Memorandum of Argument: Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton (AMSISE)

Pivot is representing the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (intervenor) and defending the rights of people who use drugs to have access to life-saving health care. The judicial review hearing is happening in Edmonton, where a local business association is trying to stop the opening of a supervised consumption site that has been approved by Health Canada. This interference, and the delay of health services it would create, infringes upon the Section 7 Charter right to security of the person. Third parties do not have a mandatory right to weigh in to what are ultimately health care decisions, and we will ensure the federal court understands this.

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