UBC medical student Elaine Hu speaks on the need for safe supply in the context of a formal public health emergency in BC that has killed 13,000 people since 2016. Speaking at the Jan. 16 2024 Rally for the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF), Hu also addressed the limits of a medical-only model for ending the drug toxicity crisis.

On July 19, the City of Vancouver issued an email letter to Vancouver Coastal Health declaring the lease for Thomus Donaghy Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) in Yaletown will not be renewed in 2024 – only three years after it opened. The decision was praised by ABC Councillor Peter Meiszner, who in the weeks prior had adopted the campaign to shut down the OPS as his personal cause célèbre.