Media Round-Up: Opposition Parties Issue United Call for Action on Opioid Overdose Crisis

Edmonton Journal: Alberta anticipates federal funds to battle opioid crisis as opposition slams NDP response

“Liberal interim leader David Swann first called for the debate last week, saying the NDP was refusing to treat the situation with the urgency it deserves.”

CBC: Opposition parties unite to call for fentanyl public health emergency

“Swann, a former medical officer of health, said the government needs to have a plan to avoid the current piecemeal approach to the fentanyl crisis.”

CTV: Opposition parties demand action on fentanyl crisis

“There needs to be a clear plan that includes all the stakeholders involved in caring for people with addictions, mental health, homelessness and whatever other social and financial issues they are dealing with,” said David Swann, Alberta Liberal Leader.”

660 News: Alberta opposition demands extraordinary measures to fight fentanyl overdoses

““We’re not getting a handle on this,” Liberal Leader David Swann said Monday at a legislature news conference. “It this were an influenza outbreak, you would see a state of emergency called.””