NDP and Greens Push Trudeau to Answer Vancouver’s Call to Decriminalize Drugs

Vancouver city council passed a unanimous resolution last month to ask the federal government to decriminalize personal possession of illicit drugs within the city’s boundaries “in order to address urgent public health concerns caused by the overdose crisis and COVID-19.” But Don Davies, the NDP member of Parliament for Vancouver Kingsway, wants Ottawa to go even further in addressing rising drug overdose deaths in what he considers to be the second pandemic playing out in Canada.


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