November 8, 2010 vancouver.mediacoop.ca
by Camas Educational Bookstore
Victoria, BC on November 5, 2010: the Victoria Police Department entered
Camas Books, 2590 Quadra Street with a warrant to search and seize
computer equipment and documents. Four volunteers were detained while
officers searched the premise, seizing 2 computers, a Camas Educational
Society annual report, and Shaw and Telus account bills.
The Camas Educational Society is a not-for-profit registered society that
functions collectively to operate the volunteer run Camas Books and Info.
Camas Books first opened its doors in September 2007, with the intention
of providing a voice for social justice perspectives, and helping to
foster a spirit of solidarity with other such struggles taking place
globally. The Camas Collective has a mandate to keep the store and space
as accessible and inclusive as possible in order to provide free access to
internet and print information that follows our mission statement, akin to
The camas collective has received no information from police about any
incident that the search and seizure may be pertaining to, or what lead
police to the book store.
For more information on Camas Books or the Camas Educational Society go to
Media Contacts: Meaghan MacDonald Email: Meaghan.j.macdonald(at)gmail.com