The deadly scourge of opioids claimed the lives of at least 2,458 Canadians last year according to a new estimate released by the [Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
The agency said the data suggests Western Canada has been the hardest hit by the overdose crisis with an opioid-related death rate of 10 per 100,000 people for Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta.
So lets put this in context (for Canada) there were 223 firearm related homicides. so it is 10 times greater chance of dying from an opioid overdose than gunfire.
So putting it out there for someone more that is willing to debate the 2nd A to weed out the numbers for USofA and than ask why isn’t opioids an issue?