Advocacy group looking for federal involvement in opioid crisis

Everything Grande Prairie, February 2, 2018

Moms Stop The Harm (MSTH) is pushing for federal involvement in the opioid crisis.

The group advocates for those impacted by drug use and a few members were able to stop in to speak to the Prime Minister at the Town Hall in Edmonton on Thursday. They asked Justin Trudeau if more could be done for people across the country.

"We need the national support. It is a [national] epidemic that is going on. It is not just my community or my province - it is all across - it is a national level that things are happening. There are way too many people dying on every level. Locally, provincially, nationally, this opioid epidemic is all across our country and we can't ignore that fact," said Tyla Savard, an MSTH member from Grande Prairie.

Advocacy group looking for federal involvement in opioid crisis