Canada’s mayors call for speedy approval of proposals to address overdose crisis

The task force wants the federal government to set national targets for reducing overdoses
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Canada’s big-city mayors are calling for the expedited approval of new supervised drug-consumption sites, improved data collection and the expansion of unconventional therapies, such as heroin-assisted treatment, to address a national overdose crisis that shows no signs of abating. The formal recommendations from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ task force on the opioid crisis come as the Vancouver Police Department issues its own call for expanded addictions programs, including heroin-assisted treatment. (See also: Opioid crisis: Listen to the big-city mayors)