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The Conservative Party of Canada is bad for our health!

The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) continues to use scare tactics and NIMBY-ism (Not In My Back Yard) to campaign against life-saving, evidence-based health services for people who use drugs. Yesterday the party circulated an email and petition to their … Continue reading

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Toronto Needs Supervised Consumption Sites! Blue Jays Baseball Banner Drop!

Sunday, May 26th, 2013 – At Sunday’s Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles baseball game at the Roger’s Sports Centre, AIDS ACTION NOW! (AAN!) led people living with HIV, and their allies in a banner drop action. The AAN! banners … Continue reading

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Taking the fight against HIV criminalization to Crown Prosecutors

As the next phase of AAN!’s ongoing Think Twice campaign, today we sent letters to the Ontario Crown Prosecutors who have brought forward HIV non-disclosure prosecutions, and to their bosses. Crown Prosecutors, a.k.a. Crown Attorneys, play a pivotal role in … Continue reading

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More criminalization, further marginalization: Supreme Court’s HIV non-disclosure decisions create viral underclass

This is the second in a series of blog posts about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions about the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.  See the first post here, in which we wrote about the perverse, negative impacts of the … Continue reading

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Sick of the criminalization of HIV? Email Ontario’s AG and tell him

Deja-vu, all over again.  We are again asking you to email John Gerretsen, Ontario’s Attorney General.  He has gone back on the Ministry’s commitment to develop guidelines to reign in Crown Prosecutors.  And we are now seeing PHAs criminally charged … Continue reading

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