Erin Pritchard

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Erin Pritchard
Staff Lawyer

Erin joined BCPIAC as a staff lawyer after completing her articling year here in 2012/13. Erin is involved in both BCPIAC’s anti-poverty and regulatory work, and has a particular interest in administrative and human rights law. She has appeared on behalf of clients before various administrative tribunals, and in the B.C. Supreme Court and B.C. Provincial Court.

Prior to her employment with BCPIAC, Erin worked as a legal advocate with Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) in Victoria.  In that role, she primarily assisted clients with appeals concerning provincial income assistance and disability benefits.

Erin is currently a board member of PovNet, and is on the steering committee of the Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Erin received her law degree from the University of Victoria in 2011.

NEWS & UPDATES RELATED TO ERIN’S WORK

Campaign calls on BC government and official opposition to “step up for Women’s equality”

West Coast LEAF, a BC organization dedicated to promoting women’s equality through the law, along with a long list of endorsing BC organizations, have called on the BC government and the official opposition to step up for Women's equality and "commit to implementing – fully and ...
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Amid spiking costs, BC Hydro regulator to issue decision on rates for BC’s poor

MEDIA ADVISORY | BCPIAC Amid spiking costs, BC Hydro regulator to issue decision on rates for BC’s poor The BC Utilities Commission, which regulates the province’s electricity rates, has announced it will issue its decision in BC Hydro’s rate review process on Friday, January 20, ...
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LNG plants get special deal on Hydro, not the people who need it

LNG plants get special deal on Hydro, not the people who need it December 21,2016 | Erin Pritchard & Seth Klein |  The Province Link to original article It’s always telling to see who in our province is able to win special treatment from the B.C. government. The ...
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Anti-poverty advocates call for BC Hydro to implement an electricity affordability program for BC’s poor

For Immediate Release | BCPIAC Anti-poverty advocates call for BC Hydro to implement an electricity affordability program for BC’s poor August 15, 2016 (Vancouver) Starting on August 16, 2016, the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) will hold a public hearing to review BC Hydro’s Rate Design ...
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Poverty advocates criticize Hydro for number of service disconnections

Poverty advocates criticize Hydro for number of service disconnections June 10, 2016 | frank Stanford | CFAX 1070 Link to original article The Together Against Poverty Society is outraged by the sharp growth in number of households being disconnected by B-C Hydro for non payment ...
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BC Hydro Disconnections Spiked Significantly after Smart Meters Installed

BC Hydro Disconnections Spiked Significantly after Smart Meters Installed Meters made it possible for utility to unplug power remotely, says spokesperson. June 9, 2016 | Andrew MacLeod | TheTyee Link to original article In the years following the introduction of smart meters, BC Hydro disconnected ...
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