OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Provincial leaders from Quebec,
Ontario, BC and PEI have all already vigorously criticized Bill C-10,
the Omnibus Crime Bill, and now average Canadians from all walks of
life are adding their voices to the opposition.
Several MPs will be tabling petitions on behalf of NORML Canada (The
National Organization for the Reform of the Marijuana laws) this
Tuesday after question period. The petitions call for Bill C-10 to be
separated into several bills so that each legislative initiative may be
voted on separately without being tied to the others.
It is unfair and incongruous to lump issues involving young offenders,
child abusers, cannabis consumers and terrorists in the same bill. This
Bill will only serve to further put at risk the safety of otherwise law
abiding Canadians by making our streets and communities more dangerous.
Moreover, the Bill will impose a fantastic financial burden on the
public purse during a time of fiscal restraint
Prohibition has failed and regulation and taxation are more effective in
controlling problems arising from drug abuse.
It is our hope that science will win out over idealistic dogma. Growing
and consuming marijuana is a choice millions of Canadian make every
day. It is time to debate the merits of legalized and regulated
NORML CANADA sincerely urges our government to reconsider their plans to
pass this Bill and to take the necessary time to allow for more open
and honest debate.
SOURCE National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML)
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