Human Rights

January 23, 2005
The New Brunswick legislature has given final approval to a private-members bill that will protect the poor from discrimination. The amendment to the New Brunswick Human Rights Act - available online...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, New Brunswick
July 5, 2004
On June 30, 2004 the New Brunswick government passed an amendment to the New Brunswick Human Rights Act to include "social condition" as a protected ground in the Act. Throughout the Act all...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, New Brunswick
July 5, 2004
A recent B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled that a government policy which bans people with severe disabilities from hiring relatives as personal care attendants is discriminatory. Frances Kelly, a...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Human Rights, News, British Columbia
May 3, 2004
An amendment to the Human Rights act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of a social condition, such as poverty, could impact the distribution of welfare. This amendment was put forward with...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Welfare, New Brunswick
January 13, 2004
West Coast LEAF, the Poverty and Human Rights Project and the Community Legal Assistance Society are concerned about the impact on single mothers of recent cuts to welfare rates and tightened...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Welfare, British Columbia
January 17, 2003
The Poverty and Human Rights Project's goal is to strengthen the rights of the poorest people, by fostering recognition of rights to social and economic security, and by increasing the capacity of...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, British Columbia
June 8, 2002
British Columbia is soon to be the only provinces without a Human Rights Commission. The Attorney General has confirmed the government plans to scrap the Human Rights Commission altogether. The...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, British Columbia
May 17, 2002
Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Link removed - No longer exists) released on February 13, 2002 by twelve anti-poverty organizations in BC calling...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, British Columbia
October 5, 2001
Update: Court date for the challenge was heard October 29, 2001. Updates on The Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) Gosselin case as well as the facta of CCPI and the Attorney General of...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Welfare, Québec
August 20, 2001
Jean-Guy Allard's Granma International article (Link removed - No longer exists) reports on a tragic situation and its human rights implications for Canadian Aboriginal and First Nations people.
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, News, All of Canada
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