Libby Speaking out for InSite
VANCOUVER -- The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed a federal government appeal, which means InSite, the Vancouver supervised safe-injection site that was the first of its kind in Canada, will remain open. The federal government is expected to appeal Friday's split 2-1 ruling to the Supreme Court of Canada. Dr. Julio Montaner, president of the International AIDS Society, called Friday's court ruling "a tremendous victory for us involved in the Downtown Eastside. It sends a very clear message to [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper and his draconian policies." Vancouver East MP Libby Davies told the rally that federal government should not waste further time and money on an appeal. "They need to think about common sense here," she said.