September 01, 2017

Edmonton: “If rich progressives want drug injection sites, put them in their backyards”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The Alberta Government says that it is moving very quickly in conjunction with the feds to get supervised drug use injection sites up and running in Edmonton as a way to tackle the growing opioid crisis in Alberta. 

Edmonton City Council already voted 10 to 1 in favour of setting up three supervised intravenous drug use facilities in May. A fourth site will be at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for inpatients as part of an addictions treatment center there.

All funded by you the taxpayer.

Yes, Edmonton is in the middle of an opioid crisis. There have been 609 fentanyl related deaths since the beginning of last year. It’s a tragedy.

But 69 per cent of all victims of overdose in Alberta lived outside of any of our major urban areas — while the three supervised injection sites will be in Edmonton’s downtown core.

And the people who live in Edmonton’s downtown core, primarily the working poor and the Chinese community, don’t want any more drug addicts in their neighbourhoods.

Why not put the shooting galleries in places where the residents want them?

If rich progressives want them, put them in their backyards. Maybe liberals might have a new opinion on persistent loitering, property crime and prostitution once they have to experience it in their neighbourhoods.

 

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commented 2017-09-05 16:14:37 -0400
Shows like intervention, if you pay attention, highlight the relapse rate. Long histories of receiving every treatment option available…
Look at where the drugs are coming from, strangle the entry points and give law enforcement what they need to move forward.
The government is replacing the enabling family; ask them how much of what they did made a difference!
commented 2017-09-04 13:51:39 -0400
Ultimately, drug addiction is an excellent way of getting rid of the weak.

Legalized drugs are perfectly fine, provided that the weak are killed off by the overdoses.
commented 2017-09-04 03:32:59 -0400
Aman sorry but that comment is pure BS. Show me all these studies. We have more programs for people now than we have ever had, why is the problem getting larger? IDIOT!
commented 2017-09-04 03:31:37 -0400
Aman Dahuginkiss deaths went up in Vancouver when they showed up. How is that helping? You know nothing of addiction, I have had lots of experience with addicts, this will do nothing , and why the hell put it downtown? There less junkies there than in other areas in Edmonton.
commented 2017-09-03 22:37:25 -0400
Amanwhatever; you got any answer for the Chinese community? Just, too bad, I guess?
commented 2017-09-03 12:46:55 -0400
Aman , no I don’t watch the show intervention because I work for a living unlike the retarded trolls on this site ! You should try it sometime ! And by the way you change your name from Aman to Awomen ! Apologies to all women out there . The last person that told me to F off swollowed some chicklets but Aman is only tough in a comments section ! Do you know he lives in a big f ing city ! Good for you retard !!!!!!!
commented 2017-09-03 12:28:37 -0400
Aman , written like a true libtard and take your own advice retard !!!!
commented 2017-09-03 09:40:56 -0400
All research and successful drug policy shows That treatment should be increased, And law enforcement decreased, While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences,
commented 2017-09-02 23:08:10 -0400
RON CHRISTENSEN: Don’t you ever watch Intervention? You’d be surprised how many drug addicts in bigger cities originally came from rural areas. Now stop bitching about paying taxes for things except for the CBC because safe injection site is so far the best idea unless you have another. I practically live in an injection site. I’m not sure if it’s safe. I do know that one time a lady was raped after overdosing and died of overdose and on 2 occasions I saved people from overdosing. Anyway Fuck Off.
commented 2017-09-02 10:25:22 -0400
Aman , you live in a big fucking city , good for you , than why don’t you open your house or condo or apartment up for these poor souls so they can inject themselves safely . Your right , in the country we only have methheads , crackheads ,pillheads and alcoholics so maybe you being from a big city you should enlighten us people in the rural areas what we can do since your so intelligent !
commented 2017-09-02 00:12:29 -0400
Ron and Dirk both of those items were useful , Notley has never been useful.
commented 2017-09-01 20:29:19 -0400
Dirk, I bet that old welding glove could run this province better than these syco socialists because it probably did more work in one day than these mental midgets did in they’re lives !
commented 2017-09-01 20:15:55 -0400
Ron, have a welding glove laying outside for about a year and chewed on by mice and it hasn’t aged near as much as that bat.
commented 2017-09-01 19:26:19 -0400
Too be fair even junkies have standards and would not want to be near rich progressives.
commented 2017-09-01 19:25:26 -0400
Mongrel they have already cleaned up parts of downtown with their private investment here, now they are getting a kick in the ribs with this crap.
commented 2017-09-01 19:21:51 -0400
Right next to the new Arena sounds good. Or in Notleys backyard. Or right around the University and Whyte Ave, they love to say one thing but do another. They keep the homeless controlled on Whyte Ave quite well, even when you do see the odd one, the so called ENLIGHTENED CARING PROGRESSIVE crowd goes out of their way to avoid them.
commented 2017-09-01 19:19:55 -0400
Yep this happened in my area as well, a church wanted to open a place for homeless to stay and try to get back on their feet, many residents were angry and had it quashed. I wonder how many of them virtue signal about this kind of thing when it involves other peoples backyards? As far as i am concerned if you will not allow it near you then you have no right to call for it near anyone else. I had no problem with the church doing this and was very sickened by the ones who blocked it.
commented 2017-09-01 18:01:25 -0400
I have a old catchers mitt that has been left outside over winter , covered in dirt and kicked around the diamonds and still looks better than this socialist scum !
commented 2017-09-01 17:50:35 -0400
Be fair to the regressive elites. They already did their virtue signal thingy with the apology to the Chinese for the head tax. What more do the Chinese want? To be treated as valued citizens by the socialists?
commented 2017-09-01 17:40:33 -0400
Chinese people, and everyone else , that we know your voting habits in the past .
Please change your voting habits. I am talking to you in the downtown core !!!!!
commented 2017-09-01 17:28:06 -0400
The NIMBY principle is the unstated given in their virtue posturing..