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Anti-Poverty News

June 17, 2014
A 10-year plan which is supposed to address the needs of people with disabilities in British Columbia is not going over well with advocates. Jane Dyson, Executive Director of the BC Coalition of...
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June 9, 2014
Is it in the public interest to ensure that prisoners have access to life saving medication? That was the situation faced by the Community Legal Assistance Society's client. He was denied his HIV...
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June 6, 2014
The B.C. auditor general’s recent report, "Disability Assistance: An Audit of Program Access, Integrity and Results", indicates that B.C. adults who have developmental disabilities — such as Down...
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May 28, 2014
Several dozen Vancouver lawyers plan to withdraw their services this summer to protest a lack of legal aid funding. At least 100 Vancouver lawyers plan not to take any legal aid clients for five...
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May 27, 2014
B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced “Ward 10C” at St. Paul’s Hospital will no longer be dedicated to AIDS due to a steady reduction in cases. There’s been a 90% drop in AIDS cases in B.C. since...
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May 26, 2014
A Charter challenge case in Ontario alleges that the federal and provincial governments violate the rights of homeless people by failing to implement policies that would eventually eliminate...
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