Canada’s Health Minister Says Addiction & Mental Health Strategy Will Consider B.C. Report On Opioid Crisis

Canada’s health minister says an addiction and mental health strategy will be informed by proposals in British Columbia’s Prevalence Assessment of Opioid Issues report. NDP health critic Don Davies asked Health Minister Ginette Petitpas…

Canada's Health Minister Says Addiction & Mental Health Strategy Will Consider B.C. Report On Opioid Crisis

Canada’s health minister says an addiction and mental health strategy will be informed by proposals in British Columbia’s Prevalence Assessment of Opioid Issues report.

NDP health critic Don Davies asked Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor Thursday about the B.C. report that calls for a multi-pronged approach to the opioid crisis, and the minister’s response was “I think it’s a matter of expertise and specific circumstances in each jurisdiction.”

Davies added, “From what I know, you’re intending to do something similar in the rest of the country, are you?”

“As it stands, in respect to the British Columbia report, no, but we will take that up and follow through on what we want to see.”

Petitpas Taylor says, “We really have to be considering the issues at a national scale, that is what we will be doing, bringing in experts who can help us develop these recommendations as we go forward with the process of government.”

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