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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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Vancouver To Decriminalize Poverty

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

This week — after a marathon three-day session to hear from hundreds of speakers — Vancouver city councillors voted unanimously to  “decriminalize poverty.”

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