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Illicit Drugs & Overdoses

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Decriminalization of drugs

NDP

  • Work with all levels of government, experts, and Canadians to end criminalization of drug addiction.
  • Work with provinces to support overdose prevention sites and expand access to treatment on demand for people struggling with addiction.

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Opioid crisis

Liberal

  • New investments to help provinces and territories expand community-based services, build more in-patient rehab beds, and scale up programmes, such as safe consumption sites.
  • Make drug treatment court the default for first-time non-violent offenders charged with simple possession.

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Conservative

Revise the Canadian drugs and substance strategy to focus on helping Canadians recover from addiction.

NDP

Declare a public health emergency and launch an investigation into the role drug companies may have played in the opioid crisis, seeking meaningful financial compensation for public costs.

Green

  • Declare a national health emergency.
  • Increase funding to community-based organizations to test drugs make Naloxone kits widely available.

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