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3 Jul, 2020

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

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

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 […]

26 Jun, 2020

Important Victory for Canadian Workers at the Supreme Court of Canada

2020-06-26T11:28:06-07:00June 26, 2020|Categories: Release|Tags: , , , , |

June 26, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC / OTTAWA, ON – Last fall, the Community Legal Assistance Society (“CLAS”) went to Ottawa to argue that powerful companies like Uber should not be able to take away people’s rights using fine print buried deep inside […]

25 Jun, 2020

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

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


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 […]

6 May, 2020

Unlawful Guest Restrictions – Tenant’s Rights during COVID-19 

2020-05-06T10:24:07-07:00May 6, 2020|Categories: Insights, Uncategorised|Tags: , , |

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Tenant advocates have received reports that some landlords have been barring access to occupants and/or guests in their rental buildings. This action is in direct contravention of section 30 (1)(b) of the Residential Tenancy Act (the “RTA”), […]

16 Apr, 2020

Information Guide: Employment Insurance and the New Canada Emergency Response Benefit

2020-06-26T09:29:43-07:00April 16, 2020|Categories: Insights, News, Release|Tags: , , , |

Last Content Update: June 26th 2020 @ 9:30am PST

The government has created a new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (“CERB”) to help workers impacted by COVID-19. There have also been changes to Employment Insurance (“EI”). […]

7 Apr, 2020

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

2020-04-07T15:35:31-07:00April 7, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

6 Apr, 2020

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

2020-04-06T10:18:40-07:00April 6, 2020|Categories: Statements|Tags: , , , |

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 […]
27 Mar, 2020

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

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

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 […]