National Duty Counsel Day


The first line of defence starts at the front line; duty counsel is at the front line…to serve. October 27 is Duty Counsel Day. Initiated by Canada’s legal aid associations, …


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


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 …


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


  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 …


PUB approves 3.6 % interim rate increase for Hydro


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 …


PUB renders decision on MPI rates


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 …


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


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 …


AMC challenge to the clawback of Children’s Allowance Benefits


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


Important win in the coverage of gender affirming surgeries in Manitoba


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 …


Fighting for 2SLGBTQ+ students and families


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 …


Significant victory for Nova Scotians with intellectual disabilities


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 …