Sarah Khan

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Sarah Khan
Staff Lawyer

Sarah develops and litigates constitutional, administrative law and human rights cases in the areas of income assistance, disability benefits, employment standards and employment insurance, access to legal aid, and residential tenancy.

Sarah also represents a coalition of seniors’, tenants’, anti-poverty and disability advocacy organizations before the BC Utilities Commission in proceedings involving BC Hydro, Pacific Northern Gas, and ICBC.  The purpose of these interventions is to seek more affordable rates and higher quality of service for electricity and natural gas low-income residential customers and basic auto insurance policyholders.

From 2010 to 2013, Sarah worked as an associate with a private law firm in Vancouver, where she practiced civil litigation.

Sarah sits on the board of Willing Hearts International Society of Canada and was on the board of West Coast Environmental Law from 2010 until September, 2015.

News & updates related to Sarah’s work

Human Rights Leaders Share Common Vision for BC Human Rights Commission

For Immediate Release | BCPIAC Human Rights Leaders Share Common Vision for BC Human Rights Commission VANCOUVER, B.C. – On November 17, 2017, the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC), the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office (CCPA-BC), the Community Legal Assistance ...
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BC Human Rights Commission — Consultation Process

Join the discussion on human rights in BC. The Government of British Columbia is re-establishing the BC Human Rights Commission. Your stories, ideas and concerns can help shape the role and priorities of the new commission. Join an online consultation with Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon and ...
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B.C.’s Islamophobia hotline responds to recent events in U.S. and Canada

January 31, 2017 | Nathan Hutton |  Global News Link to original article B.C.’s Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline is calling the recent attack at a Quebec City mosque, which left six dead, a “despicable act of terrorism.” Hasan Alam, a community liaison for the hotline ...
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BC Hydro regulator to issue decision on rates for BC’s poor

Media Advisory 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, 2017. In its decision, the Commission will determine rate structures and conditions of service for BC ...
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BC man wins important human rights victory for Deaf people in need of welfare

For Immediate Release | BCPIAC VANCOUVER, B.C. – Christopher Shay has won his human rights complaint against the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, with the Ministry agreeing to make a range of changes to improve accessibility and fairness for people who have ...
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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 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 Application (RDA). In this process, the BCUC will hear evidence and submissions from BC Hydro ...
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