Saturday, April 22, 2017
Don't Need it, or Don't
Another skewed Strahl survey surfaces
surveys that MP Mark Strahl reportedly sends out to "every mailbox
in Chilliwack" don't land in my mailbox. Never have.
has no idea what is actually happening in a city nearing 100,000
people, and what constituents want, so he has to send out these
so-called surveys using ratepayer dollars to ask a question when the
answer is staring him straight in the face.
His latest survey asked constituents if a safe injection site is necessary.
The result was no. These are
the people who refuse to look at the issue in an unbiased way.
They seem to
be divorced from reality.
In my opinion, it's
political football and only a sampling
of what the population thinks. But where do all these surveys go?
With all due respect, this latest survey is skewed and the local rag
scrub clean the messages simply for the reason
that they may lose advertising dollars.
I'm not beholden to any entity, group or organization. So I can
speak my mind about any issue without having to worry about losing
For that, I'm glared at, stared at, and have
endured every dirty look and rash comments, goofy Facebook posts,
door-kicking and forms of abuse and physical attacks that you can
only imagine, with the exception of being tattooed with Mickey
Mantle baseball bats (of which I have been threatened with), there is from every corner of this city that
refuses to grow up and start acting like a real city. We're talking
haters, from top to bottom, most of whom I have no idea who they
are. They just like taking liberties.
a district-specific issue.
Drug addiction is a big city crisis. Chilliwack isn't an island
and is being hit just as hard as anywhere else. It's high time
Chilliwack joined the rest of the country in acknowledging that
there is a problem.
There's a needle exchange program in Chilliwack, but the survey
results have apparently
indicated that a
safe injection site isn't necessary. Apparently, they think it
will increase drug use.
Don't need it, or don't
Even if no one uses the facility, its there in case they need it.
This will also free up emergency responders from some calls. Ask
Recently, former NDP
leader Mike Harcourt came out of the woodwork with sage advice to legalize all
drugs which will solve many societal problems like thievery, gang wars,
killings, guns on the streets.
There is the
argument that the gangs will find something else to traffic in. Like
what? Prostitution is too visible to avoid the heat from the cops.
This is obviously just another example of Strahl towing the Tories'
rough and tumble party line.
I think this item
speaks more to what the population wants–the ones who didn't bother filling out a
survey and tossed it in the trash, where the rest of these surveys
belong. They're just indicative that Strahl is out to lunch on local
All this leaves you wondering what's next from Strahl?
You tell me.
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