Committee Testimony Shows Liberal-NDP Safe Supply Advocates Profit from Safe Supply

June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024

Ottawa, ON – After nine years of Justin Trudeau, crime, chaos, drugs and disorder are common on our once-safe streets. More than 42,000 Canadians have died as a result of disastrous radical Liberal-NDP policies. Yesterday, members of the Health Committee heard damning testimony on the “experts” behind British Columbia’s so-called “safe supply” program.

Dr. Julian Somers, an addictions expert, told committee members that the same BC public health officials who implemented this radical policy then went on to establish companies that financially benefited from the program’s continuation.

Dr. Perry Kendall, BC’s inaugural Public Health Officer, left the public service to found Fair Price Pharma, a pharmaceutical company which looks to provide a “safe supply” of heroin to those struggling with addiction. Mark Tyndall, his former deputy Public Health Officer, went on to found MySafe, a company which supplies opioids via vending machines.

Both of these companies benefit directly from the continuation of the failed “safe supply” experiment. Those who produce and sell the products driving this opioid crisis are making money off the suffering of others. So it is no surprise that last week, Dr. Bonnie Henry, who Dr. Somers described as Kendall’s protegee, said she believes in the legalization of hard drugs.

At committee, Somers described BC’s approach to addiction policy as “dangerous and imbalanced” and “prioritizes drug liberalization and legalization, and largely ignores addiction prevention and recovery.” Trudeau continues to push these radical policies that are killing Canadians. Only a Common Sense Conservative government will bring our loved ones home drug-free.