Disability means different things to different people depending on their outlook and their experiences, but in the legal system, and particularly with respect to the legal eligibility thresholds to qualify for public benefits, “disability” often has a lengthy, detailed and meticulous definition.

We like to think that we live in a democracy where a person’s  race will not determine her access to health care. But the troubling allegations in a recent  B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision suggest that racism might have been at play in a serious health care assessment with potential...

CLAS is celebrating its victory in two decisions released last month by the BC Court of Appeal, both of which raise broad questions about access to justice for marginalized people attempting to assert basic rights within a complex and daunting legal system. 

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