Well, the evil bastard is back again! This time to rant about the “progress” of the US Drug War on a stage before the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse – why? Because the CCSA is an evil group of prohibitionist ex-cops and so-called doctors, and they want Walters to help bring in the draconian drug policies of America. Grrrrr.
CC Forum discussion about this event can be found here and here.
As Eugene Oscapella of the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy said, “We in Canada have agreed to take John Walters off your [US] hands for a few hours on February 22. I am more than a little perplexed as to why the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, a supposedly independent drug policy agency, is inviting him to speak without using a panel format that would allow his statements to be challenged. There will be a question and answer session after his speech, but that will hardly offer the opportunity for a balanced debate. I wonder if these were the only terms on which he would speak here.”
Here is the information about the event in Ottawa. Anti-prohibitionist activists are encouraged to attend with pamphlets about drug truths and anti-prohibition reading material. Let the American Drug Czar know that Canada won’t implement the failed US Drug War policies here.
Drug Policy in the United States:
A Presentation by John P. Walters
Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
You are cordially invited to a luncheon event with featured speaker John P. Walters, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Mr. Walters will provide an overview of the U.S. National Drug Control Strategy, its progress and challenges. Opening remarks will be delivered by Michel Perron, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), Canada’s national addictions organization. An informal question and answer period will follow the presentation.
February 22, 2007
11:45 am – 1:15 pm (lunch is included)
Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Tudor Room
(1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7)
Seating is limited and RSVPs are required. Please confirm your attendance by February 20, 2007, by contacting Brooke Bryce, CCSA, at 613-235-4048, ext. 222 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.