I disagree, Mr. Chair, and I will answer this one.
As the member opposite knows, the City of Vancouver has applied for a section 56 exemption to decriminalize substance use in Vancouver. We've received the first packet of their information and their proposal. I've spoken with Mayor Stewart many times about his plans and his vision. We've also been advised by the Province of British Columbia that they too are looking at decriminalization as a partial solution.
As the member opposite may not realize, there is no silver bullet to reducing suffering associated with substance use. That's why we have made it far easier for provinces and territories to, for example, set up safe consumption sites and prescribe safer supply options to patients. Some provinces have taken us up on that, Mr. Chair, and some have resisted the efforts.