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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 […]
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