The University of Toronto’s Student Newspaper Since 1880

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Overdose – Toronto Call to Action on the Opioid Crisis

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Overdose – Toronto Call to Action on the Opioid Crisis
North America is in the middle of a health crisis. Life expectancies are declining. Someone is dying every two hours in Canada from illicit drug overdose. The victims include the poor and forgotten but also our neighbours, family, and friends. Despite the thousands of deaths, they have remained largely invisible.
But not any more. Benjamin Perrin, a law professor at UBC, shines a light in this darkest of corners – and his findings challenge many assumptions about the crisis.
Join Perrin as he shares his journey from being former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s top criminal justice advisor (2012-13) to an advocate for a compassionate, evidence-based drug policy.
Speakers:
Benjamin Perrin, author of Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada’s Opioid Crisis

Dr. Jane Philpott, PC, former Minister of Health (Canada)
Sheila Kathleen Jennings, M.A., LLB, PhD, Ontario Lead, Mom’s Stop the Harm

Representative from the Canadian Association for Safe Supply
April 20, 2020
6:30pm 8:00pm
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
Jackman Law Building, Room J140
78 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C5

https://overdosebook.ca/

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , , ,

Organizer

U of T Faculty of Law

Venue

Jackman Law Building

Let us know about your upcoming events! Shoot us an email at [email protected]