LETTER – Government should be ashamed of its record on drug deaths

(Image: RCMP)

TWO HUNDRED AND TEN DEATHS due to overdoses and a poisoned drug supply, here in BC, for the month of January — that’s 6.77 PER DAY!!

AND STILL the buzz words from the B.C. government continue — month after month, and year after year:

… urgent challenge … we must continue to support their work … accelerate our efforts … adding more options … government is committed to supporting people … AND A FAVORITE of the government, this one has been used, I believe, more times than any other; “… our response to the toxic drug crisis by using all the tools in our toolbox …”

How many more months am I going to receive a government media release (, from the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, showing NO abatement in the number of British Columbians dying from drugs.

This government should be morally ashamed!!


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