A CALL TO ACTION
A Petition to Declare an Opioid Overdose Public Health Emergency across Canada
Simcoe County Moms who have lost a daughter or son to opioid overdose, or have a loved one at risk, have launched this campaign to raise your awareness and save lives.
Our newly elected Federal Government reconvenes in the House of Commons on December 5th.
Please support our call to action by cutting out the letter below, signing it and mailing it (postage is free to Prime Minister) in a simple white envelope to:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A2
To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Members of the House of Commons:
Between January 2016 and July 2019, over 13,000 young Canadians died of opioid overdoses. In over 70% of these overdoses, toxic Fentanyl or Carfentanil were mixed with other drugs without the knowledge of the victims who died.
Simcoe County community members have lost children, grandchildren, spouses, parents, and friends forever. We will never see them or hug them again.
We are on a march against time. We can no longer downplay the impact on our community. Future generations – our children and grandchildren – are at risk.
We urge all politicians and senior decision-makers to take immediate action to declare a Canada-wide Public Health Emergency to STOP THE HARM this epidemic of overdose deaths is wreaking on our youth and on our society.
As a concerned member of the Simcoe County community, I join with affected Simcoe County Moms and families, and with Moms Stop The Harm Canada (MSTH) to support this petition to urge the Government of Canada to immediately declare a NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY and release significant human and financial resources to fight the Opioid Overdose Epidemic that has already taken the lives of over 13,000 Canadians.