Here's why a Stephen Harper loyalist regrets the tough-on-crime politics he once practised - 2020-01-28

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F94.png Here's why a Stephen Harper loyalist regrets the tough-on-crime politics he once practised January 28, 2020, Susan Delacourt, Toronto Star

Benjamin Perrin once worked at the highest ranks in Stephen Harper's government and believed, like many Conservatives, that it was simply wrong to set up safe-injection sites for drug users.

Perrin, now a law professor in Vancouver and a recovering politico, has had a profound change of heart on this most polarizing political issue and is urging current Conservatives to do the same — as nothing less than a test of their morality and ethics.

His new book, "Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada's Opioid Crisis," will be out this spring and it promises to be an indictment of the victim-blaming politics rampant in the debate over safe-injection sites.

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{{cite news | author = Susan Delacourt | title = Here's why a Stephen Harper loyalist regrets the tough-on-crime politics he once practised | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2020/01/28/heres-why-a-stephen-harper-loyalist-regrets-the-tough-on-crime-politics-he-once-practised.html | work = Toronto Star | date = January 28, 2020 | accessdate = January 29, 2020 }}