Bill C-37 (opioids and harm reduction): Letter to provincial and territorial health ministers
Bill C-37 is intended to facilitate the scaling up of supervised consumption services across Canada. In this letter, CAMH and several partner organizations urge provincial and territorial health ministers to take further steps to address the opioid crisis.
Excise taxes on alcohol: Letter to two parliamentary committees
The federal government's Bill C-44 (the Budget Implementation Act) contains a provision that would increase the excise duty rates on alcohol products by 2% and automatically adjust them annually using the Consumer Price Index as of April 2018. In this letter, CAMH and several other organizations and individuals express support for this measure.
Joint response to the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy
In this document, CAMH and other organization put forward recommendations for the future of tobacco control in Canada.
E-cigarettes: Presentation to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
On April 10, CAMH's Dr. Peter Selby provided expert testimony to a Senate committee examining Bill S-5, which would amend the Tobacco Act to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of vaping products.
CAMH responds to federal cannabis bill
Canada’s leading academic health science centre specializing in addiction and
mental health, CAMH has long
advocated for reform of Canada’s system of cannabis control. In 2014 we released a Cannabis Policy Framework, which called for cannabis to be
legalized and regulated using a public health approach. CAMH is pleased that
the federal government has moved forward and introduced legislation emphasizing
principles of public health in its approach to legalization.
important decisions, including the minimum age for legal purchase, levels of
taxation and pricing, the design
of the distribution system, and the details of advertising
and promotion restrictions are still to be determined, and these decisions and their
implementation will involve different levels of government.
CAMH encourages all levels of government to apply
a health lens to their preparations for a legal and carefully regulated
cannabis market and to move quickly to educate the public about the risks
associated with cannabis use, particularly for the
most vulnerable populations.
Toronto Overdose Action Plan: Submission to the Board of Health
As Toronto struggles with an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, action from all levels of government will be needed. CAMH welcomes the development and introduction of the Toronto Overdose Action Plan.
Alcohol and Caffeinated Energy Drinks: Submission to the Board of Health
In this submission, CAMH lends its support to the recommendations made by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health for dealing with the issue of caffeinated energy drinks mixed with alcohol.
Ontario's Basic Income Consultation: Joint response from CAMH and the Empowerment Council
The Ontario government recently held consultations on the implementation of a Basic Income Pilot in Ontario. CAMH and the Empowerment Council jointly provided input.
Poverty Reduction Strategy: CAMH submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
In December 2016, CAMH’s Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos presented to the federal committee in charge of making recommendations on Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. This submission compliments that presentation.
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