FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ NDP secure emergency study of opioid crisis

“Canada is going through a deadly opioid crisis so severe and widespread that few Canadians are untouched by it,� said Davies. “It is imperative that Parliament looks into this crisis and proposes concrete steps the government can take to address the situation,� he added.

Two people die from an opioid overdose every day in B.C and 2000 Canadians are expected to die this year nationally. While the Minister of Health has announced plans to hold a ‘summit’ on the issue this fall, there is a growing perception that this crisis has not be treated with urgency it deserves by the federal government given the growing number of fatalities across the country.

“The committee’s study is the first step in looking into this crisis,� said Davies. “The federal government needs to take leadership on this issue and work with the provinces to develop a strategy to address this public health crisis.�

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Liberals must come clean about vetting process

 

NDP Critic for Canadian Heritage Peter Julian issued the following statement:

"It has come to our attention that a consultant for a federally funded anti-racism project has a disturbing track record of spewing hate speech online against Jewish and francophone communities. This is completely unacceptable. We call on the Minister of Heritage to take drastic action and terminate his contract.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Ragging the puck won't solve systemic problems at Hockey Canada

NDP Heritage Critic Peter Julian issued the following statement: 
 
“Today’s announcement by Hockey Canada is another attempt to delay the important and urgent work to deal with the toxic culture in this organization. While a former Supreme Court Justice is a credible appointment to conduct the review into Hockey Canada, this won’t be the first time the organization undergoes this process.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NDP asks for ministers to come to the Heritage Committee

NDP critic for Canadian Heritage, Peter Julian, made the following statement: 

“Canadians are horrified by the incidents of sexual assault and by what they’re hearing from Hockey Canada. They are left with many questions about how this toxic culture is allowed to persist in our sports organizations and what the government is actually doing to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

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