2021

CAPUD Conference Announcing Lawsuit Against Federal Government - September 1

"In response to the ongoing overdose epidemic that has killed tens of thousands of Canadians. The Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs (CAPUD) is suing the government of Canada to remove the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) penalties (decriminalize) all forms of drug possession and some forms of drug trafficking, in response to the ongoing overdose epidemic in Canada. These criminal penalties create harms for persons who use drugs (PWUDs) and prevent PWUDs from accessing medical treatment and harm reduction." https://drugdecrimcanada.com/

International Overdose Awareness Day (Vancouver & Edmonton) - August 31

Across Canada and the world rallies, protests, and memorials echoed the need for drug policy reform. Prohibition as the default tool to address substance use has failed and fuelled a drug poisoning crisis that has killed thousands. This year, major rallies were held in Vancouver, Edmonton, and many other Canadian cities protesting the lack of government action and dire need for policy reform.

Drug User Liberation Front (DULF) Safe Supply Rally - April 14

On the five-year anniversary of British Columbia's declaration of a public health emergency due to fatal overdose/drug toxicity, members of the Drug User Liberation Front, and its supporters, staged a protest and march demanding the government take action to end the preventable loss of life. Since 2016, over 7,000 people have died due to the toxic, illegal drug supply fuelled by government inaction.

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