The journalist explains that the federal government has accepted an exception in the Canadian Criminal Code. The waiver gives the City of Vancouver the green light to create Insite.
What makes Dean Wilson happy is that Vancouver's drug addicts will be leaving the dark and dangerous alleys of the Downtown Eastside.
Insite, as its name indicates, allows you to inject drugs in a supervised center.
There, drug addicts have access to staff and medical care as well as clean syringes.
In January 2006, the Stephen Harper's Conservative Party takes power in Ottawa.
The Harper government quickly announces that it will not renew the exception in the Canadian Criminal Code accepted by the previous government.
This decision means that Insite will have to close its doors.
Supporters of the supervised injection center and the federal government face off all the way to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.