Supreme Court rules in favour of Insite

Safe injection facility can stay open despite federal government's objections

In a landmark unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has overruled the federal government’s objections to a safe injection site in Vancouver. The Conservatives had sought to repeal Insite’s special exemption from drug possession and trafficking laws, but the court found in the B.C. provincial government’s favour, ruling that it could keep the clinic open. The move is expected to make it easier for other provinces to open and maintain similar harm-reduction facilities.

The Globe and Mail

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