Federal government grants $71.7 million to fight B.C.’s opioid crisis

The province hardest hit by what health officials consider a national opioid crisis is receiving tens of millions of dollars to increase access to treatment for substance abuse.

The federal government is giving British Columbia $71.7 million as part of a bilateral agreement signed today.

The federal health minister, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, said the money was part of funding allocated in the 2018 federal budget.

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