The patent waiver is intended to temporarily free COVID-19 vaccines from intellectual property restrictions that keep them expensive and beyond the reach of countries and people in need.
Pro Bono is a monthly column written by lawyers and legal experts at Iler Campbell LLP that explores the murky legal waters activists regularly confront in doing their work.
The story of one housing co-op's experience with eviction during the pandemic highlights some significant problems in our system that pre-date the pandemic but are exacerbated by it.
Without directly addressing how non-profit governance is designed around privilege, there cannot be meaningful progress in ensuring diversity on the boards of these organizations.
With measures in place to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, some people feel that their rights are under attack. But individual rights, even those protected by the Charter, are not absolute.
While wills are important to dividing up the fortunes of the rich, they are just as important for regular people who don't own property or have big bank accounts.
Mi'kmaw lobster fishers in Nova Scotia have endured shocking acts of violence and intimidation from commercial fishers.
Under what circumstances does membership of charities, non-profits and community organizations have the legal status that will attract a judge's jurisdiction and oversight?
As remote working exacerbates gender inequalities in the workplace, non-profit board chairs should start conversations about what they can do to work towards equality.
Harassment need not be by a superior at work, or even a co-worker, and the protection provided by occupational health and safety legislation is not limited to harassment on human rights grounds
COVID-19 has increased the demand for medical assistance in dying, but the pandemic has also made it more difficult to access.