February 25, 2018

Health Sciences Association says BCNU working on another raid

Fresh off of plucking licensed practical nurses from the Hospital Employees Union the BC Nurses union has launched another raid.  Health Sciences Association President Reid Johnson says the BCNU is trying to grab about 60 registered psychiatric nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital.  "The BCNU has raided our members that work there who are … [Read more...]

Pro-life Kwantlen students taking student association to court

Pro-life students are taking the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Student Association to court for discrimination. The pro-life group says it's been denied the right to exist on campus after being told the campus is pro-choice. Lawyer John Carpay is representing the pro-life group and says it comes down to freedom of speech.... "so if you're a pro … [Read more...]

Crown Counsel association says courts need more than new judges

The Crown Council Association is calling the addition of nine new provincial court judges a "good first step." Association spokesperson Samiran Lakshman says while they welcome the move the province needs to now invest in other areas of the justice system, like legal aid. "These nine new judges are going to be shocked when they walk into family … [Read more...]

Liberal riding association for Abbotsford-South resigns over Plecas nod

The recent nomination of the BC Liberals' candidate in Abbotsford-South has drawn the ire of the riding association. The entire board of directors has resigned, saying Darryl Plecas' nomination was made without their input. Past-president Stephen Evans says the board had another candidate lined up, Abbotsford city councillor Moe Gill, but the … [Read more...]

Gaming Association seeks more grant money

The BC Association for Charitable Gaming is continuing it's fight to restore peak levels for gaming grants. Funding is down more than 20-million dollars from the same time three years ago, however the Province has vowed to keep levels consistent for at least the next two years. President Peter Armstrong says a recent meeting with the … [Read more...]

David Eby is leaving the BC Civil Liberties Association, maybe for politics

David Eby is resigning his post as executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association.  But the move doesn't mean Eby will necessarily run again for the NDP in Vancouver-Point Grey  "It really hinges on when the nomination meeting happens and whether or not that works for me in terms of my job with the association and my financial … [Read more...]

The BC Civil Liberties Association turns 50

The BC Civil Liberties Association celebrates its 50th birthday this weekend. From its humble beginnings in an organizer's living room, to running with nine full-time staff and an array of lawyers, the association has championed the fight in BC for the respect of human rights. Executive Director David Eby has been with the BCCLA for four years. He … [Read more...]

Burnaby Teachers Association defends controversial email.

Despite criticism from the provinces Education Minister the Burnaby Teachers Association is standing behind an email sent to their members.  President Richard Storch resfused to categorize the email as threatening instead he called it an information piece on extra-curricular activity.  He says "Our approach as a union is not to threaten … [Read more...]

Ex-members sue Kwantlen student association

Two ex-leaders of Kwantlen University College’s student association who were among 12 impeached last fall are now suing the student group. Nina Kaur and Gary Dhaliwal have filed a notice of claim that says the special meeting in which they were unanimously ousted was not called as required under the Society Act. Lawyer Johnathan Tweedale says … [Read more...]

Kwantlen Students Moving to Impeach their Student Association Directors

Calling their student association unaccountable and secretive, a group of Kwantlen students is taking matters into their own hands. The group is making a bid to impeach thirteen current k-s-a directors at a special general meeting on Wednesday.  It comes after the discovery several current directors and their proxies are related or connected … [Read more...]