Stephane Dion: Against Ideology; For Heroin Addicts

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Yet another example of the muddied mind of a prominent confused liberal. Stephane Dion, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, supports so-called “safe injection sites” for intravenous drug users in Canada, despite the fact that the one test project in Vancouver’s slum Lower East Side, has been a disaster, and is being shut down in June after a final six-month extension to the clinic by the Conservative government expires. Why?

Without being asked about it, he told the crowd of about 150 students that Canada’s only safe-injection site – known as Insite and situated in the Downtown Eastside – “is something in which we believe.

“I think the current government has an ideological approach about that,”Mr. Dion told the gathering, which was co-ordinated by the Young Liberals of UBC.

Any idiot knows that Dion – a lifetime pinhead academic – doesn’t have a problem with “ideology” per se – it’s CONSERVATIVE ideology he has a problem with. So, his statement is disingenuous from the outset. But the obvious implication is: because conservative ideology would tend to agree that enabling addicts is wrong, liberals must agree that it is right. Therefore, the Liberal Party MUST stand in defense of safe-injection sites!

Take that to the campaign trail, Steffi. Put it right in your red book. Or don’t. Either way, you’ve set yourself up once again to be on the wrong side of an issue that most every Canadian agrees upon: that government-enabled and sponsored illegal toxic drug addiction is wrong on every level imaginable.

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One response to “Stephane Dion: Against Ideology; For Heroin Addicts

  1. TnT

    who said the safe injection site was a disaster?

    Sounds to me like some conservative twisting of the facts, again!

    If it was a disaster the conservatives would have shut it down already, and there would have been little to argue keeping it open. Suggesting insite ‘enables’ addicts would expose one’s complete lack of understanding of the issue. Addicts will shoot their dope regardless of whether insite exists or not.

    It seems what this news report predicted, is going to happen:

    “Canadian Press

    TORONTO — A group of 130 prominent doctors, scientists and public health professionals is calling on the federal government to use scientific evidence, not political ideology, when deciding whether to extend the life of Vancouver’s safe injection site.

    The group has endorsed a strongly worded commentary on the issue published by Open Medicine, an online medical journal.

    In the commentary, Dr. Stephen Hwang says that if government refuses to accept the scientific evidence backing the Insite program it should be transparent about the basis for its objections.

    Hwang says the health of the nation is placed in peril if leaders ignore crucial research findings simply because they run counter to a policy agenda driven by ideology or fixed beliefs.

    Hwang, a researcher in the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, says the federal government seems to be judging the safe injection site program by an entirely different standard than it would other health measures.

    An exemption that allows the safe injection site to operate expires at the end of this year.

    Signatories to the commentary include Dr. Robert Brunham, head of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control; Dr. Richard Lessard, Montreal’s director of public health; and leading HIV-AIDS researcher Dr. Mark Wainberg.”

    Obviously, the conservative government wants a few studies that give them the results they want to see, rather than actually seeing the effectiveness of such a site.

    And I can assure you, that after losing one of my best friends to a heroin overdose not to long ago, (he was a lawyer in case you assume he was a street person…), I would plenty pissed listening to morons spout crap about this issue.

    People are dying, and there is no room for nonsense policies from ANY government, right, or left. This makes me sick.

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