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Local Governments Have A Problem With Transparency

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Dermod Travis

When most communities in B.C. have more in-camera meetings than the City of Toronto, there's a problem. In Ontario, councils are entitled to go in-camera to consider six specific matters. There are four reasons that councils must go in camera and over a dozen reasons why they "may" close a meeting. The nuance between "may" and "must" seems to have been lost on a few.

RCMP Overtime Cost $900K During Undercover Terror Operation

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The Mounties paid at least 200 people $911,090.54 for overtime work during Project Souvenir.

5-Year-Old Sues Mother Over Car Crash, Gets $31K

CBC | CBC News | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The judge said the boy should not be punished for his stoicism.

B.C. Supreme Court Rules On When Kids Can Stay Home Alone

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Parents

If you think it’s okay to leave your children unsupervised, think again. A B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that children under the age of 10 should not...

Judge Rules B.C. Woman Became Dominatrix Due To Brain Injury

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Her lawyers argued her choice to work as a dominatrix "shows a lack of correct thinking" as a result of the brain injury.

Avalanche Risk At Proposed B.C. Ski Resort Raises Red Flags

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

"Where are they going to park the cars? You're not going to park them in the middle of an avalanche zone."

Jumbo Glacier Resort Symbolizes All That's Wrong With B.C. Politics, Economy

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

It is time for Premier Clark to stop the Jumbo Glacier Resort gravy train and bring accountability and sanity to the situation once and for all.

B.C. Man Gets Prison Time For Not Telling Partners He Had HIV

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A British Columbia man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for keeping his HIV status from his sexual partners.New Westmi...

Mother-Child Program Back In B.C. Jail

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A program allowing women prisoners to keep their newborns with them while behind bars has resumed at Alouette Correctional Centre for Wome...

B.C. Endangered Species Have Little Protection, Confirms Court Decision

Ecojustice | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. is home to 75 per cent of Canada's bird species, 70 per cent of its freshwater fish species and 66 per cent of its butterfly species. More 1,900 of these species are at-risk. A staggering 87 per cent these don't receive any protection under provincial or federal laws.

What Do You Do After Blowing $330,000 At The Casino?

CBC | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Business

A woman who sued the B.C. Lottery Corporation and two casinos for failing to stop her from betting away a small fortune has lost her case in B.C. Supr...

B.C. Teachers Ruling Is Written By Straight Shooter

Sandy Garossino | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Madame Justice Susan Griffin is known in the legal profession as a real straight shooter and one of B.C.'s most respected jurists, which makes the damning conclusions of her decision in the B.C. Teachers' Federation case all the more extraordinary. Judicial writing like this doesn't come along every day.

We'll Be Watching You, Christy: Teachers Federation

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's teachers say they'll be looking for signs next month that Premier Christy Clark's government is abiding by a B.C. Suprem...

Babies Can Serve Time With Jailed Moms: Judge

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's government violated the rights of incarcerated mothers when it cancelled a program allowing inmates to serve time with ...

Joelon Verma Guilty Of Murder

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KELOWNA, B.C. - A jury in Kelowna, B.C., has concluded that Joelon Verma deliberately planned the murder of 24-year-old Brittney Irving over 20 kilogr...

B.C. Stock Scammers Owe Millions

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Two British Columbia men must pay the United States securities commission more than US$4.5 million over a stock manipulation scam, a B.C. ...

B.C. Election Gag Law Fix Should Be In Throne Speech

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

The government had a clear opportunity to fix the gag on free political speech built into our province's Election Act last spring, when the act was being amended by the legislature. For reasons unknown, they chose not to.

Bacon Brother's Court Victory

CBC | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has sided with Jamie Bacon in his fight with provincial corrections officials, saying the accused killer's rights were viol...

Man Who Knowingly Spread HIV Files Human Rights Complaint

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A man who knowingly spread the HIV virus to four women now complains the British Columbia government failed to consistently provide him wi...

B.C. Businessman, Who Knowingly Exposed Teens To Asbestos, Going To Jail

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - The owner of a B.C. demolition company who knowingly exposed workers, including teens, to potentially deadly asbestos has been handed a 60...

Ex-NHLer Sued Over Casino Debt

CBC | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada

A former National Hockey league player and developer of a failed Vancouver Island real estate project is being sued by a major Las Vegas casino for an...

B.C. Man Guilty In Deadly Road Rage Incident

CBC | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada

A Langley, B.C., man involved in a deadly road rage incident was found guilty of three charges, including criminal negligence causing death, on Thursd...

Will B.C.'s Drunk Driving Law Be Overturned?

CBC | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada

The B.C. Supreme Court is expected to rule Wednesday on whether the province's tough new drunk-driving law violates constitutional rights. ...

B.C. Court Hears Euthanasia Case

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - The legal review of Canada's assisted suicide laws came too late for a British Columbia man who suffered from a terminal illness and hoped...

Dying Woman Challenges Canada's Assisted Suicide Laws

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - It's been nearly 20 years since Canada's laws on assisted suicide have been challenged by a terminally ill person, and now a similar right...