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Former RCMP worker alleging sex assault recounts ‘shocking’ washroom encounter

By The Canadian Press
June 20, 2017 - 11:47am Updated: June 20, 2017 - 5:49pm

VANCOUVER — A former RCMP employee says she will never forget the sound of the door being locked behind her by a now-retired inspector who is alleged to have sexually assaulted her in a washroom at their Vancouver workplace.

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B.C. Liberals promise welfare rate hike days before government expected to fall

By The Canadian Press
June 19, 2017 - 12:48pm Updated: June 19, 2017 - 5:22pm

VICTORIA — There will be a promise to raise welfare rates in British Columbia by $100-a-month in the government’s throne speech on Thursday, which is expected to set in motion the defeat of the Liberals after more than 16 years in office.