Friday, May 30, 2008

Did The Battle Over InSite Just Go Rovian?



Not this part:

OTTAWA — Health Minister Tony Clement says he will ask the federal justice minister to appeal a decision by the B.C. Supreme Court that saved North America's only sanctioned safe-injection site from closure at the end of June.

On Tuesday, Mr. Justice Ian Pitfield granted users and staff at the popular but controversial facility known as Insite a permanent constitutional exemption from prosecution under federal drug laws.....

After all, that was to be expected.

Instead, here's where the Rovian Rules really come in to play:

“There exists today a significant degree of uncertainty in the research — and so, based on this, I believe that priority must be focused on treatment and prevention,” Mr. Clement told the House of Commons Health Committee Thursday.

What the heckfire am I talking about?

Well, this is just crap.

Pure, unadulterated crap.

Because the science is in, and no amount of anti-scientific pretend science that is not actually science at all will change that.

So, unless Canada has suddenly become a place where demonstrable falsehoods count, Mr. Clement should be called out everytime he says something that is exactly the opposite of what he is actually doing.

Because if he truly did believe that our priorities 'should be focused on treatment and prevention', he would cut the crap and support InSite.

Based on the science.

The science that's in, like, right now.



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