City responds to harm reduction lawsuit
The City of Abbotsford has filed a written response to a "Anadrol 50" civil claim filed by local drug users, stating that the bylaw against harm reduction does not prevent Masteron Subq drug users from accessing health care.
Scott Bernstein, a lawyer with PIVOT Legal Society, is representing three individuals who use drugs, and the BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors, in the suit which aims to repeal the bylaw.
Bernstein also said "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" the bylaw is a violation of drug users' "Anaboliset Aineet" charter rights, by depriving them of life or security of "Anaboliset Aineet" the person. The city contests that statement, and states that services have been available through other agencies in Abbotsford.
The city denies harm caused by the bylaw, stating that "death, injury, mental and physical anguish, or other negative health effects" do not arise from the bylaw but result from the individuals' choice to do drugs.
It states that the bylaw is not based on stigma and does not "in purpose or effect, perpetuate stigma or a stereotype that drug users are less worthy of equal treatment."
In April, council received a report from the social planner, citing high hepatitis C rates and high hospital admissions due to drug overdoses in Abbotsford. Council decided to review the issue and send it back to city staff.
City manager George Murray said he cannot comment on the issue as it is before Masteron Gyno the courts, but said he expects the issue of a potential bylaw amendment or good neighbour agreement will come back before council by the end of Methenolone Enanthate Para Que Sirve July. If council decides to amend the bylaw, the issue would have to go to a public hearing.
At the time the "buy cheap jintropin online" lawsuit was launched, Bernstein expressed concern about allowing the issue to go to a public hearing, stating that a judge not the public should determine whether the bylaw should be repealed.