Sélection de découpures de presse de 2020
BNN Bloomberg (The Takeaway), 17 juin : Pandemic has hit hard for B.C.’s opioid crisis: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition [La pandémie est un coup dur dans la crise des opioïdes en C.-B., selon la Coalition canadienne des politiques sur les drogues]
CBC (The Current), 15 juin : Overdose deaths rise in the pandemic [Hausse des décès par surdose pendant la pandémie] (50:25)
Orangeville Banner (Orangeville, ON), 12 juin : Fuelled by toxic drugs and COVID-19 isolation, a record number of B.C. overdoses puts spotlight on safe-supply efforts [Alimenté par des drogues toxiques et par l’isolement lié à la COVID-19, le nombre record de surdoses attire l’attention sur les efforts pour un approvisionnement sûr en C.-B.]
Our Windsor (Ontario), 12 juin : Fuelled by toxic drugs and COVID-19 isolation, a record number of B.C. overdoses puts spotlight on safe-supply efforts [Alimenté par des drogues toxiques et par l’isolement lié à la COVID-19, le nombre record de surdoses attire l’attention sur les efforts pour un approvisionnement sûr en C.-B.]
Toronto Star (Vancouver), 12 juin : Fuelled by toxic drugs and COVID-19 isolation, a record number of B.C. overdoses puts spotlight on safe-supply efforts [Alimenté par des drogues toxiques et par l’isolement lié à la COVID-19, le nombre record de surdoses attire l’attention sur les efforts pour un approvisionnement sûr en C.-B.]
New Hamburg Independent, 12 juin : Fuelled by toxic drugs and COVID-19 isolation, a record number of B.C. overdoses puts spotlight on safe-supply efforts [Alimenté par des drogues toxiques et par l’isolement lié à la COVID-19, le nombre record de surdoses attire l’attention sur les efforts pour un approvisionnement sûr en C.-B.]
CKNW, 12 juin : BC records highest number of fatal overdoses in a single month [La C.-B. enregistre un nombre record de surdoses mortelles en un mois]
CityNews Vancouver, 11 juin : ‘These are our brothers and sisters’: B.C.’s top doctor renews call for decriminalization of drug use [« Ce sont nos frères et sœurs » : la médecin en chef de la C.-B. réitère l’appel à la décriminalisation de la consommation de drogues]
Global News, 11 juin : B.C. records highest ever number of opioid deaths in May [La C.-B. enregistre un nombre record de décès liés aux opioïdes en mai]
Globe and Mail, 11 juin : B.C. records its deadliest month for illicit drug overdoses in May [La C.-B. a enregistré en mai son mois le plus meurtrier par surdose de drogues illégales]
Ricochet, 28 mai : Drug decriminalization is a ‘no-brainer’ during COVID-19, say advocates [La décriminalisation des drogues pendant la COVID-19 : « une évidence », plaident des militant-es]
Radio-Canada, 9 mai : La pandémie de la COVID-19 accroît le nombre de surdoses
wiki.ezvid.com, 21 avril : Five Organizations working to change drug policies worldwide [Cinq organismes qui travaillent à faire changer les politiques sur les drogues dans le monde]
Co-op Radio, 1 er avril : Safe supply in the Downtown Eastside during the time of COVID-19 [Approvisionnement sûr dans le Downtown Eastside pendant la COVID-19]
Vancouver Courier, 27 mars : ‘ Safe supply’ of drugs good news in Vancouver, but is it only here for the pandemic? [« L’approvisionnement sûr » en drogues à Vancouver est une bonne nouvelle, mais est-ce seulement le temps de la pandémie?]
CKNW (Simi Sara Show), 27 mars : Protecting Residents of the DTES During the COVID-19 Crisis [Protéger les résidents du DTES pendant la crise de la COVID-19]
Red Deer Advocate, 27 mars : Preventing more overdoses by opening Red Deer’s SCS would reduce strain on system during COVID-19, says advocate [Prévenir plus de surdoses en ouvrant le SCS de Red Deer réduirait la pression sur le système pendant la COVID-19, selon une militante]
Globe and Mail, 27 mars : COVID-19 pandemic pushes B.C. to move forward on safe take-home drug supply strategy [La pandémie de la COVID-19 incite la C.-B. à aller de l’avant avec une stratégie d’approvisionnement en drogues sûres à emporter chez soi]
Vancouver Sun, 27 mars : COVID-19: Safe-drug supplies part of package as Vancouver addresses Downtown Eastside [COVID-19 : L’approvisionnement en drogues sûres au nombre des mesures prises par Vancouver dans le Downtown Eastside]
CTV, 24 février : Overdose crisis: Nearly 3 people per day died last year in B.C. [Crise des surdoses : près de 3 décès par jour en C.-B. l’an dernier] CFAX, 24 février :
Illict drug toxicity deaths down in B.C., February 24 [Décès dus à la toxicité des drogues illicites en C.-B., 24 février]
Sélection de découpures de presse de 2019
CBC (Cross Country Checkup), December 13,
Homelessness, substance use, and social determinants of health (1:06:30) Georgia Straight, November 25,
B.C. NDP members contradict the NDP solicitor general with unanimous push to decriminalize drugs CKNW (Lynda Steele Show), November 22,
What do we need to do to curb the opioid crisis? Globe and Mail, November 22,
B.C. NDP members criticize their own party’s lack of action on drug harm-reduction
Hamilton Spectator, October 26,
Churn of possession charges in Hamilton makes case for truce in ‘war on drugs’ Chemainus Valley Courier, October 23,
Feds decriminalizing drugs possible if Jagmeet Singh pushes for it, expert says Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, October 23,
Feds decriminalizing drugs possible if Jagmeet Singh pushes for it, expert says Surrey-Now Leader, October 23,
Feds decriminalizing drugs possible if Jagmeet Singh pushes for it, expert says Campbell River Mirror, October 23,
Feds decriminalizing drugs possible if Jagmeet Singh pushes for it, expert says Abbotsford News, October 23,
Feds decriminalizing drugs possible if Jagmeet Singh pushes for it, expert says Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly, October 23,
Feds decriminalizing drugs possible if Jagmeet Singh pushes for it, expert says 630 CHED, October 22,
How could last night’s election outcome affect federal drug policy and the ongoing overdose/drug use crisis in Canada? CBC, October 21,
Vancouver councillor calls for review of city's drug strategy Georgia Straight, October 21,
Vancouver's former drug czar says it's time to review policies he drafted, with an eye on something more radical CKNW, October 16,
What should the next federal government do to mitigate the effects of the opioid crisis 630 CHED, October 15,
Left behind: leaders talking about opioids? CBC, October 5,
Why the opioid crisis isn't a bigger federal election issue Star Vancouver, October 4,
Donald MacPherson: Toxic drugs are a crisis. If B.C. and other provinces don’t act, they’ll have to answer for the lives lost Star Vancouver, October 4,
‘On their watch, people continue to die’: Donald MacPherson on why B.C. needs to act on a safe drug supply
The Globe and Mail, August 31 (op-ed):
It’s time for Canada to embrace the legal regulation of drugs The Guardian, August 20,
Priorities and plans ready to quell opioid addiction in Atlantic Canada Globe and Mail (via CP), August 20,
Health Canada approves Saskatchewan’s first supervised drug consumption site Calgary Herald, August 19,
Lethbridge city council to debate motion calling for halt to supervised consumption funding VICE, August 19,
Canada Might Have Found a Back Door to End the War on Drugs CBC, August 17,
How did we get here? Failed public policy and Vancouver's Downtown Eastside CBC (The Early Edition), August 13,
Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Donald McPherson speaks with Stephen Quinn Vancouver Sun, August 5,
'I’ll keep yelling': Vancouver mayor demands federal, provincial policy change on opioids Global News, August 4,
‘Not in My Backyard’: How NIMBYism impacts access to vital support services National Post, August 1,
Canada begins issuing pardons for cannabis possession convictions Reuters, August 1,
Canada begins issuing pardons for cannabis possession convictions
CFAX (Adam Stirling Show), July 26, VHC report on overdose crisis
CKNW (Lynda Steele Show), July 26,
VCH releases annual report on overdose crisis News1130, July 26,
Regulate drugs to save lives, B.C. doctor says, as fentanyl detected in 87% of ODs (Radio version) Global and Mail, July 26,
BC doctor calls for illicit drug regulation to save lives CBC , July 26,
Regulated drug supply, streamlined services recommended as next steps in fighting overdose crisis Global News, July 26,
Metro Vancouver’s top doctor calls for safe drug supply Vancouver Sun, July 26,
Provide regulated opioids to stem fentanyl overdose crisis, says top medical officer Globe and Mail, July 22,
Vancouver’s overdose task force calls for safer supply of drugs
Toronto Star, June 29,
New Trudeau-Trump opioid plan helps rebuild frayed relations from trade talks Kamloops Matters, June 29,
New Trudeau-Trump opioid plan helps rebuild frayed relations from trade talks Global News, June 29,
Canada-U.S. opioid plan helps rebuild relations frayed from trade talks Vancouver Sun, June 29,
New Trudeau-Trump opioid plan helps rebuild frayed relations from trade talks Globe and Mail, June 29,
New Canada-U.S. opioid plan to help rebuild frayed relations from trade talks Huffington Post, June 29,
Trudeau And Trump Are Working Together To Tackle The Opioid Crisis In North America VICE, June 26,
Canadians Can Now Order Shrooms From This Dispensary Vancouver Sun, June 22,
Advocate for evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction honoured with lifetime achievement award London Free Press, June 21,
London doctor prescribing opioids to drug users draws praise, raises concerns Georgia Straight (Op-ed), June 21,
We can stop the overdose epidemic—why aren’t we? Globe and Mail, June 12,
Parliamentary health committee recommends decriminalization of simple possession of illicit substances
QP Briefing, May 30, As Ontario hops on BC's opioid lawsuit, experts say more needs to be done to fight the crisis
CKNW (Lynda Steele Show), May 27,
Growing calls to overhaul the drug policy in Canada. Should we legalize all drugs? VICE, May 22,
How to legalize every drug CBC, May 16,
'Safe supply' at heart of regulating illicit drug use, say experts CBC (The Early Edition), May 15,
Building a model for legal regulation and Peter Wall International Research Roundtable public event (2:12:14) Global News, May 13,
Small communities grapple with ‘huge challenge’ of opioid crisis Sault Star, May 13,
Opioid overdoses challenge small towns National Post, May 13,
Small communities grapple with 'huge challenge' of opioid crisis CKNW, May 13,
Peter Wall International Research Rountable and legal regulation of drugs (Zara Snapp, Steve Rolles)
CFAX (Afternoons with Mark Brennae), April 24, Dr. Bonnie Henry report recommending decriminalization of substance use
CityNews Vancouver, April 24,
B.C. top doctor's drug decriminalization report good first step: advocates CBC, April 24 (6:00 p.m. newscast),
Dr. Bonnie Henry report recommending decriminalization of substance use (lead story) CBC, April 16 (6:00 p.m. newscast),
Vancouver's National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis and the need for safe supply (10:20 in) NewsTalk 770 CHQR (Calgary Today), April 11,
provincial overdose response efforts CTV, April 10, CTV News Channel interview on the latest overdose statistics released by the Public Health Agency of Canada
Edmonton Journal, April 8,
Time to change approach on opioid crisis, says public health experts 680 CHED (Ryan Jespersen Show), April 1,
Underlying causes & Potential solutions to the opioid crisis Sélection de découpures de presse de 2018
Metro Vancouver, February 26, Drug reformers watch federal budget for opioid crisis action
Simi Sara Show, March 7,
Should all drugs be legalized? Globe and Mail, March 28,
Vancouver mayor calls for drug decriminalization after record year for opioid overdoses. Spice Radio, May 14, interview with Scott Bernstein, Director of Policy, on overdose statistics and legal regulation of drugs.
The Georgia Straight, May 16,
Young Canadians continue facing discrimination in their personal use of cannabis. Star Vancouver, July 5,
Canadian cannabis workers targeted by U.S. border guards for lifetime bans. Toronto Star, Sept 13,
Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from the U.S.: Customs and Border Protection official. Global New, October 4,
Could more drugs become decriminalized? Globe and Mail, October 18,
Feds defend barring edible cannabis for a year as black market eyes gaps. Sélection de découpures de presse de 2017
VICE. July 12,
A Hostile Environment for People Who Use Drugs is Harmful for Everyone. Ryerson University, May 24,
Frontline Fentanyl: Users helping users (documentary) CBC, The Disruptor Series with Anna Maria Tremonti. April 25,
Drug controls 'absolutely pathetic,' activist says regulation will save lives This Week on Drugs, April 24,
Legalizing Canada (at 40:00) Global News. April 14,
Budding Cannabis Legalization presents Challenges and Opportunities for BC MetroNews March 24,
Opioid crisis requires trying 'everything': Expert on prescribed heroin Georgia Straight, March 11,
Legal Heroin CBC, February 16,
Vancouver hosting national meeting on how to open more supervised consumption sites. Globe and Mail, February 10,
Beyond Harm Reduction CBC (op-ed) February 1,
And the Band Played On: Overdoses, death and a resistance to change The Tyee, January 26,
An Urgent Call on Overdose Crisis: Prescribe Drugs, End Prohibition Georgia Straight. January 31,
Vancouver's frontline fentanyl responders make the case for legalization in private meeting with Trudaeu. Globe and Mail. January 5,
Vancouver street dealer seen more as a symptom than problem of overdose crisis Sélection de découpures de presse de 2016
CBC: BC Alamac. December 29, 2016. "
Legalizing drugs beyond pot. Gardener Brisn Minter." CBC News. November 26, 2016 "
Are politicians too disconnected from the reality of drug abuse to solve the opioid crisis?" by Ferrah Merali The Georgia Straight. September 28, 2016. "
Addictions experts Dr. Gabor Mate and Donald MacPherson to speak at upcoming marijuana conference in Vancouver" by Travis Lupick McLeans. August 31, 2016. "
Controls on Fentanyl chemicals not enough to avert crisis: expert" by Camille Bains The Georgia Straight. August 9, 2016. "
Drug policy groups urge task force to endorse retail pot shops and not be swayed by media hysteria" by Charlie Smith Daily Mail Online (UK). August 2, 2016. "
Right groups call on UN to condemm Philippine drug killings" The Province. June 20, 2016. "
A radical proposal for B.C.s battle against fentanyl" by Nick Eagland National Post. June 17, 2016. "'
We had nothing to lose': How Portugal solved its 'catastrophic' drug woes through decriminalization" by Tom Blackwell CBC News. May 16, 2016. "
Medical pot producer fund sober driving campaign" The Vancouver Sun. April 27, 2016. "
The long slow retreat in the war on drugs" by Pete McMartin CBC News. April 19, 2016. "
UN meeting could be 1st step to ending global war on drugs" by Lucas Powers NY Times. March 22, 2016. "
Itchica's Anti-Heroin Plan: Open a Site to Shoot Heroin" by Lisa Forderaro Sélection de découpures de presse de 2015
Sélection de découpures de presse de 2011-2014
National Post. October 22, 2014 "
Canada is ignoring easy uncontroversial ways to prevent overdose deaths" by Donald MacPherson The Winnipeg Free Press. September 22, 2014 "
Drug policy seriously outdated" by Richard Elliott and Donald MacPherson The Tyee. September 5, 2014 "
Vancouver's Addiction Ambitions, Revisited" by Gordon Katic and Sam Fenn National Post. August 20, 2014 "
Preventing music festival drug deaths must go beyond saying just say no" by Donald MacPherson The Rick Howe Show. June 19, 2014. "
Amy Graves comments on the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition report on opiate overdoses" Huffington Post. June 18, 2014. "
Opiate overdose deaths in Canada Rising" 06/16/2014 –
Opioid overdose prevention & response in Canada The Georgia Straight. June 11, 2014. "
Vancouver Coastal Health reveals plan to expand supervised injection services in city" by Travis Lupick CTV News. June 14, 2014. "
Canada urged to expand use of naloxone to counter opiate overdoses" National Post. April 28, 2014. "
A Gift to the Drug Kingpins" by Donald MacPherson Huffington Post. April 5, 2014. "
The Berlin Theory of Drug Prohibition" by Jean Kavanagh 10/17/2013 –
Federal Health Minister re-introduced a bill whose sole purpose and intent is to block access to health services 09/30/2013 –
Second anniversary of Supreme Court ruling in support of Insite 09/23/2013 –
Special Access Requests and Permanent HAT programs
Calgary Herald: Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drug
National Post: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition recommends decriminalizing hard drugs
CBC Radio: Decriminalizing Drugs
The Province: Harper government to stay tough on drugs 05/17/2013 –
Organization of American States presents a vision for drug policy reform 01/24/2013 –
Senator Pierre Claude Nolin Honours Drug Policy Leaders with Diamond Jubilee Award 01/16/2013 –
CDPC Executive Director Heads to Panama to Create Alternative Scenarios for Drug Policy in the Hemisphere 07/12/2012 – Punitive drug laws are stifling the global HIV/AIDS response.
Français – Les lois punitives sur les drogues étouffent la réponse mondiale au VIH/sida.
Coalition urges Canadian government to acknowledge link between drug laws and HIV 04/19/2012 – National dialogue addresses integration of supervised injection services into health care and community in Canada
Français – Échange de connaissances sur l’intégration des services d’injection supervisée dans les soins de santé et dans la communauté : un dialogue s’amorce
Coalition calls on Canadian government to work closely with Latin American countries to reform drug policy at Summit of the Americas 02/09/2012 –
Leading experts in drug policy call on government to reject Bill C-10, rethink Canada’s drug laws Français –
Les experts des politiques sur les drogues demandent au gouvernement de rejeter le projet de loi C-10 et de revoir les lois canadiennes sur les drogues 11/29/2011 – New Coalition calls for a public health approach to alcohol, tobacco and drug controls
Chinese – 新聯盟呼籲控制酒精、煙草和毒品的公眾健康方法
Français – Une nouvelle Coalition réclame une approche de santé publique pour le contrôle de l’alcool, du tabac et des drogues
New national drug policy coalition receives key endorsements