Ottawa campaign for a safe drug injection site

A campaign was launched today for a safe consumption site for drug users in Ottawa.

Currently, Vancouver is the only city in Canada to have a safe consumption site. It provides a place where addicts can use illegal drugs under supervision from a nurse, with access to clean needles, and have information about addiction recovery programs.

The Campaign for Safer Consumption Sites in Ottawa says it wants to open a site in the Byward Market.

Currently, the only safe consumption site in Canada is open in Vancouver.

To open a site, a Federal Government exemption would be required.

The idea has caused much debate in the community.

Source: CTV News