Supreme Court rules safe injection site can stay open

September 30, 2011

A unanimous ruling from the Supreme Court should put an end to the Harper Government’s attempts to shut down Vancouver’s safe injection site, Insite. The Supreme Court ruled that safe injection sites receive an exemption from federal drug laws because they are proven to save lives.

“Insite saves lives. Its benefits have been proven. There has been no discernible negative impact on the public safety and health objectives of Canada during its eight years of operation,” – Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. 

The ruling will make it easier for other cities to now open their own safe injection sites. Read more at the CBC.