Section 7, Insite and the Comptence of Courts

Jeremy Webber

Abstract


In the Insite case, the plaintiffs came to court with a very specific end in mind: to preserve the Insite safe-injecting facility. They did so for reasons of substantive justice: they wanted to protect drug users from the dangers of injection in the back alleys of the Downtown Eastside and to mitigate the harms common to that drug use—virulent infections and the risk of death from overdose.

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