The Pivot Blog

Pivot Legal Society's Board Chair, Stephen Mussell, is interviewed about the difference between Indigenous law and Aboriginal law.
Last week, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a unanimous decision on R v Zora; a case about bail breaches in which Pivot intervened with help from Vancouver-based criminal defence lawyer David Fai.
Pivot Legal Society calls for an end to prolific anti-Black and anti-Indigenous policing practices in BC, and call for the enactment of recommendations.
Non-Black and non-Indigenous legal practitioners must work to understand calls from Black and Indigenous people to defund police and redistribute these vital funds to community and peer-led health and safety programming.
Looking for ways to actively support Black people’s struggle for liberation? Support local Black-led organizations!
What are my rights & responsibilities during COVID-19? What are emergency powers? Read about the different Orders that are in effect and who can enforce.
BC government’s rapid and enforcement-based decampment plan for Oppenheimer Park, Topaz Park, and the Pandora Avenue Corridor is creating a level of harm that is preventable. Read Pivot's letter and the statements from the ground.
Pivot joins the call to immediately decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs in response to the twin crises of opioid overdoses and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our fight continues after an Ontario Court reaches a disappointing decision on prison-based needle exchange programs.
Signs to notify municipal bylaw and police officers about unhoused peoples' rights to shelter in parks.
Pivot Legal Society joins advocates and members of the Yukon bar to call for the suspension of a residential housing program within the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
Halfway homes don't belong on prison grounds! Pivot Legal joins advocates in the Yukon to urge respect for residents’ rights.
Reports of a potential Provincial order of enforcement against unsheltered people who do not access temporary accommodations made available to them during COVID-19 has spread amongst unsheltered people in Vancouver.