Is Alberta's approach to addiction truly behind the declining number of drug-poisoning deaths?

A person receives a tested supply of cocaine after gathering to remember those who died from a suspected illicit drug overdose, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Advocates say while the early findings on safe supply programs are promising, those programs are still not meeting the needs of a large share of Canadians who are at risk of drug poisoning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck A person receives a tested supply of cocaine after gathering to remember those who died from a suspected illicit drug overdose, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Advocates say while the early findings on safe supply programs are promising, those programs are still not meeting the needs of a large share of Canadians who are at risk of drug poisoning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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'Don't be numb to this': Battling despair over gun deaths

When President Joe Biden signed a bill last year to fight gun violence -- the first such measure to pass Congress in a generation -- a substantial majority supported it. But 78 per cent said they believed it would do little or nothing at all, a survey by the Pew Research Center found.