September 23, 2016

Health Minister’s directive means safe injection sites might be coming to neighbourhoods across Canada

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Canadian Health Minister Jane Philpott announced this week that she would be reducing the barriers to opening more safe drug injection sites.

The move comes as the country is experiencing a Fentanyl crisis. Fentanyl is essentially synthetic heroin, but it is far more likely to make you overdose or result in death.

The problem got so bad this spring in BC, we had to declare a public health emergency.

(And Alberta is facing a crisis right now, too; you can watch Sheila Gunn Reid’s video on that for more details.)

And while it’s true that safe injection sites are undoubtedly safer for drug users, they also prevent any gentrification in the neighbourhood — and fail to decrease drug usage.

I know this because Insite, the first safe injection site in our country, is right here in Vancouver on our notorious Downtown Eastside.

Vancouver is unique in that our skid row is by far the worst in the country, and we are a port city, so intravenous drug use will always be an issue. But what about the rest of Canada? Could a safe injection site be coming to your community?

Well, maybe.

Last year, the Conservative government passed the Respect for Communities Act which required 26 criteria to be met before the government can approve a new safe injection site.

But Minister Philpott has directed staff this week to look at those 26 criteria and remove or amend anything that poses an unnecessary barrier.

Some action from the federal government is needed to deal with the Fentanyl crisis, but approving safe injection sites across our country would be only enabling a cycle of drug use and addiction.

Instead, we should target the criminal organizations that are synthesizing this drug and put them away with tough sentences.

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commented 2016-09-26 10:47:23 -0400
Typical Canadian Socialist policy! Let’s keep the public happy; drunk; drugged up & stupid at tax payers expense. Let us encourage our children to use this garbage because we the tax- payer shall bail them out with clean clinics, so they can kill themselves. ( No common sense here, Mr. Trudeau)

I am sick & tired of our government supporting the dregs of society. You heard me, drug addicts are the dregs of society. Drug dealers are the super dregs and should receive the death penalty.

In addition, how many more drug addicts shall our irresponsible government enable through the legalization of marijuana?

Here is another important point. While in some cases marijuana may help with cancer patients, if it is to be legalized for medical reasons; legitimate medical reasons, then it should be made only available at the pharmacy, not the LCBO.

How stupid do you really think the tax-payers are?
commented 2016-09-25 00:35:04 -0400
Street drugs, prescription drugs ect ect
are all illegal.. To be in possession of such means you bought them off somebody who traffics in narcotics..(also illegal)… But it is OK (quasi legal ) when you bring an illegal substance into a safe house supporting illegal drug trafficking and possibly gang warfare. Maybe that’s what they mean by “safe house” as you won’t get busted for your dope.
Hmmmm.. Street drugs destroy families and destroy lives… If the government really wanted to get rid of our drug problem that is simple as you make drug possession a capital punishment and you’ll watch your drug problem go away overnight.
Literally disappear overnight.. and yes there are those arguments from other morons that state. “no it wouldn’t no it wouldn’t…” Actually it would and you would never see another drug crime you would never see junkies on the street.
Nobody wants to be publicly executed for trafficking offenses or publicly caned for minor possession charges and if you have never seen a caning just take my word for it they are brutal and leave permanent scarring.
Maybe the government supports this because they have a dog in the fight, meaning they get a cut of everything that comes into the country or even from the pharmaceutical companies who would love to see safehouses happen.
commented 2016-09-24 16:16:13 -0400
They don’t want people to work. They want people dependent on the system, so that they can live in poverty. They are much easier to control once addicted. The drug trade makes them a lot of money, from the sale to rehabilitation. I’ll lay money that the Muslims and those running the programs will make a fortune as the suppliers, and that Trudeau will make a fortune turning people’s lives into nightmares. This another way to destroy families!
commented 2016-09-24 15:22:46 -0400
So people are going without basic necessities and dying but the government focuses on providing heroine addicts a means to kill themselves. The current government wants everyone but them, dead.
commented 2016-09-24 13:33:25 -0400
Just spoke with a friend who uses Fentanyl patches to control her pain from fibromyalgia, A new rule is out that she must return used patches to the pharmacy. She can not mail them in. They must be retuned in person.

So the pharmacy can mail her meds to her, but she has to return the used patches in person. What she always did was put the used patches through a shredder so no one could ever reuse them. The patches release 75 micrograms/hr of medication over three days. What good are the used patches? So she now has to keep them. This makes stealing the used patches more likely than shredding the patches.

Some people cut the used patches into small pieces and put it in with the coffee grounds, remains of last nights dinner and whatever else goes into the garbage. Who gets to use these used patches? Rats at the dump. Do we really need to worry about the health of garbage dump rats?

Its the people who actually need these medications that are made to suffer because an addict prefers to commit suicide by drug.

The used patches no longer can stick to a person, so what will an addict do? Lick them?

Its all over reaction. An addict will find something else. Steal penta-Fentanyl, which is 100 times stronger than Fentanyl, from a vet? They will find smack, coke, booze, glue, canned heat, crack, spray paint, rubbing alcohol, sniffing acetone. cough syrup, or whatever to get high, Just right now at this moment its Fentanyl. Just a year or so ago it was bath salts killing addicts and idiot 20 year olds.

Why not ban all medications. Someone can and will abuse even aspirin. If addicts want to kill themselves with drugs, I’m sorry to say, let them. Their habit should not be the rest of society’s problem. Most who go into rehab go back to drug use. If they really want to clean up their act, help them. Otherwise, lost cause,

For those who say this is heartless, I suggest you take in a junkie to your home and clean them up. We will see how successful you are.
commented 2016-09-24 12:39:25 -0400
Well , I guess as long as they aren’t in his neighbourhood, all is well. Meanwhile Canadians are going without needed medical treatments and medications because there is no money!!
commented 2016-09-24 12:06:51 -0400
When Insite opened on Main Street in Vancouver . . . it attracted addicts from as far away as Ontario . . . the druggie population of the east side was multiplied many times.
This is another failed philosophy which enables . . . rather than rehabilitates.
commented 2016-09-24 10:53:16 -0400
There is a reason why the Jamaican gov’t likes pot.
Jamaicans are lazy and get very violent unless perpetually stoned.
You don want to ever ‘trigger’ one of them.
commented 2016-09-24 10:53:16 -0400
There is a reason why the Jamaican gov’t likes pot.
Jamaicans are lazy and get very violent unless perpetually stoned.
You don want to ever ‘trigger’ one of them.
commented 2016-09-24 06:23:39 -0400
Is this not discrimination aimed at our whino population? What are we doing for them? We simply cannot cater to the drug abusers so I propose a new policy . We will call it " No Whino Left Behind " . We can hand out free vouchers for the LCBO so the whinos can obtain their hooch with dignity. God I feel great when I am exhibiting such compassion for the less fortunate. Its a real high , this liberalism..
commented 2016-09-24 04:06:30 -0400
More tax dollars thrown at dirt people while the masses with families and jobs get taxed even more.

commented 2016-09-24 03:34:28 -0400
Here is a better idea. Do what the Filipino president is doing in his war on drugs.
commented 2016-09-24 03:05:49 -0400
I don’t know whether to take ‘fentanyl’—- or just Convert to Islam.
Either way my SOUL is dead.
commented 2016-09-24 03:00:27 -0400
So ,just out of curiosity does your ‘heroin’ safe injection site cover ’ fentanyl’ ? Not likely. It doesn’t cover a deadly synthetic drug like ‘fentanyl’—- cause you are afraid or losing the MONEY that you get for doing NOTHING, I think that if I ever decide to commit suicide—— that —-that I will go and OD at a government ‘SAFE’ injection site. That way my wife will be able to sue your asses off.
commented 2016-09-24 01:18:48 -0400
It really is amazing—that when the Left pretend to help you—- It is like dangling a FISH hook. If you get caught. You are fucked.
commented 2016-09-24 01:12:25 -0400
My kids are pretty much grown up—-
If your kids want to inject themselves —-all is good.
commented 2016-09-23 22:42:54 -0400
People who support these sites know little about the world of addiction, it will help some people but it has the potential to harm more people and the supporters will have the feel good stories posted everywhere while ignoring the negative aspects.
commented 2016-09-23 22:40:43 -0400
I would bet the only ones who can say no to a site will be Muslims.
commented 2016-09-23 21:00:07 -0400
The Liberals would have an easy time if everybody was constantly whacked out on drugs, so why not make it easy for them. People in a daze are easy to handle and do not know what is happening in the real world. This is exactly what the Liberals want.

Their agenda is evil.
commented 2016-09-23 19:41:08 -0400
Keep ‘em stoned.
Look at all the new young voters he got with his legalizing marijuana promise in the last election.
More “shooting galleries” (safe injection sites is an oxymoron) just means more votes. Drug addicts will vote for what’s best for them – Liberals. They have no concern about anything or anyone else but themselves. Come to think of it, that’s Justin’s doctrine.
commented 2016-09-23 19:10:26 -0400
The cruelty of liberals……..enable drug users instead of helping them recover………… Astounding
commented 2016-09-23 18:54:19 -0400
Mr Wilson ,it’s kind of ironic isn’t it turdo and his morons are putting up more barriers to build pipelines but he wants to reduce the barriers so he can cram a bunch of drug addicts in our neighborhoods and most of us do not want anything to do with them ,like you said just look at the mess in Vancouver , but I’ll bet if we took a vote on pipelines if you ignore Vancouver and Suzuki the majority are in favor and want nothing to do with those brainless ecco nuts and their lies and fear mongering .
commented 2016-09-23 18:27:36 -0400
Hope all you city dwellers like the trash that will be dropping by to get high.

This is why I live at the end of a long and lonely gravel road with a 400 yard long driveway off of that road.

You need to know that if this happens you will not have a say.

If you protest you will be attacked as being a heartless SOB by the media and every lefty out there.

So suck it up folks.

And do not go out at night in sandals – those needles that are laying around night not be much fun to take out of your feet.

And the diseases they carry might be tough to cure.

Make sure you tell your kids about this as well.