NEWS

Supreme Court of Canada hears that governments and courts can no longer ignore First Nations laws

04/11/2020

On 23 September 2020, PILC (Joëlle Pastora Sala and Byron Williams) appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in the constitutional reference …

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Manitoba Court of Appeal Rules that Manitobans with disabilities in receipt of EIA cannot be forced to apply early for their CPP

27/10/2020

A win for Manitobans with disabilities – On 5 May 2020, the Court of Appeal held that the appellant, Mr Stadler (a 65 year old man with disabilities in receipt …

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Legal Aid Manitoba Releases it’s 48th Annual Report

15/10/2020

Legal Aid Manitoba’s 48th Annual Report was released on October 14. LAM’s purpose is to serve the public interest by providing low-income individuals and groups with fundamental and essential legal …

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PILC’s Efforts to End All Forms of Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

17/09/2019

Since 2014, the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) has been collaborating with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) in their actions to address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous …

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Vulnerable Persons Act Think Tank

10/06/2019

On March 20, 2019, Community Living Manitoba and the Public Interest Law Centre hosted a Think Tank to discuss recommendations for strengthening protections under the /Vulnerable Persons Living with a …

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CRTC Wireless Review

10/06/2019

The Public Interest Law Centre is representing three Manitoba organizations in a review by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) of Canada’s mobile wireless framework. Winnipeg Harvest, the Aboriginal …

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Public Interest Centre Advisory Committee

24/05/2019

On December 2018, Legal Aid Manitoba created a Public Interest Law Centre Advisory Committee which is tasked with meeting regularly to provide advice on matters of public interest. We are …

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Fighting for access to supports and services for First Nations children with disabilities

24/05/2019

PILC represents a First Nations mother and her child who lives with disabilities in their human rights complaint at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. …

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Chapter by PILC Lawyers, Allison and Joëlle, Published in Book – “Public Interest Litigation in Canada” (2019)

26/04/2019

    PILC lawyers, Allison Fenske and Joëlle Pastora Sala , have a published chapter entitled “The Wheels of Justice: Reflections from the Public Interest Law Centre of Legal Aid …

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Local Human Rights Campaign Wins National Awards

08/03/2019

  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (March 6, 2019) –– Yesterday, UpHouse, a local brand and marketing agency, won two national advertisement awards for a campaign which raises awareness for the plight …

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