Pubdate: Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Source: Cowichan Valley Citizen (CN BC)
Copyright: 2016 Cowichan Valley Citizen
Author: Dr. Anthony Mathews


It is without doubt ironic that you use the word 'crack' in your
editorial when hundreds of millions of Canadian dollars are thrown
down the drain with regards to the so-called "harm reduction" in the
form of freebies to the drug dealers and drug addicts.

Like all things, it started with a simple idea of giving syringes to
prevent the spread of hepatitis. Then they were advised by the drug
companies to give them crack pipes, push sticks, mouth pieces, swabs,
heroin fryers and rubber bands etc. Please note the rubber bands are
medical rubber bands and the crack pipes are medical crack pipes. That
way the drug companies make more profit.

So what we have is Rick [Alexander] paying his Medical Services Plan
premiums and the same people using those premiums to give harm
reduction items to individuals that do not contribute anything to the
MSP or society, other than to increase the crime rates, especially in
Victoria. (Ref. Prof. Neil McKeganey's book Controversies in Drugs
Policy & Practice.)

Good luck with drawing it to the attention of the provincial
politicians who are presently purchasing three more buildings to give
free accommodation to some of the above.

Dr. Anthony Mathews

Cobble Hill
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