British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk has revoked his consent for Trinity Western University, a Christian college, to open a law school. Virk cited the fact that law societies in British Columbia and other Canadian provinces have refused to accredit the school’s graduates because of a section of the university’s covenant requiring students, faculty, and administrators not to engage in “sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.”
A veteran escorting the body of Private Steven Allen, the soldier who died after a military training exercise in Alberta, was given a ticket by police while part of the funeral procession.
Debbi Ferguson was pulled over by Victoria police while she was part of the procession in Victoria.
Ferguson, a 20-year military veteran, was pulled over and issued a ticket for $230 while part of a funeral procession taking the body from the airport to a funeral home.
She told CBC Victoria’s Jo-Ann Roberts that there is a code in the military.
“We never leave anyone behind and we never let a soldier come home alone.”
Her car had a flag at half mast and her four-way flashers were on. The ticket was given to Ferguson because her license plate was obstructed.
Her first thought when the officer pulled in behind her and flashed his lights was that the officer was going to help the motorcade.
“That didn’t happen,” Ferguson said, “He shouted out on his microphone to pull over immediately. We were just in shock.”
She said, “We were already in an emotional state and it was Remembrance Day. It’s hard on all of us veterans and soldiers that a fellow man at arms would pull me over and pull me out of this escort.”
Ferguson said when she explained to the officer about the procession he told her he didn’t care and that he went to his car and came back with the ticket. “I looked at him and I’m like I am sorry this is most disrespectful thing I have seen anyone do”
A Vancouver Island RCMP officer has pleaded guilty to fabricating evidence to obstruct the course of justice by taking a paternity test on behalf of a fellow officer.
Const. Dereck Carter reported to a lab and took the court-ordered test in July last year on behalf of Greg Doncaster, who was then also a constable on the force. Doncaster had approached him after a woman with whom he’d had an affair took steps to recover child support.
Doncaster told Carter the paternity case would cost him his marriage, and Carter felt obliged to help his mentor on the RCMP’s Regional Crime Unit.
But the plot was discovered by the child’s mother. Last month, Doncaster pleaded guilty to fabricating evidence and received a six-month sentence to be served in the community.
Carter pleaded guilty to the same charge Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court. The Crown has asked for the same sentence but the defence is asking for a discharge, meaning no criminal record. It is arguing that, of the two, Carter was less culpable and that he was pressured into a scheme that Doncaster orchestrated.
Carter remains on the force but is suspended without pay. Doncaster is no longer an RCMP officer.
They should both be kicked out AND charged just as any civilian would.
Of course, they won’t; there’s one standard for us, and another for them…
Well, well; lookee there.