Tag Archives: Vancouver

Extra, Extra: Supreme Court has published Insite decision!

In case you haven’t heard, the Supreme Court has recently released their decision in the matter of Canada (Attorney General) v. PHS Community Services Society, 2011 SCC 44

PHS Community Services

LegalEase has previously covered this case in its earlier incarnations. Check out our coverage of this speech delivered by Hester Lessard: https://legaleaseckut.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/episode-20-mar-2011-downtown-eastside-vancouver/

For more in-depth ruminations on the subject, please refer to our friends at Pivot Legal in Vancouver: http://pivotlegal.org/pivot-points/blog/the-historic-insite-decision-in-a-nutshell#cdnpoli

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HomeLessNess is Over

Pivot Legal Society in Vancouver has launched a new campaign entitled, Homelessness is over.

The site implores Canadians to write to our very own (styling) federal minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Diane Finley.  The message reads as follows:

Dear Minister Finley,

I am adding my name to the movement to end homelessness in Canada.
Canada is the only G8 nation without a national strategy to ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable housing. The result? A growing homelessness crisis that the UN has described as a “national emergency”.

Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, would help put an end to this national shame.
I am asking Pivot Legal Society to carry my voice to Ottawa and demand you do your job and create a national housing strategy NOW!

Here is the Honourable Member’s contact information:

* Remember – all letters to Parliament Hill do not require any postage.

Hon. Diane Finley – Hill Office

House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Telephone: (613) 996-4974
Fax: (613) 996-9749
EMail: FinleD@parl.gc.ca
Web Site:* www.dianefinley.ca/
Preferred Language: English