M E D I A R E L E A S E
For immediate release March 15, 2011
VANCOUVER DRUG INJECTION SITE
REAL WOMEN GRANTED INTERVENOR STATUS BY THE
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
On March 14, 2011, REAL Women of Canada was granted intervenor status by the Supreme Court of Canada, in the case dealing with the controversial Vancouver Drug Injection Site.
REAL Women will be advancing arguments in the case dealing with its concern for the addict, their families and the community in which they live. We will provide a balance to those arguments proposed by twelve other intervenors who all support the continued operation of the drug injection site and who argue that the use of drugs is merely a provincial health matter.
REAL Women supports the position of the Attorney General in that the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act applies equally across Canada to control the use of illicit drugs and the possession and trafficking of drugs. That is, we support the federal legislation which creates a common standard across Canada on the criminality and regulation of drug use consistent with international treaties, which Canada has ratified.
The case will be argued before the Supreme Court of Canada on May 12, 2011.
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