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B.C. appoints new Supreme Court masters

February 20, 2019 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is appointing two new Supreme Court of B.C. masters to  support the judiciary with the resources needed to continue providing access to justice. The appointment of Bruce Elwood, who takes his seat in Vancouver, was effective Feb. 19, 2019. Elwood received a bachelor of laws from […]

by pmnationtalk on February 21, 20197 Views

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West Coast LEAF Release: Budget 2019 brings welcome improvements in benefits but falls short on legal aid

February 19, 2019 VICTORIA – Today, the provincial government released Budget 2019. The budget takes important steps towards addressing poverty in the province. The budget also leaves disappointing gaps in services that will disproportionately impact women and other people impacted by gender-based discrimination. “This budget indicates political will to address poverty and implements some important […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201910 Views

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BC Government: Premier’s statement on Women’s Memorial March

Feb. 14, 2019 VANCOUVER – Premier John Horgan; Melanie Mark, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant; Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity; and Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation have issued the following statement to acknowledge the annual Women’s Memorial March for murdered and missing women and girls in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: “Today, because […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201911 Views

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UBCIC – Statement of Solidarity: No More Violence Against Women and Girls

February 13, 2019 Statement of Solidarity: No More Violence Against Women and Girls Vancouver, BC – February 13, 2019- The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in BC stands with Secwepemc women, led by Jody Leon, Ida Manuel and other Secwepemc women seeking justice for horrific and deadly violence against women that […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201912 Views

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BC Government: Premier’s statement on the Moose Hide Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting

VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement in support of the Moose Hide Campaign’s Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting on Feb. 13, 2019: “Today we recognize the Moose Hide Campaign and its work to end violence against Indigenous women and children, and encourage men to speak out and hold each other […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201913 Views

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Indigenous-led art event raises $750 for Wet’suwet’en legal defence fund – Ubyssey Online

Feb. 12, 2019 A recent art event led by Indigenous student groups has raised $750 to support the Wet’suwet’en legal defence fund. Held on February 4, “The Time Is Now: Stand with Unist’ot’en” was organized by the First Nations Studies Student Association (FNSSA) in collaboration with the Indigenous Law Student Association and the Indigenous Leadership […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201910 Views

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UNBC: Moose Hide Campaign events set for Prince George

February 11, 2019 Prince George, B.C. – The University of Northern British Columbia is collaborating with Prince George organizations and the provincial government this Wednesday to host the Moose Hide Campaign, a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men standing up against violence towards women and children. The day consists of a Provincial Gathering and a […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201915 Views

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Indigenous women vigil set for Feb. 14 – The Daily Courier

A vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women will be held on Feb. 14 at the Kelowna courthouse. The vigil, officially the Memorial Vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People, will begin at 5 p.m. Presented by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, it’s held to remember those who have died […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 20199 Views

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A V-day to remember – Castanet

Feb 10, 2019 A vigil is being held in Kelowna to remember indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people who have been murdered or gone missing. Everyone in Kelowna is invited to attend on Feb. 14 at the steps of the Kelowna Law Courts at 5 p.m. The Native Women’s Association of Canada has worked for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201913 Views

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New report on Indigenous Justice released as part of 11th B.C. Justice Summit

VICTORIA – Finding ways to build trust and make meaningful change to British Columbia’s justice system, in partnership with Indigenous peoples, were key themes at British Columbia’s 11th Justice Summit in November 2018. Planned in partnership with representatives from the B.C. Aboriginal Justice Council and the Métis Nation British Columbia, the event invited Indigenous leaders […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201910 Views

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