Media Advisory: Court decision on street vending bylaw challenge

Vancouver, B.C. [September 22]—On Tuesday, September 23, the provincial court of B.C. will deliver its decision on a Pivot Legal Society-led challenge to the City of Vancouver’s bylaws prohibiting street vending. 

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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.

Four residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are challenging the constitutionality of the city’s street vending bylaw on the grounds that it infringes on the constitutional right to the security of the person. The challenge was heard by the B.C. provincial court this past April.

Speakers include: 

  • Douglas King, Lawyer, Pivot Legal Society
  • Louise Lagimodiere, client 
What:                         Decision on street vending bylaw challenge
Where:                       Provincial Court of B.C. – North Entrance
                                      800 Hornby St., Vancouver, B.C. (Google Map)
When:                        Tuesday, September 23, 2014
                                      11:00 - 11:30am
For additional information, please contact:
Kevin Hollett, Communications Manager: 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 award winning 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.