The fight over the law society elections may be a microcosm of the fractious political clashes happening across our society, but it’s also a battle that raises a fundamental question: is there anywhere left in society that remains free of the culture war?
Some cities are tackling public safety by adding police officers and mental health nurses to the downtown area, but they are also focusing on how to make Canadian cities appealing again, both to residents and tourists.
While the threats to public safety in Canada’s largest city have made many recent headlines, smaller cities across the country have been dealing with declining public safety for years, making it a truly national phenomenon.
The B.C. government has received a legal exemption from the federal government to decriminalize possession of up to 2.5 grams of cocaine, along with opioids and methamphetamines. As for the drugs themselves, the B.C. government has explicitly stated they remain illegal.
Last week a government standing committee heard from witnesses on why a Chinese government-affiliated company was awarded a contract with the RCMP despite being the subject of multiple charges of espionage from the U.S. government.