The Canadian drug supply issue has again become the talk of the town. While previous governments made feeble attempts to address the issue, it seems Trudeau’s government has abandoned the ship altogether.
The drug problem in Canada has reached critical levels, particularly during the pandemic. The number of fatalities from illicit drugs skyrocketed in several provinces, making 2020 the deadliest year for overdose deaths since records began in 2016.
It’s no secret that the increasingly toxic drug supply in the country is the primary culprit behind this crisis. But let’s not forget the role provincial governments have played in exacerbating the situation.
The NDP Mishap
Leading the charge is the BC NDP, who have seemingly turned a blind eye to the glaring drug problem and the mounting overdose deaths. Their attempts to reduce harm and increase funding for addiction treatment have proven insufficient in curbing the issue.
To add to the confusion, the NDP even went so far as to legalize drugs like cocaine and marijuana. It’s as if they are trying to create a drug-fueled paradise, raising serious doubts about their commitment to tackling the drug fuss they helped create.
However, the icing on the cake comes from none other than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself, who has unveiled a revolutionary plan to “regulate drugs” using taxpayer money. Brace yourselves, for the greenlight has been given to this audacious proposal.
Federal Funded drug supply chains
According to media reports, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s attempts to derail the Liberal government’s bid to fight drug addiction by legalization were unsuccessful in the House of Commons.
The motion aimed at the federal government’s harm-reduction policies for drug users, with a particular focus on funding pharmaceutical alternatives to combat the opioid crisis.
These programs, commonly known as “safe supply” or “safer supply,” have faced criticism from the Conservatives and other skeptics who question the term’s validity, given the inherent risks associated with drug use.
The federal government cites experts who argue that a poisoned drug supply is a major contributing factor to the surge in unintentional overdose deaths, the motion put forward by Pierre specifically called for an immediate reversal of the government’s policies.
He demanded that all funds allocated to taxpayer-funded hard drug programs be redirected toward addiction treatment and recovery initiatives. So, it appears that Canada’s federal plan to legalize drug supply chains is well on its way to realization.
This decision is undoubtedly going to leave Canadians baffled, as they grapple with the implications of this controversial move.
As taxpaying citizens, one must have the right to question the rationale behind Trudeau’s wild proposal. Should taxpayer money be utilized to provide drug supplies? Is replacing one harmful substance with another truly the answer to addressing drug addiction? These are crucial questions that deserve thoughtful consideration and debate.
While the green light has been given, the future of Great White North is at stake. Rather than a balanced and comprehensive approach that addresses the root causes of addiction, Trudeau is about to legalize the whole illegal chain. That’s how he aims to build a healthy and flourishing Canada.