The official opposition to the provincial government says more needs to be done to fight the current addiction crisis in Saskatchewan.
During question period Thursday morning, the NDP told a tragic story of a man who was turned away from a Moose Jaw treatment centre about a year ago, before dying from a fentanyl overdose in January.
Health Minister Jim Reiter, acknowledged more needs to be done, adding not enough has been done to fight this issue to date.
“All provinces are struggling with this issue, as I’ve said again many times I am comfortable saying that next year and in subsequent years you’re going to see significant investment in mental health and addictions,” Reiter said.
The NDP’s Danielle Chartier said people suffering want answers now, and not a promise that more funding will come at an undetermined time.