Former President of the International AIDS Society and Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Dr. Julio Montaner, delivered a powerful speech calling on Canadians to do the right thing with their vote in the upcoming federal election:
“Even the pope gets it, so why the hell does Stephen Harper [not] get it,” Montaner, a former International AIDS Society president, said.
The Harper government has launched court challenges to try to have Vancouver’s supervised-injection site shut down.
Montaner revealed that B.C. is the only jurisdiction in the country that has experienced steadily decreasing rates of new HIV diagnoses since 1996.
He pointed out that no other region in the country can match B.C.’s record.
“Do the right thing when you go to vote,” Montaner advised the audience.
You can find the original article from the Georgia Straight here.