Injection sites dealt a severe blow

Supporters of Canada's only supervised injection site said Thursday they're confident Vancouver's Insite facility will survive a new legislative and political campaign launched by the Harper government against drug "harm reduction" programs. But they also said Ottawa's latest volley appears destined to succeed in preventing the opening of new centres offering clean needles and nursing supervision to addicts elsewhere in B.C. and Canada...Libby Davies, the New Democratic Party deputy leader and MP for the Vancouver East riding where Insite is located, slammed the Harper government's political approach to the bill..."The Conservatives shouldn't play political games with such an important issue of public health. The courts have been clear that the Conservatives need to base decisions on evidence and public health, not on their own rhetoric and ideology."