PILC receives Manitoba Human Rights Award


  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 …


Mandatory Minimum Struck Down by Manitoba’s Top Court


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 …


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


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, …


CRTC hearing on misleading and aggressive telecommunications sales practices


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 …


Release of Investigative Reports and Locked Out of Life Campaign


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 …


Supreme Court to hear critical case on rights of people living in poverty, freedom from police intrusion


WINNIPEG – A coalition of organizations who represent persons living in poverty, urban Indigenous people, persons living with mental illness and persons experiencing homelessness are intervening in the Supreme Court …


An Interpretation of the Best Interest of the Child consistent with Reconciliation, the Honour of the Crown and domestic and international commitments


With First Nations children accounting for 90% of the over 11,000 children in care in Manitoba and with the highest child apprehension rate in the country, this over-representation is nothing …


Making low cost data available to all Canadians


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 …


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.