Vancouver [September 28, 2016] – In response to a human rights complaint, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation announced yesterday that it will end the practice of clawing back Employment Insurance (EI) maternity and parental benefits from families receiving income and disability assistance. The government also announced that...

The Community Legal Assistance Society ("CLAS") is seeking: Contract Part-time Staff Lawyer, Community Law Program Communications Coordinator Closing Date: Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. (PST). To pursue an employment opportunity, candidates are invited to submit their applications to careers@clasbc.net

CLAS believes that people with mental illness have the right to participate meaningfully in their own treatment and recovery. However, British Columbia’s mental health laws deprive all involuntary patients — including patients living in the community and those actually detained — of the right to give, refuse, or revoke consent...

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