Motion To: WHEREAS drug use, overdoses and addictions continue to be a problem in the City of Ottawa, with overdose emergency department visits that have almost quadrupled and hospitalization rates that have more than doubled between 2009 and 2019, with Fentanyl and analogues implicated in almost 73% of opioid related deaths; WHEREAS, local drug checking data (2019) from Sandy Hill’s CTS indicates that 96.7% of drugs bought as opioids and 42.2% of drugs bought as stimulants contain illicit fentanyl, fentanyl analogues or other synthetic opioids; WHEREAS drug use, overdoses and addictions continue to increase costs to governments (for services such as shelters, healthcare, and emergency services); WHEREAS addiction issues have also been destructive to communities and their economic well-being due to rising crime and violence associated with the drug trade; WHEREAS Ottawa Inner City Health, as a community health partner of the City of Ottawa, aims to improve the health and access to he
Absent/RecusedR. Chiarelli (a)
D. Deans (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2020-05-27 regarding agenda item MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY GIVEN.