In praise of police judo

JUDO, THE GENTLE WAY During law school, I contemplated going on to do a Master’s Degree in Criminology at Oxford.  I even pitched the head of the department with a […]

The BCCLA is hiring an Operations Manager!

  The BC Civil Liberties Association seeks an Operations Manager to support us in achieving our human rights and civil liberties mandate through the design, implementation and management of office […]

Art for a Cause

  In 2014, the BC Civil Liberties Association honoured one outspoken voice with a Liberty award for Excellence in the Arts for her refusal to sit idly by while her work […]

Election Shenanigans

On Saturday, I volunteered as an observer at one of the advance election polls. I watched hundreds of people wait in line to cast their ballot, and it was pretty […]

Abbotsford trial comes to a close

This week, final arguments came to a close in BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (DWS) v Abbotsford (City). This was a landmark six-week trial in which a group of […]

Pride & Privacy

For the 35th anniversary of Vancouver Pride, the BCCLA reflected on the role privacy has played in protecting LGBTQ+ people and winning LGBTQ+ rights.  Before our love was celebrated as widely […]