Toronto harm reduction advocates pushing for pop-up safe-injection sites

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Harm reduction advocates in Toronto are calling on the city to allow pop-up safe injection sites amid a series of overdose deaths.

The Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance and Ontario Coalition Against Poverty say the opioid crisis gripping the city is too severe to wait for the city to open its three safe-injection sites, the first of which is expected to be ready by this fall.

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The groups are calling Friday for the city to declare a public health emergency and provide immediate funding to offer around-the-clock care to drug users until the safe-injection sites open.



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