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