Safe Injection

Harm Reduction Drug Policies Are Saving Lives

Dr. Julio Montaner | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Julio Montaner

Treatment as Prevention (TasP), pioneered by the BC-CfE and implemented in British Columbia with support of the provincial government, has shown that bringing HIV services to those in need where they are at saves lives, prevents new infections and contributes to health care sustainability.

Toronto Plans To Set Up Safe-Injection Sites

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada

There are more than 90 safe-injection sites worldwide.

Vancouver Safe-Injection Site Approved By Feds After 14 Years

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER — After years of intense political opposition to safe-injection sites, Health Canada has granted approval for the operation of a second cl...

Critics Slam Feds Over New Rules For Safe Injection Sites

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics

"They ... consciously worked on, 'How do we make this as difficult as possible.'"

Safe-Injection Site Wants Legal Operation

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - After running a safe-injection site for 12 years without an exemption to drug laws, the operators of a Vancouver health centre are asking ...

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.

The Harper Government Has no Insite on Canadians With Addictions

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Dyanoosh Youssefi

Harper's government introduced Bill C-65, a Bill that may make it nearly impossible to build another safe-injection site. The government surely knows that the law may not stand Charter scrutiny. But the Conservatives don't care about that. They will push ahead with the Bill because it makes it sound like they care about (some) Canadians. But in doing so, the Harper government harms not only those with addictions, but all Canadians.

How To Open A Safe Injection Site

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - The federal government has introduced tough new rules for supervised drug injection sites in a move some see as an effort to stamp out such f...

Harm Reduction Good, But Private Health Care Bad?

Shaun Francis | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Shaun Francis

Thanks to last Friday's Supreme Court decision, Vancouver's Insite safe injection site is now legal. That's a fascinating development in light of regu...

Study Says Montreal Unfazed By Heroin Clinic

Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada

(The Canadian Press) MONTREAL - Heroin-related debris, like discarded needles, dropped 46 per cent in a Montreal neighbourhood after an injection clin...