On April 16, 1985, Margaret Mitchell, NDP (Vancouver East), requested the Minister of Justice to “celebrate equality” (according to the Charter of Rights):


by designating major funding for an independent endowment… through a credible organization such as the Legal Action and Education Fund, so that women may fight equality cases under the Charter.


The Minister of Justice pointed out that the matter was currently under discussion in the Government, especially in the Department of the Secretary of State.