"When we shame people who are suffering from addiction we push them further into the shadows.''
"It's desperate times in Vancouver."
Raf Souccar said he's not advocating for drug use.
Only two injection sites exist in Canada now.
B.C. has seen an explosion of fentanyl-related deaths over the past year.
Luckily, no one died.
Fentanyl, which is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine, was linked to hundreds of overdose deaths in B.C in the first six months of this year.
"It's frightening and it's something that all of us should be concerned about."
"We have to do everything we can to stop this toll,'' said the provincial health minister.
Police say the victims ranged in age from 20 to 56.