Back to court, yet again

I’m barely home from Ottawa and here we go again, readying for another challenge to mandatory minimum sentences.

Read more
Share

A Win for Accountable Policing

Last summer Pivot represented Bobbi O’Shea, who courageously stood up to protect her rights and dignity. 

Read more
Share

A note from the Supreme Court of Canada

At the Supreme Court of Canada.
That's me next to David Fai (centre), counsel for Joseph Lloyd, and Maia Tsurumi (right), Pivot's pro bono counsel

 

The Supreme Court of Canada. I’ve only just caught my breath.

On Wednesday I appeared before the Supreme Court alongside our pro bono counsel Maia Tsurumi on Pivot’s intervention against mandatory minimum sentencing in Canada.

Read more
Share

Guest Post: Options for Sexual Health

Every year, Options for Sexual Health (Opt) honours a Sexual Health Champion. This year, Opt is recognizing our very own Katrina Pacey as their 2016 champion. She’ll receive the honours at Opt’s 3rd Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Breakfast on February 12, 2016. We asked Jennifer Breakspear, Executive Director of Options for Sexual Health, to write about what it means to be a Sexual Health Champion.

Read more
Share

Violence against sex workers is violence against everyone

December 17 makes the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Show your support by urging our federal government to end the criminalization of sex work. Tweet the Justice Minister and Prime Minister @puglass @JustinTrudeau using #dec17 #17déc.

BAxf_f_dwWj_ycsKQgIqjF3dkBSgqemD_ZtlOWLKpKE.jpeg

Read more
Share

End the harms: Make laws that protect sex workers' rights

On Thursday, December 3, Sex Workers United Against Violence (SWUAV) and Pivot Legal Society launched a series of “Know Your Rights” cards to inform sex workers which of the activities related to their work are illegal. The cards will be distributed to sex workers in Vancouver and across Canada, with the hope that can help sex workers stay safe until the laws are changed. 

Below is a statement from SWUAV board members DJ Joe and Chili Bean on the release of the cards on the eve of the one-year anniversary of new federal laws criminalizing sex work.

 

Read more
Share

World AIDS Day: Protect the rights of drug users to fight HIV and AIDS

December 1st is World AIDS Day. The new federal Liberal government can take an important step towards ending the HIV and AIDS epidemic in this country by immediately repealing The Respect for Communities Act.

Read more
Share

Abbotsford Decision Suggests New Avenue for Right to Housing in Canada

A landmark decision in a case brought by homeless people challenging municipal bylaws that left them nowhere to go, suggests a new avenue to advance the right to housing in Canada.

Read more
Share

Access to justice at the Super 8: A venue for voices the courts most need to hear

By DJ Larkin and David Wotherspoon

It is often the case that discussions of “access to justice” revolve around legal aid funding and alternative dispute resolution processes - with good reason. In a climate such as British Columbia, where members of the legal profession once took job action to draw attention to the dire need for investment in legal aid, the courts remain inaccessible to many.

Read more
Share

Stingrays: Are the police spying on us?

When we asked the Vancouver Police Department if they were using Stingray surveillance devices in their investigations, we weren’t expecting the response we received.

Read more
Share

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9    17  18  Next →
I’m barely home from Ottawa and here we go again, readying for another challenge to mandatory minimum sentences.
Last summer Pivot represented Bobbi O’Shea, who courageously stood up to protect her rights and dignity. 
At the Supreme Court of Canada. That's me next to David Fai (centre), counsel for Joseph Lloyd, and Maia Tsurumi...
Every year, Options for Sexual Health (Opt) honours a Sexual Health Champion. This year, Opt is recognizing our very own...