Harm Reduction groups file lawsuit against Alberta Government
A lawsuit has been filed against the Alberta government alleging its rules governing supervised drug use sites will have life and death consequences. Leading the charge are the non profit groups the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society and Moms Stop the Harm.
Alberta Advocate with MSTH, Kym Porter, says the new requirement is only going to cause people’s lives.
MSTH Advocate Petra Shultz says the province’s new requirements for clients of drug use sites to give identification will turn many away, increasing their risk of an overdose. The lawsuit comes after the UCP launched new regulations for site operators of drug-use sites to receive funding.