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BCCLA: Woman who fought to change Canada’s law on assisted death, has passed away

October 6, 2012
BCCLA: Woman who fought to change Canada’s law on assisted death, has passed away

The BC Civil Liberties Association says Gloria Taylor, the 64 year-old Okanagan woman who fought to change Canada’s law on assisted dying, died yesterday.She was the Association’s lead plaintiff in its “death with dignity” lawsuit.BC Supreme Court had granted Taylor a personal exemption allowing her the right to seek a physician-assisted death.The Association says Taylor’s [...]

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BCCLA disappointed at court ruling on HIV disclosure

October 5, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada has clarified what people with HIV can do to avoid being criminally charged. The court has ruled people who have low-levels of the disease and wear a condom do not have to inform sex partners about their condition. The same court had ruled in 1998 anyone who did not could [...]

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Court says government fixes to elections ‘gag law’ still unconstitutional

October 4, 2012

Free speech advocates are applauding a ruling by the BC Court of Appeal that says no to government changes to an election-campaign spending law. A court has again ruled the B.C. law on third-party advertising before an election is unconstitutional. The BC Supreme Court struck down the law in 2009, on a challenge by the [...]

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BCCLA wants to make sure people know issues around HIV testing

September 28, 2012

As health officials encourage more HIV testing, the BC Civil Liberties Association wants to make sure people know their privacy rights. Local health authorities have been pushing a new campaign to have more people get tested in a bid to get rid of the disease. “While we absolutely support increased access to testing and treatment [...]

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Search warrant raises questions

September 21, 2012

Questions have been raised about ethical boundaries being crossed by the RCMP,  following a scandal involving one of their own. Parts of a search warrant involving allegations of defamation against Corporal Jim Brown have now been unsealed. The document allowed the seizure of three computers and a cell phone from a New Westminster man’s home. [...]

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