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City of Winnipeg files court injunction to stop landfill protest

JULY 11, 2023 

Brandon Trask, our Rights Clinic Supervisor and Assistant Professor was recently featured in the Winnipeg Free Press.

He shared insights on the notice of application for a court injunction filed by the City of Winnipeg, aiming to halt the protest at the Brady Road Landfill. The advocates, demanding support for searches of Winnipeg-area landfills for missing and murdered indigenous women, have blocked the main road. Professor Trask’s comments shed light on the complexities of such cases, acknowledging that some civil disobedience by advocates may be necessary for a functioning democracy.

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Faculty of Law Rights Clinic Update: New team members and partnerships

JUNE 28, 2023 

This summer, the Rights Clinic at Robson Hall is dedicated to forging partnerships with organizations to advance rights on a broader scale. The Rights Clinic is thrilled to announce a number of additions to the team to support its summer operations and upcoming projects for the fall. Supervising Clinical Instructor Liz McCandless joins forces with Rights Clinic founder Assistant Professor Brandon Trask, and incoming second-year summer students Lizzie Tough and Maria Garcia Manzano are enthusiastic about raising public awareness regarding rights-related issues.

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U of M opens pro bono legal rights clinic

July 27, 2022

The University of Manitoba announces the opening of the Rights Clinic! Assistant Professor Brandon Trask discusses with the Winnipeg Free Press’s Katrina Clarke on why a pro bono legal rights clinic is important for improving access to justice. Trask emphasizes the importance of advancing rights, and discusses how rights issues in Canada can be similar to rights issues in the United States, including the overturning of Roe v Wade in June, 2022.