Jennifer Hedican, Courtenay, BC
Son Ryan died of Fentanyl poisoning after lengthy battle with addiction.
The Hedican family has started a petition to
- Declare the current opioid overdose and fentanyl poisoning crisis a National Public Health Emergency under the Emergencies Act, in order to manage and resource it, with the aim to reduce and eliminate preventable deaths;
- Reform current drug policy to decriminalize personal possession; and
- Create with urgency and immediacy a system to provide safe unadulterated access to substances so that people who use substances, experimentally, recreationally, or chronically, are not at imminent risk of overdose due to a contaminated source.
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