Federal health minister makes first visit to Downtown Eastside (Crosstown Clinic)

A pair of federal ministers visited Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood on Saturday to announce an increase in federal funding for one of the programs doing work in the area.

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor was making her first visit to Vancouver since being named to the post in August.

Petitpas-Taylor toured the Downtown Eastside with Defence Minister and Vancouver South MP Harjit Sajjan, visiting treatment centres and safe injection sites, including the Crosstown Clinic, Insite, and Vandu.

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