Canada’s opioid crisis: The people and communities fighting for change and finding solutions

The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Monday, December 23, 2019

canada opiod crisisThe drug crisis has claimed thousands of lives in Canada, with no communities spared. Now, many are banding together to speak up and find solutions. This is a glimpse at the efforts of everyone from doctors to health groups to the people whose lives have been upended by overdoses and addiction. The Liberals have repeatedly rejected calls to decriminalize possession of hard drugs. The party has said it will proceed on the issue of “safe supply” – that is, helping provide a regulated, quality-controlled source of drugs. The NDP and the Greens both support decriminalization.