Mr. Speaker, Canada has two national health crises: COVID-19 and opioids. The opioid crisis impacts one in three Canadians, and it has impacted my family. My brother-in-law passed away due to an overdose, and in recent weeks one of my brothers overdosed a number of times. He is alive today because of our frontline heroes: police, firefighters, ambulance technicians, doctors and nurses, who unbelievably sometimes have to purchase their own naloxone kits and personal protective gear.
The throne speech could have given families hope, but instead it offered nothing. This is a national health care crisis. Why is the Prime Minister missing in action?