COVID Response

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 […]

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

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”), […]

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 […]