Abbotsford Harm Reduction

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Abbotsford Stands By Controversial Bylaw

VANCOUVER - A municipality in British Columbia's Fraser Valley is defending an eight-year-old bylaw that has prevented health officials from offering harm-reduction services to drug users, suggesting...
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A Public Vote Shouldn't Decide Drug Users' Access to Health Care

Imagine if your city government decided to take a public vote to determine whether you and your family members should have access to health care. Based on what the public decides about your mother and her illness, and not what her doctors think, your city government says it will pass a bylaw that prevents her and others in her situation from receiving that treatment in their home community. Preposterous and unreasonable? Absolutely.