Bhutila Karpoche MPP, Parkdale–High Park

Government of Ontario

By delaying overdose prevention sites, Ford puts lives at risk: NDP

Published on September 28, 2018

On Friday, NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Bhutila Karpoche issued the following statement regarding news that the Ford government is continuing to delay the opening of overdose prevention sites throughout Ontario:

“As the Ford government dithers, lives are shattered, families are destroyed, and people die. In the 46 days since the Ford government paused the opening of life-saving overdose prevention sites, over 150 people have lost their lives to overdose, and will never get a chance to seek treatment. The evidence is so clear: overdose prevention sites save lives. It’s time for the Ford government to stop standing in the way of health care professionals trying to save lives.”