Safe Hospitals Act

Canadians deserve a government that will keep hard drugs out of hospitals and will protect staff and patients. The Safe Hospitals Act will:

  • Create an aggravating factor for the purposes of sentencing if a criminal has a weapon in a hospital.
  • End the Health Minister’s power to grant exemptions under s.56 of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act if the exemption would allow people to use dangerous illicit drugs like fentanyl and meth in hospitals. This means that even if Trudeau grants Toronto and Montreal’s request to decriminalize hard drugs, our hospitals will be protected.
  • Immediately pass Common Sense Conservative MP Todd Doherty’s Bill C-321, which will create an aggravating factor for assault committed against healthcare workers or first responders.

To be clear, the ban would not apply to any drugs prescribed by medical practitioners like doctors and nurses.