Take action, and call upon the Premier to bring an end to the overdose crisis and save lives.
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) has set up an Action Alert page at https://rnao.ca/policy/action-alerts/end-the-overdose-crisis-premier , and is asking the public to use it to send an email to Premier Ford, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sylvia Jones, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Michael Tibollo, Health Critic France Gélinas, Mental Health and Addictions Critic Lisa Gretzky, leaders of the other provincial parties, and your local MPP.
From their webpage:
Ontario’s opioid overdose crisis has been worsening, year by year, for a long time, and it has escalated dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, eight people per day died by accidental overdose in Ontario in 2021 – an 88 per cent increase over 2019.
Join us! Call on Premier Ford to end the overdose crisis.
The overdose crisis knows no bounds. It has devastated urban, rural and remote lives and communities across this province. Pandemic-related public health measures have made matters worse. Left with limited or no access to health and harm reduction services and supports, and with an increasingly toxic street supply, more people are using drugs alone and are at risk of dying.
Accidental overdoses – and the resulting trauma and grief for family, loved ones and front-line workers – can be prevented. A harm reduction approach that includes the decriminalization of personal possession and increased access to supervised consumption and safer supply will save lives.
Join us! Call on Premier Ford to bring an end to the overdose crisis and save lives.
Please visit https://rnao.ca/policy/action-alerts/end-the-overdose-crisis-premier and sign, to show our MPPs Khanjin and Shipley how important this issue is to the City of Barrie.