Anti Pesticide Activist Repercussions | Sue Their Brains Out! |Female players say fake soccer turf violates Charter, threaten legal action – The Globe and Mail

Female players say fake soccer turf violates Charter, threaten legal action


The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Aug. 05 2014, 1:34 PM EDT

Making the world’s top female soccer players compete in World Cup games next year on artificial turf at stadiums across Canada is gender discrimination and violates human-rights law and even the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, according to a group of international players.

A group of international women’s soccer stars has retained two elite law firms, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP in the United States and Osler Hoskin & Harcourt in Canada, and is threatening legal action over the decision to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on a “second-class surface” they say causes more injuries and “degrades the women’s game.” The law firms are working for free.

In a letter dated July 28 and sent to Canadian soccer officials and FIFA president Sepp Blatter, the group – which includes U.S. star Abby Wambach – demands a discussion about a switch to real turf, and a response by Aug. 4. As of Tuesday, according to a lawyer for the group, the invitation had not been taken up.

No current Canadian players are part of the group. However, the letter says former Canadian star Carrie Serwetnyk, who played for the national team in the 1980s and 1990s, is a supporter.

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Church Minister Steven Jenvey | Demands Proof that His God Exists, err umm.. Pesticides are Safe | Ban neonic insecticides until proven safe

Is this Hypocricy?

A bit about Our current Minister:

Reverend Stephen Jenvey began his pastoral ministry with West Flamboro Presbyterian in September 2007. Born in B.C., Steve previously worked as a Silviculture Forester in Prince George B.C. In 2005 Steve began seminary in Montreal, where he graduated in 2007.

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