What link is there between pushing Indigenous people off land, into reserves, into residential schools, and into forced treatment? How are conversations about “public safety” and policing being mobilized to harm vulnerable people? How has the politicization of the opioid epidemic obscured what’s needed to address increasing drug poisoning deaths? Harm reduction advocate Euan Thomson joins Team Advantage to discuss the realities of Alberta’s drug poisoning crisis.
Mentioned in this episode is Dustin Godfrey’s video essay “Is Vancouver Dying? A definitely non-exhaustive review.” Also mentioned is a recent B.C. Federation of Labour resolution to lobby the B.C. government for safe supply.
Listeners may also be interested in a recent episode of CANADALAND’s Short Cuts that critically examines several conservative myths regarding the opioid crisis.