decriminalization

A doctor speaking to a patient. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

“It’ll get worse before it gets better”: The overdose crisis in 2021

Dave Keebler is a father, a son, a mentor, and an educator. He is also an ex-heroin addict. Keebler spends his days working for SOLID Outreach in Victoria, assisting drug…
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B.C. requests drug decriminalization

Advocates welcome overdose crisis responses May 5 was the five-year anniversary of B.C. declaring the overdose crisis. This anniversary followed the deadliest of those five years, with 1 716 people…
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“We can’t incarcerate ourselves out of this crisis”: Moms Stop the Harm holds rally for drug decriminalization

At the rally, representatives from MSTH emphasized the need for an evidence-based health care approach to B.C.'s overdose crisis — rather than criminalizing drug-users.

Decriminalizing sex work is a better solution

A response to “It’s time to legalize prostitution in Canada” It’s not time to legalize prostitution in Canada. It’s time to listen to what sex-workers’ rights groups are saying. And…