Times Colonist

Needle exchange is an assault on the rights of children

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I am a parent of a St. Andrews Elementary child and I am tired of reading the outraged letters claiming we are taking away the drug users’ rights to services by not offering a permanent needleexch­ange site. What about a child’s right to safety and security? What about a child’s right to be able to walk to school without having to step over people shooting up on the sidewalk? What about the rights of those of us who obey the law, pay our taxes and work hard to make our communitie­s a better place? Anita Cooper Victoria

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