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Opinion

My response to Jason Luan’s opinion on safe supply

Yesterday, Jason Luan, the associate minister for mental health and addiction, wrote an opinion piece on the safe supply of drugs. It contained myth and half truths, so I thought I’d address them here.

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News SCS

My response to the SCS review

In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.

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SCS

The extensive consultations of the SCS: a history

I don’t understand how opponents of the supervised consumption site can say there wasn’t enough consultation prior to the it opening.

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SCS

My response: “Closing SCS is key to a healthier community”

Closing the SCS will worsen the situation. And then people will finally realize how much of a difference the SCS is actually making.

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SCS

My response: “SCS a ‘house of horrors’”

People opposed to the supervised consumption site choose to perpetuate myths and falsehoods because their feelings are more important to them than the facts are.

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SCS

My response: “Numbers show SCS is creating more issues”

The Lethbridge Herald is on a roll this month with all the roasts and letters they’re publishing from people opposed to the local supervised consumption site. I already addressed this week’s roasts, but I thought I’d take a stab at some of the letters.

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Opinion SCS

Mythbusting anti-SCS roasts

People who oppose the Lethbridge supervised consumption site care more about ideology than they do facts.

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Lethbridge News SCS

4 takeaways from the new SCS study

The study blew up on social media, with traditional media framing it as crime and “social disorder” being on the rise since the SCS opened. However, there are a couple of findings that I thought were important to highlight.

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Lethbridge SCS

My response to “SCS isn’t to blame for crime problems”

Yesterday, someone wrote a letter to the editor of the Lethbridge Herald. This person is dealing with drug addiction and was providing some insight from that perspective on the benefits of the supervised consumption site, as well as addressing some myths. Naturally, the online version of the letter received negative feedback, many with the same, […]

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Lethbridge Opinion SCS

Is the Lethbridge SCS really straining police resources?

Last week, the Lethbridge Police Service released data for calls to service in Lethbridge. For some reason, they organized that data in reference to the Supervised Consumption Site,