Tag Archives: BC

Robes and Ribbons: “Occupy” Responsibility

On Wednesday, November 30, hundreds of lawyers and law students alike will be gathering outside of courthouses across British Columbia. No, this will not just be another day at the office in front of judge and jury. This time, a group…

Victoria won’t appeal the camping in parks verdict

By Bill Cleverley, Times ColonistDecember 11, 2009 ‘The city of Victoria will not appeal the B.C. Court of Appeal ruling upholding the right of homeless to set up tents in parks, Mayor Dean Fortin said yesterday. "Appealing this ruling does…

It’s OK to camp in parks, says BC Court of Appeal

"Homeless people can camp temporarily in public parks if municipalities can’t provide them with sufficient alternative shelter, British Columbia’s highest court ruled Wednesday. The B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that struck down a Victoria bylaw banning…

A brief history of trade unions in Canada up to WW2

Guest Blogger: Amber Legislation forcing British Columbia paramedics back to work was introduced November 2.   The bill will impose a retroactive one year contract on 3,500 ambulance paramedics, members of CUPE 873, who went on strike April 1, 2009. It…

Woman declared dead gets apology

Michele Young Kamloops, B.C. — Canadian Press Published on Friday, Nov. 06, 2009 7:05AM EST Nancy Towle is alive and well — and she has an apology letter from the federal government to prove it. Ms. Towle, a resident of…

Is polgyamy a crime in Canada?

Guest Blogger "Amber" Is polygamy a crime in Canada? Does Criminal Code Section 293, making polygamy a crime in Canada, infringe the Canadian Charter protection of freedom of religion? Two leaders of a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day…