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(Re)thinking Drug Prohibition: Reducing Criminalization and Advancing Equity in Canadian Drug Policy

(Re)thinking Drug Prohibition: Reducing Criminalization and Advancing Equity in Canadian Drug Policy

Canada’s prohibitionist narcotic laws are 114 years old, actively criminalizing certain substances and, disproportionately, certain people. Decades of evidence indicates that criminalization via prohibition is expensive and harmful – and a clear barrier to eliminating Canada’s chronic drug poisoning crisis that kills 19 people every day.

Join esteemed leaders from civil society and municipal government in a discussion of their upstream efforts to improve everyone’s health, safety and well-being with drug laws and policies grounded in equity, and built for the 21st century.

Panel:

  • Natasha Touesnard, Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs
  • Sandra Ka Hon Chu , Canadian HIV/Aids Legal Network
  • Alicia Neufeld, Toronto Public Health

  • Moderated by Michael Parkinson, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

February 1, 2022
7pm to 9:30pm Eastern

Details and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/re...tration-205675118817

Presented by:

Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council (WRCPC)

Check out other upcoming events as part of WRCPC’s Upstream Speaker Series at: https://preventingcrime.ca/upstream-speaker-series/

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