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Tory bill for mentally ill man who killed his children tested in B.C. court

B.C. Supreme Court found Allan Schoenborn not criminally responsible for killings - but Crown wants him designated as high-risk accused based on laws passed two years ago.

Newtown, Connecticut: let's stop the insanity

I am outraged. We elect our political officials to work for us, don’t we? And yet we basically let them do whatever they want, in so many ways. Why does this madness continue? I want to talk today...

Two leading human rights groups quit B.C. missing women inquiry

Two high-profile human rights groups are the latest of a string of organizations to pull the plug on B.C.'s missing women inquiry. Both organizations cite a lack of government funding to subsidize...

Government spent a hundred million to investigate Pickton

The figures are in and they’re heartbreaking. $103,000,000 to investigate and prosecute serial killer Robert Pickton, a man that preyed on women that lived on $185 per month, or less, in Vancouver’...