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‘This bill will save lives’: Liberal MP McKinnon on his bill up for debate tomorrow

By Rachel Aiello      

“It’s about public health, it’s about the good of my community…in British Columbia last year there were 465 drug overdose deaths, up 27 per cent from the year before… it’s a very tragic problem, its something that can be avoided," said Mr. McKinnon.

Liberal MP Ron McKinnon's private member's bill, Bill C-224, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, is scheduled to be debated for the first time at second reading Wednesday, April 20. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
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Liberal MP Ron McKinnon says his private members bill, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, will save lives. He is optimistic about the support he’s drummed up on both sides of the house ahead of the bill’s first day of debate in the House on Wednesday. The Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, B.C. MPs bill, Bill C-224, formally titled: An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (assistance—drug overdose) seeks to clear a person of drug possession charges if

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