Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Clement And The Doctors

I am sure there will be many who will be puzzled by the Health Minister's turn at the CMA, yesterday, wherein he attacked the ethic of doctors. I am not one of them. Although it seems counterintuitive to be attacking doctors and Insite, there is some logic to the government's strategy.

This government is led by a group that believes in narrowcasting. A proponent of Insite, writing in today's Star, inadvertently gives us a clue into the government's strategy:
Harm reduction programs enjoy broad public acceptance; in Ontario, for example, 60 per cent of adults support safe, supervised drug injection. That level of acceptance rises if these facilities increase drug users' contact with health and social workers.
60% of adults accept harm reduction. That means 40% do not. This is the group the Tories are after. They know that in our "democratic" system, 40% of the vote represents a "majority". Let the other parties go after the majority of the public. The Tories don't care about the majority of the public. They only care about a majority in the House of Commons.
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