I think that, again, you need a fulsome response. I would treat this as a health issue rather than a criminal issue. I think we've done a great deal of harm and I think we've burdened our health care system. I can't speak enough to the determinants of health: supportive housing, prevention, upstream interventions. That's not to say that safer consumption services and harm reduction services aren't important. They are further downstream. They're important, they're life-saving, but we need to shift our focus higher upstream, to be more preventative.
On February 21st, 2019. See this statement in context.