The Conservative Stephen Harper Government’s Anti-Drug Strategy (information for the 2008 Canadian election)

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1 – Video Clip

Description/Quote: Anchor woman on Conservative anti-drug strategy
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Occurred on: October 4, 2007

Posted by/Author: nomoredrugwar
Posted on/Last Updated on: October 4, 2007
Title: Harper Drug Strategy: Ottawa Coverage
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKH5I5JrRGc&feature=related

2 – Video Clip

Description: Stephen Harper introduces anti-drug strategy
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Occurred one: October 4, 2007

Posted by/Author: pmocpm

Posted on/Last Updated on: October 19, 2007
Title: Anti-Drug Strategy – Stratégie de lutte contre la drogue
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FK49WvqNTA

3 – Video Clip

Description/Quote: Stephen Harper introduces the Tory anti-drug Strategy

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Occurred on: October 4, 2007
Posted by/Author: pmocpm
Posted on/Last Updated on: October 19, 2007
Title: Anti-Drug Strategy – Stratégie de lutte contre la drogue
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FK49WvqNTA

4 – Online News Article

Description: The Conservatives’ anti-drug strategy

Quote: “Harper said harm reduction is not a ‘distinct pillar’ in the Conservative strategy.”

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/04/drug-strategy.html

Occurred on: October 4, 2007

Posted by/Author: CBC News
Posted on/Last Updated on: October 4, 2007
Title: PM wants mandatory sentences for ‘serious’ drug crimes
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URL: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/04/drug-strategy.html

5 – Online News Article
Description: Stephen Harper explains how he feels about harm reduction

Quote: I made a mistake here. I did not include the “

“I remain a skeptic thatsomehow we will keep you addicted and yet reduce the harm just the same”.

Context of Quote/Material:: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/04/drug-strategy.html

Occurred on: October 4, 2007
Posted by/Author: CBC News
Posted on/Last Updated on: October 4, 2007
Title: PM wants mandatory sentences for ‘serious’ drug crimes

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URL: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/04/drug-strategy.html

6 – Video Clip

Description: Stephen Harper explains how he feels about harm reduction

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Context of Quote/Material: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/04/drug-

strategy.html

Occurred on: October 4, 2007
Posted by/Author: nomoredrugwar
Posted on/Last Updated on: October 4, 2007
Title: Harper Drug Strategy: Ottawa Coverage
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKH5I5JrRGc&feature=related

7 – Video Clip
Description: CBC Newscast about InSite

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Context of Quote/Material: N/A

Occurred on: November 20, 2006
Posted by/Author: leper99
Posted on/Last Updated on: November 20, 2006
Title: north america’s first safe-injection site to lose funding
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsjZ3zgmpc

8 – Video Clip
Description: CBC Newscast on InSite

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Context of Quote/Material: N/A

Occurred on: November 20, 2006
Posted by/Author: leper99
Posted on/Last Updated on: November 20, 2006
Title: north america’s first safe-injection site to lose funding
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsjZ3zgmpc

9 – Video Clip
Description: CBC Newscast on InSite

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Context of Quote/Material: N/A

Occurred on: November 20, 2006
Posted by/Author: leper99
Posted on/Last Updated on: November 20, 2006
Title: north america’s first safe-injection site to lose funding
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsjZ3zgmpc

10 – Video Clip
Description: CBC Newscast on InSite

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Context of Quote/Material: N/A

Occurred on: November 20, 2006
Posted by/Author: leper99
Posted on/Last Updated on: November 20, 2006
Title: north america’s first safe-injection site to lose funding
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsjZ3zgmpc

11 – Video Clip
Description: CBC Newscast on InSite

Quote: “The Canadian Medical Association Journal is also critical of the Harper

government.”

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsjZ3zgmpc

Occurred on: November 20, 2006
Posted by/Author: leper99
Posted on/Last Updated on: November 20, 2006
Title: north america’s first safe-injection site to lose funding
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsjZ3zgmpc

12 – Video Clip
Description: CBC Newscast on InSite

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Context of Quote/Material: http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/175/11/1399

Occurred on: November 20, 2006
Posted by/Author: leper99
Posted on/Last Updated on: November 20, 2006
Title: north america’s first safe-injection site to lose funding
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsjZ3zgmpc

13 – Video Clip
Description: CBC Newscast on InSite

Quote: N/A

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/175/11/1399

Occurred on: November 20, 2006
Posted by/Author: leper99
Posted on/Last Updated on: November 20, 2006
Title: north america’s first safe-injection site to lose funding
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsjZ3zgmpc

14 – Online Medical Journal Article
Description: Tony Clement says research on InSite is unequivocal

Quote: “scientific evidence about InSite’s efficacy was fraught with uncertainty.”

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/179/6/521?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=safe+injection+sites&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=date&resourcetype=HWCIT

Occurred on: August 18, 2008
Posted by/Author: Canadian Medical Association Journal
Posted on/Last Updated on: September 9, 2008
Title: Federal Health Minister assails ethics of Insite
Powered by: cmaj.ca (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
URL: http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/179/6/521?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=safe+injection+sites&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=date&resourcetype=HWCIT

15 – Video Clip

Description: During a Standing Committee of Health meeting, Tony Clement says that the science is mixed on the effectiveness of InSite

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Context of Quote/Material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz1Kbs8alY

Occurred on: between May 28 to June 1 of 2008
Posted by/Author: PrimarySource888
Posted on/Last Updated on: June 01, 2008
Title: Canadian government to appeal safe-injection site ruling
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz1Kbs8alY

16 – Video Clip

Description: Libby Davies is upset Tony Clement says “the science is mixed” on Insite

Quote: N/A

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbkmwBurcFk&feature=related

Occurred on: May 10, 2008
Posted by/Author: NDPVIDEO
Posted on/Last Updated on: May 30, 2008
Title: NDP: Libby Davies on Insite 2
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbkmwBurcFk&feature=related

17 – Video Clip
Description: Hedy Fry points out that Tony Clement has his own research scientists

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Context of Quote/Material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YxrsP2LebE

Occurred on: between May 28 to June 1 of 2008
Posted by/Author: PrimarySource888
Posted on/Last Updated on: June 01, 2008
Title: Canadian government to appeal safe-injection site ruling
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YxrsP2LebE

18 – Video Clip
Description: Hedy Fry questions if Tony Clement’s scientists’ research was peer-reviewed

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Context of Quote/Material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YxrsP2LebE

Occurred on: between May 28 to June 1 of 2008
Posted by/Author: PrimarySource888
Posted on/Last Updated on: June 01, 2008
Title: Canadian government to appeal safe-injection site ruling
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YxrsP2LebE

19 – Online News Article
Description: Dr. Thomas Kerr says Tony Clement is “highly selective” with facts

Quote: ‘Dr. Thomas Kerr, of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital, said Clement is “highly selective” in his facts, saying his information is based on articles that haven’t been subjected to a peer review.’

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=6b4373fe-318c-4a9d-a217-81811a640181

Occurred on: September 15, 2008
Posted by/Author: The Vancouver Sun
Posted on/Last Updated on: September 18, 2008
Title: Federal health minister slams Insite injection site
Powered by: canada.com
URL: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=6b4373fe-318c-4a9d-a217-81811a640181

20 – Video Clip
Description: Robert Thibault

Quote: N/A

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piIEL0obdSo

Occurred on: May 29, 2008
Posted by/Author: BillC26
Posted on/Last Updated on: May 31, 2008
Title: Liberals Respond to Conservative Appealing InSite Decision
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piIEL0obdSo

21 – Video Clip

Description: During a Standing Committee of Health meeting, Tony Clement says that Insite is a public policy failure

Quote: N/A

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz1Kbs8alY

Occurred on: between May 28 to June 1 of 2008
Posted by/Author: PrimarySource888
Posted on/Last Updated on: June 01, 2008
Title: Canadian government to appeal safe-injection site ruling
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz1Kbs8alY

22 – Video Clip

Description: In response to Clement’s suggestion that InSite is a failure, Hedy Fry retorts by listing community members that disagree

Quote: N/A

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz1Kbs8alY

Occurred on: between May 28 to June 1 of 2008
Posted by/Author: PrimarySource888
Posted on/Last Updated on: June 01, 2008
Title: Canadian government to appeal safe-injection site ruling
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSz1Kbs8alY

23 – Online News Article

Description: Cummings talks about the Conservative blind dislike of Insite after Clement had said that Insite is not harm reduction but rather “harm addition”

Quote: “[Kathleen] Cummings also noted that the Conservative government’s stand against safe injection sites isn’t economically sound.”

Context of Quote/Material: N/A

Occurred on: August 5, 2008 or August 6, 2008
Posted by/Author: ctv.ca news staff
Posted on/Last Updated on: August 6, 2008
Title: Injection sites lead to ‘harm addition:’ Clement
Powered by: ctv.ca
URL: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080806/clement_WHO_080806?s_name=&no_ads=

24 – Online News Article

Description: Cummings continues by supporting her claim that the Conservatives thinking is not economically sound

Quote: “Financially, it’s more cost effective to provide prevention than treatment afterwards”.

Context of Quote/Material: N/A

Occurred on: August 5, 2008 or August 6, 2008
Posted by/Author: ctv.ca news staff
Posted on/Last Updated on: August 6, 2008
Title: Injection sites lead to ‘harm addition:’ Clement
Powered by: ctv.ca
URL: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080806/clement_WHO_080806?s_name=&no_ads=

25 – Online News Article

Description: Results of 25 studies on InSite

Quote: “More than 25 studies, published in some of the world’s leading medical journals, have shown that Vancouver’s InSite facility keeps healthcare and law-enforcement budgets down while minimizing harm to addicts.”

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080806/clement_WHO_080806?s_name=&no_ads=

Occurred on: August 5, 2008 or August 6, 2008
Posted by/Author: ctv.ca news staff
Posted on/Last Updated on: August 6, 2008
Title: Injection sites lead to ‘harm addition:’ Clement
Powered by: ctv.ca
URL: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080806/clement_WHO_080806?s_name=&no_ads=

26 – Video Clilp

Description: Libby Davies gives more evidence for the effectiveness of InSite

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Context of Quote/Material: N/A

Occurred on: May 5, 2008
Posted by/Author: BILLC26
Posted on/Last Updated on: May 6, 2008
Title: May 5, 2008 – Libby Davies asking for answers on Insite
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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgiiMJOz50A

27 – Online News Article

Description: Facts on InSite’s effectiveness

Quote: “In a paper published Friday in Addiction, the world’s foremost medical journal on drug dependency say[s] InSite deserves credit for a 30 per cent increase in the number of addicts getting off the streets and into detox and treatment programs”, and “The report…concludes that InSite has helped to reduce the rates of injection use among users of the facility.”

Context of Quote/Material: N/A

Occurred on: around May 25, 2007
Posted by/Author: cbc.ca
Posted on/Last Updated on: May 25, 2007
Title: New research supports Vancouver’s safe injection site
Powered by: cbc.ca
URL: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/05/25/bc-report.html

28 – Video Clip

Description: Harper expresses how he feels toward harm reduction programs

Quote: N/A

Context of Quote/Material: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/04/drug-strategy.html

Occurred on: October 4, 2008

Posted by/Author: nomoredrugwar

Posted on/Last Updated on: October 4, 2008

Title: Harper Drug Strategy: Ottawa Coverage

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URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKH5I5JrRGc&feature=related

2 Responses to “The Conservative Stephen Harper Government’s Anti-Drug Strategy (information for the 2008 Canadian election)”

  1. FrankD Says:

    There are many more conservative claims about Bill C-15 waiting to be debunked. Don’t stop at the “Liberal Senators obstructing crime bill” myth.

    *** Look at the bill itself! ***

    Mandatory minimum sentences have already been tried in the U.S. to disastrous outcomes. Harper wants to take Canada down that same road to certain and expensive failure, even though…

    A) Justice Minister Rob Nicholson used to be critical of the use of mandatory minimum sentences (MMS) using the same reasoning as those who are now opposing their introduction in Bill C-15!

    B) the Justice Department already did a study of mandatory sentencing (2002?) and concluded that MMS do NOT deter crime or increase public safety — which is what this bill is claimed to address. The reality is that MMS could possibly make those things worse.

    C) despite numerous requests during committees Rob Nicholson was unable to provide even a single study to support the effectiveness of MMS. (There is no lack of studies condemning the use of MMS, especially for drug crimes.)

    Don’t be confused by the Conservative spin!

    The only ones who will benefit from the passing of Bill C-15 are police, organized criminals and politicians who willing to fear-monger and use “tough on crime” rhetoric to appeal to people’s emotions rather than their intellect.

    This is a clear example of a lust for power trumping the safety of Canadians!

    Watch videos of expert testimony at the Senate Committee studying Bill C-15 and then JUDGE FOR YOURSELVES…

    *** http://www.youtube.com/user/CannabisFactsForCdns ***

    Recommended witness testimony:

    1) David Bratzer – an active duty police officer in Victoria, BC, and a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. http://LEAP.cc

    2) Eugene Oscapella – Ottawa lawyer and founder of Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy, http://CFDP.ca

    3) Craig Jones – Exec Dir., John Howard Society

    4) Kirk Tousaw – Lawyer and Executive Director of the Beyond Prohibition Foundation.

    -FrankD

  2. FrankD Says:

    WITNESS IT FOR YOURSELVES.
    JUDGE FOR YOURSELVES…

    VIDEO: The so-called “gutting” of Bill C-15 by Liberal Senators

    *** This video contains evidence that debunks the Conservative claim of Liberal Senators “gutting” Bill C-15.***
    In fact, the two Conservative Senators who had questions about the amendment (Sen. Carignan and Sen. Wallace) seem to have difficulty containing their giddiness over an amendment they both interpreted as making the bill “stronger”!

    Not exactly the reaction you’d expect over an amendment that supposedly “gutted” the bill.

    FrankD

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