Case Comments

Ongoing Advocacy for Prisoners’ Rights in the Continued Administration of Solitary Confinement: British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and John Howard Society of Canada v. Canada (Attorney General) by Bibhas D. Vaze (Spring 2018)

Centring the Margins: Reflections on British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and John Howard Society of Canada v. Canada (Attorney General) by Raji Mangat (Spring 2018)

Public Education under BC’s Liberals: Fifteen Years of Willful Neglect by Susan Lambert, BCTF President 2010-2013

Reinstatement of the Heroin Assisted Treatment Program by Katrina Pacey - Executive Director, Pivot Legal Society (October 2016)

In the Midst of a Mental Health Crisis, We are Failing Rural and Aboriginal Youth by Doug King, Pivot Legal Society (May 2016)

Temporarily Unchained: The Drive to Unionize Foreign Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Canada - A Comment on Greenway Farms and UFCW by Robert Russo (BC Studies Issue no. 169)

Rights, the Homeless, and Social Change: Reflections on Victoria (City) v. Adams (BCSC) by Margot Young (BC Studies Issue no. 164)

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