IT’S ONE OF THE IRONIES of our society that one person’s death can trigger a swell of emotion, but 4,000 deaths don’t cause a ripple.
But those are drug users, right? We say that to strip them of their humanity and justify our indifference.
Terry Lake, the former BC health minister, was on my show Balance of Power this week, once again mounting an impassioned argument for decriminalization as a great first step to solving this problem.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.