Toronto board of health approves supervised injection sites

Final approval left to council after emotional board meeting sees overwhelming support for harm reduction measure
Toronto Star (Canada)
Monday, July 4, 2016

insite-injectingThe stories of Toronto residents who died of overdoses on Toronto streets were heard for hours by board of health members, told by their friends, family and support workers advocating for supervised injection sites at an emotional meeting that saw an overwhelming push for what advocates say would be a life-saving measure. The board unanimously agreed, signalling a new approach to harm reduction as a public health problem — one that has yet to be implemented in Ontario. (See also: Toronto approves three supervised injection sites in downtown core)