Referencing the government's work to procure COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic, Johns asked why it is not doing the same for safe supply.
"It's because it lacks political will, it's not their priority, and they lack courage," he said.
Bennett's office did not directly respond to a question about whether she and Tassi have been working together to procure a safe supply of opioids.
"The provision of contracts for a safer supply of opioids is primarily a provincial and territorial responsibility," Bennett's office said in a recent statement.
Health Canada is currently supporting 17 safer supply projects in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick, for a total investment of more than $64 million, her office said.