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B.C. Liberals' Electoral Finance Reform Package Doesn't Amount To Much

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Using the B.C. government's proposed real-time disclosure of political donations bill as a prop, Clark announced that if re-elected her government will move to establish an independent panel to review B.C.'s Elections Act and come up with recommendations for the legislature's consideration.

B.C.'s Supreme Court Loss Its Latest In A Long Line Of Blowouts

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

If winning cases before the Supreme Court of Canada could be likened to the National Hockey League, the B.C. government would be the Toronto Maple Leafs of litigants. Perhaps the government is getting bad legal advice? Perhaps it's not listening to good legal advice?

B.C. Christian University Secures Legal Victory In Bid To Open Law School

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The legal dispute centres around the university's covenant banning its students from having sexual relations outside of heterosexual marriage.

B.C. Election Campaign Spending Limits Are So High, They're Meaningless

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The bigger issue isn't what candidates and parties can spend before the campaign, it's what they can spend during it. B.C.'s limits are so high they're pretty well meaningless.

Aboriginal Past Irrelevant In Sex Assault Case: B.C. Court

CP | Tim Petruk, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - British Columbia's top court has dismissed the appeal of a man who tried to rape a sleeping 18-year-old woman, saying his difficult a...

Aboriginal Heritage Won't Reduce Murder Sentence: Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sixteen years before parole eligibility is not an unreasonable sentence for a man who fatally shot three others in the face and wounded tw...

B.C. Man Acquitted Of Sex Assaults Can't Sue: Court

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The man who spent 27 years in prison for a series of sexual assaults he didn't commit won't be able sue the Crown for negligence, the B.C....

Sexual Harassment IS Discrimination: Court

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Female tenants have the same rights to be free of sexual harassment as women in the workplace, the British Columbia Appeal Court says in a...

B.C. Gag Law Struck Down

CBC | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Court of Appeal has once again struck down an attempt by the provincial government to limit pre-election advertising. In 2008 th...

B.C. Courts Getting Downright Social

CP | Jeremy Nuttall, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - B.C. courtrooms will no longer be tweet-free zones, after a decision to allow some limited use of electronic communication devices in the ...

Million-Dollar Case Against Canada Revenue Agency Tossed Out: Was Jury Bewilderment at Play?

Georgialee Lang | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada Business
Georgialee Lang

Hal Neumann had a great life until Canada Revenue Agency investigators showed up at his home one morning with two police officers and a search warrant. He was awarded damages of $1.3 million in an extaordinary verdict that was later overturned. Why?