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Supreme Court to rule on Insite

Ottawa challenging legality of supervised injections

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The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear the federal government’s appeal of a B.C. court’s decision to allow the safe injection site Insite to stay open. The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled earlier this year that the clinic, which allows addicts to inject their own drugs under the supervision of a nurse, has a constitutionally justified right to exist. The clinic aims to reduce the risks associated with using drugs on the street. The federal government has challenged the legality of a space where police aren’t allowed to arrest illegal drug users.

Toronto Sun

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