By Tan Mei Xi, “the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Police forces across the world and their relationships with the communities they serve are now being scrutinized, but the Indigenous community in Vancouver has spent years negotiating their relationship with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).
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By Bayleigh Marelj, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
On the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27, Charity Williams woke up to an email from the City of Victoria. It told her that she needed to alter the mural she had organized by noon that day, or they would do it for her. The mural, which is in Victoria’s Bastion Square, was installed by 17 Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) artists on Aug. 14. It was funded by a grant from the City Of Victoria. It reads “More Justice More Peace.”
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By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
This week — after a marathon three-day session to hear from hundreds of speakers — Vancouver city councillors voted unanimously to “decriminalize poverty.”
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By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The member of Parliament for Vancouver East says she “wholeheartedly” supports ending police street checks, as city council tackles the issue amid a push from dozens of prominent organizations calling for a ban.
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George Floyd’s needless death, at the hands of white Minneapolis police officers, sparked protests throughout North America. They have been held in most Canadian cities and many towns. A Black Lives Matter rally will be held in Campbell River’s Spirit Square at 11 AM on Saturday, June 6th, 2020.
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