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This guide explains what discrimination is, how the law prohibits it, and what to do if someone discriminates against you. The guide deals with the federal Canadian Human Rights Act (the Act), but not with provincial ...
Also available in: French
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This guide describes a number of situations when you should consider consulting a lawyer. They include choosing a business structure, buying an existing business, leasing commercial space, drawing up contracts and ...
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This handbook is meant to help you make sense of the current state of play with respect to electronic searches at the Canadian border and at US preclearance zones in Canada, and to provide tools to protect your privacy ...
View PDF from BC Civil Liberties Association


A Review of Canada’s proposed new legislation, West Coast Environmental Law evaluates the available details on the federal government’s proposal for oil tanker ban legislation.
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This brief – submitted to the Committee by West Coast Environmental Law and the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) – establishes the need for national legal fish habitat protection standards, addresses the current ...
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In 2016, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Dominic LeBlanc announced a 5-point plan to achieve our international commitment to conserve 10% of our oceans by 2020. This document outlines a ...
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Preparing for Climate Change: An Implementation Guide for Local Governments in BC is a resource developed by West Coast Environmental Law that looks at the tools available, and highlights useful experiences and good ...
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Along with our colleagues from the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research, West Coast Environmental Law travelled to communities across the north (Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Fort St. John, and ...
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This short publication outlines how best practices regarding regional strategic environmental assessment could be applied to proposed LNG development in British Columbia.
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Payback Time? What the internationalization of climate litigation could mean for Canadian oil and gas companies. Andrew Gage, Staff Counsel at West Coast, and University of British Columbia professor Michael Byers, ...
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