Calgary Herald: Liberal Leader David Swann hosts town hall meeting on fentanyl crisis

Health care and addiction specialists met with Calgarians to discuss solutions to the provincewide opioid crisis.

The town hall meeting Thursday night featured a panel of experts on addiction and health care in Alberta. The event was hosted by Calgary-Mountain View MLA and Alberta Liberal Party Leader Dr. David Swann, who believes the fentanyl crisis warrants a “state of emergency.”

In a statement, Swann said declaring a public health state of emergency would “mobilize resources” and give professionals dealing with fentanyl abuse “the tools they require to fight this epidemic.”

“Any other preventable illness causing so much death and suffering would have long since been declared a public health emergency,” he said. Read Full Article…