Tony Clement, just another one of Harper's subprime ministers, has done it again.
Ignoring reality altogether, this jackass showed up yesterday in Mexico City to repeat the groundless and disproven claim that safe-injection clinics aren't a mode of harm reduction but, in fact, a form of "harm addition." Even the term he coined is - well, it's stupid.
Now here's the kicker. From The Globe & Mail:
"While the minister's views on Insite are well known, Mr. Clement repeated them Tuesday at an event where he was endorsing and promoting a new WHO “how-to” guide on battling the epidemic, which promotes needle exchange and safe injection sites. The Health Minister's comments left officials from the agency flummoxed and red-faced.
"Teguest Guerma, associate director of the HIV-AIDS department at the WHO, who was clearly uncomfortable about the exchange between the minister and reporters about the apparent contradiction in Canada's position, would only say: “The WHO supports harm reduction.”'
"Apparent contradiction?" C'mon, really, this is a stooge minister from Canada's first-ever, red-meat, neo-con federal government. The very notion of hypocrisy and contradiction never made it into their playbook.
Besides Subprime Tony is, as the name suggests, subprime - a dull and awkward little creature given to babbling nonsensically but always ready to parrot the official line no matter how stupid.