February 19, 2018

Labour groups, childcare advocates rally for more affordable childcare

Labour groups and childcare advocates posted notes pushing for more affordable early childcare on Premier Christy Clark's constituency office. Stephanie Smith with the BC Government and Service Employees' Union explains the reason for Saturday's protest. "It's about promoting the 10 dollar a day plan which would provide accessible, affordable, … [Read more...]

Human rights groups slam Missing Women Inquiry ahead of deadline

The inquiry into B.C. missing and marginalized women, and why serial killer Robert Pickton wasn't caught sooner, didn't have to be this way. That, according to three human rights groups, days before the quiry is expected to deliver its findings. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association, Pivot Legal Society and West Coast LEAF have put together a report … [Read more...]

Environmental groups on Enbridge: Just Say No

"Just say no." That's what several groups holding a morning news conference are telling the Premier when it comes to the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline. Josh Paterson with the Westcoast Environmental Law Association says Premier Christy Clark is missing the point when she talks about the money. "66 per cent of British Columbians in the most … [Read more...]

Transit police deny taxpayer group’s Freedom of Information request

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants to know why transit police refuse to hand over crime statistics under a Freedom of Information request. The federation's Jordan Bateman says he was surprised to be told by transit police that the request for stats from the past four years would require too much work and "would be harmful to the ability of … [Read more...]

Parents groups relieved by teachers deal

The head of the BC Coalition of Parent Advisory Councils says members are surprised and hugely relieved the teachers' union and province have reached a tentative deal.President Terry Berting says he hopes teachers ratify the new deal. "I'm especially happy as well to think of the extra-curriculars getting back on track. We want to get back on … [Read more...]

NDP questions clout of Oppal commission after groups withdraw

A number of first nations groups and organizations disappointed in the provincial government's decision not to fund their legal expenses have withdrawn from participating in the Missing Women ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]

No more legal money to fund groups at inquiry, says B.C.

Photographs of missing women are displayed as Commissioner Wally Oppal takes notes during the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry public forum in Vancouver in ... Vancouver News latest RSS headlines - Big News Network.com … [Read more...]