Wally Oppal

Type: Person
Name: Wally Oppal
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Provincial chickens have come home to roost

You have to hand it to the premiers; they have chutzpah. At their recent gathering in Charlottetown, they demonstrated once again they are unwilling to accept responsibility for anything that would require them to take a potentially controversial dec ... [Published Kelowna Daily Courier - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Inquiry or roundtable needed

Why on earth Prime Minister Stephen Harper keeps declining to have a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women is a mystery.The calls for an inquiry have become louder since the death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. When her body was found, ... [Published Cold Lake Sun - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

DTES aboriginal society wants police support

The Vancouver Aboriginal Mother’s Centre Society is calling on the Vancouver Police Department to support a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.President Rosalin Miles says they’re sending a letter to the force this week, adding ... [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

National Post editorial board: Why do so many aboriginal women die violent deaths? We already know

On Saturday, Tina Fontaine was buried near the Sagkeeng First Nation northeast of Winnipeg. A week earlier, her body had been recovered from a bag dumped into the city’s Red River. She was 15 years old. The authorities are treating the death as a homicide. ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Missing women inquiry could delay action

OTTAWA - The former B.C. attorney general who headed up that province's inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women worries that an inquiry into the issue could delay much-needed action."Inquiries should be held if there's something that can be ... [Published Sun News - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

MacKay: Conservatives will not legalize marijuanacam

Legal marijuana sales in Washington state are ringing cash registers all the way to the treasury, but Canada’s justice minister said his government is watching the downside of retail pot.Justice Minister Peter MacKay was in Kamloops on Thursday, Aug. ... [Published Kamloops This Week - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

It's no accident

Varinder Badh’s parents, Dilbag and Bakhshish Badh (photo inset), were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Surrey in 2008. Varinder and her sister Rupi were also seriously injured. Through her studies, Varinder has determined using the word ‘accident’ to ... [Published Cloverdale Reporter News - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Chris Selley: Why did it take so long to address Bountiful’s horror stories?

Reasonable people disagree on whether polygamy should be illegal in Canada. With Wednesday’s announcement that Winston Blackmore and Jim Oler, the former and current bishops of Bountiful, B.C., again face charges under Section 293 of the Criminal Code — ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 7 reports

Polygamy charges against controversial BC religious leaders

Leaders of two controversial religious sects in southeastern B.C. have been charged with polygamy–again.Winston Blackmore and James Oler who head rival religious groups were each charged with one count of polygamy. Blackmore is alleged to have 24 marriages, ... [Published QR77.com - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Oppal on Polygamy charges

2:09 PM ET 7:50Criminal charges have been approved against four people connected to Bountiful near Creston. These charges come after years of back-and-forth in the court system. Wally Oppal is BC's former Attorney General. ... [Published CBC - Aug 14 2014]
First reported May 12 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 1 reports

‘Women are still going missing’: Despite assurances, no progress on B.C.’s infamous Highway Of Tears

VANCOUVER — A year and a half after a public inquiry called for urgent action to protect women along a stretch of highway in northern British Columbia known as the Highway of Tears, mayors and other leaders in the region say the province has yet to contact ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 12 2014]

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"Inquiries should be held if there's something that can be learned from (one)," Wally Oppal said in an interview Monday. "there's a possibility that if we have another inquiry, that solutions will be further on down the line."
"i'm encouraged, because i've always felt there was enough evidence there to lay charges" Oppal said in an interview

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Provincial chickens have come home to roost [Published Kelowna Daily Courier - Sep 09 2014]
Inquiry or roundtable needed [Published Cold Lake Sun - Sep 02 2014]
DTES aboriginal society wants police support [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Aug 29 2014]
National Post editorial board: Why do so many a... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 27 2014]
Missing women inquiry could delay action [Published Sun News - Aug 26 2014]
MacKay: Conservatives will not legalize mariju... [Published Kamloops This Week - Aug 21 2014]
It's no accident [Published Cloverdale Reporter News - Aug 19 2014]
Chris Selley: Why did it take so long to addres... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 15 2014]
Oppal on Polygamy charges [Published CBC - Aug 14 2014]
Polygamy charges against controversial BC relig... [Published QR77.com - Aug 14 2014]
2 Bountiful, B.C. leaders charged with polygamy [Published CBC - Aug 14 2014]
Prosecutors try again with Bountiful polygamy c... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 14 2014]
Leaders of polygamous sect in B.C. charged five... [Published 580 CFRA - Aug 14 2014]
Renewed polygamy charges in B.C. [Published News Talk 980 CJME - Aug 14 2014]
Polygamy, child-related charges laid against se... [Published CBC - Aug 14 2014]
Special prosecutor approves polygamy charges in... [Published Metro Canada - Aug 13 2014]
‘Women are still going missing’: Despite assura... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 12 2014]
‘Strong, solid’ settlement sees thirteen of ser... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 17 2014]
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National Post editorial board: Why do so many a... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 27 2014]
On Saturday, Tina Fontaine was buried near the Sagkeeng First Nation northeast of Winnipeg. A week earlier, her body had been recovered from a bag dumped into the city’s Red River. She was 15 years old. The authorities are treating the death as a homicide. ...
Chris Selley: Why did it take so long to addres... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 15 2014]
Reasonable people disagree on whether polygamy should be illegal in Canada. With Wednesday’s announcement that Winston Blackmore and Jim Oler, the former and current bishops of Bountiful, B.C., again face charges under Section 293 of the Criminal Code — ...
‘Women are still going missing’: Despite assura... [Published National Post - Top Stories - May 12 2014]
VANCOUVER — A year and a half after a public inquiry called for urgent action to protect women along a stretch of highway in northern British Columbia known as the Highway of Tears, mayors and other leaders in the region say the province has yet to contact ...
‘Strong, solid’ settlement sees thirteen of ser... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 17 2014]
VANCOUVER — The botched investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton has resulted in a settlement of $50,000 for each of the victims’ children who sued three levels of government and the RCMP. Lawyer Jason Gratl said Monday that the deal involves ...
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