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Human rights plunge into the past (April 2002)

Human rights in British Columbia may be about to plunge backwards by twenty years. In 1983 Bill Bennett abolished the Human Rights Commission, fired all the Commissioners and staff, and narrowed human rights legislation in one sweeping assault. Though a little slower off the mark, the current government seems poised to substantially weaken the province’s […]

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Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (February 2002)

Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, prepared by the Poverty and Human Rights Project, endorsed by anti-poverty groups and groups representing Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, seniors, children, and women, notifying the treaty body of planned cuts to social assistance and legal aid in British Columbia. Submission to the […]

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