I must say, I've been fairly impressed with the changes made by our new Liberal government and Minister of Health, Jane Philpott. While the reaction time has been lagging, some significant steps have been taken in order to help protect the health and lives of Canadians who use drugs. While we aren't even halfway through 2016, let's take a look at what's changed so far this year!
This week, the Mother's of MumsDU (Moms United and Mandated to Saving the Lives of Drug Users), along with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, decided it was high time to get some answers from our major federal parties regarding Canada's approach to addressing problems related to drugs and drug use. Since many of these issues have taken a backseat in this federal election, the responses they received should be taken in to consideration before casting your ballot this coming Monday, October 19th!
September 30th marked the 2nd annual FEDUP! Rally for Canadian drug policy reform. This year, the Rally was held on the south lawn at Queen's Park, Toronto, where we gathered to make some noise and let our government know just how FEDUP! we really are. If you weren't able to make it out to Toronto to join us, don't worry, I made sure to snap plenty of pictures throughout my trip, so you can check out all of the excitement!
By K. Lanktree
- Freelance Writer -
- Blog Mistress -
- Former IV Drug User -
- Methadone Patient -
- Lover of all things Harm Reduction -
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