National Newswatch

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Apr 24 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — RICHMOND, B.C. — Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she believes the federal Liberals have decided to "manage the problem" with Indigenous people rather than do the hard work of reconciliation. In a speech on Wednesday to the First Nations Justice Council in British Columbia, Wilson-Raybould accused her former cabinet colleagues of backtracking on grand commitments Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made […]

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Apr 24 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — RICHMOND, B.C. — Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says she believes the federal Liberals have decided to "manage the problem" with Indigenous people rather than do the hard work of reconciliation. In a speech on Wednesday to the First Nations Justice Council in British Columbia, Wilson-Raybould accused her former cabinet colleagues of backtracking on grand commitments Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made […]

As Vancouver fights over 4-20, Seattle’s Hempfest enjoys tolerance, some support

Apr 19 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — They both came from humble beginnings: small protests against marijuana prohibition where activists smoked weed in public, boldly defying what they considered an unjust law. But as Vancouver's 4-20 and Seattle's Hempfest grew into large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and tens of thousands of attendees, the Canadian event has drawn scorn and […]

Defence questions cop’s ‘mistake’ at trial of B.C. dad accused of killing girls

Apr 17 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer has questioned a police officer's "mistake" of leaving an apartment after he saw blood-smeared walls and discovered a badly injured young girl lying on a bed. Oak Bay Police Const. Piotr Ulanowski was the first officer to enter Andrew Berry's apartment in the southern Vancouver Island city on Christmas Day in 2017. Berry has […]

B.C. legislation targets Trans Mountain, say proponent and Alberta government

Mar 21 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Environmental legislation proposed by British Columbia is specifically targeting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and would significantly impact it, the project's proponent and the Alberta government argued Thursday. The B.C. Court of Appeal is hearing a reference case that asks whether the government can amend its Environmental Management Act to create a permitting system for […]

B.C. legislation targets Trans Mountain, say proponent and Alberta government

Mar 21 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Environmental legislation proposed by British Columbia is specifically targeting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and would significantly impact it, the project's proponent and the Alberta government argued Thursday. The B.C. Court of Appeal is hearing a reference case that asks whether the government can amend its Environmental Management Act to create a permitting system for […]

Canada says B.C. trying to impede Trans Mountain with pipeline legislation

Mar 20 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The Canadian government says British Columbia is trying to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with "Trojan Horse" legislation that the province is passing off as a benign environmental measure. Lawyer Jan Brongers asked the B.C. Court of Appeal on Wednesday to reject proposed amendments to the province's Environmental Management Act, because the changes aim to regulate […]

Canada says B.C. trying to impede Trans Mountain with pipeline legislation

Mar 20 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The Canadian government says British Columbia is trying to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with "Trojan Horse" legislation that the province is passing off as a benign environmental measure. Lawyer Jan Brongers asked the B.C. Court of Appeal on Wednesday to reject proposed amendments to the province's Environmental Management Act, because the changes aim to regulate […]