Feds announce addictions funding while confirming opioid deaths are on the rise squib

The federal health minister was in Winnipeg on Thursday to announce $116 million in federal funding for addictions programs and organizations that work with drug users, while also confirming the disturbing news that opioid-related deaths are on the rise across the country. Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced Thursday that the federal government is now accepting proposals for funding from community programs that work directly with drug users, and will be accepting those applications until Sept.
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