Canada: Harm Reduction Groups to Intervene in Court Fight Over Safe-Injection Site
February 23, 2011
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted intervenor status to the International Harm Reduction Association, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the non-profit CACTUS Montreal in the federal government's suit against Vancouver's supervised injection site, Insite. The facility has been operating under an exemption from federal drug laws, but the Conservative government is seeking to end that exemption and close the facility. The federal government is challenging a ruling by the British Columbia Appeal Court, which found Insite is a health facility and falls under provincial jurisdiction.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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