Drug-crisis advocate believes change in B.C. gov't may help slow agony (Dr. Evan Wood)
With B.C.’s fentanyl-related overdose crisis showing no signs of slowing down, a top advocate for victims and their families believes a change in government may help finally slow the agony.
Leslie McBain, founder of Moms Stop the Harm, said she was pleased when premier-designate John Horgan mentioned fentanyl in an address he gave on the steps of Government House, moments after he was asked to form government.
Horgan met with McBain on Monday, along with Dr. Evan Wood, director of the new B.C. Centre on Substance Use, where McBain was recently hired as family engagement lead, she said.
Nick Eagland reports
Dianne Doyle, President & CEO, and Geoff Plant, Chair, PHC Board of Directors