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In 2017, the Mayors’ Task Force on the Opioid Crisis put forward comprehensive recommendations for coordinated, nation-wide action by all orders of government.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Vicki-May Hamm issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement on the safe transportation of dangerous good by Canada’s Minister of Transportation.
FCM designed this guide to provide an overview of the work ahead for local governments and offer both policy and regulatory options to choose from. It will take coordinated effort from all orders of government to ensure that Canadians are safe and well-served through cannabis legalization.
Municipalities are central partners in the federal government’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to legalize and regulate cannabis across Canada.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chair of the FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus' (BCMC) Task Force on the Opioid Crisis, issued the following statement in response to Health Canada's new initiatives to fight the opioid crisis.
"The opioid overdose crisis is having a devastating impact on Canadian families and communities, with thousands of lives lost to preventable causes. It's also taking a heavy toll on our cities' first responders, front-line workers and community volunteers, who are working around the clock to save lives.