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April 7, 2011 | By Darcie Bennett

This afternoon City Council is voting on a by-law change that would prevent homeless people from sleeping in tents on sidewalks. The proposed amendments to the Street and Traffic By-law would put in place a prohibition to constructing and occupying any “structure, object, substance, or thing” which would encroach upon a City street. 

April 6, 2011 | By Darcie Bennett
Gabor Mate speaks to a packed house at Drugs, Law and Social Change

Canadian drug policy is at a critical juncture. After years of work by drug users, community activists and medical professionals, Vancouver is now home to the first sanctioned supervised injection facility in North America.  Insite, along with needle exchanges, low barrier health care services and peer-driven support groups, has resulted in sharp decline in the rate of new HIV infections and overdose deaths among injection drug users in the Downtown Eastside.

April 5, 2011 | By Peter Wrinch

Only three months into 2011 we are already celebrating a number of legal victories – and there are more to come! The prospect of advancing strategic legal cases that can create widespread change is keeping us fired up and poised for action.