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DTES Market Petition for Harm Reduction Access

This petition is on the Unceded Coast Salish Territories xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh).

Recently, DTES Street Market Manager, Tracey Axelsson has been trying to enforce new regulations that stigmatize and put drug users in danger:

  • NO using in the DTES Street Market

  • NO harm reduction gear available in the DTES Street Market

  • NO overdose response within the DTES Street Market

People will always use drugs within the market - forcing them into using in secrecy is DANGEROUS.

  • No access to clean gear puts them in danger of sharing "used" equipment.

  • Not having an Oxygen tank and trained overdose response within the market could be the meaning between life and death.

Add your signature to this petition here:

Also click the below to take you to a Youtube Video on the OPS DTES Market.

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