Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for bringing forward an important question about the opioid crisis and overdoses.
As he knows, our government has been working over the last five years to undo a decade of damage to the work of substance use in this country, damage resulting from extremely restrictive Harper government policies. I was on the front lines in Thunder Bay at that time, watching people die of overdose time and again and pleading with the federal government to take action. It did not, but we have.
We will continue to work hard to ensure that we can prevent these deaths.