Pivot is representing the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (intervenor) and defending the rights of people who use drugs to have access to life-saving health care. The judicial review hearing is happening in Edmonton, where a local business association is trying to stop the opening of a supervised consumption site that has been approved by Health Canada. This interference, and the delay of health services it would create, infringes upon the Section 7 Charter right to security of the person. Third parties do not have a mandatory right to weigh in to what are ultimately health care decisions, and we will ensure the federal court understands this.
Using the law as a catalyst for positive social change, Pivot Legal Society works to improve the lives of marginalized communities.