Mr. Speaker, as the matter is before the court, it would be inappropriate to comment on this issue.
Let me be very clear. We agree that injection drug users are in need of assistance. That is why we are investing $111 million over five years to improve access to treatment for drug addiction. Of this, $10 million was set aside for Vancouver's downtown eastside. This funding has created 20 new transitional recovery beds to help individuals with drug addictions.
The focus of our national anti-drug strategy is on prevention and treatment.