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In light of the #UCP hitting pause on plans for supervised injection services in Red Deer, Medicine Hat, and Calgary, I asked McCauley Community League president Greg Lane about the existing facility in his neighbourhood. I didn't expect him to say what he did... (1/3)
"I don't think anyone's going to argue the value of saving lives. The data's there in the proof of how many lives they've saved. It's an intervention opportunity. This is a thing that's been stigmatized. There's been an issue with needles in the community for a while..." (2/3)
"Overall, the data I've seen from EPS re: disturbances and unrest, those numbers have not gone up. It's not had a negative impact in that regard." MCL president Greg Lane's comments re: supervised injection sites begin at 8:00 mark: omny.fm/shows/ryan-jes… #yeg #ableg #PWUD (3/3)
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Harm reduction needs an analysis that includes #disabilityjustice.
Legalization won't address how capitalism values & rewards people based on their ability to work.

Many heavy drug-users (who are unable to participate in the formal job market) will continue to be marginalized & at the greatest risk of overdose death.
Addiction is a disability, but many #PWUD also have concurrent disabilities.
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