Nurses exposed to illicit drugs in BC hospitals

After nine years of Justin Trudeau, Canadians are suffering. 42,000 Canadians have died from drug overdoses, while Canada has experienced an increase in deaths of 166 percent since the Liberals formed government. In British Columbia, where Justin Trudeau carried out his reckless legalization experiment, there has been a nearly 400 percent increase in drug overdose deaths.
Trudeau’s experiment of legalizing hard drugs has been a catastrophic failure. In the first year of this experiment, 2,500 Canadians died from overdose deaths. Despite this, the Liberals and their NDP coalition partners have today refused to rule out the legalization of hard drugs in other Canadian cities.
It’s clear that Justin Trudeau has not learnt from his mistakes. Last week, the Liberal Government only rejected the City of Toronto’s request to legalize hard drugs after a weeks-long pressure campaign by Common Sense Conservatives. And the Liberal Minister of Mental Health still refuses to acknowledge that their dangerous policy was a failure.
Today, Trudeau had the opportunity to tell Canadians that he would not replicate his disastrous legalization experiment in other communities, but he refused. He also refuses to end his policy of taxpayer-funded hard drugs, even though these drugs continue to be diverted to the most vulnerable Canadians.
Vancouver’s Police Department has said that around 50 percent of all hydromorphone seizures were diverted from the taxpayer-funded hard drugs that Trudeau dishes out. This means these drugs have ended up in the hands of organized crime and sold in schoolyards across the country, leading our youth into the destructive cycle of addiction.
Trudeau must accept that his experiments of legalization and taxpayer-funded hard drugs have failed and end these programs now before more lives are lost. Only Common Sense Conservatives will invest in treatment and bring home our loved ones drug free.