Drug-crisis advocate believes change in B.C. gov't may help slow agony

Vancouver Sun June 30, 2017

Leslie McBain, founder of Moms Stop the Harm, said she was pleased when premier-designate John Horgan mentioned fentanyl in an address he gave on the steps of Government House, moments after he was asked to form government.

Last year, McBain worked with Premier Christy Clark when her government struck a task force on opioid overdose. But McBain said Friday that it felt like the premier didn’t follow through on promises made to tackle the crisis.

“I feel like the Liberals paid lip service and that Christy, her heart wasn’t in it,” McBain said. “She wanted the information, she wanted to do the right thing. But I feel like John Horgan and the NDP are actually engaged on a different level.”

Drug-crisis advocate believes change in B.C. gov't may help slow agony