Families of overdose victims hope to catch Prime Minister's attention

CFJC Kamloops Today, November 16, 2017

The office of the Prime Minister will be receiving plenty of mail in the days to come, as families of overdose victims send pictures of their loved ones.

The campaign, which began Monday, was created by Moms Stop the Harm, a network of Canadian families who have lost family members to substance use.

"We've asked everyone to write the birth date and the passing date, what the cause of death was," Tully said. "I no longer refer to Ryan's death as an overdose, I refer to it as a fentanyl poisoning, because truly that's what it was. Language really matters when we're talking about this crisis, so we need to get that right as well. And I wrote on my photo descriptive words of Ryan, of how I felt about Ryan, and then I wrote, 'how many more deaths does it take?'".

Families of overdose victims hope to catch Prime Minister's attention