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Beverley Baines

B.A. (McGill), LL.B. (Queen's)

Faculty of Law
Queen's University
Kingston Ontario
K7L 3N6
tel: (613) 533-6000, ext. 79589
fax: (613) 533-6509
e-mail: bainesb@queensu.ca

Teaching Subjects

  • Constitutional Law
  • Equality Rights and the Charter
  • Public Law
  • Law and Public Policy (School of Public Policy)
  • Comparative Constitutional Gender Equality
  • Law Gender Equality

Recent Professional Achievements

  • Head, Department of Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science, Queen's 2004-2011
  • Organized Second International Conference on Feminist Constitutionalism, Queen’s University  2009 (with Professors Daphne Barak-Erez and Tsvi Kahana)
  • Cross appointment, Queen’s School of Policy Studies 2006-
  • Organized First International Conference on Women and Constitutional Law, University of Seville 2000 (with Professor Ruth Rubio-Marin)
  • Associate Dean, Faculty of Law 1994-1997
  • Co-Coordinator, Institute of Women’s Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science, Queen’s, 1991-93.

Current Research

My research examines the constitutionality of state interference with the equality rights and religious freedom of women in Canada, focusing specifically on issues raised by criminalizing polygamy, banning niqabs, and restricting faith-based family law arbitrations. I also work on gender and the judiciary, particularly on the feminist features of the jurisprudence of the late Justice Bertha Wilson.

Forthcoming Publications

  • Feminist Constitutionalism (with Daphne Barak-Erez, and Tsvi Kahana, eds.), CUP.
  • “Polygamy and Feminist Constitutionalism” in Feminist Constitutionalism.
  • “Comparing Women in Canada”, (2012) 20/1 Feminist Legal Studies xx.
  • “Must Feminist Judges Self-identify as Feminist” in Ulrike Schultz and Gisela Shaw (eds.), Gendered Judging (Oxford: Hart Publishing)



  • The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press, 2004) with Ruth Rubio-Marin

Book Chapters and Articles

  • see my SSRN page at: http://ssrn.com/author=89938
  • “Long-term care homes legislation and women: lessons from Ontario” (Fall 2010/Winter 2011) 84/85 Women and Environments International Magazine 10-11; orig. (2007) 10 (1) Canadian Women’s Health Network 7-10.
  • “Polygamy’s Challenge: Women, Religion and the Post-Liberal State” in Kim Brooks and Carissima Mathen Women, Law, and Equality: A Discussion Guide (Toronto: Irwin Law Inc, 2010), orig. (2007) 2 (no.1) Les Ateliers de l’éthique online: https://papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca/xmlui/handle/1866/2503;jsessionid=167B6...
  • “Bill 94: Quebec’s Niqab Ban and Sex Equality” Women’s Court of Canada Blog, May 2010http://lawiscool.com/2010/05/12/bill94/
  • “Is Constitutionalism Bad for Intersectional Feminists?” (2010) 28 Penn State International Law Review 427-449.
  • “Expanding Recognition of Foreign Polygamous Marriages: Policy Implications for Canada”, (2009) 25 Nat’l J. Const. L. 83 (with Martha Bailey, Bita Amani, and Amy Kaufman), orig. in Angela Campbell et al, Polygamy in Canada: Legal and Social Implications for Women and Children (Ottawa: Status of Women, 2005)
  • “But Was She a Feminist Judge?” in Kimberley Brooks, ed., One Woman’s Difference: The Contributions of Justice Bertha Wilson (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009) 211-228. Also submitted to Beatriz Kohen, ed., Women in Legal Careers and in Justice University of Buenos Aires Press (forthcoming in Spanish).
  • “Must Feminists Support Entrenchment of Sex Equality: Lessons from Quebec” in Susan H. Williams, ed., Constituting Equality: Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) 137-156.
  • “Must Feminists Identify as Secular Citizens: Lessons from Ontario”, in Linda C. McClain and Joanna Grossman, eds., Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) 83-106.
  • “Contextualism, Feminism, and a Canadian Woman Judge” (2009) 17(1) Feminist Legal Studies 27-42.
  • “Equality’s Nemesis” (2006) 5 Journal of Law and Equality 57-80
  • “Federalism and Pregnancy Benefits: Dividing Women” (2006) 32 Queen’s Law Journal 190-223
  • “Section 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: A Purposive Interpretation”, (2005) 17 CJWL 55-80
  • “Equality, Comparison, Discrimination, Status” in Fay Faraday, M. Kate Stephenson, and Margaret Denike, eds., Making Equality Rights Real: Securing Substantive Equality under the Charter (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2006) 73-98
  • “Is Substantive Equality a Constitutional Doctrine?” in Ysolde Gendreau, ed.,La doctrine et le développement du droit/Developing Law with Doctrine (Montreal: Les Editions Thémis, 2005) 59-101
  • “Abortion, Judicial Activism and Constitutional Crossroads” (2004), 53 University of New Brunswick Law Journal 157-83
  • “Introduction – Towards a Feminist Constitutional Agenda”, with Ruth Rubio-Marin, in Beverley Baines and Ruth Rubio-Marin, eds., The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 1-21
  • “Using the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to Constitute Women”, in Beverley Baines and Ruth Rubio-Marin, eds., The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence(Cambridge University Press, 2004) 48-74
  • “When is Past Discrimination Un/Constitutional? The Chinese Canadian Redress Case” (2002), 65 Saskatchewan Law Review 573-85
  • “Law v. Canada: Formatting Equality” (2000), 11 (No. 3) Constitutional Forum 65-73
  • “Discrimination Denied: Gould v. Yukon Order of Pioneers” (2000), 12 (No. 2) CJWL 464-89
  • “Occupational Sex Segregation and Employment Equity: Lessons from Canada” (2000), 8 Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal 291-324; also excerpted and translated into Chinese in China-Canada Women’s Law Project Research Papers, vol. 2
  • “The Justiciability of Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in Canada” (1999), 31 The Journal of Law and Politics (Niigata University, Japan), 130-168
  • “The Under Representation of Women in the Justice Field” in M-E. LeBeuf and J. McLean, eds., Women in Policing in Canada: Beyond the Year 2000 - Its Challenges (Ottawa: Canadian Police College, 1997), 11-20
  • “Developments in Constitutional Law: The 1995-96 Term” (1997), 8 Supreme Court Law Review 77-135 (with Cheryl Greenfield)
  • “Law, Gender, Equality” in Changing Patterns:  Women in Canada, edited by Sandra Burt, Lorraine Code and Lindsay Dorney (Toronto:  McClelland & Stewart, 1993), 2d., 243-78
  • “Do Women Law Professors and Students Count?” in Femmes et Droit: 50 ans de vie commune... et tout un avenir, edited by Helene Dumont (Montreal: Les Editions Thémis, 1993), 171-87
  • “Why Lawyers Should Vote ‘NO’” in Referendum Round-Table:  Perspectives on the Charlottetown Accord, edited by Kate Sutherland (Edmonton:  University of Alberta Centre for Constitutional Studies, October 1992), Points of View, No. 3, 21-30
  • “‘Consider, Sir, .... On What Does Your Constitution Rest?’ Representational and Institutional Reform” in Conversations Among Friends - Entre Amies:  Women and Constitutional Reform edited by David Schneiderman (Edmonton:  University of Alberta Centre for Constitutional Studies, 1992), 54-7
  • “After Meech Lake: The Ms/Representation of Gender in Scholarly Spaces” in After Meech Lake:  Lessons for the Future edited by David Smith, Peter MacKinnon and John Courtney (Saskatoon:  Fifth House Publishers, 1991), 205-18
  • “An Alternative Vision of the Meech Lake Accord” (1988), 13 Queen's Law Journal 1-28
  • “Women's Equality Rights and the Meech Lake Accord” (1988), 52 Saskatchewan Law Review 265-302
  • “Gender and the Meech Lake Committee” (1987), 94 Queen's Quarterly 807-16; also reprinted in Navigating Meech Lake:  The 1987 Constitutional Accord edited by Clive Thomson (Kingston:  Queen's University, 1988), 43-52
  • “Women, Human Rights and the Constitution” in Women and the Constitution edited by Audrey Doerr and Micheline Carrier (Ottawa, Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1981), 31-63


  • “Women’s Human Right to Veil: a Canadian Perspective” at International Congress on Constitutional Law, Istanbul University, May 11-14, 2011.
  • “Religious Appearance Adjudication” at Recognition and the Politics of Identity and Inclusion in the 21st Century: Managing Diversity in Plural Societies”, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April 28-9, 2011.
  • “Reconciling or Balancing Rights in Religious Freedom Cases” at Religious Revival in a post-Multicultural Age Conference, McGill University, Montreal, January 28, 2011.
  • “Niqabs in Canada: Searching for Gender Equality” at VIIIth World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law, National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, December 8, 2010.
  • “Is Equality Bad for Women?” at Revealing Democracy Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, November 20, 2010.
  • “Polygamy in Canada: A Crime?” at Health and Human Rights Conference, Queen’s University, Oct 2, 2010.
  • “Polygamy in Canada: A Crime?” at Queen’s University Institute for Lifelong Learning, September 26, 2010.
  • “Charter@30: A feminist perspective on ‘competing rights’” at the Diversity, Culture and Contrasts: Canada’s Legal Kaleidoscope at the Joint Study Institute 2010, Canadian Association of Law Libraries at TELUQ, Montreal,QC, June 20-23, 2010.
  • “Wilson’s Kapp” at Re-reading Andrews/Reconsidering Kapp Workshop of Women’s Court of Canada at Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, June 11-12, 2010.
  • “Bill 94: Quebec’s Niqab Ban and Sex Equality” at the Panel on Local Perspectives on the Niqab Ban: Interpreting Quebec’s Bill 94, in Kingston, ON, on 27 April 2010.
  • “Comparing Women” for the Law and the Power of Feminism Workshop at the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law Working Group on Gender and Law Annual Meeting, Marrakech, Morocco, 9 April 2010.
  • “But Was She a Feminist Judge?” at the One Woman’s Difference: The Contributions of Justice Bertha Wilsonbook launch, Ontario Bar Association/LEAF, Toronto, 3 December 2009.
  • “Is Constitutionalism Bad for Intersectional Feminists” at the International Association of Law Schools Conference on Constitutional Law, American University Washington College of Law and Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington, DC, 11-12 September 2009.
  • “Must Feminists Identify as Secular Citizens: Lessons from Ontario” on the Theorizing Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship panel at the 2009 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, 4 September 2009.
  • “Feminist Judges, Feminist Adjudication and Feminist Legal Scholars” at the Workshop on Gender and Judging, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, 11-12 June 2009.
  • “Polygamy’s Fate: What will four women on the Supreme Court of Canada decide?” at the International Conference on Feminist Constitutionalism, Queen’s University, Kingston, 28 February – 1 March, 2009.
  • “Religion and Polygamy: Big Love vs Two Persons” at the 7th Annual Charter Conference, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, 26 September 2008.
  • “Human Dignity and Sex Equality” at the Morgan Symposium on The Gender of Constitutional and Human Rights Law, University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, 31 August 2007.
  • "Critiquing Justice Wilson’s Opinions in Pelech, Morgentaler, and Hess” at The Law and Society Gender and Judging Panel on Gender, Otherness, and Bias in Judging, Berlin, Germany, 26 July 2007.
  • “On Representation” at The Law and Society Association Gender and Judging Panel on Gender, Representation, and Judicial Selection: Criteria, Processes and Practices, Berlin, Germany, 25 July 2007
  • “An Overview of Bill 140 from the Perspective of Women who Reside and Work (and Visit) in Long Term Care Homes” at Insight Information Program on Long Term Care and Seniors Care, 31 May 2007.
  • “Judging Gender: Gender Theory in Justice Bertha Wilson’s Jurisprudence” at University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Law and Latin American Team for Law and Gender (E.L.A.) International Conference on Women in Legal Careers and in Justice, 18 April 2007.
  • “One Law for All: Women’s Equality, Religious Freedom and Post-Secularism” at Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington Conference on Constituting Equality: Gender Equality in Comparative Constitutional Law, 24 March 2007.
  • “Does Bill 140 Protect Women in Ontario?” Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy of the Ontario Legislative Assembly Concerning Bill 140, the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, Kingston, 22 January 2007.
  • “Comments” in documentary on La polygamie au Canada(DVD) by Carol Ann Pilon (Toronto: Mediatique inc., 27 November 2006).
  • “Searching for Constitutional Theory about Religious Family Law Arbitration” at Hofstra University School of Law Conference on Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship, November 3-4, 2006.
  • “Is federalism good for women? A Canadian comment” at Australian National University College of Law Conference on Governing (and Representing) Women: Local, National and Global Approaches (by video conference link), November 2, 2006.
  • “Should Polygamy Be A Crime?” to the Canadian Federation of University Women, Perth and District, October 16, 2006.
  • “Polygamy, Religiosity and the Post-Liberal State” at the FEMM-network (Feminism and Multiculturalism) at the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, University of Oslo, September 21, 2006.
  • “Sharia Family Law Arbitration in Ontario: Searching for Theory” at Islamic Institutions and Islamic Authority Research Course organized by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights in cooperation with the Department of Public and International Law, the Department of Culture Studies and the National Ethics Network at the University of Oslo, September 17, 2006.
  • “BIG LOVE v. “two persons” at Expanding the Polis: Law’s Engagement and Location, CALT Annual Conference, York University, May 29, 2006.
  • “Polygamy’s Challenge: Religiosity and the Liberal State” at Reconnaître la polygamie? Débat autour du rapport de condition feminine Canada sur les conséquences juridique et sociales de la polygamie, Université de Montréal Faculté de droit, May 5, 2006.
  • “Discussion” in documentary La polygamie by Julie Miville-Dechene, Radio-Canada TV, 16 March 2006.
  • “Re-imagining Section 28 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms” at Forum on Women’s Activism in Constitutional and Democratic Reform, West Block Parliament Hill, February 14, 2006.
  • “Intergenerational feminists meet over section 28” at Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 20th Anniversary Panel, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, January 27, 2006.
  • “Equality’s Nemesis”, at Equality: The Heart of a Just Society Looking Back, Looking Forward, University of Toronto, October 28, 2005.
  • “Dividing Women: How the Doctrine of Federalism Conceives Pregnancy”, at Constitutionalism and Political Morality: A Symposium in Honour of John Whyte, Queen’s University, October 1, 2005
  • “Protecting Choice, Promoting Inclusion: Engendering Justice” at Canadian Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, June 23, 2005.
  • “Theorizing Accommodation and Vulnerability: Women, Muslim Principles and Family Arbitration”, at Crossroads Conference: Debating Women’s Rights, Racism and Religion, University of Oslo, May 31, 2005.
  • “Abortion as a Constitutional Right”, at Women and the Law Association, Queen’s University, January 19, 2005.
  • “Do Constitutional Guarantees of Sex Equality Matter to Women? The Canadian Experience”, at School Seminar, School of Law and Legal Studies, La Trobe University, June 16, 2004.
  • “Comparative Theories of the Constitutional Right to Sex Equality”, at Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne, June 15, 2004
  • “Expanding the Doctrine of Federalism: Identifying Women as Federalism Canadians”, at Workshop on Feminism and Federalism, University of Melbourne, June 11, 2004.
  • “Is Substantive Equality a Constitutional Doctrine?” at Le centre de recherche en droit public et Faculté de droit de Université de Montréal conference on La doctrine et le dévelopment du droit, March 11, 2004.
  • “The Legal History of Abortion in Canada: What does past jurisprudence tell us?” at 2nd Annual Canadian Medical Students For Choice Conference: Current Challenges Facing Women’s Reproductive Health, Queen’s University, February 1, 2004.
  • "The Charter and Women’s Rights” at LEAF Colloquium on In Pursuit of Substantive Equality: A Two-Part Colloquium to Reinvigorate and Advance Equality Rights under the Charter, Toronto, September 19-21, 2003.
  • “Sex and the Law” at 2003 Congress, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association panel on The Charter and Social Democracy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, June 2, 2003.
  • “Abortion: Law, Power and Trust” at 2003 Congress, Canadian Association of Law Teachers panel on Health Law, Dalhousie Law School, June 1, 2003.
  • “The Impact of the Charter of Rights on the Status of Women in Canada” at Conference on Canadian Developments: Gender, Sexuality and the Family, Queen’s University Faculty of Law, April 4-5, 2003.
  • "Canadian Abortion Jurisprudence”, at Medical Students for Choice Discussion Series, Queen’s University Faculty of Medicine, January 29, 2003
  • “The Constitutional Theory of Madame Justice L’Heureux-Dubé: Did She Defer?”, at Colloquium in honour of Madame Justice L’Heureux-Dubé, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, September 27, 2002
  • "Women’s Equality Rights under the Charter”, at China/Canada Women’s Law Project, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, June 11, 2002
  • “A Lecture on Federalism and Courts in Canadian Constitutional Law” at Federalism and Public Policy course (Dr. Harvey Lazar), School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, April 1, 2002
  • “Affirmative Action Discourse in Canadian Jurisprudence”, at Law and Society Association 2001 Annual Meeting, Central European University, Budapest, July 5, 2001
  • “Women in Canadian Public and Constitutional Law”, at China/Canada Women’s Law Project, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University: October 2001, October 2000, and October 1999
  • “Canadian Law Teaching Clinic: Canon or Cant?” at The Future of Canadian Legal Education: Critical Appraisals Conference, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, September 23, 2000
  • “Occupational Sex Segregation and Employment Equity: Lessons from Canada”, at China/Canada Women’s Law Project National Conference: Sharing Women’s Law Experiences, Beijing, September 7, 2000
  • “Women and Constitutional Law in Canada”, at First International Conference on Women and Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, University of Seville, June 20, 2000
  • “Judging Equality”, at Feminism and Legal Theory Conference on Comparative Concepts of Equality, Cornell University School of Law, April 8, 2000
  • "Women’s Equality Rights in Canada”, at Centre for the Study for Democracy, Queen’s University, March 8, 2000 and October 12, 1999
  • “Another Century of Inequality”, at Massey College/School of Graduate Studies 2000 Symposium on Stepping forward, Stepping back: Women’s Equality at Century’s End, University of Toronto, March 3, 2000
  • “Owning the Right to Discriminate”, at Feminism and Legal Theory Workshop on Discrimination and Inequality, School of Law, Cornell University, June 18, 1999
  • “Rights”, at Centre for the Study of Democracy, Queen’s University, March 23, 1999
  • “The Justiciability of Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in Canada”, at Japan - Canada - France International Symposium on Multiculturalism and Minority Rights, Faculty of Law, Niigata University, September 4, 1998
  • "The Under Representation of Women in the Justice Field", at Workshop on Women in Policing: The Year 2000 and Beyond - its challenges, Canadian Police College, Ottawa, May 20, 1997
  • "References and Referendums: The Master's Tools", at Canadian Federation of University Women’s Forum on "Canada: A New Awareness", Kingston, October 29, 1996
  • "The Constitutionalization of Violence", at Canadian Association of Law Teachers/Law and Society joint session "Law & Violence: The Law of Violence and the Violence of Law", 1994 Learned Societies, University of Calgary, June 12, 1994
  • "Mary Wollstonecraft and Constitution-Making", at Celebrating Mary Wollstonecraft Conference, York University, October 24, 1992
  • "A NO vote in the constitutional referendum", at Town Hall Meeting, Kingston, October 14, 1992
  • "In Touch With Queen's Women: There is more than one lesson to be learned from the constitutional deal", at Women in Network, Queen's University, October 6, 1992
  • "Voting on October 26th: The Constitutional Accord and Women", at Ban Righ Centre, Queen's University, September 28, 1992
  • "Voting No in the Referendum", at Forum on the Constitutional Question, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, September 14, 1992
  • "A Comparative Analysis of the Constitutional and Legislative Protection of Human Rights", at Canadian Human Rights Foundation 13th Annual Summer Course on Human Rights, Charlottetown, July 8-9, 1992
  • "The Comparative Protection of Civil Liberties", at Canadian Human Rights Foundation 13th Annual Summer Course on Human Rights, Charlottetown, July 6-7, 1992
  • "Representation Reconceived: Women as Persons and Citizens," at Feminism and Legal Theory Conference, Columbia University School of Law, June 11, 1992
  • "Women and Constitutional Reform: What if women had to do it?", at Canadian Association of Law Teachers Annual Meeting, Learned Societies, Charlottetown, June 4, 1992
  • "A Canadian Law Teaching Clinic Retrospective: Suppose We Taught Our Mothers", at Canadian Law and Society Association Conference, Learned Societies, Charlottetown, June 3, 1992
  • "Changing Perspectives: You Can Make a Difference", at Action Builds Confidence Conference of the Manitoba Women's Institutes, Winnipeg, April 28, 1992
  • "The neutrality pretensions of the 'Charter Canadians' critics", delivered as chair of the Public Interest Groups and Practitioners Panel at the Roundtable on the Impact of the Charter on issues of Public Policy, York University, November 16, 1991
  • "Women, Representation and Institutional Reform: the new federal constitutional proposals", at Conversations Among Friends - Entre Amies: Women and Constitutional Reform Conference, Centre for Constitutional Studies, University of Alberta, October 25-26, 1991
  • "A Critique of the federal constitutional proposals", at Women's Agenda/Equality Eve workshop on the Constitution, University of Toronto, October 5, 1992
  • "Adjudicating Gender and The Gender of Adjudicators: The Supreme Court of Canada Experience", at Annie Macdonald Langstaff Lecture, Faculty of Law, McGill University, April 3, 1991
  • "Professeures et étudiantes: competent-elles, que changent-elles?" at Journées Maximilien-Caron Colloque: Femme et droit 50 ans de vie commune ... et tout un avenir, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal, March 9, 1991
  • "Ethics: A Woman's Perspective", keynote address at Winning Women Conference on Power and Ethics: From the Home to the House, Winnipeg, January 25, 1991
  • "After Meech Lake: The Ms/representation of Gender in Scholarly Spaces", at After Meech Lake Conference, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, November 3, 1990
  • "Submission”, by invitation as an expert witness, Ontario Select Committee on Constitutional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Toronto, June 18, 1990
  • "Do Women Judges Make a Difference: The Gender of Supreme Court of Canada Judges", at Seminar for Commonwealth Jurists, Queen's University, September 26, 1988
  • "The People's Charter," interview on IDEAS, CBC radio, April 18, 1988
  • "Submission”, by invitation as an expert witness, Ontario Select Committee on Constitutional Reform, Toronto, February 3, 1988
  • "Gender differences on the Supreme Court of Canada", at Feminism in the Study and Practice of Law Conference, Queen's University, January 15-17, 1988
  • "Pornography and the Law in Canada", interview on Pornography: A Women's Survey of the Issues," a Queen's University Pornography Project Collective video, 1985
  • "Carol Gilligan and Women's Perspective", at The Possible Earth Symposium, Queen's University, March 23, 1985
  • "The Canadian Charter of Rights and Equality Rights", at Women's Issues Symposium, Queen's University, March 8, 1985
  • "Feminism and Law", at Feminist Discussion Group, Queen's University, November 13, 1984
  • "Feminism and Legalism", at Feminist Legal Theory Conference, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, April 5, 1984
  • "Feminist Jurisprudence", at Clara Brett Martin Workshop, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, March 16, 1984
  • "Women and the Charter", at Kingston Women's Network, October 1983 (earlier versions to: the Canadian Federation of University Women, Kingston Branch, March 1983 and to the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services Women's Group, Kingston Branch, February 1983)
  • "A Feminist Critique of Ackerman's Social Justice in the Liberal State", at Women and the Law Association Workshop, Faculty of Law, McGill University, February 1983
  • "Women's Rights and the Constitution", at National Conference on Women and the Constitution, Ottawa, February 14, 1981
  • "Zoning and the Draft Ontario Planning Act", at CBA (Ontario) Continuing Legal Education Workshop on Land Use Control: The New Planning Act, October 6, 1980
  • "Entrenching Equality in the Constitution", at National Women and the Law Association (National) Conference, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, October 1980
  • "Legal Implications of Affirmative Action Programs in University Employment", at Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities Conference on the Status of Women in Ontario Universities, October 1980
  • "Theoretical Aspects of the Affirmative Action Issue", at National Women and the Law Association (Regional) Conference, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, February 9, 1980
  • "Bill 59: the new Family Law Reform Act and its Implications for Women", at Lennox and Addington Women Teachers' Association, April 1978 (earlier versions delivered to: Chalmers United Church Women's Association, April 1978; Gananoque Rotary Club, April 1978; Frontenac Bar Association, March 1978; International Women's Day Program, March 1978; Province of Ontario Regional workshop, March 1978; Sociology of Women Course, Queen's University, March 1978; and Real Estate Institute of Canada Law Course, Kingston, February 1978)

Publications in Newspapers and Community Journals

  • “Long-term care bill fails women” Toronto Star, 23 January 2007, A13.
  • "Co-Coordinators as an Alternative to Burn-out" in The Coordinator's Column, Canadian Women's Studies Association Newsletter, Fall 1993, 2-3
  • "Causeway restrictions causing problems," The Whig-Standard, July 19, 1991
  • "Everything but the women," The Whig-Standard, May 28, 1990
  • "All women, not just feminists, were this misogynist's targets," The Whig-Standard, December 12, 1989
  • "Abortion:  Let Parliament of Women decide," The Whig-Standard, August 3, 1988
  • "Must Queen's expansion mean death of trees?" The Whig-Standard, July 26, 1988
  • "Meech Lake accord snubs Ontario's women," The Whig-Standard, July 19, 1988
  • "The 1987 Constitutional Accord and Sexual Equality Rights," Canadian Association of University Teachers Bulletin, June 1988, p. 11
  • "Murray avoids real question about women's rights," Canadian Association of University Teachers Bulletin, June 1988, p. 8
  • "Member of Queen's Law Faculty questions silence of senators on the issue of gender bias at the University," The Queen's Journal, January 26, 1988, p. 9
  • "Accord jeopardizes women's equality," The Financial Post, September 7, 1987, p. 10