Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Calgary Centre.
The opioid crisis continues to spiral out of control, with 170 deaths in the month of May alone in British Columbia. That is about equal to how many people have died of COVID during the entire pandemic. Opioid use tears families apart, leads to homelessness and causes massive increases in street-level crime.
Residents and business owners in my riding are fed up and are looking for action and leadership. The government has had nearly five years to provide action and leadership, and instead the problem worsens.
How much worse does it need to get before words and virtue signalling are replaced by action, especially support for recovery.?