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If this is a solution lets understand how big the problem really is.

Originally posted on National Post | News:

Ottawa and Toronto should set up a total of five safe-injection sites where drug users can shoot-up legally, urges a new report whose recommendations would mark a major expansion of the controversial concept if implemented.

Spearheaded by two public-health experts, the report suggests the site would curb the spread of HIV and other infectious disease, prevent some overdose deaths and reduce injection in public places.

It calls for three sites in Toronto and two in Ottawa. Multiple sites would be better than the one in Vancouver because drug populations are spread around in the Ontario cities, and it would lessen any impact on the neighborhoods, the researchers said.

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