Concerned Parents want Montreal safe injection site to change opening hours.




Some parents want the opening hours of a safe injection site, located metres away from an elementary school, to be changed.

The safe injection site is to be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., down the street and around the corner from École Marguerite Bourgeoys, an elementary school on Plessis Street, as well as a community centre.

Christelle Perrine, whose two children go to the school, says the opening hours of the safe injection site coincide with the times of day that children and teenagers are in the area.She said it’s “nonsense” to have schoolchildren and drug users in such close proximity.

Perrine said she is concerned that drug users suffering through withdrawals will cross paths with young kids.

The parents are considering taking legal action if they can’t get the various levels of government to listen to them.