Canadian newspapers decry war on drugs

Ongoing series shows futility of drug war.

Canadian newspapers have started a series of lengthy articles describing the failures of the drug war. The stories have been appearing in both the Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver Sun. The first article was on September 5, and described "Why the War on Drugs has failed". Following articles have taken an in-depth look at drug ar atrocities in Colombia, and at the violence and destruction caused by drug-interdiction.
The whole series will run over two weeks. Each of the articles begins on the front page and fills a 2-page spread in the newspaper.

Please send a quick email to the Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver Sun, congratulating them on their coverage of this issue. The Ottawa Citizen can be reached at: letters@thecitizen.southam.ca. The Vancouver Sun can be reached at: sunletters@pacpress.southam.ca

Tuesday, Sept 5; Introduction:
Why the War on Drugs has failed
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000905/4090139.html

Tuesday, Sept 5; Part One:
Why the War on Drugs has failed
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000905/4090140.html

Wednesday, Sept 6; Part Two:
How 'victory' in the Drug War has left Colombia in ruins
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000906/4095653.html

Thursday, Sept 7; Part Three:
'As long as there is demand, there will be supply'
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000907/4101253.html

Friday Sept 8; Part Four:
Drug trade 'rots' away Mexican society
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000908/4108418.html

Saturday Sept 9; Part Five:
Why borders don't stop illegal drugs
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000909/4113745.html

Sunday Sept 10; Part Six:
War on drug smuggling 'destructive' and 'senseless'
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000910/4119012.html

Monday Sept 11; Part Seven:
Do our drug laws harm us more than they help?
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000911/4122508.html

Tuesday Sept 12; Part Eight:
How the Drug War is eroding our civil liberties
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000912/4128274.html

Wednesday Sept 13; Part Nine:
Illegal drugs, indecent profits
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000913/4504075.html

Thursday Sept 14; Part Ten:
Asking police to fight a war that can't be won
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000914/4510901.html

Friday Sept 15; Part Eleven 1/2:
Europe leading the way to smarter drug laws: part 1
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000915/4518466.html

Friday Sept 15; Part Eleven 2/2:
Europe leading the way to smarter drug laws: part 2
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000915/4518467.html

Saturday Sept 16; Part Twelve:
You can't keep a banned drug down
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000916/4522851.html

Sunday Sept 17; Part Thirteen:
The pros and cons of prohibition
www.ottawacitizen.com/columnists/gardner/000917/4528745.html

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