Five years ago today, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a decision that promised to chart a new path for health and drug policy in this country.Read more
Earlier this month, there were 36 overdoses in Surrey over the course of a single weekend. Despite the public health emergency, in an interview with the CBC, Surrey’s Mayor presented some shocking arguments against setting up supervised injection sites in B.C’s second largest municipality. The Mayor’s position is based on several underlying misconceptions about safe injection facilities that need to be put to rest once and for all.Read more
Scott Bernstein is the global drug policy program officer at the New York-based Open Society Foundations. He’s also the former health and drug policy campaigner for Pivot Legal Society, where he initiated legal challenges to anti-harm reduction bylaws and restrictions to opioid substitution treatments.
Last week Scott attended the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), where Canada presented a new vision for drug policy.