Media Advisory: Court to hear City of Vancouver application to evict homeless from tent city

Vancouver, B.C., Coast Salish Territories [November 14, 2016]—Today the B.C. Supreme Court is hearing a City of Vancouver injunction aimed at evicting homeless campers from 58 West Hastings Street. 

The hearing is expected to last one day. The homeless encampment has been set-up since July, with as many as 50 tents providing shelter for people experiencing homelessness and a lack of housing options. Currently there are 12 tents, with homeless campers being supported by community activists.
 
Pivot Legal Society lawyers will be representing homeless campers and will be available for comment following today’s hearing.
  
What:        58 West Hastings injunction hearing
Where:      B.C. Supreme Court – North entrance
                   800 Smithe St., Vancouver, B.C. (Google Map)
When:       Monday, November 14
                   2:00pm
  
Note: The hearing is expected to end at 2:00pm today. Media are able to sit in the court room. Cameras are not permitted.
 
For additional information, please contact:
Madeleine Northcote, Pivot Legal Society, 604-255-9700 x 109, madeleine@pivotlegal.org
 
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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 in Canada. 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.