Jason Proctor

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Jason Proctor is a reporter in British Columbia for CBC News and has covered the B.C. courts and the justice system extensively.

Latest from Jason Proctor

Director of civil forfeiture sues estate of accused drug trafficker after overdose death

The day before he died of a drug overdose, a package containing $120,000 arrived at the downtown condo where Ezra Beau Sametz drew his last breath. B.C.'s director of civil forfeiture is now seeking to confiscate that money as the proceeds of crime.

Woman at centre of allegation that led to mischief charge against Surrey mayor maintains innocence

The woman at the centre of an incident that led to a public mischief charge against Surrey's mayor stepped out of the shadows Tuesday, accusing Doug McCallum of falsely accusing her of vehicular assault.

Former B.C. gaming inspector accused of supplying fake credentials to illegal track workers

According to court documents, a former B.C. Gaming Enforcement Branch inspector is suspected of paving the way for as many as 30 Mexican nationals to work as grooms for Canadian trainers without valid work permits.

Former B.C. Legislature clerk found guilty of breach of trust, fraud

A B.C. Supreme Court judge found the man described as the former "chief executive officer" of B.C.'s legislature guilty of breach of trust and fraud in connection with improper expense claims for more than $1,800 worth of clothing Thursday.

Salt Spring Island 'chicken war' moves to court as rooster owner challenges noise bylaw

Salt Spring Island's rooster ruckus is expected to come to a head next month in Victoria provincial court when a hobby farmer plans to challenge a ticket for violating the island's noise abatement bylaw.

Canadian War Museum ordered to reinstate 'star' historian after arbitrator finds she was unjustly fired

The Canadian War Museum has been ordered to reinstate a "star" historian after a federal labour arbitrator concluded the decision to fire her was directly related to her disability.

Billionaire's association with luxury B.C. mansion highlights property tax loophole

A billionaire's association with a luxury Vancouver Island mansion highlights land title anomalies that mean property transfer and foreign buyers taxes don't apply to purchases of some pricey B.C.'s homes.

Ferrari fracas threatens would-be Penticton pizza chef's chance at immigration

Flaminio Ferrari is as proud of his pizza as he is his last name. But the Penticton pasta preparer has no delusions about being the only Ferrari in the restaurant business — not in Canada and certainly not in Italy.

Historian's research on coroners' inquests in B.C. gives chilling glimpse into criminalization of abortion

Decades ago, it was not unusual to find a police detective by the bedside of a woman about to die from a failed abortion. Coroner reports from that era provide a window into a story that one historian says repeats itself wherever women are denied access to safe abortions.

Alleged victim of sexual assault seeks records from Vatican's representative in Canada

A lawyer for a man who claims he was sexually abused as a high school seminarian will be in court this week arguing for records of correspondence between the abbey and the Vatican's representative in Canada about the activities of a now-deceased monk.

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