Mothers’ rally in Parksville calling for drug policy changes to stop opioid crisis

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns attended the event and expressed his sympathy to the mothers who lost their children to drug toxicity. He told the crowd there’s no simple answer or solution to the problem.

“We need to listen to the experts,” said Johns. “It should be evidence-based, science-based and we need an expert task force on such issues. That should be the guiding light in how we respond.”

He indicated there is also a need for all political leaders at all levels of government to work together and collaborate on a solution to the problem.

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