New Charge Assessment Guidelines: Take Action with Us
August 2014 - Positive Living BC has prepared a position paper on HIV criminalization that calls for new Charge Assessment Guidelines. New guidelines are the only way we can mitigate the damage, namely increased criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, otherwise done by the 2012 Supreme Court of Canada decisions in the cases of Mabior and D.C. New guidelines will be approved only if the provincial Government believes there is public support in their favour.
So we're asking for your help. Please send an email to the Ministers of Justice ( JAG.Minister@gov.bc.ca ) and Health ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) expressing your support for new Charge Assessment Guidelines. And please let us know you have done so by emailing Ross Harvey, Executive Director, at email@example.com. You are welcome to use this message:
Please be advised that [I / (name of organization)] [have/has] reviewed the position paper "The Need for New Charge Assessment Guidelines: HIV Non-Disclosure in British Columbia", dated June 11, 2014 and previously sent to you by Positive Living BC.
[I / (name of organization)] strongly [support/s] the paper's analysis as accurately reflecting the realities confronting people living with HIV in these regards in BC. More particularly, [I/we] urge you to accept the recommendations for new Charge Assessment Guidelines contained in the paper and to do what you can to ensure their adoption and implementation.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration of this communication.
[Your name / Your organization's name]
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POSITIVE LIVING BC is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action.
We are a Registered Non-profit Society (#11928-2085) and an established leader in the HIV/AIDS movement . Uniquely
among major agencies in Canada, the POSITIVE LIVING BC Board of Directors is composed entirely of HIV+ members.
Formerly known as the British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society (BCPWA) and with a membership of more than 4,800 HIV+ members,
we are Western Canada's largest AIDS service organization and a proud history spanning three decades. For more information
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