British Columbia

June 12, 2003
From the BC Government Press Release: "Bruce also announced changes to the employment standards regulation. Effective tomorrow, farm workers are excluded from hours of work, overtime and statutory...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
June 12, 2003
A Bad Time to be Poor: An analysis of British Columbia's new welfare policies (in PDF). The report is the first comprehensive review of the full package of policy changes to the welfare system in BC...
Keywords: Article , News, Welfare, British Columbia
May 7, 2003
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) issued its Concluding Comments on Canada in February, 2003. It singled out B.C. for criticism because of the...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, Women, British Columbia
April 30, 2003
Anti-poverty lawyers in British Columbia are asking the BC Supreme Court to order the provincial government to provide state-funded legal representation to three people who have been sued in BC...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, News, British Columbia
April 27, 2003
Though slightly dated, the material in the submission and related documents in a British Columbia appeal to the Ministry of Human Resources on their decision on whether a relationship reached the...
Keywords: Article , Disability, News, Welfare, British Columbia
March 10, 2003
It is recommended that a person receiving income assistance have someone attend ministry appointments with them. This quick guide has some very good tips on the dos and don'ts for a witness. The...
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
March 5, 2003
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has issued its Concluding Comments on Canada. It has singled out B.C. for criticism because of the negative...
Keywords: Article , News, Welfare, Women, British Columbia
January 17, 2003
British Columbia is moving backwards on women’s equality due to current provincial government policies and is in contravention of its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms...
Keywords: Article , News, Women, British Columbia
January 17, 2003
Bill 70, the Residential Tenancy Act, will bring changes for landlords and tenants in British Columbia. Included in the proposed new Bill includes a change to security deposits - allowing landlords...
Keywords: Article , News, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
January 17, 2003
Bill 63, Workers Compensation Amendment Act (No. 2), 2002 was introduced recently in the legislature in British Columbia. This bill reduces the levels of review from 3 to 2, creates a new internal...
Keywords: Article , News, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
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