Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor (Minister of Health, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, the numbers that were announced yesterday are not just numbers; they are our brothers, sisters and neighbours. Our government is taking action.
We have invested more than $350 million to ensure more treatments are available to Canadians. We have also introduced harm reduction as a key pillar to our drug strategy. Also, we have approved more than 40 supervised consumption sites. We recognize that supervised consumption sites save lives.
We will continue to work with our partners on the ground to ensure we do all that we can to turn the tide on this national public health crisis.