Responsible Reporting on The Overdose Crisis Is Crucial For Canadian Voters
Opinion
Responsible Reporting on The Overdose Crisis Is Crucial For Canadian Voters
Journalists must hold politicians accountable when they veer away from established facts about public health

With the Canadian federal election coming, journalism about candidates’ policies on issues like housing, immigration, and public health is immensely important for assisting Canadians in making an informed decision on who they will vote for. 

For this election, the overdose crisis is a public health emergency of unique significance: over 10,300 Canadians have died of overdose deaths in the last three years, and the numbers show no sign of lessening. 

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