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In the NDP convention, this motion passed today:

It reads:

3-15-16 HARM REDUCTION

Vancouver East

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Canada’s NDP will approach the issue of problematic substance use as a health issue rather than a matter of public safety.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Canada’s NDP will oppose abstinence based programs as the only drug treatment option available to Canadians.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Canada’s NDP will continue to express its support for harm reduction initiatives like supervised injection facilities; prescription opiate maintenance programs; and access to harm reduction supplies in our communities, health care facilities and prisons.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Canada’s NDP will support/pressure the Canadian government to repeal Bill C-2 the Respect for Communities Act which restricts access to supervised injection services like Insite.