An official announcement from the Clarklandian Minister of Public Safety released last night, Friday November 18th at 7:03pm (i.e. less than one hour after a particular GlobalBC 'news' item):
The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris has issued the following statement on the overdose crisis:
"I’d like to put a stop to the distraction from the deadly serious issue of our overdose crisis that has been taking place today, with regard to Premier Christy Clark's comments that we had a confirmed case of marijuana laced with fentanyl.
"As we’ve all heard from the Vancouver Police Department, this was reported in error, and we’ve also heard from the RCMP that the reports out of Masset earlier this week are also not confirmed.
"With that now clear, let’s move forward in our fight against this deadly drug. We continue to warn the public that any and all drugs can be tainted with fentanyl, including marijuana. We implore everyone to take this caution seriously as we are seeing an average of two people dying a day in this crisis in our province. Let’s turn our focus back to saving lives."
'Reported in error'?
Was it not Mr. Morris' boss, Ms. Clark, that herself started the 'distraction' with her irresponsible fear mongering statement that was in direct contradiction of the actual indisputable facts from the VPD?
And was is not Mr. Morris' boss' office that, after Ms. Clark was called on it, doubled down on the irresponsible fear mongering by throwing out a so-called 'second set of facts' from the Masset RCMP that they themselves used in an attempt to convince British Columbians that the first set of indisputable facts from the VPD was incorrect?
Oh well, nothing whatsoever to see there, so let's just move on.
Tip O' The Toque to NVG for the heads-up.
Again, I am not attempting to suggest that the fentanyl crisis is not real... I fully understand that it is life threatening for many of our most vulnerable citizens...My issue here is that our local proMedia continues to demonstrate that it is incapable of dealing with demonstrable falsehoods from our premier in a straightforward and consistent manner...And, to be absolutely clear, I find this inability to deal with such falsehoods, especially when they are clumsily camoflauged by the premier's own flack-hackery, to be particularly egregious when it helps provide cover for the fact that the premier is not dealing with the matters at hand in a substantive manner.