Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:24 pm Post subject: Overdose Crisis in a Canadian city
One of my themes, on this board, is that the elites are chasing different political and social policy goals than those that are needed by the population.
The trust-fund Prime Minister thinks that climate change and gender issues are the really really really important and that we can do better.
This is a Vice video of a working class family in Sault Ste Marie. This is representing more and more of the lives being lived out in Canada right now. Of course, it's different form Sault Ste Marie in Thunder Bay or Saskatoon, or Halifax ... and it focuses on the drug aspect of the problem at the end, but the first 15 minutes, showing the background, is a realistic and typical depiction of working class life in Canada these days.
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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:17 pm Post subject:
trudeau seems to address issues in the media , so if something is a big deal on the nightly news , he wants to be seen addressing it . I don't get the feeling he is the type to try and discover an issue and create a solution for it
the overdose crisis is clearly real , I think the situation in Sault Ste Marie is accurate and reflective of what is happening in other communities .
but its difficult to know whats really going on as overdoses aren't often reported and even deaths often aren't revealed to the general public , obituaries often don't say the person overdosed
from what I've read in the police news online there has been fentanyl , heroin and cocaine arrests for trafficking all over Ontario , not just anyone city or region but all over the place . its clear there is a significant street demand for these drugs and dealers looking to make easy money are willing to sell them
although there doesn't seem to be a clear solution , that's one thing I picked up when I watched parts of that video the other day . what exactly is the solution ? long term are these addicts going to go into treatment ?
the increased awareness of the drug crisis by paramedics has likely saved many lives as has naloxone , the death count would be significantly higher if not for it
I hope the comments of TC don't discourage the gentle reader from watching the video and understand that it is a description of life for one family in what once was industrial Canada, and use it for insight.
I confess, I don't even know how to reply to somebody who judges things by the use of a single word, "elites". In any case, the word isn't used in the video. He seems to feel that his condemnation is sufficient. He doesn't have to do anything but express his emotions, and the argument goes away.
But the elites in this country are screwed up. Look at the chaos they have brought down on the Progressive Conservatives of Ontario.
My question is: why isn't this 'in politics'?
Sorry, I've wasted too many keystrokes on the troll already. There is no 'good faith' in him. It isn't an honest exchange. It's a waste of time.
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