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Legal Information for Indigenous People

S.H.E.D. Society of Bella Coola

This booklet provides basic & accessible legal information for Indigenous people facing legal issues, incl. the justice systems, children & families, rights & protections, death & taxes, income security, and class actions. It explains how the laws can vary for people based on their Indigeneity.

Last reviewed July 2024
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Make a Complaint (against the RCMP)

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP

Explains how to make a complaint about the conduct of an RCMP member. It includes a complaint form PDF, which is also available in multiple languages.

Last reviewed March 2024
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Making a Complaint Against the Police

BC Civil Liberties Association

This guide will help you make a complaint against municipal police or the RCMP.

Last reviewed March 2024
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Complaints Against Police

BC Civil Liberties Association

This guide explains how to file a complaint against police officers for misconduct and what you can expect in the process.

Last reviewed March 2024
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Dial-a-Law: Complaints Against the RCMP

People’s Law School

If you are concerned about an RCMP officer’s conduct, you have options, from filing a complaint to suing. Learn how the options differ, and the steps in filing a complaint.

Last reviewed March 2024
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Dial-a-Law: Complaints Against Municipal Police

People’s Law School

If you are concerned about a police officer’s conduct, you have options, from filing a complaint to suing. Learn how the options differ, and the steps in filing a complaint.

Last reviewed March 2024
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LSLAP Manual: Public Complaint Procedures

Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP)

This chapter on administrative law is used by law students handling cases at LSLAP’s legal clinics. It’s an overview of citizens’ rights, including the right to vote, and sets out the legal avenues available to individuals who believe that a government agency has acted improperly.

Last reviewed March 2024