COVID-19 pandemic

Ontarians’ mental health has continued to deteriorate throughout COVID-19 pandemic: poll

The Canadian Mental Health Association is urging Ontario to prioritize the sector in its upcoming budget as a new poll suggests the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has eroded residents’ already fragile emotional well-being. The plea comes after the third round of polling from… Read More »Ontarians’ mental health has continued to deteriorate throughout COVID-19 pandemic: poll

Opioid deaths highlight need to decriminalize hard-drug possession in Canada: police chiefs

TORONTO – The scourge of overdose deaths underscores the need for Canada to decriminalize simple possession of hard drugs, the head of the national chiefs of police association said on Thursday. In urging action, Bryan Larkin noted that overdose deaths are outpacing those from the… Read More »Opioid deaths highlight need to decriminalize hard-drug possession in Canada: police chiefs

Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says

OTTAWA—The delicate politics of drug policy were on full display this week, as Canada’s chief health officer suggested decriminalizing hard drugs should be discussed to address a spike in opioid overdose deaths, while Health Minister Patty Hajdu insisted decriminalization was not a “silver bullet” solution.… Read More »Talks needed on decriminalizing hard drugs to address opioid crisis, Tam says