Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled
The Alberta government's recent report on opioid misuse found that 85% of Edmonton and Calgary's fentanyl-related deaths in 2016 occurred outside the central urban core. This means the City and the province are re-evaluating how and where to provide treatment; and
We, the undersigned, expect safe and healthy communities in which to raise our children.
We, the undersigned, electors of Edmonton, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to consider amending section 56.1(2)(e) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act pertaining to community consultations for an application for a supervised consumption site exemption by reinstating the following provision brought forward by the Respect for Communities Act, and which is in line with the requirements handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada: 56.1(3)(p) a report of the consultations held with a broad range of community groups from the municipality in which the site would be located that includes (i) a summary of the opinions of those groups on the proposed activities at the site, (ii) copies of all written submissions received, (iii) a description of the steps that will be taken to address any relevant concerns that were raised during consultations.
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