Health, Harm Reduction and the Law: The InSite Case and the Future of Canadian Drug Policy

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 22:30 to Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 01:00

This May, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear the Federal Government's Appeal of the decision to allow the Insite supervised injection facility to continue to operate. On the evening of May 17th, join Pivot Legal Society,  the SFU Woodwards Community Engagement Office and moderator Donald MacPherson for a forum exploring what this case is all about and what the Supreme Court's decision will mean for people living with addictions and for the future of Canadian drug policy.

We will see footage straight from the courtroom in Ottawa. We will hear from Monique Pongracic-Speier, lawyer on the case and a representative from Insite.  Dr. Thomas Kerr of the Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Maxine Davis, Executive Director of the Dr. Peters Aids Foundation with offer an assessment of the health impacts of this decision.  Plaintiff Dean Wilson will reflect on his journey through the court process and Downtown Eastside activists Bud Osborn and Dave Murray will talk about what the fight for a legal supervised injection facility has meant to them and their community.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets available online at Event Brite.

Suggested Donation $10 

No one turned away.

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema; third floor, SFU Woodwards
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 56.3844" N, 123° 6' 31.6872" W
British Columbia CA

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