Is giving fentanyl to minors a good idea? Albertans react to British Columbia's 'safe supply' policies

B.C. has decided to hand out opioids to those under the age of 18 through safe-supply programs, a move endorsed by the federal government.

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The Canadian Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Ya'ara Saks, has doubled down on her support for distributing "safe" fentanyl to children under the age of 18. This controversial stance has sparked intense reactions from the public as well as from the Opposition party.

Canada’s Conservative Party released a public statement condemning the Trudeau government for refusing to end the prescription of these drugs to minors, mentioning that these drugs "have ruined the lives of countless people" and further stating that “Eight years of radical policies from the NDP-Liberal government have only worsened Canada's opioid crisis.”

In fact, a new study has found that Canada is the world’s second most drug-addicted country!

Some argue that introducing such a potent opioid to the younger demographic could make these statistics even higher, leading to severe health risks and also long-term consequences.

Alberta, on the other hand, has different plans. Premier Danielle Smith aims to tackle the opioid crisis by opening up more treatment beds and helping families force addicts into treatment.

I decided to take to the streets of Calgary to see what Canadians think about B.C.'s plan to make fentanyl available for children in contrast with Alberta’s approach.

We’ve watched the destabilization of the Canadian people over the years under poor leadership in this country. Giving dangerous and highly addictive drugs to minors may be one of the worst plans of the Trudeau-NDP government yet.

If you stand against this, visit and sign the petition.

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