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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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PILC Lawyers Participate in the Laskin Moot

06/03/2019

On 1 March 2019, PILC lawyers, Katrine Dilay and Joëlle Pastora Sala, participated as judges in the Laskin Moot which was held in Winnipeg (MB). Other Laskin Moot judges included …

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PILC receives Manitoba Human Rights Award

12/12/2018

  On December 10 2018, the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) was awarded the 2018 Aaron Berg Award at the annual Manitoba Human Rights Awards. The award is given to …

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Mandatory Minimum Struck Down by Manitoba’s Top Court

30/11/2018

On November 22, 2018, the Manitoba Court of Appeal ruled that the mandatory minimum sentence attached to s. 151(a) of the Criminal Code was unconstitutional and of no force and …

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Manitoba Coalition Urges CRTC to Protect Consumers from Misleading and Aggressive Telco Sales Practices

30/10/2018

On Tuesday October 23, 2018 a coalition of Manitoba organizations, represented by the Public Interest Law Centre, presented at a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearing in Gatineau, Quebec, …

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CRTC hearing on misleading and aggressive telecommunications sales practices

25/09/2018

The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has initiated a proceeding to examine the retail sales practices of Canada’s large telecommunications carriers. Specifically, the CRTC has asked Canadians to comment on …

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Release of Investigative Reports and Locked Out of Life Campaign

18/09/2018

On 11 September 2018, the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) and the Cerebral Palsy Association co-hosted a Press Conference to: (1) release the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Investigative Report which …

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