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Amnesty International global campaign takes aim at British Columbia’s Site C dam

For the first time, Amnesty International’s flagship global human rights campaign is taking aim at a human rights case in Canada. On December 10th, activists around the world will call for a stop to the Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern British Columbia – one in ten cases around the world featured for concerted action […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2016218 Views

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Auditor General reports on progress since Missing Women Commission

December 8, 2016 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. released a report following up on the recommendations made by the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI) in 2012. The report focuses on the provincial government’s progress in response to 21 of the MWCI’s original 63 recommendations, plus the two urgent measures. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016183 Views

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Statement: Recent death of aged-out young woman in Surrey a signal that immediate policy changes required

December 7, 2016 Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, British Columbia – Leaders of the First Nations Summit (FNS) are once again calling on the Provincial government to bring in legislative changes that would see supports extended to children in care in BC being raised from 19 years old to 25 years old following the heartbreaking death […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016118 Views

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City and Local Partners Offer Alternative to Proposed Bus on Highway of Tears

December 7, 2016 PRINCE RUPERT, BC – After careful consideration, and with support from local First Nations and service groups, Prince Rupert Mayor and Council have committed to improve an existing service provided by North Coast Transition Society (NCTS) as a local alternative to the Province’s proposed reduced-fare bus route along Highway 16. The pilot […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016186 Views

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NWAC Remains Resolved to End Violence Against Indigenous Women This National Day of Remembrance

December 6, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – On December 6th, 1989, 14 women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal lost their lives at the hands of a lone gunman. Every year on this day, the nation recalls how the biased hatred of one man led to the senseless mass killing of innocent women. Sadly, this tragic event […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 2016100 Views

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No charges against cops, paramedics in B.C. child welfare (No-Charges) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 6, 2016 VICTORIA _ No charges will be approved for police officers and paramedics in Delta, B.C., who didn’t file a report with the Children’s Ministry about a girl whose death prompted change for children in care. British Columbia’s criminal justice branch said Tuesday there is no substantial likelihood that the officers […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 2016135 Views

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Action plan for mental-health crisis response, continuity of care drives seventh B.C. Justice Summit

November 30, 2016 VANCOUVER – Leaders of B.C.’s justice and public safety sector came together for a discussion of services and supports to benefit people with mental-health or substance-use disorders who are in contact with the criminal justice system. Also at the table were leaders from the health sector, Indigenous justice organizations and clinical experts. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 201692 Views

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BC Coroners Service releases report on domestic violence deaths

N0vember 30, 2016 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has released the report and recommendations of a Death Review Panel into the deaths caused by intimate partner violence (IPV). The panel, composed of experts from across the spectrum of law enforcement, family-serving agencies, victim services, Aboriginal health and crime prevention, made recommendations in three areas, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 2016195 Views

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Squamish Nation: Never Again 2016

Join us in a Walk to Commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls December 6, 2016 11:30am – 1pm 11:30AM         Meet at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre 100 Capilano Road, North Van 12:00PM      Walk together to the Welcome Figure at Ambleside Park […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 2016108 Views

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For Ending Violence Accociation BC Conference 2016 Attendees

Please find below relevant documents for your information: – Presentation of Jewelles Smith – LPS* National & BC Provincial Researcher & BC Project Coordinator – at EVA BC Conference – National Accessibility and Accommodation Survey (NAAS) (English and French): a tool to audit the accessibility of shelters, buildings, etc. – Learning brief (English) on Ableism […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 2016185 Views

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