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Between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, the BC Human Rights Tribunal had disability cited as the ground of discrimination in 44% of cases filed with the Tribunal.

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Human rights are an important legal issue for all Canadians. The Canadian Human Rights Act (enacted in 1977) and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (added to the Constitution of Canada in 1982), along with provincial statutes such as the British Columbia Human Rights Code are the legislative basis for human rights in Canada today. These statutes set out minimum protections for each Canadian. However the rights, contexts, and available remedies can get complicated very quickly.

Experiencing a breach of your human rights can be a personal and overwhelming situation. But the number of different venues, remedies, and rights can make the situation even more of a headache. Read more