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Activity: Overdose Awareness & Petition gathering
Date: 31/08/2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: 1- Courtenay Art Gallery is hosting Community Action Team event on the plaza
2- 5th Street & England Ave, Courtenay
3- hoping for sites in Comox and Cumberland too. Still working on gathering volunteers to get signatures on petition
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Individual
Name of Organisation:
Contact: Jennifer Hedican
Phone: 250-218-2740

Gather signatures on petition, asking the Federal Government of Canada to appropriately respond to the Overdose Crisis.
Three asks:
1. Declare the current opioid overdose and fentanyl poisoning crisis a National Public Health Emergency under the Emergencies Act in order to manage and resource it with the aim to reduce and eliminate preventable deaths.
2. Reform current drug policy to decriminalize personal possession.
3. Create with urgency and immediacy a system to provide safe unadulterated access to substances so that people who use substances, experimentally, recreationally or chronically, are not at imminent risk of overdose due to a contaminated source.

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