Critics say federal government’s moves to curb Canada’s opioid crisis are just a start - BCGEU

Harm-reduction advocates are viewing a host of actions announced by Ottawa this week as an encouraging but modest step in combatting Canada's overdose crisis.

Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said on Wednesday that Ottawa would allow initiatives such as drug checking, pilot projects to provide safer alternatives to opioids and a streamlined permission process for provinces to open temporary overdose-prevention sites in emergency situations.