First, for those who have not seen it Maxine Davis, Executive Director of the Dr. Peter Foundation has an important op-ed in the Vancouver Sun titled Attention Ottawa: Insite is a health care service.
More intriguing Safe Games 2010 and the Keeping the Door Open Society (which, for full disclosure, I sit on the board of) are hosting a panel discussion on harm reduction. One of the speakers will be Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, who sits as a Conservative and has been deeply supportive of harm reduction strategies generally and the four pillars strategy specifically here in Vancouver.
For those in Vancouver who are interested in the event – details below. Hope to see you there.
Keeping the Door Society and SafeGames 2010
invite you to attend
Global Insite – A panel discussion and public dialogue on Vancouver’s
innovative response to the international question of What to do About Drugs?
Friday 19th February 2010
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm; doors open 6.30 pm
Japanese Language Hall
487 Alexander Street @ Jackson Street / Vancouver
- DR. ETHAN A. NADELMANN Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance; New York
- SENATOR PIERRE CLAUDE NOLIN, Senate of Canada; Ottawa
- LIZ EVANS Executive Director, Portland Hotel Society; Vancouver
- DONALD MACPHERSON Co-founder, Canadian Drug Policy Consortium; Vancouver
- SHARON MESSAGE Past President, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users; Vancouver
- TARA LYONS Executive Director, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy; Canada
- GILLIAN MAXWELL (mc) Project Director, Keeping the Door Open Society, Vancouver
Please join us to hear a panel of experts discuss the Canadian Government’s recent announcement that it will continue its efforts to close down Insite – North America’s only legal supervised injection site. We invite you to participate in the dialogue that will follow.