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Open Letter: Coalition supports family seeking justice for the murder of Stephanie Lane by Robert Pickton and calls for investigation into RCMP and Coroner “oversight” of her partial skeletal remains

January 30, 2015 Honourable Suzanne Anton Minister of Justice and Attorney General PO Box 9044 STN PROV GOVT Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2 Via facsimile: 250-387-6411 January 30, 2015 Dear Attorney General: OPEN LETTER: Coalition supports family seeking justice for the murder of Stephanie Lane by Robert Pickton and calls for investigation into RCMP and Coroner […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 2015166 Views

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BC Coroners Service announces revised plans for inquests into mill-explosion deaths

January 27, 2015 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has announced revisions to its plans for inquests into the deaths of four workers who died in two sawmill explosions in 2012. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe announced last August that the deaths from the two explosions would all be examined in a single inquest to begin […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2015263 Views

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Petition to Pursue the Murder Case of Destiny Tom

We are appealing to the public for help regarding, Destiny Rae Tom, daughter of Andy and Vivian Tom and of the Wet’suewet’en people. In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, Destiny Tom’s badly beaten body was discovered on the Nadleh Indian Reservation just outside of Fort Fraser, BC. The mother of Destiny […]

by pmnationtalk on January 20, 2015148 Views

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BCGEU renews call for national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

January 14, 2015 Since 1980, 1,181 indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing in Canada, with most of the cases occurring in British Columbia. On January 12, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) presented a report which analyzes the cultural and political context for these cases, and offers recommendations on how governments can […]

by pmnationtalk on January 16, 2015154 Views

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Murders and disappearances of Indigenous women caused by inequality, marginalization – Canada must act to prevent violence: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

OTTAWA and VANCOUVER, Jan. 12, 2015  – A groundbreaking investigation by the leading human rights body for the Americas points to Canada’s history of colonization, long‑standing inequality, and economic and social marginalization as the root causes of violence against Indigenous women. It says national co‑ordinated action is required by Canadian governments. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is an […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015146 Views

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BCCLA reacts to international investigation on murdered & missing Indigenous women

January 12, 2015 VANCOUVER (Coast Salish Territories) – Today the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released the results of its investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls in British Columbia. The report concluded that, under international law, Canada and British Columbia have a legal duty to take action to prevent violence […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2015120 Views

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First Nations’ Rights: Justice for Children

EVENT: THU, 2015-01-15 19:00 Free public forum with Gitksan Nation member Dr. Cindy Blackstock, the Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. Canada apologized for residential schools, but education and services for children on reserves remain seriously underfunded. A complaint to Canada’s Human Rights Commission was […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014125 Views

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UBCIC Repudiates Harper Government’s View and Supports National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

December 19, 2014 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC) Recent media reports regarding the renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women quote Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt stating “if the guys grow up believing that women have no rights, that’s how they are treated” and “It’s a question of people pulling together, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014131 Views

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Crime reduction and corrections safety reports released

December 18, 2014 Ministry of Justice VICTORIA – Government will act on two reports released today to further reduce B.C.’s crime rate – already at its lowest level in decades – and strengthen safety in correctional settings. New, responsive actions in the immediate term will include: Consideration of a regional, integrated community safety partnership pilot […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014146 Views

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Final MWCI report out, work continues on behalf of vulnerable women

December 4, 2014 VICTORIA – Meaningful investment, collaboration, violence-prevention work, improved policing practices and compensation to the children of the murdered and missing women are hallmarks of government action to date on over 75 per cent of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI) recommendations. Progress on the 56 recommendations directed to the Province is […]

by pmnationtalk on December 4, 2014134 Views

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