Category Archives: legal

Allan Parker

We are sad to announce the passing of Allan Parker, former executive director of Access Pro Bono and good friend of the BCCPD. Allan was a poverty law lawyer with the community law office in Nanaimo and with the Legal … Continue reading

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Community Update Re: Zyprexa Class Action

People receiving basic income assistance or disability benefits (PWD or PPMB) who are part of the Zyprexa Class Action are starting to receive cheques for amounts of up to $10,000 and in some cases more. Benefits recipients are required to … Continue reading

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Press Release: Canadian Law Distinguished at International Summit on Accessibility

Exemplary features of British Columbia‚Äôs Law on supported decision-making to be discussed with 200 international politicians, NGO representatives, disabled persons and academics at the Zero Conference in Vienna. On January 22 and 23, 2012 the International Conference on Good Policies … Continue reading

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Community Advisory Re: Canada Pension Plan Disability

We have been advised by Canada Pension Plan (CPP) that it has determined the Third Party Administration Act is not being properly applied. Lawyers advising CPP have said that a third party cannot make a Reconsideration Request of a CPP … Continue reading

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Courts Grants One Year Extension to Woodlands Survivors

The courts have granted a one year extension until September 19th 2012 to former residents of Woodlands who were at the institution after August 1st 1974 to file a claim for compensation. To date, only 10 files have been registered … Continue reading

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Changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Appeal Process

Dear Community Partner, We are writing to you to let you know about changes that the Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals (OCRT) has made to the CPP appeal process. Below is a copy of the notice that the … Continue reading

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