Stop Bill C-10: Activists Plan Visit to BC Premier Christy Clark’s Office

CANNABIS CULTURE – A group of activists will pay a visit to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark’s office today to submit thousands of letters warning against the Harper government’s Omnibus Crime Bill.

Bill C-10 was proposed by the majority Conservative government and includes mandatory minimum sentences for minor marijuana offences as well as many other changes that experts say will overload Canada’s prison system with new inmates and cost untold billions of dollars.

Several provinces including Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland told Ottawa they cannot afford the price of the new legislation and have refused to pick up the tab.

Clark said she is concerned about the projected costs of the new bill, but that she supports Harper’s tough-on-crime stance.

“We do need to be tougher on crime in this country,” Clark told the press. “There are going to be costs associated with this, and we have to work through them with the federal government. But, ultimately, I am not willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater.”

Leadnow.ca, a website devoted to fostering “progress through democracy”, has started a letter-writing campaign to Clark and the premiers of other provinces, encouraging them to stand up to Harper and refuse the costs of the new legislation.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN

In a message sent to Vancouver activists, Leadnow.ca Campaigns Director Matthew Carroll outlined today’s protest action at the Premier’s office:

In the last couple of weeks, tens of thousands of Canadians in the Leadnow community have spoken out with you against the Harper government’s cruel, ineffective crime bill. Thousands of people across BC sent messages direct to Premier Christy Clark demanding she refuse to allow British Columbians to have to pick up the tab for a dangerous, fill-the-prisons approach to justice the federal government is trying to force on our provinces.

Our friends at Avaaz have joined the fight to stop the crime bill and tomorrow we’re teaming up to pay a visit to Premier Clark’s constituency office in West Point Grey.

What: Delivery of Leadnow.ca and Avaaz petitions direct to BC Premier Christy Clark’s constituency office
Where: 3615 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
When: 1pm, Monday 14 November 2011
On-site volunteer: Katherine – [email protected] – 250.884.3601

Together, we’ll deliver the Leadnow and Avaaz petitions to Premier Clarke’s offices. We’re hoping the media will be there to cover this, so we’d like to get a good turn out.

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    She didn’t bother with such insignificant things as asking her constituents whether or not they want to pay billions of dollars to keep small-time Cannabis growers off the streets because they are so dangerous. She just blithely says things like “We do need to be tougher on crime in this country. There are going to be costs associated with this, and we have to work through them with the federal government. But, ultimately, I am not willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater.”

    What is this “work through” she is referring to? There’s no working through, it’s the Provinces who will be paying, period. There is apparently something about that which she fails to comprehend, so I guess we the people have to explain it to her, with eggs on her office windows. She is apparently also unaware that Cannabis growing is paying her damn salary. That’s the biggest source of income in the Province. The woman is delusional. Harper should be promoting Cannabis growing as a means of bring US money into the country. The oil pipeline is off so now Weed is our only viable export. Without weed, BC would be a ghost town, and she would be working at Tim Horton’s like she should be.

  2. Ron on
  3. highman on

    in the article christy clark is associated wtih steven harper becasue she is our premier and has the ability to say “f you harper we dont wanna pay” and then the majoity of candian provinces wouldnt be paying and theyd be unable to put the bill through without the financial support

  4. marijuanaman on

    I am confused.. what does Cristy Clark has to do with Stephen Harper government and there crime bill …

  5. Anonymous on

    This is why it’s a bad idea to give a position of power to a common bimbo, they actually buy into the “we have to get tough on crime” line of the Conservatives. Yeah, maybe REAL crime, like politicians robbing us blind. As far as Cannabis goes, pretty much every judge in the country has concluded that is not worth incarcerating people for unless it is clearly a case of profiteering on prohibition, like with the Vietnamese who fill whole houses with weed. Them we should just deport. People who are responsible productive Canadians and happen to want to grow 6 plants for their own supply while living in an urban area and renting a home should certainly NOT be subjected to mandatory incarceration. If this woman thinks that makes sense then she has given us ample reason to believe that she is incapable of governing in a responsible manner and should therefore be removed before she hurts somebody. And for godsake don’t let her near a gun, or behind the wheel. Just put her in a padded cell somewhere so she can do no harm to innocent Canadians.