The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)

The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) is the essential ally and advocate of all members of the legal profession. The CBABC is the voice for the profession and serves its members and their interests in advocacy. It provides personal and professional development, and support to all members of the legal profession. The CBABC promotes fair justice systems, facilitates effective law reform, promotes equality in the legal profession, and is devoted to the elimination of discrimination.

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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects a broad range of freedoms and rights. This script provides an overview of these rights and freedoms, what you can do if you think a law or government action violates your ...
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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects a broad range of rights and freedoms. This script discusses equality rights, which are guaranteed by section 15 of the Charter.
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Can children make their own decisions about things that affect them? This script discusses children's rights. Topics include whether children can choose which parent to live with, children's rights if hospitalized ...
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This script has legal information for seniors. It covers the rights of seniors to pensions and benefits, abuse and neglect of seniors (often called "elder abuse"), changing your will, options for appointing others to ...
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This script explains leasing a car in BC for personal or family use (consumer leases). It does not cover business leases. Cars are expensive machines. Before you lease one, you should compare leasing with buying to see ...
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This script explains buying a used car in BC. Used cars are often expensive. Before you sign an agreement to buy a used car, read it carefully and think about it. There is no cooling-off period to change your mind and ...
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This script explains what you can do if someone is threatening you or assaults you. You can either apply for a peace bond against a person who has threatened to hurt you or damage your property, or ask that the person ...
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The BC Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination in employment. The BC Human Rights Tribunal handles discrimination complaints. This script explains how the Code protects you on the job and what you can do if an ...
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Employment Insurance (EI) benefits are temporary payments to people who lose their jobs, are between jobs, or cannot work for various reasons. This script discusses EI benefits. Topics include who can get EI benefits, ...
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People with disabilities can get financial help from several places. This script explains some of the help available and how and where to get more information.
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