Drugs Canada

West Coast Leads Push for Drug Reform in Canada

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

Kerrisdale residents Ray and Nichola Hall know too well the tragic outcomes of easily accessible illicit drugs. Both their sons, now in their mid 30s, were addicted to heroin and other drugs. They were raised in one of Vancouver's most-exclusive neighbourhoods, proving that the drug trade and addiction have no boundaries.

Drugs Have Never Been Cheaper

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada

Cocaine, heroin and weed have never been cheaper — or more potent. Congratulations, global drug policy. A new report from the medical journal ...

Toronto's Future: Safe Injection Sites Are a Win-Win

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Impact
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

There has been much talk recently about the possibility of a safe injection clinic in Toronto. So our mayor -- surprise, surprise -- is against it. The provincial Liberals -- surprise, surprise -- have been ducking the issue. Since the feds are not on board, the Liberals have an excuse to sidestep rather than do the right thing and speak up (which would jeopardize their share of the redneck vote). Hey, Liberals will be Liberals. History will vindicate these efforts. History will condemn those who oppose these efforts. And, for the purpose of this article: history will not be kind to those who lag, stay on the fence, and do nothing. Toronto cannot afford to make that mistake.

Tories Want to Charge Designer Prices For Brand-Name Drugs

Martin Singh | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Martin Singh

The action that is currently being considered by the Conservative government is to extend the patent protection on brand-name drugs. The fact that the government would impose higher costs on Canadians, particularly for something as essential as medication, would be nonsensical even if the cost of medication were affordable.

War On Drugs In Canada And The U.S. Under Attack

CBC | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada Politics

The upcoming Summit of the Americas is likely to address issues like trade and territorial security, but many anticipate that the most pr...