Legal observer program off to a strong start
A month ago, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and Pivot Legal Society teamed up to announce their Legal Observer Program, a watchdog group established to observe and document legal issues that arise during the Games, such as infringements of rights to free speech and assembly, unreasonable searches and seizures, and other problematic interactions between residents and law enforcement.
The program is now well underway. So far, two training sessions have trained dozens of prospective Legal Observers, giving them the skills they’ll need to act as Observers.
More training sessions will be held in the coming months, with the next public sessions will be held on November 22 and December 6, both at 2:30 p, and at the Britannia Community Centre on Commercial Drive. If you’d like to sign up, email Shannon at the BCCLA: firstname.lastname@example.org