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HIV Non-Disclosure to Sexual Partners – The First Year Under the New Law

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00pm


Vancouver Island PWA Society
101-1129 Yates St.
Victoria, BC

An Evening with Micheal Vonn,
Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association

HIV Non-Disclosure to Sexual Partners – The First Year Under the New Law

Thursday, September 26th, 7pm
Saint John the Divine (lounge)
1611 Quadra Street Victoria

LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK: 40 YEARS OF RESISTANCE - Annual Conference of the Law Union of Ontario

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 8:00am - 6:00pm


Victoria College, University of Toronto
91 Charles Street
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 3.108" N, 79° 23' 31.8516" W

Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2013, for the Law Union of Ontario’s Annual Conference! 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Law Union, and this year’s conference will bring progressive legal and activist communities together to discuss an exciting and challenging series of issues. To register for a day of inspiring and provocative panels, workshops, and discussion click here: REGISTER

The conference will be held at Victoria College, on the University of Toronto campus. The address is 91 Charles Street, with the building just south of Charles. This facility is wheelchair accessible. Follow this link for a map of the exact location of the conference:

Canada in breach of human rights obligations in Omar Khadr case


On May 21-22, 2012, the United Nations Committee against Torture will review Canada's failure to comply with its obligations under the Convention against Torture to prevent, punish and remedy the torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of Canadian Omar Khadr during his ongoing detention at Guantánamo prison.

In a report to the Committee against Torture, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (CLMG) state that Canada was both a direct participant and indirectly complicit in the torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of Mr. Khadr by his U.S. captors.


Fifty Years of Freedom – Anniversary Speakers Series

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 12:00am - 4:00pm


SFU Woodwards – Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Phone: 604-630-9450
49° 16' 48.99" N, 122° 55' 21.432" W

A day-long symposium featuring some of the highest profile covil liberties defenders in Canada, including: Michael Geist, the national's leading commentator on civil rights inthe cyber-age, including copyright, net neutrality and lawful access and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa; Dr.

| April 6, 2012

It's time to afford non-citizens some voting rights in Canada

Admittedly, it's a provocative proposition: isn't the right to vote one of the keystone and defining elements of citizenship? Certainly, the act of casting a vote for an elected official or on a topic put to the public is one of the most tangible displays of citizenship, but of course citizenship means much more than just that.  For example, one additional privilege that citizens have over permanent residents or visitors is the right to entry and habitation in Canada.  Permanent residents and visitors get to stay here as long as the government says that they may.  So, voting is an important part of citizenship, but not the be-all and end-all of it.

Earlier this week (on November 16th) I filed a lawsuit in the BC Supreme Court seeking declarations that sections of the Vancouver Charter and the School Act that prohibited non-Canadian citizens from being eligible to vote or run in municipal elections was contrary to the Charter.  I claimed that these provisions were discriminatory and infringed expression and could not be justified in a free and democratic society.

| September 21, 2011

An end to exploitation: three perspectives on the Polygamy Reference

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Law Courts Inn
800 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-684-8772
49° 16' 52.7304" N, 123° 7' 22.2852" W

Please join West Coast LEAF and special guests for firsthand accounts of the Polygamy Reference case.    

WHAT:  Annual General Meeting at 5:30 followed by presentation at 6:00
WHO: Robyn Trask, counsel for the BCTF in the Polygamy Reference, Jim Quail, author, "Be Careful What you Criminalize", Janet Winteringham, West Coast LEAF co-counsel in the Polygamy Reference.

Light refreshments and cash bar will be provided.  Cocktail reception to follow.

Stark Raven: Prison Justice

Prisoners and their families face bureaucratic nightmare behind bars

November 10, 2010
| Dawn has learned first hand of the arbitrary nature and lack of due process inside the prison walls. She isn't afraid to speak out about the injustices her husband is facing behind bars.
Length: 19:53

Ottawa: Dec 01, 2010: Former Foster Child Charges Ottawa CAS & Exec Dir. Barbara MacKinnon

Press Release

John Dunn
Executive Director
Foster Care Council of Canada
12-1160 Meadowlands Drive East
Ottawa, ON
K2E 6J2

(613) 220-1039 (Cell/Text)




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