The Canadian Press Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6836 en Indigenous man with no birth records granted citizenship after decades in court http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/birth-certificate/indigenous-man-no-birth-records-granted-citizenship-after-decades-court DAWSON CITY, Yukon — The video showing Donovan McGlaughlin's Canadian citizenship ceremony in Dawson City, Yukon, is just two minutes and 11 seconds long but the elaborate script was decades in the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/birth-certificate/indigenous-man-no-birth-records-granted-citizenship-after-decades-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Birth Certificate citizenship health care indigenous rights Social Insurance Number Fri, 22 May 2015 21:26:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21300 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com NDP government would end phase-out of door-to-door mail delivery http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ndp-government-would-end-phase-out-door-door-mail-delivery OTTAWA — Canada Post's plan to end home mail delivery would become a dead letter if the NDP were to win the federal election this fall. The post office is in the second year of a controversial five-...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ndp-government-would-end-phase-out-door-door-mail-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Canada Post Canadian politics election 2015 NDP Thu, 21 May 2015 21:42:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21294 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com University gives 95-year-old practising lawyer honorary doctorate http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/university-gives-95-year-old-practising-lawyer-honorary-doctorate VANCOUVER — At 95 years old, Constance Isherwood is used to people asking when she's going to give up practising law. "I tell them 'well, if you keep practising, eventually you'll get the hang of it...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/university-gives-95-year-old-practising-lawyer-honorary-doctorate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News B.C. Law Society University of British Columbia Thu, 21 May 2015 21:36:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21293 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper worst PM on economic growth since Depression era, Trudeau claims http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-worst-pm-economic-growth-depression-era-trudeau-claims OTTAWA — "Prime Minister Harper has the worst record of any prime minister on economic growth since R. B. Bennett in the depths of the Great Depression." — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Friday, May...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-worst-pm-economic-growth-depression-era-trudeau-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News baloney meter Canadian economy Canadian politics Conservative Party of Canada Growth Stephen Harper Thu, 21 May 2015 21:24:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21292 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Feds approve 100 new RCMP officers as Surrey gang war rages http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/feds-approve-100-new-rcmp-officers-surrey-gang-war-rages SURREY, B.C. — The federal government has pledged 100 new Mounties to the Metro Vancouver city in the middle of a spasm of gun violence and added $3.5 million to extract those vulnerable to becoming...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/feds-approve-100-new-rcmp-officers-surrey-gang-war-rages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News crime gang war RCMP Surrey Surrey shootings U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Wed, 20 May 2015 23:55:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21284 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Despite protests, City of Seattle action, Royal Dutch Shell says drill rig work to continue http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/despite-protests-city-seattle-action-royal-dutch-shell-says-drill-rig-work-continue SEATTLE — Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/despite-protests-city-seattle-action-royal-dutch-shell-says-drill-rig-work-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Climate Change offshore drilling paddle in Seattle Public opposition Royal Dutch Shell seattle Tue, 19 May 2015 22:09:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21280 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Supreme Court of Canada says it won't hear appeal in deadly B.C. ferry sinking http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/supreme-court-canada-says-it-wont-hear-appeal-deadly-bc-ferry-sinking OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has abruptly ended the legal campaign of a man who was at the helm of a British Columbia ferry that slammed into an island and sank. The high court announced...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/supreme-court-canada-says-it-wont-hear-appeal-deadly-bc-ferry-sinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 10:25:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21261 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com More changes coming in wake of military sex misconduct report: ministers http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/more-changes-coming-wake-military-sex-misconduct-report-ministers OTTAWA — The military accepts and will implement all 10 recommendations from a hard-hitting report on sexual misconduct in the military, Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Wednesday. And he said the...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/more-changes-coming-wake-military-sex-misconduct-report-ministers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Canadian military Canadian politics NDP sexual assault sexual harassment Thu, 14 May 2015 20:55:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21256 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Ottawa wants Omar Khadr declared adult offender: case in Supreme Court today http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ottawa-wants-omar-khadr-declared-adult-offender-case-supreme-court-today OTTAWA — The case of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr returns to Canada's top court for a third time today. This time, the federal government is seeking to have him declared an adult...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/ottawa-wants-omar-khadr-declared-adult-offender-case-supreme-court-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Child soldier Conservative Party of Canada guantanamo bay Omar Khadr Supreme Court of Canada terrorism Thu, 14 May 2015 20:47:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21255 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com B.C. First Nation says No to $1.15-billion deal, says it's 'not a money issue' http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-first-nation-says-no-115-billion-deal-says-its-not-money-issue PORT SIMPSON, B.C. — Members of a First Nation in northwestern British Columbia have rejected a $1.15-billion deal that would have paved the way for a liquefied natural gas terminal to be built in...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/bc-first-nation-says-no-115-billion-deal-says-its-not-money-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News LNG Pacific Northwest LNG Petronas TransCanada Thu, 14 May 2015 07:47:00 +0000 The Canadian Press 21254 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com