Mr. Speaker, OxyContin is being pulled from the shelves. This is going to particularly impact first nation communities.
Let us look at northern Ontario. In Cat Lake First Nation alone the addiction has affected 70% of the community and in the Sioux Lookout zone of 25,000 members, an estimated 9,000 are addicted to OxyContin. Enforcement and health agencies are ringing alarm bells about the potential of the serious withdrawal crisis.
What exactly is the government doing to work with enforcement and health agencies to deploy a plan to prevent this looming health crisis?