Lamont Blasts Pallister Gov't For Fudged Used Needle Numbers, Opens Door for Meth Detox Unit at 800 Adele
"The understatement of discarded needles by at least 400% from the WRHA is unacceptable and speaks volumes to the PCs that are currently in government."
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As reported this week by CTV Winnipeg, CBC Manitoba and the Winnipeg Free Press, Marion Willis of Morberg House has urged the Brian Pallister government and the owners of the building to set aside their legal dispute and for the province to work with agencies like hers, the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and others to fund a meth stabilization unit and treatment and education services at the former Grey Nun residence, calling it a potential "centre of excellence" for drug recovery services.
The initiative was spurred after the owners of 800 Adele saw our 3 part interview with Willis last month and asked to be put in contact with her.
|Blackboard inside 800 Adele, abandonded by child welfare program|
Lamont, who has not seen the interior of 800 Adele, felt "It's something that absolutely should be considered... We've called for drug stabilization units, and we need them, if that's what the experts say it would be suitable for, then we should absolutely be looking at it."
"If this fits in with (our) plan ... it sounds good."
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