Coalition Continues to Demand National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Vancouver, B.C., Coast Salish Territory [February 27, 2015]—A coalition of advocacy groups, Indigenous organizations, and family members continue to demand that the federal government hold a national public inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. 

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Abbotsford’s ban on Jubilee Park homeless camp continues

Vancouver, B.C. [December 17]—A BC Supreme Court justice has described trying to find shelter in Abbotsford as “profoundly challenging” in his decision to deny a request to lift an injunction prohibiting homeless people from living in Jubilee Park.

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Media Advisory: Disciplinary decision for VPD officer who pushed disabled woman

Vancouver, B.C. [November 27]A disciplinary decision will be delivered tomorrow for the Vancouver Police Department officer who pushed a disabled woman to the ground in the Downtown Eastside.

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Media advisory: Province to release guidelines for police dog deployment

Vancouver, B.C. [November 27]—The Province of B.C. will introduce guidelines for the training and deployment of police dogs in the province today, the first of their kind in Canada.

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BCCLA and Pivot Legal Society react to civilian monitor report on the IIO's Gregory Matters shooting death investigation

Vancouver, BC [November 17]—The BC Civil Liberties Association and Pivot Legal Society reacted this afternoon to the findings contained in the Civilian Monitor's report, released today, into the Independent Investigations Office's (IIO) investigation of the shooting death of Gregory Matters. 

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Sex workers speak out against new prostitution legislation

Vancouver, BC [November 6]—The federal government’s new prostitution legislation will put their lives in danger, according to a coalition of sex workers in Vancouver.

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Media Advisory: Decision today on Oppenheimer Park injunction

Vancouver, B.C. [October 8]—On Wednesday, October 8, the B.C. Supreme Court will deliver its decision on a City of Vancouver injunction aimed at evicting homeless campers from Oppenheimer Park. 
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Downtown Eastside photographers to be honoured at calendar launch

Vancouver, B.C. [October 8]— Winning photographers, calendar vendors, and community members from the Downtown Eastside will gather today at Carnegie Community Centre to launch the 2015 Hope in Shadows calendar. 

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Media Advisory: Hearing begins on Oppenheimer Park injunction

Vancouver, B.C. [October 6]—On Monday, October 6, the B.C. Supreme Court will begin hearing a City of Vancouver injunction aimed at evicting homeless campers from Oppenheimer Park. 
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Public Hearing of VPD officer who pushed disabled woman set to begin

Vancouver, B.C. [October 3]—The sentencing hearing for a Vancouver Police Department officer who pushed a disabled woman to the ground in the Downtown Eastside will be held Monday, October 6, at the Provincial Court of B.C.

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