Vancouver launches opioid task force to 'quick-start' solutions to lethal crisis

Seeking “quick-start” solutions to the city's ongoing overdose crisis, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart announced an opioid task force to recommend the city's next steps.

In a statement, Stewart said the task force will include “a wide array of experts” to help the city grapple with the problem he says is killing over 30 Vancouverites each month.

“These are our friends and neighbours and we must take action immediately,” Stewart said in his statement.

“The Opioid Emergency Task Force will rapidly gather the best recommendations from experts on the front lines of this crisis on how the City of Vancouver can use its resources to save lives.”

Liam Britten reports.

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