As Supreme Court decision looms, BC nurses argue for Insite to stay ope

Sarah Douziech, The Province, May 10, 2011 BC nurses added their voices to the call to keep a safe drug-injection site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside open, as part of a federal-court case being heard Thursday. At issue before the Supreme Court of Canada is whether federal drug laws or provincial health interests have power over Insite, and whether shutting it down violates the human rights of drug users. This week, the BC Nurses Union, alongside 13 other supporters including the BC government, will head to Ottawa to argue health care should trump drug laws when it comes to Insite. ... As