Sorry about this folks, but I'm not letting this one go just because the news cycle has passed.
Because this hit-and-run journalism followed by the forgettery is the reason we are in the mess we're in, I reckon.
Anyway, to the point....
On the fentanyl crisis matter once again, Clarklandian Health Minister Terry Lake says it's time for the Fed's to step up to the plate according to the MoCo's Catharine Tunney:
..."The lights are coming on but we can't wait. We need urgent action to save lives in British Columbia," Terry Lake said.
Lake said B.C. — which has seen more than 600 opioid overdose deaths alone this year — should act as a warning sign.
"We need a high-level relationship with China to to stop the flow of illegal fentanyl, which is a poison," he said.
Lake said he'd also like to see federal legislation to control pill press machines, the devices used to turn raw drugs like fentanyl into counterfeit tablets for sale on the streets.
Lake said Ottawa is aware of the issue but hasn't shown that it's willing to back up commitments with money...
Which is all well and good as far as it goes, but....
Regarding that 'banning the pill presses' thing, why didn't Mr. Lake and his friends (and, of course, his word salad-spinning boss), pass legislation to do just that when it was introduced in the British Columbia legislature last summer?
Why didn't they take concrete action then?
(and, again, why is our legislature closed right now?)