July 19, 2019
BRANDON - Alongside Kim Longstreet, Liberal Candidate for Brandon East, Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont announced today the Liberal plan for the addictions crisis plaguing Manitoba communities. Meth addiction is a fast-moving epidemic and Manitoba is stuck reacting in slow motion.
“We haven’t heard a word on prevention from the Pallister Government. All the emphasis from the PCs and NDP has been on dealing with people in the throes of full-blown addiction with no emphasis on prevention,” said Lamont. “We need to divert people from taking meth in the first place and make sure they can get the treatment they need to recover.”
A Manitoba Liberal Government will use a portion of the revenue from legal cannabis to implement the following:
Prevention and Intervention
-Create a province-wide public awareness campaign against meth — including print, web and traditional media
- Fund anti-gang and intervention programs so that young people can choose positive options before they are drawn into crime and drugs