Letter to the Editor

It is tragic to hear of the death of Marilyn Holsten and I can believe her life was a "living hell." Her death is tragic because she was a real fighter and displayed incredible strength as she took on the eviction, and the federal medical marijuana program. MLA Jenny Kwan and I visited Marilyn and tried to get the provincial and federal governments to get better home support for her and approval for medical marijuana. Ironically, we just got a copy of the letter from the federal health minister today, saying she had been approved for the medical marijuana program, in late June. It is a telling story of our health-care system that Marilyn had to contend with so many obstacles when she was so debilitated and just needed security and medical support. I'm very sad that her life ended this way. Libby Davies, MP, Vancouver East