Pivot Legal Society

Type: Organization
Name: Pivot Legal Society
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

The Rise of Philanthro-capitalism

Late last winter at Vancouver’s Maritime Labour Centre, city councillor Geoff Meggs spoke at the launch of a regional union-backed social justice organization called the Metro Vancouver Alliance. Meggs is a long-time anchor of the British Columbia labour ... [Published Dissident Voice - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Vendor Profile - Peter Thompson

I managed to get some sleep but was up early that Saturday morning. Coffee was on; I was excited for the day ahead. By the time I got to the Pivot Legal Society office, the place was already buzzing with people and things were happening: It was the big ... [Published Real Change News - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Diversity of sex trade industry evident in response to prostitution bill

By | The Canadian Press  –OTTAWA - Not-for-profit groups that advocate for those in the sex industry are divided in their response to the federal government's proposed new prostitution bill.Some say sex workers aren't adequately protected by Bill C-36, ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

B.C. rights group says mandatory minimum sentences don’t deter crime

Mandatory minimum sentences don’t deter crime, disproportionately affect vulnerable people, and increase justice and correctional system costs, a new report says.The 84-page report, released Monday by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, takes aim at ... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Peter MacKay to testify as Senate begins prostitution bill review

Justice Minister Peter MacKay addresses a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Two provincial justice ministers took a swipe at their federal counterpart Wednesday, denouncing MacKay's recent comments about female judges ... [Published MSN Canada - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Peter MacKay's justice roundtables didn't set a place for sex workers

Over the past month, Justice Minister Peter MacKay has been not-so-quietly crisscrossing the country, holding closed-door confabs with what his department describes as "criminal justice system stakeholders."Although the details of those discussions are ... [Published CBC - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Drug-testing kits have limitations, but can help prevent deaths: advocates

, EDT.TORONTO - Drug-testing kits currently available in Canada have limitations, but they can be part of the solution to help prevent unnecessary deaths at live concerts such as Toronto's Veld music festival, where two people died earlier this month ... [Published 1057 EZRrock - Aug 24 2014]
Entities: Drugs, Reagent, Advocate
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Group of B.C. addicts to receive heroin by Christmas, lawyer says

A group of Vancouver drug addicts is slated to become Canada’s first recipients of legally prescribed heroin by Christmas.As many as 202 patients should receive the laboratory-manufactured heroin from Europe by the end of the year, their lawyer said ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Chris Selley: Here comes the ‘Hidden Agenda’ … again

Remember this theory? As the generation of Canadians who had to fight tooth and nail for abortion rights dies off, the idea of legislating the practice, such as every other Western nation does, will no longer seem completely anathema. Younger Canadians will ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Jul 24 2014]
First reported May 29 2014 - Updated May 29 2014 - 1 reports

BC Supreme Court Re-Establishes Access to Diacetylmorphine (Heroin) Assisted Treatment

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - The Supreme Court of British Columbia has re-established access to diacetylmorphine (heroin) assisted treatment following an injunction application by Providence Health Care (Providence) and ... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - May 29 2014]

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"Girls' lives are ruined forever by johns. Do we create a law for luxury, convenience, to be able to support a habit, or do we create laws to save lives?"
"It makes me regret bringing the case in the first place" he told CBC News

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The Rise of Philanthro-capitalism [Published Dissident Voice - Sep 16 2014]
Vendor Profile - Peter Thompson [Published Real Change News - Sep 12 2014]
Diversity of sex trade industry evident in resp... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 10 2014]
Tories’ prostitution bill ‘likely’ to survive l... [Published Toronto Star Online - Sep 09 2014]
Peter MacKay to testify as Senate begins prosti... [Published MSN Canada - Sep 09 2014]
B.C. rights group says mandatory minimum senten... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 09 2014]
Peter MacKay's justice roundtables didn't set a... [Published CBC - Aug 27 2014]
Drug-testing kits have limitations, but can hel... [Published 1057 EZRrock - Aug 24 2014]
Group of B.C. addicts to receive heroin by Chri... [Published Toronto Star Online - Aug 22 2014]
Chris Selley: Here comes the ‘Hidden Agenda’ … ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Jul 24 2014]
BC Supreme Court Re-Establishes Access to Diace... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - May 29 2014]
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Chris Selley: Here comes the ‘Hidden Agenda’ … ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Jul 24 2014]
Remember this theory? As the generation of Canadians who had to fight tooth and nail for abortion rights dies off, the idea of legislating the practice, such as every other Western nation does, will no longer seem completely anathema. Younger Canadians will ...
BC Supreme Court Re-Establishes Access to Diace... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - May 29 2014]
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2014) - The Supreme Court of British Columbia has re-established access to diacetylmorphine (heroin) assisted treatment following an injunction application by Providence Health Care (Providence) and ...
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