Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-NDP-Privacy-Complaint)

B-C's privacy commissioner has rejected a second complaint from the provincial Liberals against the New Democrats.

Drew McArthur says neither of the complaints about alleged wrongdoing in provincial politics meet the threshold for an investigation by his office.

The original complaint alleged the N-D-P breached information protection laws by sharing supporter lists with politically friendly groups, including one led by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

The second complaint alleged the B-C New Democrats breached the Personal Information Protection Act by trying to use a voter support list collected by the federal party in the 2015 federal election. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-UBC-Sexual-Assault)

U-B-C's board of governors will vote tomorrow on a new sexual misconduct policy.

The university announced it would create such a policy in November 2015, following allegations that it mishandled complaints against a Ph-D student and former creative writing chairman Steven Galloway.

If it passes, U-B-C will become the latest major research university in the province to meet a May deadline set by the provincial government.

Galloway has denied a former student's allegation of sexual assault, saying the university's investigator found that all but one of the allegations against him, including the most serious, was not substantiated. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Polygamy-Trial)

A B-C judge has ruled that a single trial will be held for two men who are charged with polygamy.

A lawyer for Winston Blackmore, the man accused of having two dozen wives, had asked the court to hold separate trials for Blackmore and James Oler, who's accused of having four wives.

B-C Supreme Court Justice Sheri Ann Donegan dismissed the request, telling the court in Cranbrook that she'll announce her full reasons on April 18th, before the trial begins.

The two men are connected to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in the community of Bountiful. …

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