United States And Canada Action Plan on Opioids
On January 31, 2020, officials from the governments of the United States and Canada at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington DC, to move forward with a bilateral initiative to find a solution to the opioid crisis affecting both countries. When United States President Donald Trump and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met on June 20, 2019, leaders emphasized their shared concern for an increase in opioid-related deaths on both sides of the border. The United States and Canada agreed that they would work together to find a solution to the opioid crisis by developing a joint action plan. The two countries will promote their cooperation to combat opioid trafficking, including opioids and other synthetic opioids, and address the health consequences of problematic opioid use through public health, law enforcement, and border security cooperation, as well as information and best practices will share. The United States and Canada are working together to determine key areas of focus requiring additional cooperation. Both the countries United States and Canada also collaborate on opioid-related actions in the G7 and through the North American Drug Dialogue, the steering committee of the Joint Action Plan on Opioids outlined Proceed and enhance the current bilateral exchanges and engagements and support several key law enforcement, border security, and working groups aimed at finding new solution to Health challenges facing both countries.