Mr. Speaker, COVID-19 is compounding the ongoing public health crisis of opioid overdoses and deaths in far too many communities. I am deeply sorry to hear about my colleague's family's loss. Our hearts are with those who have lost a loved one.
To help people with substance use disorders, we have made it easier to access medication like Suboxone and methadone. We have made it easier to set up overdose prevention sites. We have supported community-based products through the substance use and addictions program. We will continue to rely on science. We will continue to listen to experts. We will continue to use harm reduction and safe consumption sites as a way to move forward in protecting vulnerable people and respecting public health advice.