Pubdate: Wed, 27 Jul 2011
Source: Richmond News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011, Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Patrick Shr


The Editor,

During the past few weeks I have read many negative letters
criticizing how terrible it is that the government is opening a
recovery house in the local area.

A 100-signature petition, are they really serious? This is the best
those people can do to help people in need? That's the most selfish
thing I've ever heard of and why somebody would go house to house
convincing other people to agree to this is beyond me.

And for one thing, I don't believe for a minute that a recovery house
is putting anyone in danger because I myself live in a townhouse
complex where there are a couple of units that are recovery homes,
monitored daily by social workers and there never seems to be any
problems at all.

The people may be drug addicts, but they deserve to be respected and
treated equally, and I don't see why people are signing petitions to
reject these people and a process to help them recover.

I hope those people will come to their senses instead of acting so

Patrick Shr

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