UBCM Supports Report on the Opioid Crisis

The UBCM Executive has expressed support for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ report, Recommendations of the Mayors’ Task Force on the Opioid Crisis. The report calls on the federal government to urgently adopt a comprehensive, pan-Canadian action plan with the goal of eliminating opioid overdose and overdose death in Canada.

The nine recommendations from the Mayors’ Task Force including ensuring a coordinated national response to the opioid crisis; developing, implementing and monitoring the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy; developing more social and affordable housing; and establishing an intergovernmental dialogue about access to substance use prevention, harm reduction and treatment options for individuals in Canada’s correctional system.

UBCM will continue to monitor developments on the opioid crisis, and provide updates to the membership as needed.

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