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The Thing That Couldn't Die
« on: March 06, 2020, 06:07:44 PM »

The yokel-grifter cabal that assumed power in Alberta last year continues to bolster the ties between All About Receiving Cash, ASAM quacks and the police services.

A quick perusal of the membership of this committee reveals the usual suspects:
"Dr. Ray Baker"

Dr. Baker was an enthusiastic shill for the sect back in the early days when the lamentable Kon-artist Diane Mirosh was working to scam the tax-payers:
"Dr. Ray Baker, B.Sc., M.D., CCFP, Certified in Addiction Medicine, Director AMIR, University of British Columbia, in a letter to Diane Mirosh dated August 30, 1993. “I am writing to support a program in Alberta which may very well be one of the best models of treatment of substance use disorders in this whole country.  The program is AARC…I believe that this type of care is both cost effective and treatment effective, while at the same time achieving objectives sought after during this process of health care reform in our country, namely: early prevention and intervention in ambulatory patients by an interdisciplinary team offering community based care."

Now how Dr. Baker came to his conclusions about the sect is curious, given that the Wiz and his helpers had not yet completed the "Project Demonstrating Excellence", which explained how the implementation of Miller Newton's Kid scam would be undertaken in Calgary by the Wiz and friends. 

Next on the committee list is Joan Hollihan.  Here is Joan's bio:
"On March 17, 2015, Joan lost her beloved son Jeremy to an apparent Fentanyl overdose. He was 16 years old.
Ms. Hollihan is a principal and senior consultant in Mercer’s Calgary Health and Benefits business. Joan consults to clients in the areas of health plan design, funding and administration. She holds a bachelor of commerce (majored in finance) from the University of Calgary."

Curiously, this little missive makes no mention of Joan's relationship to the All About Receiving Cash sect:
"AARC's Board of Directors

John Gordon, Board Chair

J. Robert (Bob) Nelson

Joan Hollihan"

Joan is one of a number of parents who continue to wholeheartedly embrace the kookery of the Wiz despite their sons having died as a result of drug absuse after graduating the sect's quackatorium.
McKENZIE, Jeremy
March 28, 1998 – March 17, 2015
Our hearts are broken and it seems as though even the angels are weeping. Jeremy McKenzie, at the tender age of 16, our loving son left us suddenly on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. He will be greatly missed by his sister Jordan, his parents Joan Hollihan and Wade McKenzie, grandmother Molly Hollihan, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Dale Hollihan, Dale and Irma McKenzie. Jeremy had a one-of-a-kind personality that included a unique sense of humour, a kind and caring heart and a great love for his family and his three dogs ("the girls"). Jeremy really loved his auto body class, and had a passion for vinyl records, photography, glass blowing, baseball and long boarding. He loved to travel with his family and explored China, Hawaii, Greece, Mexico, and many cities across Canada and U.S. These great vacations have given us many special memories we will treasure forever. Please join us for the visitation and viewing on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at LEYDEN'S CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE (corner of 17th Avenue & 2nd Street SW) from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A Gathering of Jer's Clan will be held at the same location on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeremy's name may be made to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC), 303 Forge Road SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0S9,,44632.0.html

In addition to these AARC superstars, the panel contains two ASAM quacks:
Dr. Charl Els
"Ep 32 Addiction Day ’09 Presentation Series Highlights – Dr. Charl Els (MBChB, FCPsych [SA], MMedPsych (cum laude), Cert. ASAM, MROCC)"

Dr. Rob Tanguay
"Dr. Tanguay is the regional director for Alberta and Northwest Territories for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)"

"The argument over treating addiction medically as a brain disease isn't with psychiatry, but with the 12 steps. Of course, the 12 steps are anything but medical, but their identification of addiction as a disease has put them so firmly in bed with disease medicine that they will never be extricated. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) -- from which the new addiction medical specialty, the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), grew -- was founded and dominated by 12-step supporters. How remaining 12-step true-believers react to a medicalized, non-spiritual view of the "disease" will be fascinating to watch."
"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

MR. NELSON: Mr. Speaker, AADAC has been involved with
assistance in developing the program of the Alberta Adolescent
Recovery Centre since its inception originally as Kids of the
Canadian West."
Alberta Hansard, March 24, 1992