WHEREAS free needle exchanges and the distribution of free heroin to drug addicts does not assist the addict with his/her addiction, but exacerbates the addiction, increasing the morbidity and mortality of drug addicts as shown by the implementation of such policies in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany;

AND WHEREAS compulsory care and rehabilitation programs for addicts, together with public education programs, adequate policing and deterrent regulations implemented in such countries as Sweden and the USA have been proven to substantially reduce the mortality and morbidity of drug addicts;

BE IT RESOLVED that the federal and provincial authorities in Canada be urged to follow the policies of Sweden and the USA in regard to drug addiction by establishing compulsory rehabilitation programs, public education programs, adequate policing and deterrent regulations to control the use of addictive drugs in Canada;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that needle exchanges now established in Canada be disbanded and that the distribution of free heroin to drug addicts be rejected as a policy.