The International Hempology 101 Society will be initiating a national campaign to stop Bill C15. PHONE JAM will happen Monday, September 14, 2009 from the 8 am in Halifax until midnight in Victoria.
We will be calling senators all day to make sure that our senators are informed on this bill before the house resumes the next day.
Mandatory minimum sentencing (MMS) for drug crimes, as proposed for Canada in Bill C-15, have decimated the legal system in United States. We should not be following this example. Overloaded prisons, constant appeals, and powerless judges, all lead to large expenses and generalized punishment for non-violent drug offenses. 6 months in jail for growing 5 plants or sharing 1 joint is disproportionate, and will destroy the lives of many of the youth this law is supposed to be protecting.
According to Sarah Inness, spokesperson for the Canadian Bar Association, “The discretion vested with sentencing judges ensures meaningful distinctions made in the sentencing process, taking into account varying degrees of culpability. Judges are [also]able to impose sentences that emphasize rehabilitation…”. Locking low level dealers and old hippies planting a garden in jail, with hardened criminals unafraid of lengthy sentences, will only serve to increase gang control.
How To Stop Bill C15
Take the time to stand up for your personal liberty. Let the government know that we do not want live in a prison state. Write a letter, an email, or call. Please participate in our PHONE JAM, try to jam the lines of your favorite senator on September 14. Let your government know that we want to talk about theses issues.
Canada has 97 appointed Senators, call as many as possible.
Larry Campbell (613) 995-4050 [email protected]
Mobina Jaffer (613) 992-0189 [email protected]
Richard Neufeld (613) 947-4055 [email protected]
Nancy Raine (613) 947-4052 [email protected]
Gerry St. Germain (613) 947-2242 [email protected]
Noel Kinsella (613) 992-4416 [email protected]
Lowell Murray (613) 995-2407 [email protected]
Marjory LeBreton (613) 943-0756 [email protected]
George Baker (613) 947-2517 [email protected]
Pierre Claude Nolin (613) 943-1451 [email protected]
John G. Bryden (613) 947-7305 [email protected]
James S. Cowan (613)995-4268 [email protected]
Call these numbers to connect toll-free:
1-800-OCANADA(662-6232) or 1-800-267-7362 (senate switchboard)
Department of Justice Canada – Media Relations (613) 957-4207
Contact Kristen Mann at (250)381-4220 or [email protected] with any questions
– Article from the International Hempology 101 Society.