British Columbia’s real epidemic — illicit drug overdose. National PHO Teresa Tam and provincial Bonnie Henry want more drugs legalized!

Henry and Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, have called for a safe supply of drugs and the decriminalization of small amounts of drugs for personal use.

More people died of an illicit drug overdose in first 8 months of 2020 than all of 2019

Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths in B.C. (2010-2020) – posted October 20, 2020 (updated monthly)

The Toll of COVID-19: Who the Pandemic Has Killed and Where 
Here’s Just How Much BC Has Been Drinking Through the Pandemic

PB: Just in March-April, alcohol sales went up 17% in BC. On annual basis this means doubling of alcohol consumption!

By piotrbein