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Sarah E. Leamon

Sarah E. Leamon is a feminist, criminal defence lawyer and the chair of the board at PACE Society in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Sarah E. Leamon currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sarah is a criminal defence lawyer at Acumen Law Corporation. She is also the chair of the board at PACE Society in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and a regular columnist for The Georgia Straight. In addition to her legal education, Sarah holds Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Women's Studies, as well as a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies from UBC.
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B.C. Taxpayers' Money Shouldn't Be Spent On Partisan Ads

Campaigns are an opportunity for political parties to bolster their own favour and increase their support, while simultaneously criticizing the opposition. Unsavoury advertising has become par for the course during election season. But this year, one advertising campaign has been turning heads for a different reason.
04/05/2017 04:37 EDT
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Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Vote Is Government In Action

Polls indicate that many Canadians, who would otherwise undergo genetic testing in order to become better informed about their health-care needs, and make positive changes in their lifestyle according to those needs, were dissuaded from undergoing the procedure for fear of repercussions from insurance companies. The concerns associated with being denied coverage, or paying inflated premiums, were enough to stop people from using advancements in genetic testing to their benefit.
03/27/2017 12:03 EDT
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The G-Zero World Is Here

The G-Zero world that political scientists like Ian Bremmer have long warned about, is now here. This world, quite simply, lacks any real, defined global leadership. America has lost its international credibility. The economic rise of China, along with the apparent military resurgence of Russia, means that there will be new contenders for international control.
02/07/2017 03:20 EST
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The Legal Implications Of HIV Non-Disclosure

The Supreme Court has ruled that people living with the HIV virus carry a positive legal obligation to disclosure their HIV-positive status, regardless of the circumstance, prior to engaging in sexual relations with a new partner. If they do not, they could be charged with criminal offence -- most commonly of which would be aggravated sexual assault.
01/24/2017 02:31 EST
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Trump Tower Has No Place In Vancouver's Skyline

Quite simply, the values espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters do not align with the values that are held by the majority of Canadians -- and they certainly do not align with the values that are held by the vast majority of Vancouverites. Bottom line: there is no room for Trump in our city.
12/06/2016 11:55 EST