PHS Community Services Society v. Canada (Attorney General)

This case concerns Insite, a supervised injection facility in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The operation of Insite has prevented overdose deaths, reduced the suffering of addicts and lessened the spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. The BC Court of Appeal granted the facility a permanent exemption from prosecution under federal drug laws, finding that provincial authority over health care could allow it to trump federal criminal powers.