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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:48:54 -0800

Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: Charter Rights Violated

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

North Bay Nugget, 04 Nov 2017 - Charges against two men dismissed over unlawful strip searches by North Bay police Drug charges were dismissed against two men after a Superior Court judge criticized North Bay police officers for their "blatant disregard for Charter rights."



CN ON: Addict Cites Need For Trauma Treatment

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Expositor, 31 Oct 2017 - A Brantford man who has battled drug addiction for more than 40 years hopes the city follows through with safe injection sites as part of its strategy to combat substance abuse. But Randy Roberts, 53, said there is also a need for the treatment of trauma as part of a program to treat substance abuse.



CN BC: Editorial: Crack Down On Deadly Dealers

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Courier, 23 Oct 2017 - Dealers who hand out drugs laced with fentanyl could face manslaughter charges if their customers die, B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said recently. It's a harsh measure, but nothing else seems to stem the waves of poison that are killing people across the province. When even dead customers are not enough to stop a callous retailer, society must put its collective conscience where the dealer's is absent.



CN BC: Editorial: Crack Down On Dealers

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Penticton Herald, 23 Oct 2017 - Dealers who hand out drugs laced with fentanyl could face manslaughter charges if their customers die, B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth said recently. It's a harsh measure, but nothing else seems to stem the waves of poison that are killing people across the province. When even dead customers are not enough to stop a callous retailer, society must put its collective conscience where the dealer's is absent.



CN BC: Editorial: Discarded Needles Just The Tip Of The Opioid Crisis

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Comox Valley Record, 26 Oct 2017 - As little as five years ago, we imagine most people would have scoffed at the idea of needing a special group to pick up discarded needles in the community. Though the Comox Valley is not as badly affected as others, which are in the middle of a needle epidemic directly related to the opioid crisis that has killed so many across B.C. in the last several years, it isn't immune, either.



CN ON: For Many Parents, Motherisk Was A Formidable Foe In The Courts

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 22 Oct 2017 - Analysis of 50 cases sheds light on how people often suffering from poverty or other disadvantages were tarred by test results indicating that they were drinkers or drug users In an Elliot Lake, Ont., courtroom in 2011, a woman fighting for custody of her step-grandchild tried to convince the judge that Motherisk's results were bogus.



CN ON: Roots Of A Scandal

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 21 Oct 2017 - ROOTS OF A SCANDAL Hair testing by Motherisk was presented as evidence in a murder case. It was deemed not up to forensic standards, tossed out and even mocked by the judge. That was in Colorado - 22 years before the Motherisk scandal blew up



CN BC: Tougher Charges For Fentanyl Dealers Not The Answer: Experts

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 19 Oct 2017 - Health and legal experts are urging caution about the idea of charging fentanyl dealers with manslaughter, saying such a move would do little to deter sellers and could instead punish those who are already struggling with substance-use disorders. B.C. Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth mentioned the idea to reporters at an unrelated event last week, saying it was raised at a recent meeting of federal and provincial public safety ministers.



Canada: Separated By A Hair

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 20 Oct 2017 - Once-respected Sick Kids lab performed tests for more than 100 child welfare providers in five provinces, an investigation reveals. For families who have been torn apart, the fallout is a 'tragedy' SEPARATED BY A HAIR