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In June 2017, the federal government tabled Bill C-55, proposing changes to Canada’s Oceans Act. Unfortunately, Bill C-55 does not go far enough in providing effective protection for marine protected areas (MPAs) under ...
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The federal government's review of Canada's environmental laws presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen five of our most important statutes. This booklet contains key recommendations from leading ...
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West Coast Environmental Law Association was invited to appear as a witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Supports Bill C-55, recommendations for marine protected areas (MPAs), ...
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A review of the development of parenting coordination in the US & its adoption in Canada, and the findings of the research available to date on parenting coordination, its efficacy in resolving parenting disputes, its ...
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The final results of survey of participants from a 2-day national symposium with a multidisciplinary spectrum of leading stakeholders to share info & dialogue about how: voices of children and youth are heard, their ...
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West Coast LEAF's annual CEDAW Report Card grades BC's compliance with United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). BC's record of action and inaction in the past ...
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Mental health detentions in BC have increased dramatically over the last ten years. Our report reveals several disturbing practices and points to a number of deep flaws in the BC Mental Health Act that do not comply ...
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This report examines housing issues across independent living, assisted living and residential care. It provides recommendations that are practical, realistic and have the potential to leverage significant change, ...
View PDF from Office of the Seniors Advocate BC


A report on Indigenous child welfare submitted to the government of BC by the Special Advisor on Indigenous Children in Care. It identifies the challenges and opportunities present in 10 areas for focused action.
View PDF from First Nations Summit


In this report, BCCLA proposes a model for providing independent oversight and accountability to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). It also includes detailed recommendations on the components necessary to ensure ...
View PDF from BC Civil Liberties Association