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.
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.
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.
We call on BC and Vancouver officials to urgently exercise their respective authorities in full, pursuant to emergency legislation, to rapidly house every BC resident without housing.