Jennifer Hedican, Courtenay, BC

Son Ryan died of Fentanyl poisoning after lengthy battle with addiction.

The Hedican family has started a petition to

  1. 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;
  2. Reform current drug policy to decriminalize personal possession; and
  3. 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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