The Pivot Blog

Today Solomon Akintoye, 33, represented by Pivot Legal Society, is seeking a ruling of wrongful arrest and excessive use of force related to his detention and violent takedown by the Vancouver Police Department in 2011. This is the first significant civil lawsuit to challenge the policies of police in BC relating to investigative detention.
Imagining a new future for drug policy in Canada
A drug policy that criminalizes drug use is costing lives across BC. December was the deadliest month in a decade when it came to overdose deaths. Medical experts and former politicians say decriminalization is the answer.
Heated debate at Vancouver Park Board could have left the homeless in the freezing cold
Yesterday marked a historic day for Canadian drug policy.
Media Advisory: Decision today in challenge to tent city eviction
Media Advisory: Court to hear City of Vancouver application to evict homeless from tent city
Tent Cities: Fighting displacement when there’s nowhere else to go