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BC Election 2020 – Joint Letter from CLAS and TRAC to Parties Re: Housing Reforms

October 8, 2020

Dear Candidates,

Re: Legislative Recommendations relating to the Tenants Housing Crisis in BC

We wish to bring attention to the housing crisis for tenants in British Columbia as a key platform issue in the upcoming election. This crisis continues to be […]

2020-10-19T11:36:39-07:00October 19, 2020|Categories: News, Statements|Tags: , |

Letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Preventing Mass Evictions Post-COVID-19 Emergency Period

Re: Preventing Mass Evictions Post-COVID-19 Emergency Period

Dear Minister,

We write to follow up on our previous letters dated March 19, 2020 and March 24, 2020 regarding the eviction moratorium during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Since we last wrote regarding this issue, it […]

2020-08-20T09:40:26-07:00August 20, 2020|Categories: News, Statements|

Letter to Minister Dix and Minister Darcy Re: Bill 22 – 2020 – Mental Health Amendment Act

July 3, 2020

via email

The Honourable Adrian Dix, M.L.A.
Minister of Health
Room 337 Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca

The Honourable Judy Darcy, M.L.A.
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions
Room 346 Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
MH.Minister@gov.bc.ca

Re: Bill 22 – 2020 – Mental Health Amendment Act

Dear Ministers,

We […]

2020-07-03T14:24:59-07:00July 3, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , |

BC Tenants’ Rights Legal Advocates Call for Prevention of Mass Evictions


For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

June 25, 2020

Vancouver, B.C. – Tenants’ rights advocates and legal aid professionals in B.C., the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) along with the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC), are concerned […]

2020-06-25T10:42:03-07:00June 25, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , |

Follow-Up Joint Letter to Minister Simpson Re: COVID-19 Supports for PWD and Income Assistance

Hon. Shane Simpson
Minister of Social Development & Poverty Reduction
PO Box 9933 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9R2
SDPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

April 7, 2020

Dear Minister Simpson:

RE: Follow-up Concerning COVID-19 Supports for PWD and Income Assistance

We are so pleased to see that the Ministry of Social Development […]

Statement on COVID-19 Support for Income & Disability Assistance in BC

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

The Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) supports the new, encouraging COVID-19 income and disability measures to help British Columbians announced by the provincial Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (“the Ministry”).

  • People already receiving […]

Press Release: Advocates Call on Minister of Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson to Make New Federal Benefits Available to Workers on Welfare

March 27, 2020 – For Immediate Release

Vancouver and Victoria – Legal advocacy groups are urgently calling for the provincial government to make legislative changes that would allow British Columbians who both work and receive disability or income assistance cheques to keep the […]

2020-03-27T10:49:57-07:00March 27, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

Joint Letter to Minister Simpson Re: COVID-19 & Income Assistance and Disability Assistance

Hon. Shane Simpson
Minister of Social Development & Poverty Reduction
PO Box 9933 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9R2
SDPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

March 24, 2020

Dear Minister Simpson:

RE: COVID-19 & Income Assistance and Disability Assistance

We write to you in light of the evolving public health emergency concerning Covid-19 […]

2020-03-27T09:15:07-07:00March 26, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

BC Tenants’ Rights Advocates Unite to Call for Ban on Evictions

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Yesterday, Canadians were given a clear and direct order from Prime Minister Trudeau: “go home and stay home.” But how can renters stay home when threatened with losing their homes through evictions?

Tenants’ rights advocates in […]

2020-03-25T10:05:54-07:00March 24, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |
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