Gregory Hartnell to Hugh Kruzel on Steve Filipovic, Victoria Mayoral Candidate: ‘Although I don’t advocate ‘harm reduction’ as Steve does, I believe that he is the right man on the homelessness issue, and on the saving of the heritage bascule Johnson Street Bridge, which are linked issues.’

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STEVE FILIPOVIC: shows a healthy distrust of the banksters,

complacent incumbent government, bureaucrats, unions and corporations…

and this is good.

Thanks for the interesting report, Hugh.
Sorry my clock is off… it looks like you beat me to the punch…

By the time I got to Fernwood yesterday evening, the place was ‘sardine city’, so I looked at the trippy mandalas in the foyer, while I tried to hear what was going on in the adjacent tiny hall.

I overheard Dino complaining, as he often does, about not getting enough money from the province and the feds, a classic cop-out.

Paul Brown, leader of Open Victoria, was babbling about fixing Fernwood’s sidewalks and needing to build a new fire hall, as if those were priorities of these voters.

I live in nearby Rockland, walked to the meeting, and I can say with absolute confidence that these are not the issues that the people of Victoria want addressed by their clueless civic government at the moment… far from it.

By contrast, just after noon today, I met Steve Filipovic by happenstance in the Centennial Square while chatting with We Are Changer Josh Steffler, an Esquimalt Councillor Candidate, and I am struck by the common sense of both men.

Although I don’t advocate ‘harm reduction’ as Steve does, I believe that he is the right man on the homelessness issue, and on the saving of the heritage bascule Johnson Street Bridge, which are linked issues.

Steve Filipovic shows a healthy distrust of the banksters, complacent incumbent government, bureaucrats, unions and corporations… and this is good.

I think Steve Filipovic is the most humble, most passionate, most inquisitive, and therefor best suited of the three actors that showed up tonight to play the important role of Mayor of the City of Victoria.

Not sure that I can vote for any of them, though… not in good conscience, mainly because of their ‘harm reduction’ advocacy, and that is a tragedy.

On this subject the other night last week at the Councillor Candidates’ meet and greet in the Belfry lobby across the street, I couldn’t get a straight answer from Aaron Hall, one of Paul Brown’s Open Victoria candidates, on the subject of so-called ‘harm reduction’, but Suhki Lalli, a Langford pharmacist in the Open Victoria slate, piped up and said that he has been ‘giving the addicts needles since 1999.’

Smiling a broad Cheshire cat grin as he said it… very pleased with himself, I would even venture.

When I said to him that I thought that the ‘war on drugs’ was both phoney and a failure as social health policy, he said, ‘as soon as you call something a “war”, you have lost…’

I said “‘harm reduction’ fits prohibition hand in glove and we have to admit abject failure, decriminalize possession of all currently illegal drugs, and advocate abstinence recovery instead of ‘harm reduction’ which has been tried in Victoria since 1989, and obviously doesn’t work.”

Suhki Lalli, the Establishment’s Globalist ‘harm reductionist’ pharmacist countered with this cynical observation: ‘harm reduction is just a band-aid on prohibition. Take away prohibition, and you would not need harm reduction.’

Mind you, were he to be elected to Council, this man would have to recuse himself from voting every time this needle business which he already profits from came up again, which it surely will…

I don’t believe that David Shebib was there… and by his contempt for the meetings, he speaks volumes, but condemns himself to few votes.

I had to leave when I heard Brown say he wanted to pour more concrete sidewalks in Fernwood… hard to believe that some diehard Liberals clapped for that idiotic and completely irresponsible idea…

Your point on the turnout in Fernwood is well taken, Hugh.

They probably should have tried to rent the gymnasium on Gladstone, but maybe that’s the other Fernwood rival group that also gets City subsidization.

Ever get the feeling the City of Victoria is trying to smother democracy in Victoria?

By contrast, there were about five hundred and fifty people packed into the all candidates’ meeting in the Monterey Centre the other night in Oak Bay.

Next meeting in Oak Bay is tonight, November 8, 2011, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, near the entrance to the University of Victoria, from 7 – 9, and it will be videotaped and televised.

Yes, folks, the Revolution will be televised in Oak Bay!

I will be there, advocating for common sense, liberty, life and peace, as usual!

Gregory Hartnell
Gregory Hartnell, Artist-Historian
President, Concerned Citizens’ Coalition
1357 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, Vancouver Island,
British Columbia, Canada, V8S 1V7
Tel. 250 382 97 67
Official Campaign Website:
GREGORY PAUL MICHAEL HARTNELL:
gregoryhartnell.wordpress.com
Email: gregoryhartnell@yahoo.ca

Gregory Hartnell, Pro-Life Artist Historian
‘The Rockland Outsider’
Oak Bay Council Candidate

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One Response to Gregory Hartnell to Hugh Kruzel on Steve Filipovic, Victoria Mayoral Candidate: ‘Although I don’t advocate ‘harm reduction’ as Steve does, I believe that he is the right man on the homelessness issue, and on the saving of the heritage bascule Johnson Street Bridge, which are linked issues.’

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