Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal Editorial Boards on the opioid crisis

 Calgary Herald: Fentanyl is a crisis

“There are some who mistakenly believe this is a crisis of Albertans’ own making — that nobody forces them to swallow the pills. As Liberal Leader David Swann, who is a medical doctor, points out, most people who become addicted to opioids start out taking them for legitimate reasons.”

Edmonton Journal: Declaring opioid crisis has merits

“Liberal interim Leader David Swann has stated that if some disease was killing Albertans at the same rate as opioids, the government would launch an immediate and overwhelming response. Swann and his opposition colleagues want a proactive plan to deal with the epidemic, more emergency care beds and better leadership.”