Mayor Brad West Calls for Public Inquiry Into Opioid Crisis

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From Global News

Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West is calling for a public inquiry into the opioid crisis and its ties to overseas organized crime groups.

West accused the federal and provincial governments of being “gutless” when it comes to tackling the ongoing crisis.

“We’ve had this situation where fentanyl is pouring into our country, pouring into British Columbia from China, killing thousands of our people,” he said.

“There is organized crime from China that’s making millions and millions — maybe billions — of dollars in profit from off of that drug trade… and then they’re washing that money clean in our casinos and in our real estate, which also has devastating consequences for our community.

“What we need to do is take our province back. We need a government that is going to stand up for our own people and say, ‘This is going to stop.’”

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Port Coquitlam mayor calls government reaction to opioid crisis ‘gutless,’ demands public inquiry

Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West is calling for a public inquiry into the opioid crisis and its ties to overseas organized crime groups. West accused the federal and provincial governments of being “gutless” when it comes to tackling the ongoing crisis.

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