06 January 2008

McGuinty government ponies up...

...three hundred thousand dollars for crack pipes...

Crack addicts in Ottawa will continue receiving clean, free crack pipes next year. The Ontario government agreed to fund the program even though the city doesn't support it anymore.

David Jensen, a spokesman for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, confirmed Friday that the province will provide the $287,000 requested by the Somerset West Community Health Centre to run the crack pipe program for the next 12 months.
This might be old news to people up in Ottawa, but I only just saw it tonight on the CTV Ottawa affiliate.

CJOH was interviewing an Ottawa city councillor who was saying that the provincial Liberals ponied up all this money for drug paraphernalia... without providing any additional monies for actual drug rehab.

So, to recap... three hundred thousand taxpayer dollars to facilitate drug use... and nothing to stop it.

Way to go, Dalton.

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RELATED: Oh yeah, did I mention...

The Mayor and the Ottawa city council... voted this bad boy off the island.
It is "unfortunate" that the province has stepped in to save a program that provides clean crack pipes to Ottawa drug addicts despite Ottawa city council's decision in July not to continue funding it, Mayor Larry O'Brien said through his spokesman.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
Penalty for smoking a cigarette at a bus stop in Ottawa: $5,000.

A recent fine for selling crack on Rideau Street in Ottawa: $200.
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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

this Guy is an iddiott

roy said...

this Guy is an idiot

hunter said...

I don't get it, cigarette smokers are outlawed, but crack smokers are good?

There was an article a long time ago about two professors at different universities, who had smoking rooms for marijuana. What's next smoking rooms for crack addicts.......oh dang, they already have those. How can the left live with the hypocracy. Smokes bad, but legal, drugs good, but illegal. Makes my head spin, and I'm not even on drugs.

Anonymous said...

Yup . . .

Penalty for smoking a cigarette in a hospital parking lot in Ontario: $100,000.

Penalty for smoking a cigarette at a bus stop in Ottawa: $5,000.

A recent fine for selling crack on Rideau Street in Ottawa: $200.

Crazymamma said...

Free crack pipes and free needles in my town Ottawa have become a Hazard. Just prior to Christmas two little girls were pricked with needles and are undergoing treatment to make sure they don't get HIV. It will be months before these parents will know for sure if their kids are safe. Folks are using hours everyday to clean up parks of the refuse from these two programs. Can't let the kids go play anymore with out first cleaning the park with a hazmat kit. Seems no one has the responsibility for clean up, nor is it funded. WTHoodles is the point?

Not as single Drug rehab bed available for over 100 kms of Ottawa. Maybe we should be funding that?

Going Downtown is no longer an enjoyable experience as you are tripping over or nearly assaulted by aggressive panhandlers.

Wonder how these self righteous folks feel when they deliver free crack pipes and needles to obviously pregnant addicts. Does it ever cross their mind that they are harming that unborn child? Ever deal with a newborn addicted to crack? Ah we'll just leave that to those Foster Parents to comfort and listen to the newborns scream for months on end.

The whole business smacks of making a living by feeding off the unfortunate and walking away feeling smug and superior, why not they have fixed a problem and fulfilled a real NEED in society haven't they?

syncrodox said...

Crazymama

That is the essence of leftardism. Do something in the "caretaking" mode that allows the social scientists to feel smug and superior.

Whereas conservative largess comes with strings (caregiving mode.....the client is given responsibility for their own success or failure)

The former creates dependence on the service provider....the latter creates independence.

Go figure.

Syncro

Roy said...

well folks don't complain you people in ontario had the chance to get rid of him but nooooo you had to vote the idiot back in. it's your own fault for doing so.
you had a choice although not a good one you had a PC candidate you could have voted in. but nope you folks were so scared of his faith base crap that he would never have done anyways. he would have backed away from. that you voted in an Idiot. now all you need is DIon federally and you will have it made.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Roy's right. Lemming Nation got sucked in by Kinsella & company.

It's enough to make you want to do drugs.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Anon, do you have any source URL's for those statistics on fines? Thanks.

Crazymamma said...

I agree Dalton and his gang of merry thieves further opened my eyes to the so called progressive left. He allowed people to vote with a racist bent by disguising the un-named Islamaphobia with inclusiveness and segregation.

So bigotry got to vote dressed up in silver Lamme and cubic zerconia crystals and never had to look themselves in the mirror and realize how ugly they were. How convenient for them

Nixon's Ghost said...

damn government.

Neo Conservative said...

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hey nixie... what's up?

no more cracks about "faggies" or bathing in "pools of blood"?

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Anonymous said...

The Liberals pockets are bulging with your 'health tax' dollars, they have to spend it - and giving it to their crack pipe manufacturing friends is like putting money in the bank for election time.