Archive for May, 2007

Response to Senator Stratton’s public rant … “Blow up dysfunctional Senate”

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

 Re: ‘blow up’ dysfunctional Senate (Ottawa Citizen Article May 18, 2007)
It’s amazing how defensive a child can get when they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar.  As can be seen by Senator Stratton’s recent comments in the Ottawa citizen in response to the findings of the Senate Internal Economy Committee, which declared that [...]

Countering the Statistical Deception and Rhetoric surrounding Insite and Harm Reduction

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

If we are going to argue the benefits of harm reduction policies, and specifically the Insite Facility in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver, we need to be intellectually honest and not be guided by overblown rhetoric or ideology.  Conflicting ideas are beneficial and often lead to insightful debate and discussion. The mistake which is [...]