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2017-01-31 16:46 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Drug use and abuse, Government bills, Safe injection sites, Second reading,

Consommation et abus de drogues, Deuxième lecture,

Madam Speaker, I listened intently to the speech by the member for Markham—Unionville. I am wondering if the member could explain to us how he expects to put drug users back on their feet by putting them in jail and giving them a criminal record. Maybe we should think about treating this as a medical issue. Maybe using controlled injection sites as a medical environment to encourage safe use and get people away from drugs might be better.

Does my colleague find it important to act on the opioid crisis or does he think the status quo works? It is really important. I would like to hear the member's support for real action going forward quickly.

On December 12, the member for Vancouver Kingsway asked for consent to have this legislation advance at all stages and I think that would be a good avenue for us to follow.

Madame la Présidente, j'ai écouté attentivement le discours du député de Markham—Unionville. Je me demande si le député peut nous expliquer comment il compte permettre aux toxicomanes de se reprendre en main en les emprisonnant et en faisant en sorte qu'ils se retrouvent avec un casier judiciaire. Nous devrions peut-être envisager de traiter cela comme une maladie. Nous ferions peut-être mieux d'utiliser des centres d'injection supervisée comme cadre médical pour encourager la consommation sécuritaire et aider les gens à sortir de l'enfer de la drogue.

Mon collègue considère-t-il qu'il est important de s'attaquer à la crise des opioïdes ou croit-il que le statu quo fonctionne? C'est très important. J'aimerais qu'il appuie l'adoption de mesures concrètes permettant d'agir très rapidement.

Le 12 décembre, le député de Vancouver Kingsway a demandé le consentement de la Chambre pour que le projet de loi soit réputé adopté à toutes les étapes, et je crois que ce serait une bonne option à considérer.

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Posted at 15:26 on January 31, 2017

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