By Hilary Findlay In one legal ruling, an all female fitness club is not required to provide membership to a man, yet in another, a scholastic hockey league is required to allow a female player onto a boy’s team. Such seemingly contradictory decisions can leave sport leaders scratching their … [Read more...] about Sex Discrimination in Sport: An Update
Today, as a general rule, girls will be permitted to play on boys’ teams unless there is a reasonable justification for segregating activity on the basis of their sex. The question at the root of this paper is whether the judicial consideration of gender discrimination cases in sport has actually … [Read more...] about From Blainey to Pasternak: Are We Making Progress?
Recently, there have been a number of situations that have raised questions about whether females can participate in all-male sport activities and, conversely, whether males can participate in all-female sport activities – and if so, under what circumstances. In our Fall 2006 Newsletter we reviewed … [Read more...] about Case Law Comment – Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association v. Pasternak et al. (2008)
Canada is a global leader in promoting sport environments and experiences that are safe and inclusive. Harassment, bullying, violence and homophobia undermine the powerful potential of sport to contribute to personal, social and community development. This position paper prepared by the Canadian … [Read more...] about Seeing the Invisible, Speaking about the Unspoken – A Position Paper on Homophobia in Sport
Most people have now heard about the Pasternak twins, who complained to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission when the Manitoba High School Sports Association (MHSSA) would not let them play on their high school boys’ ice hockey team. The Manitoba Human Rights Tribunal found that the Pasternak girls … [Read more...] about Case Comment – Pasternak v. Manitoba High School Sports Association (2006)
This short piece is a challenge to the prevailing belief that transgendered and transitioned athletes will always have an unfair competitive advantage. The science is very slim on this topic and the purpose of this brief is to open readers' minds to the possibility that athletes who undergo gender … [Read more...] about Transgendered and Transitioned Athletes in the Sport System