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Vancouver asks for an exemption from Canadian drug laws

By Jen St. Denis, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver’s council made history this week by asking the federal government for an exemption from Canadian drug laws to decriminalize possession of drugs for personal use.

Council voted on the motion  the same day the BC Coroners Service reported 1,386 people have died so  far this year of an overdose, with deaths increasing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Will Vancouver be the first Canadian city to decriminalize drugs?

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver could become the first Canadian city to decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs in an effort to prevent increasing numbers  of overdose deaths.

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Vancouver MP Supports Ending Police Street Checks

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The member of Parliament for Vancouver East says she “wholeheartedly” supports ending police street checks, as city council tackles the issue amid a push from dozens of prominent organizations calling for a ban.

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