VICTORIA, B.C. – Today, the B.C. NDP announced the finalization of its submission to decriminalize personal drug possession in the province. Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Green Party and MLA for Cowichan Valley, has issued the following statement:
“Stigma makes people use alone and tragically, die alone. Decriminalization is an important step forward to change the way we treat people who use drugs and keep people alive; it is not about decriminalizing the drugs, but the people who use them. I applaud this government for taking this step.