MP Gord Johns and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urges elected officials to act on toxic drug crisis

OTTAWA- On Thursday, May 31st, 2023, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh stood with NDP MP Gord Johns and representatives from Moms Stop the Harm to urge the Liberal government to deal with the toxic drug public health crisis. 

"Nobody should have to wait for treatment for substance use disorder when they are ready to take the road to recovery" said Johns. 

Singh and Johns spoke to media on the one-year anniversary of the defeat of Johns' private member's bill. This bill called for a strategy that included decriminalization of simple possession, harm reduction measures including safe injection sites and pharmaceutical grade substances for users, the expansion of recovery programs including just-in-time, no-fee residential treatment programs and an expanded public education and health promotion program.  

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