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The future of policing in BC

Last week, West Coast LEAF provided written submissions to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act. After public outcry over systemic discrimination in policing, there has been a groundswell of demand for change. The BC Legislature has appointed Read More

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Submission on the Police Act

On April 30, 2021 West Coast LEAF made a written submission to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act. After public outcry over systemic discrimination in policing, there has been a groundswell of demand for change. The BC Read More

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BC Budget 2021: A missed opportunity

With BC Budget 2021 released yesterday, the province has missed an historic opportunity to leverage the federal commitments to gender equity and rebuild crumbling provincial systems that have been gutted or allowed to languish over many decades. Going into Read More

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2021 Media Coverage

At West Coast LEAF, we’re proud to make the news regularly, to share our expertise widely, and ultimately to shift public opinion, laws, and policies. Here’s some of what we’ve been up to in 2021!   February “The BC Read More

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The COVID-19 Report Card grades are in

Today, on Human Rights Day and the final day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we have released our report card assessing how the BC government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected gender equality. The Read More