The push to curb the opioid epidemic, by decriminalizing small amounts of illicit drugs
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The Current
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News & Politics
Publication Date |
Dec 06, 2021
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As opioid-related deaths continue to rise steadily in Canada, cities like Vancouver and Toronto are exploring the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of drugs. We talk to Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart; Chief Doris Bill from the Kwanlin Dün First Nation; Jeanette Bowles, a fellow at St. Michael's Hospital with the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation in Toronto; and Shauna Pinkerton, a former drug user and harm reduction worker in Dryden, Ont.

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