Court of Canada decides that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination.
1989 - Fourteen women are murdered at The École Polytechnique in Montreal by a man who claimed to be fighting feminism.