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Surrey in rare position to redefine policing amid calls for for defunding – News1130

Jul 8, 2020 SURREY — One of British Columbia’s largest cities is in a unique position to redefine policing at a time when anti-racism advocates are calling for an overhaul. Surrey was in the midst of replacing the largest RCMP detachment in Canada with a municipal force when the police killing of George Floyd in […]

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UBCIC Applies to Intervene in Complaint of Systemic Racism in the Healthcare System

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – July 7, 2020) UBCIC has filed an application to intervene in a 2019 Human Rights Complaint from David Dennis that challenges the lawfulness of the Abstinence Policy in British Columbia. David Dennis died from health complications on May 29, 2020 after battling end-stage liver disease, having […]

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Over Seventy Organizations Call for Ban on Police Street Checks

July 6, 2020 Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh/Vancouver, BC – Seventy-three local and provincial organizations are calling on the Vancouver Police Board and Province of BC to immediately ban police street checks With Motion B2 “Ending Street Checks in Vancouver” going forward to Vancouver City Council on July 7, the BC Civil Liberties Association, Black Lives […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 20208 Views

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UBCIC: Motion to End Street Checks Going to Vancouver City Council

If you are in Vancouver, there is a motion regarding street checks going to City Council on Tuesday July 7th. The motion is B2 Ending Street Checks in Vancouver. Because City Council does not have explicit jurisdiction to do so itself, the motion calls on City Council to direct the Vancouver Police Board to prioritize […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 202021 Views

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Media Release and Legal Backgrounder: First Nations “extremely disappointed” by Supreme Court of Canada’s refusal to hear TMX appeal, but vow to keep fighting

July 2, 2020 – Vancouver (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory) – The Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band have been denied leave to appeal by the Supreme Court of Canada. These three First Nations have fought and challenged the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Project twice at the Federal Court of Appeal. “We are […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202032 Views

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UBCIC: Supreme Court of Canada’s Dismissal of Leave to Appeal Coldwater Decision Fails to Uphold Indigenous Title and Rights

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – July 2, 2020) Today the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and Coldwater Band’s application for leave to appeal the February 4, 2020 Federal Court of Appeal decision Coldwater First Nation v. Canada (Coldwater decision). The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) […]

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New Surrey police board members appointed

June 29, 2020 SURREY – The Province has appointed the City of Surrey’s first police board members as part of Surrey’s transition from an RCMP detachment to a municipal police department. The lieutenant governor in council has appointed seven community members under section 23(1)(c) of the Police Act to the City of Surrey’s municipal police […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202029 Views

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Caregivers concerned for missing 13-year-old Indigenous youth – Nanaimo News NOW

NANAIMO — Local police hope they can quickly find a missing Indigenous teen. Ayla Natalie Johnson, 13, reportedly left her home on June 23 with a friend and was reported missing the next morning. RCMP. Cst. Gary O’Brien said Johnson’s cellphone was turned off after she left. “We met with her caregiver and they’re beside […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202024 Views

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UBCIC: Rights Groups Release OPCC Letter Calling into Question Street Checks Review

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – June 25, 2020) BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), and Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) are releasing a letter from the BC Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner in response to UBCIC and BCCLA’s complaint regarding “street checks”. In the letter, dated […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202029 Views

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UBCIC – Media Advisory: Release of Letter from BC Police Complaint Commissioner

June 25, 2020 WHAT:          Representatives from Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS), the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) will hold a press conference to publicly release a letter from Clayton Pecknold, Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. The letter from the Commissioner is regarding the BCCLA and UBCIC’s formal […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202033 Views

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