CALGARY, AB – The Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society (LOPS) is one of two groups suing the province over supervised drug-use sites in Alberta.
LOPS, along with Moms Stop The Harm, allege the Alberta government’s rules regarding these sites will have life and death impacts.
In order to receive funding, Alberta’s United Conservative government announced new regulations a few months ago for operators of supervised consumption services.
The two harm prevention groups also allege the province is breaching the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and increasing barriers to the life-saving service.
The Lethbridge SCS was shut down a year ago after the province pulled its funding. A mobile unit has since been set up beside the shelter.