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Marijuana legal by 2018? What does it mean for British Columbia?

May 29th, 2017|Blogs|

One of Prime Minister Trudeau’s major platforms in the run-up to the election was his promise to produce a framework for the legalization of marijuana in Canada. In his words, [...]

Can I Cross The US Border With A Criminal Record: know your rights in a volatile environment

March 24th, 2017|Blogs, Driving Offences, Drug Offences|

Traveling to our neighbors to the south? Wondering if your criminal record will get you turned back? Find out which charges will prevent you from crossing and which shouldn’t be [...]

B.C Drunk Driving At Lowest Rate in a Decade

March 10th, 2017|Blogs|

British Columbia has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the nation, with penalties ranging from the immediate loss of your license and vehicle to heavy fines and responsible [...]

The Canadian Bar Association Finds B.C Courts Lagging Behind

March 10th, 2017|Blogs|

A recent report from the CBA recommends the courts get more funding and staffing We would like to start by saying that the criminal justice system in British Columbia (and [...]

Violent Crime Statistics in British Columbia: is it safe to live in BC now?

February 27th, 2017|Blogs|

Canada is one of the world’s safest, most prosperous, and most developed nations, but like all nations, we continue to struggle with social ills including violent crime. Since we are [...]

Drug Overdoses Have Reached an All-time High in B.C.

January 23rd, 2017|Blogs|

In November of last year, the CBC wrote an article that highlighted new figures by the BC Coroners Service which point to the astounding number of overdose-related deaths in the [...]

Dean Michael Wiwchar Loses Appeal over Firearm Possession

January 16th, 2017|Blogs|

In 2015, Dean Michael Wiwchar was sentenced to 10 years in jail for possession of 16 firearms in the spring of 2012. At the time, he was a suspect in [...]

An Overview of R.v Anthony-Cook

January 3rd, 2017|Blogs|

An article by the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) was written last month to highlight the R.v Anthony-Cook case that took place in 2013 that had its final ruling in [...]

Outlining the New Canadian “No Fly” Regime

November 4th, 2016|Blogs|

In September, policy director and author Michael Vonn of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) wrote an article about the new policies Bill C-51 has brought in to the [...]

BCCLA and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers Launch Legal Challenge

October 13th, 2016|Blogs|

On September 26th, 2016, the BCCLA and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) challenged the current government to protect the rights of Canadians who are facing revocation of their Canadian [...]