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Peer-reviewed research confirms we can’t cure drug addiction with publicly funded harmful drugs, warehousing people, or decriminalizing drug possession. Police rarely charge people with personal use amounts of drugs.
Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Chow reports just 14 individuals charged per year for repeated use near schools/daycares, out of ~240,000 police calls/year. For the last decade, police focused on: drug traffickers, importers and manufacturers.
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Honourable Government of Canada, Government of BC and Ontario members:
We all want a compassionate, successful solution to Canada’s growing addiction crisis. After a costly 20-year experiment, medical experts and health researchers can confirm that more publicly funded harmful drugs, ironically termed “safe supply”, or “drug decriminalization”, are not the correct paths to recovery.
We see this failed experiment every day in our major cities, from Toronto to Vancouver, facing rising overdoses and deaths, more homelessness, first responder fatigue and community chaos with growing violence and crime.
Lobbied by activist groups who directly benefit, governments have spent billions of our tax dollars on reckless, dysfunctional programs for addictions and mental health, or warehousing the homeless with no treatment or success measurements and shoddy accounting practices, revealed through forensic audits.
We demand the provincial and federal governments focus on proven solutions contained in this 20-year RESEARCH the BC government tried to destroy. This research found the major goals of those struggling with addictions included:
Current “harm reduction” programs are just “helping people get high more”, say addicts themselves. “Alcohol is legally available to adults and is associated with more violence and crime than any other drug.” – Journal of Community Safety and Wellbeing (December 2022). As the Toronto Coderix Addictions Clinic Medical Director Dr. Vincent Lam says in the Globe and Mail: “Prescribed opioids were an integral part of the creation of this crisis. We are not going to be able to prescribe our way out of it.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Mental Health & Addictions Minister Carolyn Bennett, Premier David Eby, Health Minister Adrian Dix, Minister of Mental Health & Addictions Jennifer Whiteside, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Official Opposition Leaders: We are asking you to change course now.
Follow the best practices in Portugal and Italy that focus on successful recovery-oriented treatment in therapeutic communities.
Read Dr. Somers’ Call to Action. You may contact Dr. Somers who can refer you to others with professional expertise across Canada.
Contact: Dr. Julian Somers, Registered Clinical Psychologist, Distinguished Professor Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University (SFU) C: 1 (604) 290-3210 email@example.com
Thank-you for your serious consideration on this important issue.
Write, email or call local politicians individually. Lists are below.
Demand real solutions from political leaders, not more failed experiments
and billions of dollars of tax money wasted.
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada
Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, MP
Minister of Mental Health & Addictions
Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MP
Federal Opposition Party Leaders
Leader of the Conservative Party, Official Opposition
Leader of the NDP
Leader of the Green Party’s Parliamentary Caucus
Leader of the Bloc Québécois
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Hon. David Eby, Premier of BC, NDP Party
Hon. Adrian Dix, BC Minister of Health
Hon. Jennifer Whiteside, BC Minister of Mental Health & Addictions
BC Liberal Party Official Opposition
Party Leader Kevin Falcon
Elenore Sturko, Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Addiction, Recovery & Education
Shirley Bond, Shadow Minister for Health
Green Party of BC
Party Leader Sonia Furstenau
Hon. Doug Ford, Premier, Progressive Conservative Party of Ont.
Hon. Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health
Hon. Michael A.Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health & Addictions
New Democratic Party of Ontario
Marit Stiles, Leader
France Gélinas, Health Critic
Lisa Gretzky, Critic, Mental Health & Addictions
Liberal Party of Ontario
Interim leader John Fraser
Green Party of Ontario
Mike Schreiner, Leader
Newfoundland & Labrador
Prince Edward Island