Yukon MP prompts opioid crisis study

Yukon MP prompts opioid crisis study

Following Yukon MP Brendan Hanley’s motion made earlier in 2023, the parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Health will examine Canada’s opioid epidemic and toxic drug crisis. Specifically, the study will evaluate federal, provincial, and territorial efforts to...
Alberta opioid deaths reach record levels

Alberta opioid deaths reach record levels

According to recent data released by the Alberta provincial government, 1,411 Albertans died from opioid poisonings in 2023 compared to 1,124 at the same time last year, which corresponds to a more than 25% increase over nine months. Earlier in 2023, the Alberta...
Canadian made fentanyl an international problem

Canadian made fentanyl an international problem

A recent CBC article authored by Christian Paas-Lang examined seizures of fentanyl precursors at the U.S. border to be transformed into fentanyl by Canadian organized crime groups in Canada. According to Mathieu Bertrand, chief superintendent of Serious and Organized...