B.C. wants federal action after 1,500 deaths from illicit overdoses last year

published on February 7, 2019 in National Post

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s mental health and addictions minister has joined health officials to call for a safer drug supply to fight the rising overdose death toll while urging the federal government to open a “courageous conversation” on decriminalization.

“They are not prepared to do that at this time but we’re pushing the limits within British Columbia,” Judy Darcy said Thursday after the BC Coroners Service reported 1,489 people overdosed last year…

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