Three Alberta supervised drug-use sites on hold as UCP government freezes funding

By Madeline Smith Star Calgary

Nadine Yousif Star Edmonton

Mon., June 3, 2019

Petra Schulz of Edmonton is a co-founder of Moms Stop the Harm, a coalition of people across Canada who have family members who have died from drug-related harms.

Her son, Danny, died after an accidental overdose in 2014, and she’s since become an advocate for harm-reduction strategies, including supervised consumption sites.

“For those of us who watch it and have been through it, it’s almost traumatizing,” Schulz said.

“When you see the death toll mounting again and government standing in the way of what saves lives, it really throws you back deeply into your grief.”

Three Alberta supervised drug-use sites on hold as UCP government freezes funding