Media Advisory: Court decisions on homeless camps in Oppenheimer Park and Abbotsford

Vancouver, B.C. [September 29]—Pivot Legal Society is holding a press conference today following the B.C. Supreme Court’s delivery of two decisions on homeless camps in Oppenheimer Park and Abbotsford.

Pivot Legal Society is representing campers in both cases.

This morning, the court will hear a City of Vancouver injunction aimed at evicting homeless campers from Oppenheimer Park.

In a separate decision, the court will reveal today if a lawsuit against the City of Abbotsford that would recognize access to safe shelter as a basic human right will be heard by the B.C. Supreme Court.

Speakers include: 

  • DJ Larkin, Lawyer, Pivot Legal Society
  • Representatives of Oppenheimer Park homeless camp
  • Representatives of Abbotsford’s Association of Drug War Survivors 

             Press conference on B.C. Supreme Court decisions on 
                       Oppenheimer Park and Abbotsford 

Where:          121 Heatley Ave.
                       Vancouver, B.C. (Google Map)

When:           Monday, September 29, 2014 
                      1:00 - 1:30pm

For additional information, please contact:
Kevin Hollett
Communications Manager

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About Pivot Legal Society
Pivot Legal Society is a leading Canadian human rights organization that uses the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion. Pivot’s work includes challenging laws and policies that force people to the margins of society and keep them there. Since 2002 Pivot has won major victories for sex workers’ rights, police accountability, affordable housing, and health and drug policy.