As of January 31, 2023, BC decriminalized small amounts of certain drugs for personal possession. Are you protected by the new policy? Download Pivot's Know Your Rights card. #DecrimInBC
You can refuse consent for law enforcement to seize or dump your alcohol because it violates your charter rights and undermines harm reduction.
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.
Signs to notify municipal bylaw and police officers about unhoused peoples' rights to shelter in parks.
Do you have protection from liability when providing voluntary services and exercising mutual aid during COVID-19? Legal information for service providers in BC.
Legal information provided as a guide for people attending Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Actions.
You can refuse to talk to police or answer their questions unless you are in a bar or a cinema, driving a car, or they say you broke the law.
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act became Canadian law in May 2017 to encourage people to call 911 in the event of an overdose without fear of charge or arrest.1 The Act provides some legal protections for individuals who are at the scene of an overdose when police arrive—whether they are the caller, the person needing medical attention, or another person at the scene. The Act does not provide blanket immunity against all charges.