I must be, because I do not favor Insite and Harm Section.
According to a Chad Skelton piece in today's Sun "municipal candidates in Vancouver are far more likely to support harm-reduction measures like needle exchanges and supervised injection sites than those in the suburbs, according to an exclusive survey of candidates by The Vancouver Sun.
A whopping 74 per cent of Vancouver candidates surveyed said they agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, "Harm reduction measures like needle exchanges and the supervised injection site are a good idea."
In contrast, just 37 per cent of Metro Vancouver candidates outside Vancouver agreed with the statement."I was going to vote for Geoff Meggs for City Council, for example. But this article tells me that Meggs strongly supports these disasters. I won't vote or him or anyone else who doesn't see the ruin in these measures.
On the other hand, Jordan Bateman, an incumbent councillor in Langley Township, wrote on his survey that he strongly disagrees with harm-reduction measures.
"I just don't see how you can provide drugs to addicts and expect them to get out of addiction," said Bateman.But, as we all know, folks like Bateman and me are Neanderthals. We just somehow can't get the prevailing wisdom brought down from the mount by those two Gods of Clear Public Thought, Larry Campbell and Philip Owen.
So what, you may ask, am I doing living in West Point Grey, disguising myself as a left-of-center, liberal-minded modern man?
Just messing with the public perception, I guess.
I can't wait to join all my new friends in Chilliwack.