Former Legal Aid Manitoba chair, Roland Penner dies
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 …
LAM Staff Attorney works on wrongful conviction case
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.
Saying No to Rate Shock!
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 …
A win for the social inclusion of a person with intellectual disabilities
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 …
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
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 …
Breaking News re: CCD Intervention in Delta Airlines Inc. v Gábor Lukács
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 …
PILC 35: Building Relationships, Affirming Rights & Protecting the Environment
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 …
PILC releases Report on Access to Justice
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 …