Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--B-C Update-

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(BC-Clark-Women-Politics)

Former premier Christy Clark says she'll have more to say about sexual misconduct in Canadian politics after the B-C Liberal leadership race is over.

Clark -- who was the first woman to be elected premier in British Columbia -- has posted on Facebook about what she described as "frat boy behaviour" during her time in office.

She thanked the women who have come forward to denounce sexual assault, harassment or aggression, saying she knows it's a very hard thing to talk about.

Clark declined to expand on the post when contacted, saying she would comment after the leadership race that ends February 3rd. (The Canadian Press)

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(Clark-Women-Politics-Horgan)

B-C Premier John Horgan says his government is committed to gender equality and it's free of any 'frat boy' sentiment.

Horgan's comments from South Korea, where he's on a trade mission, follow a Facebook post from former premier Christy Clark who described what she termed the "brutally sexist" business of politics.

Horgan says there has been an "old boys" culture in the legislature.

But he says that culture has changed in recent years. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Child-Welfare)

The B-C government says it will work with Indigenous leaders in the province to take action on child welfare following an emergency meeting hosted by federal Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott.

The province and First Nations leaders released a statement saying they are committed to changing the fact that Indigenous children and families continue to be over-represented in the child-welfare system.

The statement says the government recognizes that its policies, programs and services must change to better reflect Indigenous beliefs and practices.

It says it will bring in a strategy to increase the number of Indigenous employees and train child-welfare staff to provide culturally relevant and safe services for Indigenous people. (The Canadian Press)

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(BC-Referendum-Consultation)

The leader of the 'No' campaign in B-C's upcoming referendum on proportional representation says he's not impressed by the province's efforts at public consultation. …

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