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    LUBC Submissions to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act

    The Law Union of British Columbia (the “LUBC”) believes in the deconstruction of the police. To that end, we call upon the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act (the “Special Committee”) to take such steps that are necessary to reduce and eventually eliminate the role that the police play in attending to complex social issues, particularly where there is no risk to the health or safety of any individual. Specifically, the LUBC fully endorses the Submissions of Pivot Legal Society, which call for the Special Committee to reform the Police Act in the following ways: Ensure access to police accountability; Invest in access to justice; Address the broad harms of criminalization; Eradicate prohibitionist policing; and, Enable communities to defund the police.
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