Action Alert: End the overdose crisis, premier

Ontario’s opioid overdose crisis has been worsening, year by year, for a long time, and it has escalated dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, eight people per day died by accidental overdose in Ontario in 2021 – an 88 per cent increase over 2019.

Join us! Call on Premier Ford to end the overdose crisis.

The overdose crisis knows no bounds. It has devastated urban, rural and remote lives and communities across this province. Pandemic-related public health measures have made matters worse. Left with limited or no access to health and harm reduction services and supports, and with an increasingly toxic street supply, more people are using drugs alone and are at risk of dying.

Accidental overdoses – and the resulting trauma and grief for family, loved ones and front-line workers – can be prevented. A harm reduction approach that includes the decriminalization of personal possession and increased access to supervised consumption and safer supply will save lives.

Join us! Call on Premier Ford to bring an end to the overdose crisis and save lives.

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Hon. Sylvia Jones
deputy premier and minister of health
Hon. Michael A. Tibollo
associate minister of mental health and addictions, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, MPP
Peter Tabuns
NDP Critic, Climate Action , MPP
France Gélinas
MPP and NDP health critic
Lisa Gretzky
NDP critic, mental health and addictions
John Fraser
interim party leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and MPP for Ottawa South
Mike Schreiner
leader of the Green Party of Ontario and MPP for Guelph
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