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Punishing the criminal, treating the addict
Wednesday November 28th, 2012
In his latest Saturday column, Conrad Black wrote: “Let us abolish imprisonment for all non-violent offences except the briefest periods, the most egregious offences, or the chronic recidivists. Instead of building more prisons, let us focus on community service and rehabilitation for the non-violent.… Prison is futile and destructive and hideously expensive, and is done only be...
Addiction is a ‘disease’ … of choice
Wednesday September 26th, 2012
Ronald started using drugs at 14, soon falling into a life of crime and ending up in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside (DTES). At 40, he stopped using. Drug-free for seven years, he now works for the Salvation Army, helping addicts. Stan is a giant of a man who used drugs, ran with bikers and engaged in serious criminal activity. Today, he’s been out of the drug scene f...
Wednesday October 5th, 2011
Barbara Kay, National Post · Oct. 5, 2011 | Last Updated: Oct. 5, 2011 3:05 AM ET In 2003, Insite, the first experimental supervised injection site in North America, was installed in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES), Canada's poster district for entrenched substance abuse and addiction. At Insite, addicts may legally shoot u...
Spreading human misery
Wednesday May 18th, 2011
Barbara Kay, National Post · May 18, 2011 | Last Updated: May 18, 2011 3:16 AM ET Insite, in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is the only "safe-injection site" (SIS) in North America where addicts can legally inject hard drugs under medical supervision. If the Supreme Court, now in deliberation, rules the federal government has no right to shut it down, Insite c...
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