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OPCC rejects slap on wrist for officer who pushed woman
August 21, 2012 Vancouver- In a rare move, the British Columbia Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) has rejected the proposal for discipline agreed to by the Vancouver Police...
12 year-old girl bitten by police dog sparks call for reform
August 1st, 2012 Prince George- More details have emerged in the case of a young girl who was apprehended and bitten by an RCMP police dog. The recent case has Pivot Legal Society, Carrier Sekani...
Study finds moving indoors increases sex workers' safety
May 9, 2012 Vancouver- A landmark research study released today shows that providing indoor venues for street-involved sex workers has a significant impact on their health and safety. The study,...
Partial victory for sex workers with Ontario ruling
March 26th, 2012 Vancouver - Today the Ontario Court of Appeal announced its ruling on the constitutionality of Canada’s prostitution laws. Pivot is heralding the decision as a partial victory. The...
Woman fights for right to call police without being evicted
Media Advisory- January 19, 2011 Vancouver- On January 20, The BC Supreme Court will review the case of a woman who was evicted for calling the police as a result of harassment by a male tenant in a...
Rally for sex workers' rights at Canada's top court
Ottawa, January 19, 2012 Today, sex workers and allies will gather outside the Supreme Court of Canada to show their support for sex workers who have come from the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver to...
Hidden fees could leave Olympic Village's poorest tenants homeless
December 8, 2011 Vancouver, Over twenty low-income tenants of the Olympic Village are taking action against unexpected and unaffordable bills from a third-party utility company called Enerpro. Today...
Eleven more tenants come forward in Wolsey Hotel Case
/*-->*/ November 22, 2011 Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories - This morning at 11 a.m, current and former residents of the Palace and Wonder single room occupancy hotels will join...
More allegations of brutality by Harbour Centre Guards leads to new lawsuits
/*-->*/ November 15th, 2011 - Private security guards who patrol Vancouver’s Harbour Centre Mall are again at the centre of lawsuits alleging brutality against low-income people. The lawsuits are...