The B.C. liberal critic for mental health and addictions has tabled two private members' bills in response to the opioid crisis.
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The numbers of deaths each month remain high enough to only be described as a crisis, a tragedy, and a total failure of public policy and authorities’ response.
There were more than 4,500 opioid-overdose deaths across the country in 2018, there's a federal election this month, and no political party is taking the crisis seriously.
Nearly 13,000 Canadians died as a result of apparent illicit-drug overdoses between January 2016 and March 2019, according to the Public Health Agency.
At the Dr. Peter Centre, about 96,000 meals per year are served to people who don't have the privilege of always knowing where their next meal is coming from.
"I left the Liberals because of their incremental change agenda on the environment," Merner said. "And they still have the same kind of incremental change agenda on health care."
The film, which receives its Canadian premier October 7, takes viewers inside a network of underground healers, sharing news of a promising if controversial treatment for problematic drug use.
The cooperatives would function similar to buyers clubs of the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s, letting members procure pharmaceutical opioids as safer alternatives to illegal drugs found the street.
Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy issued the following statement to mark International Overdose Awareness Day: Health Features
Five years into Vancouver's opioid epidemic, some groups say they're simply too burned out to put in the work that major advocacy campaigns require.
Tribunal says it is likely that the yoga studio could prove that the man was harassing its staff.