Taking down a paywall on a piece the Conservative leader wants you to see
Poilievre’s video just makes me sad. He’s taken a human tragedy and cynically turned it into a marketing video, complete with a tie in to the “take back control of your life” tagline. His team probably thinks they’re being clever. Hopefully people can see through it.
The "everything feels broken" summary is really starting to get to me, every conservative's commentary seems to circle back 'round to the notion that civilization in general, and Canada in particular, are circling the drain; and doing so because of our deep, systemic inadequacies.
Every National Post front page has me asking "In what way will we suck today" - our medicine, our schools, our military - you name it, there's a conservative column about how badly we do it.
No wonder you win with "sunny ways".
It’s typical Polievre’s who thinks he knows more about an issue than anyone else, even people working/studying the issues for years. His position on the opioid crisis isn’t different than for other files, except the fact that more people may die because of it.
Thanks for pushing back with your well-thought presentation. "Doesn't have a damned clue what he's talking about." One wonders about him and what game he thinks he's playing.
"Feel like everything is broken" Canada has the lowest unemployment the highest median average wage the lowest poverty, Canada is ranked #1 for quality of life and 6th for freedom we have the lowest debt to GDP of any G7 and lower inflation than DE UK and USA! the only one claiming it's broken are Conservatives who want to give even more tax breaks for the rich privatize healthcare and fund private schools taking away funds from the public school system to enrich their don ofors.
Anyone who is critical of the issues we have with drugs and wants to regress back to a "War on Drugs" mentality is an IDIOT! the approach we should be driving towards is to the Portugal system! a total decriminalization of drugs and treating it as an illness like it is.
Anyone who believes this person is better for the country is an IDIOT
Addiction is an illness, and should be treated as such.
I don’t know how many more things this leader of the Conservative Party of Canada- I can’t even stand to say his name- can do or say to alienate a former Progressive Conservative. In this “talking to the people” clip I hope some day he is ashamed - probably too much to ask- because he hasn’t the vaguest clue what he’s talking about and politicizing illness is dreadful.
Poilievre actually says that addiction is terrorizing our communities. That the Liberals are "flooding" our streets with drugs, and that this is causing a massive increase in crime.
And a lot of people will buy this garbage because he puts it to edgy music.
I don't think this is the gotcha you think it is. Safe injection sites are not safe recovery programs....
Where are all the safe recovery programs in BC and AB?
Paul I’m surprised as to how much you think you know? You’re a journalist unless you have some form of a doctors degree we don’t know about.
PiPo does not know what he is talking about. Not the first clue of what has been tried and what works for addicts. He sees them all as losers living in tent cities who just need to be locked up until they are clean and then a stern talking to should set them straight. His idea of treatment.
Won’t PiPo be surprised to learn that those upright con-voting, deserving renters of his (who is in his house now that they moved into Stornoway, it’s 3 or 4 rental properties now?) may be as addicted as any poor soul in that tent community that used to live in an apartment but the rents skyrocketed? What about the folks there who are not on opioids, nor do they drink anything more intense than coffee? PePo once again has to be the smug, know-it-all, twit that grinned at us from behind Harper’s knees all those years ago. They must all be drug addicts because PePo says so.
So is Poilievre scoping out waterfront properties, hopefully scoring some logs (wood) he could squat on and fondle while he stares mournfully out over the “Pacific” aka Georgia Straight bemoaning how it’s all broken.
He talks about “these cities” like the GOP, De Santis, and Trump talk about Sanctuary Cities. He drops words about prescribed and over prescribed opiates as if he knows doctors that do and he knows how to fix that too (because that’s worked so well hasn’t it?). He’s just dumbing it down yet again for another Twitter screed. Gatekeepers yesterday, drug addicts today. What about the people in that tent city who are dealing with inflation PiPo? Or don’t they count? Or maybe they are ok because they are living rent free for now.
Stuff your “air quotes” Pierre. I can’t even watch your dreadful video with the audio on, even the sub-titles are bad. Admit you know absolutely nothing about what is going on in Alberta and BC. Hell, you don’t know what’s been happening in your own riding. Your “plan” to ignore the media and take to the streets of Canada to speak to real people only shows how utterly out of touch with reality you are.
And half of the crappy footage was from this past summer. Are there no tent cities in other Canadian provinces PiPo? You remind me of Ezra Levant sticking his head in people’s tents at an Occupy protest some years ago. He was trying to make some point. He failed too.