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Making low cost data available to all Canadians

21/06/2018

Too many Canadians are being locked out of the digital economy by a market that has failed to respond to the demand for low-cost data-only plans. To help addresss the …

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Former Legal Aid Manitoba chair, Roland Penner dies

07/06/2018

Roland Penner, Legal Aid Manitoba’s first chair has died. LAM became a legislated program in Manitoba in 1971. It opened its doors to clients in 1972.  Penner was LAM’s chair …

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LAM Staff Attorney works on wrongful conviction case

30/05/2018

Legal Aid Manitoba’s staff attorney Alan Libman worked with Innocence Canada on the Frank Ostrowski wrongful conviction case mentioned in this article & other cases involving wrongfully convicted Manitobans.

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Saying No to Rate Shock!

04/05/2018

On May 1, 2018, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) said no to Manitoba Hydro’s request for a 7.9% rate increase proposal which would have cost Manitoba consumers $127 million dollars …

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A win for the social inclusion of a person with intellectual disabilities

25/04/2018

For many years, the interpretation by Department has created significant barriers for persons with intellectual disabilities seeking access to the Community Living disABILITY Services (CLDS). Efforts by Public Interest Law …

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Join us for the launch of a book featuring a Chapter on Payday Lending in Manitoba written by PILC lawyers, Katrine Dilay and Byron Williams

25/04/2018

Over the past decade, Manitoba established itself as a national leader in protecting payday lending consumers. The clients of the Public Interest Law Centre have played a significant role in …

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Breaking News re: CCD Intervention in Delta Airlines Inc. v Gábor Lukács

19/01/2018

BREAKING: 19 January 2018 – in the matter of Delta Airlines Inc. v Gábor Lukács, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has decided that it is unreasonable for the Canadian …

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PILC 35th: Infographic

15/01/2018

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PILC 35: Building Relationships, Affirming Rights & Protecting the Environment

27/11/2017

On November 25th, the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) celebrated its 35th anniversary. The event entitled “PILC 35: Building Relationships, Affirming Rights & Protecting the Environment” was attended by over …

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PILC releases Report on Access to Justice

27/11/2017

The Public Interest Law Centre, in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, has released a report on access to justice in Manitoba. Justice Starts Here: A One-Stop Shop …

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