The bill amends the Pharmacy and Drug Act to regulate pill presses, devices used to illegally manufacture deadly street drugs such as fentanyl. Fentanyl is killing Albertans at an alarming rate, with 272 Albertans dying last year from an overdose, the highest number of deaths in Canadian provinces. Bill 205 will give police the authority to seize pill presses from manufacturers who are using the machines to produce tens of thousands of deadly tablets. In passing Bill 205, Alberta will become the first Canadian jurisdiction to regulate pill presses. Most importantly, we will save lives by helping police control the manufacture and, inevitably, the distribution of the potent pills.
Mike Ellis proposed and passed a bill to reduce the harms of fentanyl in Alberta.
PC Caucus in the Legislature
PC Caucus members have proposed and passed bills, amendments and motions. Read about them here.