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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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Manitoba Hydro Status Update Hearing

29/09/2021

In fall 2020, the provincial government introduced legislation that raised electricity rates by 2.9%, bypassing the usual practice of PUB hearings and approval. In addition, Hydro rates for First Nation …

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PILC participates in Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba Fundraiser

29/09/2021

On September 25th, members and honorary members of the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) participated in the Bike Race fundraiser event of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba (CPMB). The …

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Precedent Setting Human Rights Settlement – A Victory for Manitoban Adults with Disabilities

26/08/2021

Two self-advocates with complex disabilities. A dedicated and passionate legal team. Countless champions for social justice. And their Goliath opponent: a bureaucracy unwilling to fix a broken system that caused …

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PILC collaborated on six-part webinar series on environmental law

04/05/2021

On April 15, 2021, PILC along with the Manitoba Eco-Network and the University of Winnipeg hosted a webinar on “Environmental Law and Reconciliation”. Professor Aimee Craft of the University of …

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