Conservative motion to condemn Liberals on safe drug supply fails in House – GLOBAL

May 29, 2023

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has failed to persuade the House of Commons to condemn the Liberal government‘s approach to fighting drug addiction.

In a vote of 209 to 113 Monday, MPs defeated a motion presented by Poilievre.

The motion took aim at the federal government’s harm reduction policies, but focused mainly on its decision to fund the supply of pharmaceutical alternatives as a replacement for certain illicit drugs to combat the opioid crisis.

The government has pointed to experts who say that a poisoned drug supply is one of the main reasons so many Canadians are dying from unintentional overdoses, and that providing access to other drugs as a substitute saves lives.

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