Pivot Legal Society

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Name: Pivot Legal Society
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CONTEST: Enter To Win One Of Three Framed "Hope In Shadows" Prints

Twelfth year of Downtown Eastside photo contest gives those impacted by poverty a chance to share their stories and earn extra incomeEach year, Pivot Legal Society sponsors a photo contest open to Downtown Eastside residents and those living on low incomes. ... [Published TheTyee.ca - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 3 reports

Oppenheimer Park's tent city may be gone, but Vancouver's homeless problem still needs to be addressed

A volunteer helps a man pack his tent and belongings at Oppenheimer Park (CANADIAN PRESS / Darryl Dyck)After days of preparation, warnings and announcements, Vancouver police descended on a downtown park Thursday and evicted an encampment of homeless ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 4 reports

Oppenheimer Park’s tent city packs up, many still left homeless

Oppenheimer park on Oct. 16, 2014.An overnight reprieve didn’t stop Vancouver’s homeless camp from being dismantled by authorities on Thursday.The majority of campers in the Downtown Eastside’s Oppenheimer Park reluctantly packed up their belongings and ... [Published Metro Canada - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 6 reports

Court deadline passes but tents remain up at homeless camp in Vancouver park

, EDT.Police officers talk at the scene where a man was found dead at a tent city at Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday October 15, 2014. A B.C. Supreme Court judge granted a court order last week allowing the city ... [Published CJAD 800 - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Vancouver police to wear body cameras for dismantling of homeless camp

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver's police force is becoming the latest across the country to outfit officers with wearable video cameras, deploying the devices for the first time ahead of a potential confrontation over a homeless encampment.Police Chief Jim Chu ... [Published CTV News - Oct 15 2014]
Entities: Jim Chu, Police, Vancouver
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

'No justice' for tenters: elder

The tent city that’s overtaken Oppenheimer Park since July must be dismantled within a week, a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled Wednesday.Justice Jennifer Duncan granted the City of Vancouver’s injunction request to enforce bylaws and evict the campers, ... [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 5 reports

Judge grants city injunction to close Oppenheimer Park tent city

The tent city at Oppenheimer Park must end next week, a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled.Madame Justice Jennifer Duncan granted the City of Vancouver an injunction against the Downtown Eastside camp, which has been occupied by homeless people since July ... [Published Metro Canada - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 2 reports

Const. Taylor Robinson:15-day suspension demanded for shoving woman

The lawyer for a disabled woman says Const. Taylor Robinson should be handed a 15-day suspension for pushing her to the ground as she tried to cut between three police officers on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.Pivot Legal Society staff lawyer Douglas ... [Published CBC - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Homeless continue fight for affordable housing.

A Vancouver judge is expected to rule today on an injunction request by the Pivot Legal Society to stop the proposed eviction of homeless from a tent city on the downtown Eastside. The city was set up in July as a protest against lack of affordable housing. ... [Published CFJC TV Channel 7 - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 7 reports

Oppenheimer lawyers want injunction delay

Lawyers advocating for the homeless living in the Oppenheimer Park tent city asked for a 10-day adjournment on Monday to an injunction request by the City of Vancouver.Pivot Legal Society lawyer DJ Larkin said it would allow their team time to prepare ... [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Homelessness court challenge gets the go ahead against Abbotsford

A housing advocacy group has been given the go ahead to proceed with a lawsuit against the City of Abbotsford.At the centre of the lawsuit is the constitutionality of Abbotsford’s bylaws, which include a ban on people camping overnight in parks, erecting ... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 4 reports

Judge upholds Vancouver vending bylaw

The Pivot Legal Society is considering its next move after a provincial court judge upheld City of Vancouver bylaws that prohibit street vending, but reduced fines for four defendants from $250 to $1.“It’s a bit of a confusing sentence because the judge ... [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Sep 24 2014]

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"When there is not enough adequate housing available, there must be a more sensitive approach than simply forcing people out of a public park. While we understand the City is working on this, this should be done in discussion with the people involved, rather than coupled with eviction orders,” he said."
...people into emergency shelters makes a lot of the public feel more comfortable because then you don't have to see a homeless person," said Larkin. "That person is still homeless, even if they're going to a shelter at night."
"Come 10:01 p.m., a lot of these people are going to go to jail and they are stating that they're staying here" he said. "I mean, there's nowhere else to go."
"We know that it can be quite useful under certain circumstances, but there needs to be clear protocols in place that balance the interests of police on the one hand with privacy rights" said Paterson

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CONTEST: Enter To Win One Of Three Framed "Hope... [Published TheTyee.ca - 3 hours ago]
Oppenheimer Park's tent city may be gone, but V... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 17 2014]
UPDATE: Five people arrested at Oppenheimer Park [Published Global News Canada - Oct 17 2014]
5 arrested as Oppenheimer Park tent city taken ... [Published CBC - Oct 17 2014]
Oppenheimer Park’s tent city packs up, many sti... [Published Metro Canada - Oct 16 2014]
GALLERY: City workers move in to clean up Oppen... [Published Global News Canada - Oct 16 2014]
Some campers remain at Vancouver park, despite ... [Published News 1130 - Oct 16 2014]
Some Vancouver campers vow to stay and fight ev... [Published CTV News - Oct 16 2014]
Court deadline passes but tents remain up at ho... [Published CJAD 800 - Oct 16 2014]
Body removed from tent in Vancouver homeless ca... [Published 1057 EZRrock - Oct 16 2014]
Body removed from Vancouver’s infamous homeless... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Oct 15 2014]
Body removed from tent in Vancouver homeless ca... [Published Star 96 - Oct 15 2014]
Body removed from tent in Vancouver homeless ca... [Published 580 CFRA - Oct 15 2014]
Body removed from tent in Vancouver homeless ca... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 15 2014]
Body removed from tent in Vancouver homeless ca... [Published 610 CKTB - Oct 15 2014]
Vancouver police to wear body cameras for disma... [Published CTV News - Oct 15 2014]
Metro Votes: Tent cities shine light on homeles... [Published Metro Canada - Oct 10 2014]
'No justice' for tenters: elder [Published Vancouver 24 Hours - Oct 09 2014]
Is Oppenheimer evidence of the Mayor’s failed p... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Oct 09 2014]
Judge grants city injunction to close Oppenheim... [Published Metro Canada - Oct 09 2014]
Court grants Vancouver injunction to evict home... [Published CJAD 800 - Oct 08 2014]
Injunction granted to evict Oppenheimer homeles... [Published CBC - Oct 08 2014]
Oppenheimer homeless camp eviction ruling expec... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Oct 08 2014]
Oppenheimer homeless camp eviction ruling expec... [Published CBC - Oct 08 2014]
55,000 coffee cups returned for refund RAW [Published CBC - Oct 07 2014]
Op-Ed: Anti-prostitution bill C-36 is relevant ... [Published University of British Columbia Ubyssey - Oct 07 2014]
Oppenheimer Park injunction battled in court [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Oct 06 2014]
Const. Taylor Robinson:15-day suspension demand... [Published CBC - Oct 06 2014]
Oppenheimer homeless camp: injunction hearing t... [Published CBC - Oct 06 2014]
Const. Taylor Robinson faces hearing today for ... [Published CBC - Oct 06 2014]
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Body removed from Vancouver’s infamous homeless... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Oct 15 2014]
VANCOUVER — A body of a man has been pulled from a tent in a Vancouver homeless camp, which is due to be shut down later today. Police and a coroner are on the scene at the homeless encampment in Oppenheimer Park, located in the city’s Downtown Eastside. ...
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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