Killing Junkies

Yes, that’s a harsh title for this post. But according Keith Martin, that’s what Tony Clement will be doing if he kills off safe-injection sites as part of a new rehashing the “war on drugs” philosophy. With regard to the closure of the safe injection sites, Martin says:

“But in doing that they will be essentially committing murder.”

Of course the point of this is not about harm reduction. Rather it’s about posturing, being “tough on crime” and of course appeasing those in the US law enforcement that blame their troubles on Canada. Underlying this policy there may or may not be a notion that junkies are “asking for it” when they get diseases from shared needles.


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