Quebec is ignoring the overdose crisis, and people are dying – Ricochet

April 1st, 2021

In the midst of an opioid crisis that killed 547 people across Quebec last year, the provincial government is sitting on a life-saving solution — and has been for months.

Despite a 30 percent jump in fatal overdoses in 2020, the Coalition Avenir Québec budget released last week does not include new funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The CAQ government also allowed its overdose action plan to expire at the end of last year without replacing it.

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