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VPD Summary

Vancouver Police Department Headquarters

A Vancouver Police Department backgrounder for dealing with the occupation. Note the emphasis on the obstruction posed by the camp,

Keep 6, organized by Anti-Poverty Action Committee (brochure)


Keep 6 was developed in response to increased allegations of harassment by police. At that time, it was speculated that more police resources were dedicated to the Downtown Eastside and East Vancouver to “sweep the streets of ‘undesirables,’” making those neighbourhoods more attractive for new developments.

Anti-Poverty Committee Threat

Vancouver Police Department Headquarters

These documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Request submitted by the Friends of the Woodward’s Squat, attest to the threat that the Anti-Poverty Committee (APC) posed to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). Despite attempts to maintain control of the situation, police were seriously challenged by APC, and saw the squat as potentially disastrous for their control over the neighbourhood. Following Woodsquat, VPD documents suggest that authorities were anxious the APC would occupy another building.

Woodwards Campaign Demands (handbill)


This handbill lists the demands on the Woodward’s redevelopment, based on past promises and then-current needs of the neighbourhood surrounding Woodward’s.

Carnegie Community Action Project 2012 Hotel Survey & Housing Report

Carnegie Community Centre

The excerpts above represent the pages of the CCAP 2012 Hotel Survey & Housing Report related to the neighbourhood impact of the Woodward’s Redevelopment.

City of Vancouver Victory Square Policy Plan, July 19, 2005


This plan for the neighbourhood around Victory Square was put forward by the Development Services branch of the City of Vancouver, and adopted by council on July 19, 2005. In it, there are valuable insights into how City officials regarded the neighbourhood around Victory Square. This plan acknowledges its decline and the need to bring businesses back to the neighbourhood, but it also passes judgement on existing businesses for supporting illegal drug activity. This document is at times thought-provoking and compassionate and other times misguided and ignorant.

COPE Politics

Vancouver City Hall

An archival feedback loop – an email from the Friends…


Vancouver Police Department Headquarters

Rumours are an integral part of any good political action.…



The question of beds – of who was providing beds and who was to get beds, who was to sleep

Woodward’s Chronology (Jan 1993-Sep 2002)


An anonymous chronology of the Woodward’s building from the shuttering…

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