Mayor pleased with Federal decision to extend permit of supervised injection site

The announcement by the Federal Government that they would extend the permit for research purposes to Vancouver’s supervised injection site (Insite) until December 31, 2007, was welcome news.

“We strongly believe that this research program plays an important role in not only reducing harm to those who are drug addicted, but also reducing harm and costs to our communities,” the Mayor said. “We will have a bit longer to prove that point.”

This fall, the Mayor plans to meet with Health Minister Tony Clement to discuss Insite, as well as other ideas to help address the problems created by drug abuse. “Part of my job will be to work with other levels of government to look at how we might adapt solutions to Vancouver and Canada that have worked in other jurisdictions,” he said.

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