Government Policy

January 28, 2015
A rally was held earlier this week protesting the lack of government regulation for payday loan stores in Burnaby. The story was reported in a recent article. “Monica McGovern with the group ACORN...
Keywords: Article , Debt and Consumer Law, Government Policy, Organizing, British Columbia
January 14, 2015
Last month, the Law Society of BC released a report authored by its “Legal Services Regulatory Framework Taskforce” recommending that the organization request a legislative amendment allowing it to...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Legal Assistance, British Columbia
January 14, 2015
A report released earlier this week by BC’s auditor general highlights many problems within BC’s provincial prison system. The report found that “lack of attention to performance management,...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Prisoners' Rights, British Columbia
January 13, 2015
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Article , Aboriginal and First Nations, Government Policy, Human Rights, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
January 12, 2015
A new report published by the Ministry of Children and Family Development has found that children in foster care are disproportionately accessing income assistance upon turning 19, according to an...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Education, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
July 30, 2014
Right now, the House of Commons and a committee of the Senate are reviewing a federal government Bill that will deprive elderly immigrants of equal access to benefits that make sure seniors don’t...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
July 17, 2014
There are serious problems at the Social Security Tribunal and the Canada Pension Plan Disability Program, especially for people trying to appeal decisions on their ineligibility for this disability...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
July 9, 2014
Whitehorse residents and community leaders gathered in the rain Friday to express their disapproval of the government’s decision to scrap an affordable housing program in the city. About 40 people...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Housing, Yukon
July 7, 2014
The Conservative government’s latitude to choose its own policies was curtailed yet again on Friday when a judge called health-care cuts for failed refugee claimants a form of “cruel and unusual...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
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...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Legal Aid, British Columbia
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