More cuts to service is never a good sign.
That’s according to Guy Bourgouin, NDP MPP for Mushkegowuk-James Bay, who says cuts to overdose prevention sites may not directly affect his riding currently, but it is not a positive sign.
Bourgouin says despite not having these sites located within his riding, he says any step taken to lessen mental health services is not a good sign.
He says overdose prevention sites should remain, as if the day came, he would be prepared to implement them with the help of health professionals.
Bourgouin says in the north help is needed whether it is social workers or councillors, so they need more services, not less.
Premier Doug Ford announced at the end of July he will cancel the new overdose prevention sites throughout Ontario.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott says they will keep their election promise to review all sites to determine if they have merit to be kept prior to removing a site.