BC Supreme Court


BC Supreme Court Ends Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Vancouver (With files from the BC Civil Liberties Association) – UPDATE – The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and John Howard Society of Canada (JHSC) won their court case challenging the use of solitary confinement in Canada’s federal prisons. The…


Abbotsford’s Pot Fight Intensifies

Abbotsford (With files from CKNW) – The Mayor of Abbotsford is standing behind the city’s decision to try to banish the so-called “Tim Hortons of Pot” from his community. The City of Abbotsford has filed a petition in B.C. Supreme…


BC Supreme Court On When You Can Leave Kids Home Alone

Vancouver – (Huffington Post) – If you think it’s okay to leave your children unsupervised, think again. A B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that children under the age of 10 should not be left home alone, no matter how mature…



Home Alone – How Young is Too Young? – Court Rules

Terrace/Vancouver – An eight-year-old child is too young to stay home alone, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled. In the judgment released this week, the court upheld an earlier ruling in the case of a Terrace mother who left her eight-year-old son unsupervised…


Child Welfare, Ministry of Children And Family – Review

Victoria – In partnership with the Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC), the Ministry of Children and Family Development has asked Bob Plecas, a highly respected former deputy minister, to lead an independent review into matters arising from Judge Walker’s recent…


Killer Who Escaped Mission Institution – Captured In Peru

Mission/Lima, Peru (Vancouver Sun) A convicted killer who escaped from a minimum-security Mission prison last August has been found more than 8,000 kilometres away in Peru. Norman Gilbert Riel, 42, was picked up by local authorities last week in an…



Chilliwack Woman In Au Pair Scam

Chilliwack/Vancouver (Jennifer Saltman – Vancouver Province)  – Prosecutors are seeking two years in jail for a Chilliwack woman who counselled more than 100 foreign au pairs to lie to border guards about their reason for coming to Canada. “This was…