B.C. 's Court of Appeal is set to decide whether a judge erred when he found the province's Children's Ministry failed to protect kids from being sexually abused by their father. Supreme Court Justice Paul Walker delivered a scathing ruling in 2015 in favour of a mother who sued the province for refusing to investigate her children's reports of sexual abuse.
Nine days before the B.C. Legislature reconvenes under a new NDP government, a group of Vancouver-based lawyers has compiled a list of recommendations to fix what it calls problems within B.C. 's judicial system. The group is made up of lawyers from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, the West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (Leaf), the Pivot Legal Society and the Community Legal Assistance Society.
The fate of a Sri Lankan man convicted of human smuggling for his role in the voyage of the MV Sun Sea from Thailand to the B.C. coast is now in the hands of a B.C. Supreme Court judge. The vessel arrived in B.C. waters in 2010 with 492 Tamil migrants seeking asylum. The sentencing hearing for Kunarobinson Christhurajah concluded Friday in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver with submissions from his lawyer. Of all the migrants charged with human smuggling, Christhurajah was the only one to be convicted.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".