Huffington Post, Sepember 7, 2017
Trudeau was twice asked by physicians about impending tax hikes on those with private corporations. He addressed questions on everything from family reunification, to pharmacare and his broken electoral reform pledge, to reconciliation with Indigenous people and the future of the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. He was lauded by a young transgender person for the passage of Bill C-16 — legislation that extended protection under the Canadian Human Rights Act for gender expression and identity.
But nobody Trudeau randomly selected for a question asked him about the opioid crisis, or mental illness, or housing, as Kelowna's mayor, Colin Basran, later remarked.
At the caucus' closing press conference on Thursday, Trudeau was asked if the would consider legalizing heroin or cocaine as a way of addressing the opioid crisis. "That is not a step we are looking at," he said.