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Vancouver councillor Swanson hands out ‘safe supply’ of meth, heroin, and cocaine

Roughly $3,000 worth of drugs were handed out




“Heroin for you, cocaine for you… and you in the back… meth for you.”

Channelling her inner Oprah, Vancouver city councillor, Jean Swanson, alongside members of the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF) and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), handed out free meth, heroin, and cocaine in front of a Vancouver Police detachment last week.

Those who gathered were protesting the “Vancouver model” of drug decriminalization and lack of “safe supply.”

British Columbia had more than 1,700 fatal drug overdoses in 2020 —near double the number in 2019 — making it the most deadly year for fatal drug overdoses in BC’s history. More than 80% of the overdoses involved the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

The opioid overdose crisis was declared a public health emergency in BC in 2016.

“I got to hand out safe drugs today with VANDU And DULF,” Swanson posted on Twitter, captioning a photo of herself handing out a 3.5g box of heroin.

“Six deaths a day from poison drugs is way too many. One is too many. Safe supply now!”

According to DULF, the drugs handed out cost roughly $3,000.

The idea is to protect addicts from contaminated drugs by providing a “safe supply.”

DULF claims the supplied drugs have been tested by FTIR spectrometry and immunoassay, and are free of fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, benzodiazepines, and many other harmful adulterants.

Members of DULF say that measures were in place to ensure that no minors received any drugs.

“The purpose of this action is to raise awareness of the deeply flawed aspects of the Vancouver Model of decriminalization, including disproportionate influence of the Vancouver Police Department, unreasonably low drug thresholds, and lack of provisions for safe supply,” writes DULF in a release.

“The proposed model risks causing significant harm to people who use drugs, especially those at intersecting marginalized social locations, such as people experiencing homelessness, BIPOC, and those from the LGBTQ2S* community.”

The “Q” stands for questioning. The “2S” acronyms stand for two-spirit. It is unclear what the asterisk represents. It is also unclear what data is used to determine how those who identify as questioning, two-spirit, or the group represented by the asterisk, are disproportionately dying of drug overdoses.

What is clear is a lot of human beings are dying of drug overdoses.

DULF says they reject Vancouver’s proposed model for the following three reasons:

  • The proposed threshold limits in the Vancouver Model are dangerously low and don’t conform with actual patterns of drug use.
  • The lack of an exemption for community-led compassion clubs for the distribution of safe supply.
  • The exclusion of drug users from meaningful participation in the development of drug policy.

“Step up and address the issues that are killing us or allow us the legal sanctioning to do it ourselves, outside of the constraints of this discriminatory structure,” writes DULF.

Several critical voices have spoken out in response to Jean Swanson’s recent stunt.

“This is a person that’s not only supposed to make laws, but to uphold them. Instead, she’s openly dealing crystal meth, and she’s doing so without any legal consequences whatsoever,” said independent journalist Aaron Gunn, who’s looking to become BC’s Liberal leader.

“It’s all part of a trend here in British Columbia to implement the most laissez-faire drug policies in all of North America. The results of which have been staggering,” he said.

“We have a very serious problem that requires a thoughtful and compassionate solution, but that solution is not to just hand out crystal meth like it was candy.”

Despite local and global policing efforts, the black market drug trade continues to thrive with no signs of slowing down.

Reid Small is a BC correspondent for the Western Standard

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  1. Steven

    July 24, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Lunacy & stupidity! Safe Drugs? Now that’s an oxymoron if there every was one.

  2. GonadTheRuffian

    July 21, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Does this “councillor” have connections to the Hells Angels or the CCP?

  3. Jack Masterman

    July 21, 2021 at 8:59 am

    If anyone else handed out “illegal” drugs would they not be criminally charged?

    Just waiting for the police to arrest her for drug trafficing.

  4. K

    July 20, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    There is nothing ‘safe’ about these drugs, you vile witch.

  5. K

    July 20, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    EVIL. If you truly cared for others, why would you continue to let them suffer? Anti-human garbage.

  6. Left Coast

    July 20, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Only thing that was a Bigger Fail than BCs Wuhan Virus Lockdowns . . . was INSITE . . .

    Enabling Addicts to add one more nail in their coffins is the opposite of Concern & Empathy! This is so insane it might even surpass CRT in classrooms.

    Certainly these folks need help and after watching Insite for almost 20 years we all know it has not come from feeding their “Habit”.

    Our Politicians & Governments are incapable of solving problems today . . . only Govt could make Flu Season last almost 2 years . . . lol

  7. berta baby

    July 20, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    of course she did, Cops must have been to busy ignoring church fires and harassing pastors to care about meth trafficking on their front porch.

  8. CodexCoder

    July 20, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    That is not compassion – it is enabling reckless behavior. I had two uncles who died of alcohol abuse. I watched them drink themselves into oblivion through early heart attacks. This woman’s behavior is reprehensible and foolish.

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Truckers: ‘We are not separatists or terrorists’

The organization announced the number of heavy trucks-alone- going to Ottawa is close to 50,000, a large increase from the original expected 1,600 trucks.




Truckers on the Freedom Convoy are rejecting characterizations they are “separatists” and “terrorists.”

“A small team of Alberta truckers, their family members and friends, came to the decision that the Government of Canada has crossed a line with implementing COVID-19 vaccine passports and vaccine mandates. As of today, we now have the support of millions of Canadians from across the country,” group organizers said in a press release.

Demands from the Freedom Convoy to the federal government are:

  • Terminate all vaccine passports, including inter-Canada passport systems.
  • Eliminate mandatory programs of vaccination and contact tracing.
  • Respect the rights of those who wish to remain unvaccinated.
  • Cease the divisive rhetoric attacking Canadians who disagree with government mandates.
  • Cease limiting debate through coercive measures with the goal of censoring those who have varying or incorrect opinions.

“A unified and free Canada can be our future, and it starts now with reminding the government they serve the people,” stated the truckers.

“We have an opportunity for all of us to come together irrespective of our differences and do what is needed to ensure our freedoms are protected now and for future generations.

Statements claiming the convoy participants are ‘separatists’ or ‘terrorists’ are “categorically false and an attempt to smear” the movement, organizers said.

“It is saddening this kind of rhetoric is coming from Prime Minister Trudeau and his government. Instead of protecting our basic freedoms outlined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Justin and his government seek to do the opposite. He is continually issuing defamatory comments and maligning large segments of the population. If history has taught us anything, these are actions that cannot be ignored. We are peaceful, hard-working Canadians who love our country and want the betterment for all Canadians.”

The organizers said due to the mass support of the movement, they can no longer guarantee the average Canadian will not be disrupted by the protest.

“For that, we are truly sorry, and we will do our very best to limit the disruptions to your lives. We ask that Canadians remember we are fighting for everyone’s freedoms and it’s the political class that has abandoned us all,” said the release.

The organization announced the number of heavy trucks going to Ottawa is close to 50,000, a large increase from the original expected 1,600 trucks. One driver going the opposite direction told the Western Standard he measured the convoy at 100-km long as it approached Winnipeg.

Some supporters are unable to commit to the whole trip, but are finding ways to still participate.

“A lot of vehicles just join the parade while it’s close to their homes and then peel off later, so it’s dynamic,” Martin Halvorson, a driver in the convoy, told the Western Standard.

“The amount of people is unknown because we are not counting … The numbers are big,” convoy organizer, Andy Draaistra, told the Western Standard.

“All the support is unbelievable, we hope the overpasses will hold the tons of people,” said Draaistra.

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The protest is against federal COVID-19 mandates and is scheduled to arrive in Ottawa January 30 and then hold a mass demonstration the next day, Monday, when Parliament reumes.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

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China changes Fight Club ending to cops busting anarchists

Multiple scenes from the original cut were deleted and a new ending was added.




The classic film Fight Club has been changed for viewers in China, with a ‘happy ending’ that complies with domestic censorship rules.

An altered version of the 1999 film was released on streaming platform Tencent Video in China over the weekend.

Multiple scenes from the original cut were deleted and a new ending was added.

Many in China had seen the original film pirated online and were surprised when streaming the newly released version.

Instead of buildings exploding at the end, the version shows authorities step in and win. 

Original closing scene of Fight Club

In the closing scenes of the original the narrator kills off his imaginary alter ego Tyler Durden and then watches multiple buildings explode with Marla Singer, suggesting his character’s plan to bring down modern civilization is underway.

In the censored version released in China, the narrator still kills off Durden, but the exploding buildings scene is replaced with a written message on black screen.

“The police rapidly figured out the whole plan and arrested all criminals, successfully preventing the bomb from exploding.”

As well as Tyler, figment of the narrator’s imagination was sent to a ‘lunatic asylum’ for psychological treatment and later discharged.

Revised ending to Fight Club

China is home to some of the strictest rules regarding censorship, and only a handful of foreign films are released each year.

In the past Hollywood has created alternative cuts in order to comply with Chinese censorship rules, in hopes to access millions of viewers in the country.

It is unclear if the cut was made by western movie producers, or the Chinese government.

Tencent did not comment on the matter.

Authorities under President Xi Jinping have been working to eliminate society of influences classified as unhealthy, including within movies, television, computer games.

This effort was also extended to cracking down on the country’s local celebrities for perceived immoral behaviour.

The Cyberspace Administration of China announced earlier this week an organized month-long ‘clean’ web campaign to create a ‘civilized and healthy’ online atmosphere.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

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Butt launches Twitter tirade on Scheer for supporting truckers

“It’s a truly depressing turn for our politics to take in Canada. Have we paid no attention to what happened to US politics, and how it happened?”




The former top aide to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has launched a Twitter broadside against former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer after he supported the truckers’ convoy rolling across Canada to protest vaccine mandates.

“Thank you Truckers! Trudeau is attacking personal liberty and threatening everyone’s ability to get groceries because of his overreach on vaccine mandates. He is the biggest threat to freedom in Canada,” Scheer tweeted.

Scheer tweet

That was enough to set Butts off.

“A breathtakingly irresponsible thing for a former Leader of the Opposition to say. Calling the prime minister — any prime minister — the biggest threat to Canadian liberty? This isn’t a dog whistle. It’s a welcome mat,” he tweeted.

“Politics is a rough business and not for the thin of skin or faint of heart. But the people in these enormously important offices have to respect those offices, even if they don’t like each other.”

Butts tweet

In a later tweet, Butts said: “Have been thinking about Mr Scheer’s comments all day. It’s a truly depressing turn for our politics to take in Canada. Have we paid no attention to what happened to US politics, and how it happened? I almost wish I were a Conservative, so I could fight for my party’s soul.”

On the weekend, Butts took a run at organizer Tamara Lich in an attempt to cast doubt on the integrity of Convoy For Freedom 2022.

“An Alberta separatist has collected almost a million bucks on a GoFundMe page to ‘support’ trucker protests. Where will the money go?” asked Butts in a tweet. 

More than $4.5 million has been raised to date as thousands of truckers are expected to descend on Ottawa this weekend.

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