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Geri Bemister-Williams: Reporters Asking about her Concerns Over “Adverse Effects” Reporting from the Sites

by | Mar 6, 2020 | All Posts, Geri Bemister, News

Committee calls overdose reversal success rate into question

The Alberta government released the findings of a highly anticipated review of the social and economic impacts of supervised consumption sites for drug users on Thursday.

The UCP-appointed Supervised Consumption Services Review Committee was tasked last summer with looking into the effects of the sites on crime rates, social order, property values and businesses.

Committee vice-chair Geri Bemister-Williams said the “vast majority” of Albertans that they heard from care about their communities, neighbourhoods and neighbours, and “spoke passionately” about the changes in their neighbourhoods since the consumption sites opened.

Some businesses and stakeholders, Bemister-Williams said, told the committee that they had no input in the consultation process for the development of the safe consumption sites.

To see the original video and article posted by CBC News, please head over to the CBC News website: ‘A system of chaos’: Supervised Consumption Services Review Committee releases findings.

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