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City of Toronto want Ottawa decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs

City of Toronto want Ottawa decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs

for personal use

Thunder Bay, ONTARIO   ~~~ October 2, 2021  (LSNews)  Global News is reporting that "Toronto is preparing to ask the federal government to decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs for personal use in the city, saying the move is needed as drug-related deaths reach record highs"

Deaths involving all substances, including opioids, have increased to record highs,” Dr. Eileen de Villa said in a statement.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are warning the public of the recent increase in drug overdoses in the North West Region. Concerns have been raised that there could be a potential batch of fatal street drugs circulating in the area

Back in July Thunder Bay police have been dispatched to 36 incidents involving suspected drug overdoses, of those 14 were fatal. This does not include other incidents of suspected drug overdoses that police were not dispatched to.

Early this morning, Saturday June 26,2021 at approximately 4am, there were 2 fentanyl overdose victims found on the 4th floor of 120 Cumberland Street South. The person who found them went screaming down the hall, banging on doors looking for Narcan kits.

Emergency services was called, one female indigenous victim has died and the other female overdose victim was brought to hospital and put on life support. 
She has since been pulled off life support. 

It is often noted on court record that Thunder Bay is the overdose capital of Ontario.

As of September 2021 The number of fatal drug overdoses in Ontario has increased 25 per cent over the same period last year, according to the drug strategy coordinator in Thunder Bay, Ontario

In the last five years, 142 people in Thunder Bay have died because of opioid poisoning, Cynthia Olsen said told CBC Radio Thunder Bay

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre reports that it treated 262 patients for opioid overdoses last year.

It is being predicted that his year 2021 their will be 50 or more drug-related deaths in the City of Thunder Bay.

With all the Drug Crime and the High Level of Violence in Thunder Bay. Should Thunder Bay City Council follow the Toronto's Health Unit Lead. 

Many believe Thunder Bay council will support decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs as they already refuse to shut down street dealing with a No Loitier By-Law and Drug House with a Zoning By_Law 

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