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Poilievre, Alberta and opioids: update
Taking down a paywall on a piece the Conservative leader wants you to see
Today Pierre Poilievre posted this Twitter video about opioid policy.
The argument in the video is that British Columbia and Alberta are pursuing very different policies on opioids. As it happens, I wrote a detailed rebuttal of this argument last week. Since he’s pressing on with the argument, I’m going to re-share the rebuttal. And I’m taking the paywall down, so that it can be read more easily by anyone who cares to look. Here you go.
Again, the Conservative leader’s central claim is that very recent reductions in opioid fatality in Alberta, to a level of death that was unprecedented before 2020, are due to a repudiation of B.C.’s policy kit, which includes, among many other elements, “safe supply.” My post, below, contains ample proof that Alberta has been putting substantial effort into the policies Poilievre decries.
In other words, he doesn’t have a damned clue what he’s talking about. Or he’s hoping you won’t.