Province to stop funding Ottawa supervised injection site as overdose crisis worsens - 2019-03-30
After a deadly week in which five people died of overdoses in Ottawa and more than a dozen overdoses were reversed, the province announced Friday it would continue funding three supervised consumption sites in the city, but would no longer support a fourth.
Officials with the three sites that will remain hope were breathing sighs of relief, but outrage was growing Friday that the province would close a busy site — one run by Ottawa Public Health — during the most deadly week of drug overdoses in the city anyone can remember.
"What is Doug Ford thinking?" Coun. Catherine McKenney tweeted. "Five reported deaths this week and they are closing a supervised injection site. This is a crisis. We need to respond accordingly."