NUPGE Federal Election 2021: Overdose Crisis

NUPGE Federal Election 2021: Overdose Crisis

Only focusing on recovery and treatment is not enough. We need harm-reduction strategies like safe-consumption sites and a safe (non-poisonous) supply. The best way to stop the toxic drug supply is to give people pharmaceutical-grade alternatives, or give drug-checking technologies so that users can test, use, and share safely. We must also consider decriminalization.

Ottawa (15 Sept. 2021) — The federal election has been called and voter's will be going to the polls on Sept. 20. 

"While we may not have wanted this election now, we are here. And we need to take it seriously. There are huge stakes in electing a new government," said Larry Brown, President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). 

To help guide people through the many issues being discussed, NUPGE has examined the top 4 parties' platforms and are providing summaries in the form of election guides. We will be launching them every day until election day. 

The ninth in our series is the Overdose Crisis.

2021 Federal Election Guide: Opioid Crisis

Fact sheet on the party promises to address the opioid crisis

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 9:24 am


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 390,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. — NUPGE