‘We’re at the crossroads’: MPs, experts hail timely creation of new mental health and addictions minister
NDP MP Gord Johns says Step No. 1 for the new minister should be pursuing decriminalization to address the opioid crisis and ensure access to safe supply, 'not just in B.C., but across Canada.'
New Mental Health and Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett, who also holds the title of associate health minister, is pictured speaking with media after her cabinet swearing in on Oct. 26. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade