This study was based on existing data from the 2009/10 and 2013/14 Canadian Community Health Survey.
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Results from the model showed that people who used cannabis daily had nearly 50 per cent lower odds of using illicit opioids than non-cannabis users.
64 per cent of study participants who tested positive for fentanyl reported knowingly using the substance. This number is up from 2015 where a previous study found that the majority of people (73 per cent) who tested positive for fentanyl did not know they used it.
By May, the unemployment gap was up to seven per cent between elementary school aged parents, up from one per cent in February.