Andrew Scheer Falsely Claims Liberals Plan To Decriminalize All Drugs - 2019-09-22
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accused the Liberals of wanting to decriminalize all illicit drugs Sunday — something the Grits say they have no plans to do.
Speaking to reporters in Prince Edward Island, Scheer was asked to respond to the Green Party's platform proposal to decriminalize all drugs as a way of addressing the alarming opioid crisis across the country.
Last year, a person died every two hours in cases related to opioids. Ninety-four per cent of those deaths were accidental and 73 per cent involved fentanyl poisoning or fentanyl-related poisoning.