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New Top Cop Named for Local RCMP

2015-04-17 The municipal staff, Mounties and volunteers of the Coquitlam RCMP are welcoming a new boss this month. After a nationwide competition, the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam unanimously selected a candidate from Metro Vancouver to take over from Superintendent Claude Wilcott, who retired in February. Superintendent Sean Maloney, a 33 year veteran of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2015534 Views

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Thirty Years Since the Charter’s Equality Provisions and LEAF’s Founding. Where is Equality Now?

Women’s rights activists and advocates worked hard during the pre-Charter constitutional negotiations to gain broad equality rights provisions in the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms. When those provisions came into effect on April 17, 1985, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund opened its doors to ensure that they would be given real meaning by […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 20155374 Views

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Letter to Min. Justice re: Justice Framework on Violence Against Aboriginal Women

March 30th, 2015 We made submissions to the BC’s Ministry of Justice in response to the federal, provincial, and territorial Draft Justice Framework to Address Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls. We recommended that the Framework expressly recognize the history of colonization and its impact on Aboriginal people, the extensive research already done resulting in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2015477 Views

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News alert: Targeting street involved people is discriminatory, court says

April 10th, 2015 Today, in Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users v. Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and the City of Vancouver, the BC Supreme Court found that the Downtown Ambassadors program has engaged in discriminatory conduct against homeless people. West Coast LEAF and the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) say the decision is an […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2015514 Views

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Missing Person to locate: Roxanne Elaine Fleming

Lillooet RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a woman who has been missing for more than three decades. On August 23, 1982, a young, vibrant First Nations woman attended the Lillooet District Hospital for a broken finger. Although there have been unconfirmed sightings since then, that was the last time Roxanne Elaine FLEMING […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 2015678 Views

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Rights groups sue federal government over solitary confinement in Canadian prisons

January 19, 2015 Long-term solitary confinement is cruel and unusual punishment, torture, lawyers say Vancouver – Today, the BC Civil Liberties Association (“BCCLA”) and the John Howard Society of Canada (“JHSC”) filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada challenging the use of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons as unconstitutional. The lawsuit alleges that […]

by pmnationtalk on January 20, 2015603 Views

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Media Advisory: Major announcement on Canada’s prison practices by BCCLA and John Howard Society

January 18, 2015 National and local media are invited to a press conference hosted by the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and the John Howard Society of Canada in downtown Vancouver, tomorrow (Jan. 19). What: The BCCLA and John Howard Society legal team will make a significant announcement in relation to Canada’s prison practices and […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 2015632 Views

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Two Persons in Custody and Charged in the Disappearance of Woman

Jan 12, 2015 On January 6th, 2015, Penticton RCMP were advised by a family member that 26 year old Roxanne LOUIE had not been seen or heard from since Sunday, January 4th, 2015 at 1:00 A.M. Louie had been in the area visiting friends and family over the Holiday season and was scheduled to fly […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 2015602 Views

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Davis LLP Welcomes Eight Lawyers to the Partnership

December 29, 2014 Davis LLP is starting off 2015 with eight new partners from across Canada. The firm is pleased to announce that Alexandra Bochinski, Jeff Horswill, Kerri Howard, Andrew Lord, Mélanie Martel, Michael Styczen, P.Eng, Brian Tsuji, and Adrienne Woodyard will join the partnership, effective January 1, 2015. “These talented lawyers have made substantial […]

by pmnationtalk on January 6, 2015635 Views

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BC Coroners Service confirms identity of deceased male

December 31, 2014 VANCOUVER – The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a police shooting in Surrey on Dec. 28, 2014. The man was Naverone Christian Landon Woods, aged 23, originally from Hazelton but most recently staying in Surrey. Mr. Woods was shot during an encounter with South […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2015658 Views

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