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O Canada, full of drugs

UN calls us a major producer in the meth and ecstasy trade

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There has been a steady increase in Canada’s meth and ecstacy export business since 2003 and it’s now a major player in the international drug trade, according to a recent UN report. The increase is mostly due to demand from the US, but Canada also supplies up to 83 per cent of Australia’s and 62 per cent of Japan’s meth, and is the largest producer of ecstasy in North America. The UN attributes the rise of the drug trade to an increase of Asian organized crime rings in Canada. The report says the government needs to better its drug prevention and treatment programs to reduce demand for illegal substances nationally.

CBC News

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