’It’s abominable’: Vancouver mayor reacts to overdose deaths - British Columbia - CBC News
“It’s abominable that with 100 overdose deaths already this year in Vancouver — almost half of 2016’s total — we have yet to see effective action from the provincial and federal governments on health care solutions that will stop the death toll in this #fentanyl crisis,” said Robertson [mayor of Vancouver] in a statement. (…) the B.C. government urgently needs to spend the $10 million received from the federal government before yet another hundred families are impacted by tragic preventable deaths," he said.
Robertson is calling on the B.C. Government to put $8 million into injectable therapies, like prescription heroin and hydromorphone, as well as mental health support for patients in Vancouver.