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Ontario needs to address drug treatment courts in dealing with opioid crisis: lawyer

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 @ 2:50 PM | By Ian Burns

Ontario has announced millions of dollars in funding to deal with the issue of opioid addiction in the province, but a legal observer is saying more money should be directed toward the province's drug treatment courts in order to better help people struggling with addiction.

On Aug. 29, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced an investment of more than $222 million over three years in the province’s Strategy to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Overdose. The funding will go toward adding more frontline harm reduction workers, expanding...