Stephen Harper is coming to Vancouver this week, pushing mandatory jail sentences for drug offenses. Join the protest of Harper and his failed policies at 300 West Georgia St. on Thursday, February 26 at 12:30pm, and demand an end to drug prohibition!
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is coming to Vancouver this Thursday (February 26, 12:30pm – 300 West Georgia Street) to announce a so-called “tough on crime” strategy. Instead of targeting gangs, Harper is going to target low level drug use. Bill C-26, defeated last session proposed 6 month mandatory minimum sentences for growing even one marijuana plant. This despite studies from our own Justice Department that show these sentences do not deter crime and fill our jails with non-violent offenders.
Read the The Vancouver Sun article.
We need everyone to rally at 300 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver at 12:30pm on Thursday, February 26.
Stephen Harper will be at two locations in the day. The first is at 9:45am in Burnaby — but we’re rallying people to attend the downtown Vancouver appearance at 12:30pm, held at 300 West Georgia Street, just up from the Cannabis Culture Headquarters (CCHQ)!
Come down to the BCMP headquarters/CCHQ store (307 West Hastings Street, near Cambie) at 12 noon to meet with Marc and Jodie Emery (a BC Green Party Candidate), and we’ll all march up the street together with signs and pamphlets at 12:15 — be with us at the location as media arrives, so we can tell them and the public that Harper is WRONG!
Let’s all tell Stephen Harper that prohibition is the problem, and politicians who support prohibition are supporting organized crime!
Call Jodie Emery’s cell phone, 604-818-4201 if you need help or directions! SPREAD THE WORD! Help stop his insane mandatory minimum drug sentences!
HERE IS HARPER’S SCHEDULE:
Public events for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Thursday, February 26th are:
9:45 am – Prime Minister Harper will make a joint announcement with Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell. They will be joined by James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
WHERE: Translink Operations and Maintenance Centre
Burnaby, British Columbia
1:00 pm – Prime Minister Harper will attend a roundtable. He will be joined by James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
WHERE: Vancouver Regional Office
300 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Go to the Protest Harper in Vancouver Facebook Page.
If you are fed up with how the Provincial and Federal governments are dealing with the gang and gun violence on the Lower Mainland, send them an email:
Provincial Attorney-General Wally Oppal – [email protected]
Provincial Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety John Van Dongen – [email protected]