NEWS

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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Over 60 members of the legal profession attend PILC webinar on early years of practice

04/05/2021

On April 27, 2021 over 60 lawyers, articling students and law students joined the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) for a discussion on public interest work in the early years …

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Community engagement by the Public Interest Law Centre attracts over 85 stakeholders

30/04/2021

On April 1st and 7th, the Public Interest Law Centre of Legal Aid Manitoba (PILC) hosted two participatory webinars for community stakeholders. The purpose of the webinars was fourfold: to …

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Addressing the Digital Divide

29/04/2021

PILC participated in the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) review of the mobile wireless telecommunications market on behalf of the Consumers’ Association of Canada (Manitoba Branch), Harvest Manitoba, and …

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University of Manitoba Community Law Centre Relocating

03/03/2021

A new Pilot Project with the UMCLC will commence on March 8th. LAM wishes to acknowledge the work put in by Robin Dwarka, Michael Swait, Gayle Zacharias and Scott Balneaves …

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Significant Victory for Manitoba Parents

10/12/2020

Seven couples who filed legal proceedings in the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench against the Manitoba government relating to its outdated Family Maintenance Act are celebrating a significant victory in …

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Significant Victory for Manitobans Who Are Nonbinary

10/12/2020

On 13 October 2020, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced a new policy which expands gender marker options available on the basic driver’s licenses and identification cards that it issues. Effective …

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Supreme Court of Canada hears that governments and courts can no longer ignore First Nations laws

04/11/2020

On 23 September 2020, PILC (Joëlle Pastora Sala and Byron Williams) appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in the constitutional reference …

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Manitoba Court of Appeal Rules that Manitobans with disabilities in receipt of EIA cannot be forced to apply early for their CPP

27/10/2020

A win for Manitobans with disabilities – On 5 May 2020, the Court of Appeal held that the appellant, Mr Stadler (a 65 year old man with disabilities in receipt …

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Legal Aid Manitoba Releases it’s 48th Annual Report

15/10/2020

Legal Aid Manitoba’s 48th Annual Report was released on October 14. LAM’s purpose is to serve the public interest by providing low-income individuals and groups with fundamental and essential legal …

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