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Many paddles, one canoe: Climate leaders gather in...
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Speaking in tongues at Chan Centre
Broad tax breaks, targeted spending increases in B.C. pre-...
B.C. budget includes more education funding but most of it...
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David Eby is the executive director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association.
The danger of crisis policy making
What unfortunate policy prescriptions are being written up on the back of envelopes right now to respond to last week’s disaster?
Jun 20th, 2011
The cost of active citizenship: $100
As I was biking back from Home Depot (big weekend, a little Home Depot, a little Bed, Bath, Beyond) with some exciting new cleaning supplies, I happened to see two police officers poking around a...
Jan 22nd, 2011
Government spent a hundred million to investigate Pickton
The figures are in and they’re heartbreaking. $103,000,000 to investigate and prosecute serial killer Robert Pickton, a man that preyed on women that lived on $185 per month, or less, in Vancouver’...
Nov 18th, 2010
Marc Emery deported
Marc Emery was deported today to a maximum security prison in the United States. He sold pot seeds to willing American buyers. Not secretly mind you, but openly, paying his taxes to the feds...
May 21st, 2010
Mural portraying death as mascot of Vancouver Fire Department unveiled again? We've got a problem...
Last summer, serious allegations surfaced about the activities of Vancouver Fire Department (VFD) officials and their treatment of a homeless man named Curtis Brick. Curtis had serious addictions,...
Apr 6th, 2010
New VPD Policy on "Homeless Kidnap Act"
Here's the new VPD policy on the Province's Assistance to Shelter Act that purports to give police the power to force homeless people to the front doors of emergency shelters by using, um, force....
Dec 8th, 2009
Police Taking Math Lessons From VANOC
The Vancouver police issued a statement on Friday indicating that they're doing their bit to keep policing costs down. They recognize the extraordinary financial situation the City is in, and they're...
Nov 15th, 2009
Shooting a Crawling, Dying, Unarmed Man in the Head Equals Legal?
Nov 10th, 2009
Eby says free expression rights "sold"
David Eby writes in today's Sun that then Mayor Larry Campbell gave away citizens rights to free expression in 2003.
Jul 30th, 2009
Video of Downtown Ambassador At Work
You may recall that a few months ago, Pivot Legal launched a human rights complaint against the City of Vancouver and the DVBIA for the Downtown Ambassador program. New video has been released...
Nov 17th, 2008