Media advisory: BC Supreme Court to hear final arguments in Abbotsford homeless lawsuit

Vancouver, B.C. [July 30]—Final arguments will begin tomorrow in the B.C Supreme Court lawsuit involving the City of Abbotsford and its homeless.

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Using the law as a catalyst for positive social change, Pivot Legal Society works to improve the lives of marginalized communities.

Pivot Legal Society is representing a group of homeless people in Abbotsford in a landmark lawsuit seeking to protect their constitutional rights to equality and security of person. The BC Supreme Court has heard BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (DWS) v City of Abbotsford during a six-week trial that began on June 29, 2015.
Final arguments will be heard over four days, with the trial ending Thursday, August 6. DJ Larkin of Pivot Legal Society will be available for comment during breaks.
Who:              DJ Larkin, Pivot Legal Society housing lawyer
What:             DWS v. City of Abbotsford
Where:           B.C. Supreme Court—Courtroom 101
                      651 Carnarvon St., New Westminster, B.C.
When:            Friday, July 31
                      10:00 am
For additional information, please contact:
Kevin Hollett, Communications Director: 778-848-3420, [email protected]
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About Pivot Legal Society
Pivot Legal Society is a leading Canadian human rights organization that uses the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Canada. Pivot’s work includes challenging laws and policies that force people to the margins of society and keep them there. Since 2002 Pivot has won major victories for sex workers’ rights, police accountability, affordable housing, and health and drug policy.