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Monday, 1 October 2007

Police Group Behind Harper in His Tough on Drugs Stance

Canada.com reported that the Canadian Police Association is happy with Harper’s tough on drugs stance. Before we get all riled up on this issue lets look at the actual statement. The association would be happy with not pressing criminal charges but issuing fines or some other system, however since the Liberals put forward the decriminalization bill that got killed the message is a little mixed. Tony Cannavino, the associations president said, “The message sent years ago, with the (marijuana) decriminalization bill, created a lot of problems. A lot of kids and adults think that it’s legalized in Canada, which it’s not and it sent mixed messages here. So we needed to address it really strongly.”

The association is just looking for a clear message to be sent, not a bad goal. Personally I’d rather see them push for legalization, but I can’t fault them for being behind Harper for at least doing something to address the mixed message some people have about the status of marijuana.

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  1. Of course the CPA is giving the drug strategy a thumbs up. It's been this union's top lobby priority for years!

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    Harper's get-tough speech draws warm reception from police association [CPA]
    April 3, 2006 - CBC News
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/04/03/harper-policeconference04032006.html


    Public Safety Experts Opposed Tory Crime Agenda
    August 9, 2006 - Ottawa Citizen
    http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=057cdd37-646d-4b72-809f-1d5752724b66


    Tories 'pander' to the interests of police: critics
    Nov 19 2006 - Kamloops This Week
    http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=a91ac823-8a4d-4c67-9ff1-185a96f1ca85


    U.S. has say in Tory drug strategy
    December 12, 2006- Montreal Gazette
    http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=a7776a5f-9312-4c56-af1a-9939f28a6c36


    Harper Wrong To Ask Police To Lobby
    April 29, 2007 - Edmonton Journal
    http://www.mapinc.org/newstcl/v07/n538/a05.html


    Canada must not follow the U.S. on drug policy
    February 22, 2007 - Ottawa Citizen
    http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=a1b9fa14-8813-49ac-aed4-02cbd947ca76


    Harper urges police pressure on crime bills
    April 27, 2007 - CBC News
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/04/27/harper-police.html


    Harper's stance on cannabis is even out of sync with Conservative voters!...

    Conservative voter support for cannabis law reform
    http://www.cannabisfacts.ca/support_conservative.html


    -FrankD

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