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
BC Hydro regulator to issue decision on rates for BC’s poor Media Advisory BCPIAC
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More