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Ward 8 News: Community Action on Mental Health and Addiction

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The downturn in the economy has increased citizen concerns around crime and social disorder in Calgary. These concerns are backed by statistics that show an increase in social disorder, especially in the downtown core and across our city.
Council has responded directly to these concerns by approving an almost $21 million increase to the Calgary Police Service annual budget. However, Calgarians continue to be affected by the fentanyl crisis, which continues to claim lives. The connection between drug addiction and social disorder is a proven one in which mental health plays a big role.
We must take a leadership role and develop a comprehensive strategy on mental health, similar to what we’re doing with homelessness. This is a key step in making everyone feel safe, whether they’re going to a restaurant downtown, or riding the C-train.
The Notice of Motion: Community Action on Mental Health and Addiction is a big and important first step!
 Find out more by clicking here.

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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