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February 09, 2018

CALL/ACAMS is very pleased to express our sincerest congratulations to Diane MacDonald, general counsel for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, and our long-time member, on her appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Well earned, Justice MacDonald has distinguished herself most recently by acting as co-counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada on the landmark section 2(d) Charter case regarding the duty to consult in good faith in British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia, 2016 SCC 49.  Among other notable work, Justice MacDonald also acted as co-counsel on a section 15 Charter case, arguing successfully for substantive equality for women claiming pregnancy and parental benefits, also before the Supreme Court of Canada in British Columbia Teachers' Federation v. British Columbia Public School Employers' Association, 2014 SCC 70.

We refer CALL/ACAMS members to the Supreme Court’s website for information that will soon be posted about the upcoming public welcoming ceremony for Justice MacDonald: http://www.courts.gov.bc.ca/supreme_court/

Additionally, CALL BC Region will be planning our Spring Event in honour of Justice MacDonald.  Details to follow.


June 15, 2017

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The 2018 CALL/ACAMS Annual Conference takes place in Victoria, British Columbia, May 24 - 27, 2018. 

The Conference is being held at the Victoria Convention Centre. There are three conference hotels: Fairmont Empress, Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites, and Hotel Grand Pacific. The Fairmont Empress is attached to the Victoria Convention Centre. The Chateau Victoria and Hotel Grand Pacific are both within a 5-10 minute walk of the Conference Centre. 

1.  Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites ($194 & $263 per night) : Call 1-800-663-5891 and ask to book a room under the CALL room block

Update: The reserved blocks of rooms at the preferred rate at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Hotel Grand Pacific are now sold out. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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May 30, 2017

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May 30, 2017
April 06, 2017

Since October 2016, families in the Venecia Las Vegas neighbourhood of el Jarillón have been forcibly displaced and seen their houses torn down by the municipality of Cali to make way for a tourist walk way and cargo port. Now the municipality intends to begin demolitions in the neighbourhood of Brisas del Cauca. 

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