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…