June 23rd, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Ottawa rejects Toronto request to decriminalize drug possession

By The Canadian Press on May 17, 2024.

Addictions Minister Ya'ara Saks has rejected Toronto's request to decriminalize the possession of controlled drugs, citing concerns about public safety. Saks speaks in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

OTTAWA – Addictions Minister Ya’ara Saks has rejected Toronto’s request to decriminalize the possession of controlled drugs, citing concerns about public safety.

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