NDP lawmaker tables bill to decriminalize drug use as overdose deaths soar

OTTAWA - An NDP lawmaker is tabling legislation to decriminalize drug use in Canada, seeking to treat it as a health issue amid a lethal opioid crisis.

New Democrat health critic Don Daviesintroduced a private member’s bill Thursday that would scrap Criminal Code provisions on drug possession, expunge criminal records for the same offence and mandate low-barrier access to a safe supply of medically regulated substances.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/2021/04/15/ndp-lawmaker-tables-bill-to-decriminalize-drug-use-as-overdose-deaths-soar.html