We share with you a monthly roundup of changes to Clicklaw’s collection. Here is a summary of updates done in May 2020. For resources specific to pandemic responses, go to Covid-19 Resources for British Columbians (bit.ly/covid19bc).
COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Civil Liberties & Human Rights for All
by British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
- What is an Emergency Order? (new)
What is an emergency order and what powers does it give governments? Learn about your rights and civil liberties in a pandemic.
- Enforcement of Public Health Orders in B.C. during COVID-19 Pandemic (new)
Are police and bylaw officers allowed to enforce provincial public health orders? Learn about public health order enforcement power in BC and your rights in a pandemic.
- COVID-19 and Tenant Privacy Rights (new)
The law gives tenants control over whether to share their medical information, including a COVID-19 diagnosis, with their landlords, and whether the landlord may share it with others. Learn about your privacy rights as a tenant in a pandemic.
Help Sheet #17: COVID-19 Supports and Resources (new)
by Disability Alliance BC
To help mitigate the financial challenges posed by COVID-19, the federal and BC governments have introduced several new emergency supports and programs. An overview of these emergency measures is available in our new information Help Sheet, HS #17: COVID-19 Supports and Programs.
Coronavirus: how COVID-19 is affecting the legal system
by Legal Aid Society
New online resources covering a wide range of topics:
- Legal aid and other access to justice services
- Q&A on each level of Courts, parenting, support, mortgage & rent, family violence, immigration, welfare & benefits
- A video on applying for a protection order
- Aboriginal peoples
Reform & Research
BC Gender Equality Report Card 2019/2020 (new)
by West Coast LEAF
This Report Card assesses the BC government’s progress on human rights and gender equality between December 2018 and early April 2020. It explores access to justice; economic security; gender-based violence; health; justice for people who are criminalized; and rights of parents, children, and youth.
Great news! The HelpMap listings (200+) are now mostly up to date with the latest info on accessing the services during COVID-19 restrictions. Check it out: https://www.clicklaw.bc.ca/helpmap.
Disability Law Clinic (new)
by Disability Alliance BC
Free legal advice to people with disabilities about human rights and discrimination, including:
- Accommodations related to the COVID-19 virus and social distancing
- Accommodation in the workplace
- Access to transportation o Access to education
- Service animals