This Web page prefaces a 9-page application for funding from the
Court Challenges Program of Canada.
WHAT IS THE COURT CHALLENGES PROGRAM OF CANADA?
The Court Challenges Program is a national non-profit organization set up in 1994 to provide financial assistance for important court cases that advance language and equality rights guaranteed under Canada's Constitution.
WHICH LAW IS BEING CHALLENGED?
The applicants wish to test the constitutionality of recent legislation which expressly prohibits female genital mutilation. The applicants feel such legislation is discriminatory. The intention is not to take away protection from females but to ensure equal protection for males.
WHO IS SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION AND WHY?
The application has been drafted by a group of Canadians who view the practice of infant male circumcision as an infringement of males' rights to bodily integrity, and who wish to see this important issue brought before the court.
Each page includes:
The directive from the Court Challenges Program is shaded in blue.
- the title of a section of the application,
- a directive from the Court Challenges Program,
- our response to the directive,
- some navigation buttons.
The sections of the application can be accessed in sequence by clicking on the "NEXT" button located at the bottom of each page. Alternatively, a particular section can be selected from the table of contents.
We welcome your comments on any aspect of this project. Please use the yellow "FEEDBACK" link provided in the bottom left-hand corner of each page of the application.