NEWS

CRTC Preserves Paper Billing for Vulnerable Consumers / Le CRTC maintient la facturation papier pour certains consommateurs vulnérables

21/03/2022

English In response to consumers’ concerns about the transition by service providers to exclusive electronic billing, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has acted to preserve the availability of …

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Law suit initiated on behalf of Minegoziibe Anishinabe and Wuskwi Sipihk First Nations / Les Premières Nations de Minegoziibe Anishinabe et Wuskwi Sipihk intentent une action

25/02/2022

  English On January 25 2022, the Public Interest Law Centre, in partnership with First Peoples Law LLP, filed a Notice of Application for Judicial Review at Manitoba’s Court of …

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PUB approves 3.6 % interim rate increase for Hydro

17/02/2022

English On December 24, 2021, the Public Utilities Board approved a 3.6% rate increase for Manitoba Hydro, on an interim basis, a lower increase than the 5% requested by the …

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PUB renders decision on MPI rates

11/01/2022

On December 15, 2021, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) released its decision on Manitoba Public Insurance’s 2022/23 rate application, approving a 1.57% rate decrease and a $312M one-time rebate to …

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Manitoba Public Insurance 2022 General Rate Application: Fairness to ratepayers through Covid-19 and into the future

02/11/2021

On behalf of the Manitoba Branch of the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC Manitoba), PILC has called on the Public Utilities Board to ensure that Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) treats …

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AMC challenge to the clawback of Children’s Allowance Benefits

02/11/2021

On October 26-29, 2021, PILC represented the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) before the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench arguing for the rights of First Nations children in the child …

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Important win in the coverage of gender affirming surgeries in Manitoba

14/10/2021

Manitoba Health has been ordered by the Manitoba Health Appeal Board (the “Board”) to cover the costs of facial feminization surgery for a transgender woman. Prior to this decision, requests …

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Fighting for 2SLGBTQ+ students and families

08/10/2021

Three parents who filed human rights complaints against the Manitoba for discriminating against 2SLGBTQ+ families through the provincial K-12 curriculum will have the Manitoba Human Rights Commission’s decision to dismiss …

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Significant victory for Nova Scotians with intellectual disabilities

06/10/2021

On October 6, 2021 the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal paved the road to addressing the human rights of thousands of Nova Scotians with disabilities who continue to languish in …

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Cann v Fort Garry/River Heights (Director), 2021 MBCA 75

29/09/2021

The Manitoba Court of Appeal has confirmed that in particular circumstances, a portion of a single Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payment is to be exempted from the calculation of …

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