Metro News: No Alberta state of emergency over fentanyl: province

The Alberta NDP government is sticking to its guns by not calling a public health state of emergency over the current fentanyl crisis.

On Wednesday, Alberta Liberal Leader Dr. David Swann urged the NDP government to enact a public health state of emergency to better address the province’s current opioid crisis.

Swann said the government’s current approach isn’t improving death rates, as this year’s current fentanyl-related death toll is 153, which represents dates from January 1 to June 30. That number is slightly more than 2015’s January-to-June death toll of 139. Read Full Article…