Recent comments from United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney regarding safe consumption sites not sitting too well with Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips.
Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips taking exception to recent comments from the leader of Alberta's United Conservatives. Jason Kenny was quoted as saying (in the Lethbridge Herald) that he would be opposed to expanding Safe Consumption Sites across the province, if elected premier. Kenny also says the sites don't work. According to Phillips, the UCP leader seems to think he knows better than the Lethbridge Chief of Police, Lethbridge Fire Chief, our Mayor, EMS, and everyone who has ever served people with opioid addictions. Phillips adding on Twitter late last week, "Jason Kenney, you don’t speak for my community or for southern Alberta." The Lethbridge safe drug consumption site opened last Wednesday. - Brian Treadwell