At the May 25, 2020 ByWard Market BIA Board of Management Meeting, Councillor Mathieu Fleury’s Notice of Motion for Safe Supply was reviewed and discussed and generally supported.
The impacts of the opioid crisis, paired with the current housing and mental health crisis have presented very significant challenges and negative impacts on our community. Current policies and legislation have failed.
The concentration of social services and supervised injection sites in the downtown core have negatively impacted our area, our members and the community at large. The Board of Directors of the ByWard Market BIA support new and innovative efforts to address these challenges while also looking at options to decentralize illicit drug use and drug dealing in our area.