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Death Penalty: Who is Accountable for Overdose Deaths?: W5


Catalogue Number:  CTV880
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2021
Running Time:  22:36


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W5's Avery Haines investigates the growing trend of drug overdose deaths being treated by law enforcement agencies as potential homicides. Does charging drug dealers with murder and manslaughter do anything to prevent people from dying of drug overdoses?

W5 speaks to the mother of Reed McGregor, a promising university student who died of a fentanyl overdose in her home.


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