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Election-Opioid Crisis

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              The opioid crisis became a focal point of B-C’s election campaign today after Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson issued a statement demanding action from whoever forms the next provincial government. Robertson — a former N-D-P member of the legislature — called the crisis the most tragic public health emergency to hit B-C in decades, but says the Liberal government has not done enough to save lives. New Democrat Leader John Horgan said Christy Clark’s government declared a public health crisis a year ago and yet the problem has gotten worse. The N-D-P has promised to create a standalone Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction, while the Liberals have pledged 12 million dollars for more youth treatment beds and two million for a new substance use centre.

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