Jason Proctor is a reporter in British Columbia for CBC News and has covered the B.C. courts and mental health issues in the justice system extensively.
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Surrey Six killers deserve chance to argue for stay of proceedings over police misconduct: appeal court
B.C.'s top court says two men found guilty of murder in the Surrey Six killings should get a chance to argue that police misconduct and their treatment in pretrial custody are egregious enough to warrant a stay of proceedings.
Unregistered 'shadow' mortgage broker who made millions in fees says he was just meeting demand
A so-called “shadow” mortgage broker responsible for securing more than half a billion dollars' worth of home financing through the use of altered tax and bank documents says there will always be a demand for the services of people with his skills.
Vancouver man sues city and police over violent confrontation with anti-gay street preacher
A Vancouver man who wound up with broken bones after a violent confrontation with an anti-gay street preacher is suing the city and the police for failing to enforce the law.
Accused of sexual assault, RCMP officer told to get counselling after 'disturbing' email
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has recommended that a Lower Mainland RCMP officer who was charged with sexually assaulting his spouse should get counselling after the “disturbing” details of one of his emails made it into the court record.
Crown says ex-president Trump no longer a factor in Meng Wanzhou extradition
Canada’s attorney general says former U.S. president Donald Trump’s boasts about using Meng Wanzhou to force a better trade deal with China are irrelevant to the Huawei executive’s extradition proceedings.
Judge denies B.C.'s request for injunction against churches breaking COVID-19 rules
The chief justice of British Columbia's Supreme Court has denied an application from the province for an injunction against three Fraser Valley churches flouting COVID-19 rules that prohibit in-person services.
Vancouver woman waits as mom's 'miracle' DNA goes MIA on way to lab
Joyce Cherry's mother wasn't able to provide a DNA saliva sample until 30 minutes before her death at the age of 104. Cherry mailed it to ancestry.ca in a postage-paid package the next morning. Four months later, she's worried the sample is lost.
B.C. man ordered to pay $7 million for brutal beating of teenager
A Kamloops man has been ordered to pay nearly $7 million to cover the health-care costs and lost opportunities of a teenager he nearly beat to death with a baseball bat for trespassing into his yard.
B.C.'s provincial health officer seeks injunction against churches for defying COVID orders
B.C.’s provincial health officer is seeking an injunction prohibiting gatherings by three Christian churches that are challenging her orders suspending in-person religious services due to COVID-19.
No implied warranty for 'used goods' kitty in case that highlights pets as property
A would be cat-owner lost his bid for a rebate from a breeder who sold him a Siberian cat that died less than two months after purchase. The case highlights the gap between the emotional value of companion animals and their worth in the eyes of the law.