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Confidential cabinet papers to be handed to teachers’ union

July 11, 2013
Confidential cabinet papers to be handed to teachers’ union

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has ordered British Columbia’s government to hand over confidential cabinet documents to the provincial teachers’ union in advance of a trial disputing the constitutionality of some back-to-work legislation. CBC | British Columbia News

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Pete McMartin: Muddying the waters of our right-to-die legislation

June 25, 2013

Last week, we ran the story of Margot Bentley, who, suffering from advanced-stage Alzheimer’s, was receiving end-of-life health care contrary to the wishes she stipulated in a living will. Bentley, who can no longer walk, talk or recognize the members of her family, was being spoon-fed by staff of the Abbotsford care facility where she [...]

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Elections BC has one more riding to settle

May 31, 2013
Elections BC has one more riding to settle

The last riding left up in the air after the provincial election will be decided in a BC Supreme Courtroom next week.  Elections BC spokesperson Don Main says a judicial recount for Coquitlam- Maillardville will begin in BC Supreme Court Tuesday morning. Main says election officials, the candidates, or their representatives, and a Judge will [...]

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Vancouver School Board hopes to add “student trustee”

May 11, 2013

The Vancouver School Board is looking at giving students, literally, a chair at the table in school board matters. Trustee Mike Lombardi says they would ideally like to add what they call a student trustee. Lombardi says it’s time to give students an actual voice in matters concerning them directly. “Absolutely. The idea here is [...]

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Van Dongen: new documents prove public inquiry needed into BC Rail

May 8, 2013
Van Dongen: new documents prove public inquiry needed into BC Rail

The independent incumbent in Abbotsford South says new documents obtained by Global BC prove there needs to be a public inquiry into BC Rail.   John van Dongen says the documents contradict statements made three years ago by BC’s attorney general. “The Attorney General Shirley Bond said in the legislature that the document that was [...]

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