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Protecting the right to protest: Free speech versus corporate power
Observer Media Group Founder and CEO, Linda Solomon, to participate in a panel discussion on the freedom of speech.
Feb 2nd, 2017
B.C. civil rights group punches above its weight in national legal disputes
Arriving to the lockup for the Supreme Court of Canada's decision on medically assisted suicide, members of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association found themselves relegated to a small,...
Aug 22nd, 2016
Repression-proof artist, Franke James, celebrated by BCCLA
Franke James shows eight years of her artwork about fighting the environment and freedom of expression.
Sep 28th, 2015
Observer exposé of domestic spying triggers federal hearings
The spying was revealed in documents obtained in 2013.
Linda Solomon Wood
Aug 13th, 2015
Joint Review Panel hearings in Vancouver: keeping the public out of the hearing room may be illegal, lawyer says
Speakers one Day 1 of the Joint Review Panel hearings in Vancouver discuss climate change and keeping the public out
Jan 15th, 2013
Occupy protesters without a home, for now
The tents are on hiatus, but the debate goes on.
David P. Ball
Nov 24th, 2011
Families of missing women take to the streets, joined by #OccupyVancouver
As a troubled inquiry into missing women entered its second week, family members of the disappeared took over a busy downtown intersection in opposition.
David P. Ball
Oct 17th, 2011
BC Liberal MLA Norm Letnick's Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act draws fire
BC Liberal MLA Norm Letnick's Private Member's Bill M-210, the "Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act", is drawing fire from BC AIDS organizations and the BC Civil Liberties Association.
Jul 20th, 2011
Vancouver Not Vegas to Christy Clark: Do you really put families first?
Vancouver Not Vegas calls on Clark to suspend expensive advertising campaigns for the BC Lottery Corporation and invest money in Vancouver Children’s Festival and 1,500 other BC charities.
Jun 3rd, 2011
Marc Emery deported
Marc Emery was deported today to a maximum security prison in the United States. He sold pot seeds to willing American buyers. Not secretly mind you, but openly, paying his taxes to the feds...
May 21st, 2010