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A step forward to help deal with the Meth Crisis in Manitoba

Tuesday May 15, Cindy Lamoureux, MLA for Burrows, introduced Bill 229, The Intoxicated Persons Detention Amendment Act.   We have found in conversations with individuals in the community who are dealing with individuals with methamphetamine addiction that police are unable to detain individuals with methamphetamine intoxication, unlike with alcohol intoxication where they clearly can.   The result is that individuals with methamphetamine intoxication are unable to be helped as much as they should be.   Cindy Lamoureux introduced this amendment to make sure that police have the power to detain individuals with methamphetamine intoxication just like they do for alcohol intoxication.   If enacted this would be a step toward being better able to deal with the methamphetamine crisis in Manitoba. 

Ms. Cindy Lamoureux (Burrows): I move, seconded by the member for Kewatinook (Ms. Klassen), that Bill 229, The Intoxicated Persons Detention Amendment Act, be read for the first time.
Motion presented.
Ms. Lamoureux: Madam Speaker, today, I'm bringing forward Bill 229, The Intoxicated Persons Detention Amendment Act, and the reason for this is to make communities safer and legislation clearer.
      Thank you.
Madam Speaker: Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion? Agreed? [Agreed]

The Bill can be found by clicking on this link.

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