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Queen's University
 

 


Professor Kathleen Lahey

Kathleen A. Lahey

Professor
B.A. (Illinois), J.D. (DePaul), LL.M.(York)

Faculty of Law
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6
tel: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74277
fax: (613) 533-6509
e-mail: kal2@queensu.ca


Teaching Subjects

  • Taxation
  • Tax Policy
  • Property
  • Law Gender and Equality
  • Law and Sexuality

Recent Professional Achievements

  • Visiting Professor in Fiscal Policy, Forum on Studies in Law and Society, Umeå University, Sweden (2013)
  • Co-Director, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, with Professor Bita Amani, since inception (2008)
  • Organizer, FemTax Preconference, Women and Fiscal Equality, International Law and Society Conference, Honolulu (2012)
  • Organizer, with Professor Bita Amani, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Conference,Women, the Charter, and CEDAW in the 21st century: Taking Stock and Moving Forward (2012)
  • Member, Tromsø-Umeå-Arkhangelsk-Kingston Network on Gender and Law, since inception (2011)
  • SSHRC research development grant, Comparative gender impact analysis and fiscal policy (2011-2014)
  • SSHRC standard research grant, with four other Canadian professors, Survey of sexual diversity in the Canadian legal profession, with support from the Canadian Bar Association Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee (2011-2014)
  • Organizer, with Professor Bita Amani, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Conference, Women and Equality: Gender-based Analysis, Law and Economic Rights (2010)
  • Co-convenor, International Sociolegal Feminisms, Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network (no. 38), since inception (2009)
  • Ontario Bar Association Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, Hero Award (2009)
  • SSHRC standard research grant, Women, equality, and fiscal policy (2009-2013)
  • Organizer, with Professor Bita Amani, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Conference, Women and Fiscal Equality(2009)
  • Counsel, Same-Sex Marriage Reference (SCC 2004); Barbeau v. BC (AG) and Canada (AG) (BCCA 2003); Lovelace v. Canada (AG) (SCC 1999)
  • Member, Law Commission of Canada Advisory Board on Adult (1999-2002); Ontario Fair Tax Commission Working Groups on Corporate Taxation and the Taxation of Women (1991-2002); Ontario Advisory Council on the Status of Women (1988-1991)
  • Recipient, Queen's Law Students' Society Teaching Award (1998)

Selected Publications

  • ‘Economic Crisis, Gender Equality, and Policy Responses in Spain and Canada,’ Feminist Economics 19(3): 1-36 (2013) (with Paloma de Villota)
  • ‘Income Inequalities in Canada: Fiscal and Gender Dimensions,’ Consultation brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, Study on Inequalities (Ottawa, Apr. 5 2013)
  • Canada’s Gendered Budget 2012: Impact of Bills C-38 and C-45 on Women (Kingston: FLSQ Working Paper, 2012) 1-207
  • ‘Improving Economic Prospects for Canadian Girls,’ Brief submitted to House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women (Ottawa, Mar. 12 2012), 1-9
  • ‘At the Intersection of Global Economic Crisis and State Anti-feminism: Women in Canada, 2008-2009.’Investigaciones Feministas/Feminist Research2(1): 55-70 (2011)
  • ‘The "Capture" of Women in Law and Fiscal Policy: Implications for the Tax/Benefit Unit and Gender Equality.' In Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making: Comparative Perspectives, ed. Kim Brooks, Asa Gunnarson, et al. (London: Hart Publishing, 2011) 1-28
  • ‘”Shared Prosperity and a High Standard of Living for All” Must Include all Women Equally,’ Prebudget brief submitted to House of Commons, Standing Committee on Finance (Ottawa, Aug. 11, 2011)
  • Women and Fiscal Equality, ed. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 22(1):1-326 (2010)[Special symposium issue]
  • ‘International Transactions, Taxation, and Women: The Critical Role of Gender Analysis.’ University of British Columbia Law Journal 42(2):363-417 (2010)
  • ‘Women, Substantive Equality, and Fiscal Policy: Gender-based Analysis of Taxes, Benefits, and Budgets.’ Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 22(1): 29-108 (2010)
  • ‘Same-sex Marriage, Transnational Activism, and International Law: Strategic Objectives Beyond Freedom to Marry. American Society of International Law Annual Proceedings 2010:6.
  • ‘Missing women: Gender Impact Analysis and International Taxation.’In Globalization and Its Tax Discontents: Tax Policy and International Investments, ed. A. Cockfield (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010) 153-170
  • Engendering Changes in Unpaid work in Canada,’ FedCan ‘Equity Matters,’ ed. Malinda S. Smith (Apr. 15 2010)
  • ‘Cancellation of the 2011 Mandatory Long Form Census and Unpaid Work Questions: Impact on Women’s Equality in Canada,’ Brief submitted to House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women (Nov. 2010)
  • ‘Budget 2010: Still Leaving Women Behind,’ Brief submitted to House of Commons, Standing Committee on Finance (Oct. 2010)
  • ‘The “Male Breadwinner” Model of Unemployment Insurance: Gender Analysis of Regular Benefits,’ Brief submitted to House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women (Apr. 22 2009)
  • ‘Canada’s Budgets 2006-2009: Designed to Leave Women Behind,’ Brief submitted to House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women (Feb. 24 2009)
  • What About Women? Gender Analysis of Discussion Paper on New Brunswick's Tax System(Frederickton: New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 2008) 1-45
  • New Brunswick and Fiscal Policy: Tax Women Fairly - Or at Least ‘Do No Harm’(Frederickton: New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 2008) 1-10
  • Gender Impact Analysis of Alternative Tax Reform Measures for New Brunswick  (Frederickton: New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 2008) 1-13 (2008)
  • Briefs submitted to House of Commons, Standing Committee on the Status of Women Canada:
    ‘Gender Analysis of ‘Tax-free Savings' and Income Splitting with TFSAs' (2008)
    ‘Critique of the Department of Finance "Gender Analysis of Tax Measures in Budgets 2006 and 2007"' (2008)
    ‘Where are theWomen? Gender Analysis of  Direct Expenditures, Tax Revenues, and Tax Expenditures in Budget 2008' (2008)
    ‘The Gender Budget: Gender-based Analysis of Revenues and Expenditures' (2007)
  • Women and Employment: Removing Fiscal Barriers to Women's Labour Force Participation (Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, 2006) 1-96
  • ‘Gender-based Analysis and Women's Equality: The Promise of Gender Mainstreaming in China and Canada’ (Beijing: All-China Women's Federation Women's Studies, 2005, trans.)
  • Same-sex Marriage: The Personal and the Political(Toronto: Insomniac Press, 2004) (with Kevin Alderson)
  • The Benefit/Penalty Unit in Income Tax: Diversity and Reform(Ottawa: Law Commission of Canada, 2001) 1-98
  • The Impact of Relationship Recognition on Lesbian Women in Canada: Still Separate and Only Somewhat 'Equivalent'(Ottawa: Status of Women Canada, 2001) 1-110
  • Are We Persons Yet? Law and Sexuality in Canada(Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1999) 1-474

Selected Conference Papers and Presentations

  • ‘Sex Equality and Off-Budget Governance: Detaxation, Tax Expenditures, and Joint Taxation,’ International Sociolegal Feminisms, Law and Society Conference (Boston, June 1 2013)
  • ‘Critical Tax Policy: Uncovering Women in Fiscal Policy,’ Osgoode Hall Law School, Tax Policy for a Better Tomorrow, Workshop in honour of Neil Brooks(Toronto, May 10 2013)
  • ‘Challenges in the Arctic: A Gender Perspective,’ Arctic Council Open Seminars (Kiruna, May 14 2013)
  • ‘Comparative Studies on Gender Equality in the Arctic Region,’ Tromsø-Umeå-Arkhangelsk-Kingston Network on Gender and Law Conference, Gender and Arctic Directions (Umeå, May 7 2013)
  • ‘Detaxation, Demodernization, and Inequality: Gender Impacts,’ NordTax Workshop, Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå University (Umeå, Mar. 15, 2013)
  • ‘Designed to Fail: Aboriginal Governance, Federal Funding, and Attawapiskat,’ Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Conference, Bodies of Law: Women’s Health and Equality (Kingston, Mar. 1 2013)
  • ‘Women and Equality in 21st century Canada,’ Women’s Forum des Femmes, Government Conference Centre (Ottawa, Oct. 18 2012)
  • ‘Women in the Arctic Region: Key Economic, Governance, and Budgetary Issues, International Arctic Feminist Workshop, Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Arkhangelsk, Jun. 26 2012)
  • ‘Taxation, Fiscal Fictions, and Male “Capture” of Wealth, International Sociolegal Feminisms, International Law and Society Conference (Honolulu, Jun. 7 2012)
  • ‘Identifying the Gender Impact of Tax, Benefit, and Fiscal Policies, International Sociolegal Feminisms Preconference Workshop, International Law and Society Conference (Honolulu, Jun. 4 2012)
  • ‘Federal and Ontario Budgetary Proposals on Health Care: Revenue Realities and Gender Effects,’ Ontario Health Coalition Forum (Kingston, May 23 2012)
  • ‘Sex, Money, and Gender Budgeting for Justice and Equality,’ Association for Women’s Rights in Development [AWID] Conference, Transforming Economic Power (Istanbul, Apr. 19 2012)
  • ‘Tax Fairness, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Women,’ Canadians for Tax Fairness Conference, Fair Tax Summit (Ottawa, Mar. 30 2012)
  • ‘Financing for Gender Equality: Taxes, Budgeting, and Recessions in Comparative Context,’ United Nations, Committee on the Status of Women, 56th Session, NGO Conference (NY, Mar. 6 2012)
  • ‘”Going for Growth” and “Tackling Inequality” – Why Gender Equality always Matters,’  Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Conference, CEDAW and Moving Forward (Kingston, Mar. 2 2012)
  • ‘Tax Fairness and Gender,’ Commission on Public Services and Tax Fairness (Kingston, Jan. 5 2012)
  • ‘Globalizing Fiscal Policy and Disappearing Equality:  Economic Crises, Taxes, and Spending,’ International Sociolegal Feminisms, Law and Society Conference (San Francisco, June 11 2011)
  • ‘Taxation, Budgeting, and Canadian Social Security Structures,’ University of Tromsø Faculty of Law, Workshop on Gender and Law (Tromsø, May 2011)
  • ‘Gender Equality, Taxation, and Crisis Policies: The Difference Politics can Make,’ Universidad Complutense, Applied Economics, Workshop on Fiscal Gender Analysis (Madrid, May 2011)
  • ‘Gender Impact of Canada’s Crisis and Recovery Policies,’ Feminist Alliance for International Action [FAFIA], Annual Meeting (Ottawa, Feb. 2011)
  • ‘Money Matter$... Budgets, Funding Cuts, and Women’s Equality in Canada.’ Interval House, Annual Meeting (Kingston, Oct. 2010)
  • ‘Gender, Economic Crisis, and Fiscal Policy: Canada and Spain, 2008-2011.’  Association of Feminist Economists, Annual Conference, University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Economics (Argentina, Jul. 2010)
  • ‘A Latchkey of her Own: Women and Economic Equality.’ International Feminist Conference, Challenging Inequality(Barbados, Jun. 2010)
  • ‘Taking Back the Budget: Women and Fiscal Equality.’ Sexual Assault Crisis Centre Annual Meeting (Kingston May 2010)
  • CEDAW, Gender-based Analysis, and Sex Equality in Canada, 2010.’ University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Kathleen Lahey Annual Lecture Series (Windsor, Feb. 2010)
  • ‘Sex, Gender, and Equality in 2010: Canada’s Role in the World.’ House of Commons, Symposium on Women and Equality(Ottawa, Jan. 2010)
  • ‘Sex, Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Equality: Losing Ground in Canada.’ Memorial University Women’s Studies, Annual Speaker Series (St. John’s Nfl, Jan. 2010)
  • ‘”Sexism in the Treasury” – Gender-Based Analysis, Tax Expenditures, and the Joint Tax/Benefit Unit,’Osgoode Hall Law School Conference, Tax Expenditures(Toronto, Sept. 9, 2009)
  • ‘Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage: The Tax on Queer Marriage,’ 2nd World OutGames, International Human Rights Conference (Copenhagen, Jul. 28, 2009)
  • ‘Women in Law and Fiscal Policy.’ International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy (Oñati, May 14, 2009)
  • ‘How the Tax System affects Women’s Access to Paid Work,’ Adva Center, Women's Budget Forum (Tel Aviv, Nov. 2008)
  • ‘Tax Policies and Women in Canada's Modern Economy,' United Nations, Committee on the Status of Women, 52th Session, NGO Conference (NY, Mar. 2012)
  • ‘Making Tax Reforms Work for Women,’ International Development Research Centre, International Women’s Day Program (Ottawa, Mar. 2008)

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