Pubdate: Wed, 20 Aug 2008
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2008 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Marge Groenendyk
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk.


So Health Minister Tony Clement finds supervised injection sites 
"profoundly disturbing?" Excuse me, Mr. Clement, but I find it 
profoundly "disturbing" to watch the 150 drug addicts a day in front 
of my home and in my yard buy and then "do" their drug, and leave me 
the remnants -- whether it be needles, condoms, feces, underwear, 
etc. There needs to be a place for them to go instead of 
neighbourhoods. A full 79% of physicians and many others that live 
amongst this support drug harm -reduction measures, including Insite, 
the Vancouver injection site. Insite has saved lives! It has also 
decreased disease. With all the medical and scientific reports the 
government has received over the years, maybe it's time for our 
government to learn and really face these issues.

Marge Groenendyk

(Why address what they can demonize and manipulate?)
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