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A third way for drug addiction policy in Canada

March 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

As the opioid crisis continues to ravage much of North America, policy-makers continue to debate the best way not just to save lives, but to get lives back on track. Join us for a conversation with Stanford University’s Professor Keith Humphreys, former White House Drug Policy Advisor in the Bush and Obama administrations, and Blair Gibbs, a policy consultant who served as senior adviser to former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to discuss the divergent approaches to the opioid crisis being taken in British Columbia and Alberta, and outline some of the successes and challenges in both jurisdictions. The discussion will be moderated by Aaron Wudrick, Director of Domestic Policy Program at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI).

Event details:

  • When: Tuesday, March 21st, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
  • Where: Kildare House, 323 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7Z2

There will be light food provided. Please notify of any food allergies or dietary restrictions when registering.

Event schedule:

  • 11:00 am: Doors open and guests arrive
  • 11:15 am: Welcoming remarks and armchair conversation begins
  • 11:45 am: Q&A with the audience
  • 12:15 pm: Conversation ends and reception with light lunch opens
  • 1:00 pm: End of event


Register for this webinar below.


Is advance registration required for this event?

Yes, please register in advance through Eventbrite if you would like to attend the event in person. Please note that there are limited seats, so please register to save yourself a spot. There is also a ticket option to recieve the post-event recording.

Will this event be recorded?

Yes, the event will be recorded and made publicly available after the event.

If you would like to receive a copy of the recording once it is ready, you can register for the “Virtual (post-event recording)” ticket type. By registering, you will also have the opportunity to submit questions for the panels in advance of the event. Please note this event is not livestreamed.

Is parking available for this event?

We have obtained a special events parking permit which will allow overtime parking where parking is allowed. Registered in-person attendees will receive an email the day prior with the parking permit. Printed copies will also be available on-site.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact


March 21, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm