Submission Re: Funding for Legal Aid Services

In our 2010 submissions to BC’s Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, we highlighted the importance of investing in legal aid in the province, noting that underfunding legal aid damages our economy, is detrimental to the health and Read More

Submission Re: Research on Workplace Dispute Resolution

When the BC Law Institute was asked by government conduct research and analysis on new workplace dispute resolution mechanisms for BC, we shared our concerns regarding the possibility of a workplace “super-tribunal” and the abolishment of the BC Human Read More

Letter Re: Tuition Fees for Professional Programs

We wrote to the Minister of Advanced Education regarding the government’s plan to lift the cap on tuition fees for professional programs and the potential for this move to undermine access to justice in family law. Read the letter. Read More

Letter Re: Bills C-45 and S-223

We wrote to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration seeking to ensure that amendments aimed at addressing the trafficking of women and girls actually protect victims of trafficking, rather than exposing them to criminalization, detention and deportation. Read the Read More

Letter Re: Cancellation of the MAP project

We wrote to the Premier and the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General urging them to continue funding for the Mobile Access Project (MAP) and the MAP Van, a critical service that distributes condoms, food, harm reduction and Read More