Stop Bill C-10: How to Help – Sign the Petitions

CANNABIS CULTURE – Here are a few ways to help stop Conservative omnibus crime bill C-10, the nasty ‘tough-on-crime’ legislation experts say will cost billions and hurt Canadians.

Several activist groups have started petitions against Bill C-10 (also known as the Safe Streets and Communities Act), some asking provincial government heads to join Ontario and Quebec in declaring opposition to the bill.

Avaaz.org is hosting a petition called “Stop Harper’s cruel crime bill”, which will be sent to Premiers across the province urging them to immediately declare their “opposition to Conservative Justice Minister Rob Nicholson’s backwards crime bill that will cost Provinces and taxpayers many millions of tax dollars – wasting our money on a law that isn’t needed and that won’t make Canada safer.”

SIGN THE AVAAZ.ORG PETITION

Leadnow.ca has multiple petitions available, a national one asking Justice Minister Rob Nicholson to “immediately stop Bill C-10 and establish an independent commission of diverse citizens and experts to create a 21st century Canadian justice plan”.

SIGN THE LEADNOW.CA NATIONAL PETITION

The site also features a series of 13 petitions asking Premiers to “join with other provinces in refusing to pay for Bill C-10.”

SIGN THE LEADNOW.CA PROVINCIAL PETITION FOR

BRITISH COLUMBIA
ALBERT
SASKATCHEWAN
MANITOBA
ONTARIO
QUEBEC (french)
NEW BRUNSWICK
P.E.I.
NOVA SCOTIA
NEWFOUNDLAND
YUKON TERRITORY
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
NUNAVUT

NORML.ca has petition sheets available on their website that can be printed and sent to MP’s that call upon Parliament to separate Bill C-10: The Safe Streets and Communities Act into its individual clauses and allow members to vote on each clause separately.

The Green Party of Canada has designed a webpage to send or customize a form letter to Members of Parliament, telling them to reject the omnibus crime bill.

Or please contact Members of Parliament and Senators directly and tell them you do not support the Safer Streets and Communities Act.

Find your Member of Parliament’s contact info on this list or search with your Postal Code.

Find a link to your Senator’s contact info on this list – or call them all!

Sign up at WhyProhibition.ca to get involved in marijuana activism online and receive regular updates about protest actions in your area.

Watch Cannabis Culture for more info about the Safer Streets and Communities Act and upcoming activism events.

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4 Comments

  1. clamface on

    well put., time to?

  2. Anonymous on

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2062526/Swiss-cannabis-smokers-allowed-grow-marijuana-plants-stop-buying-drugs-illegally.html

    Cannabis smokers in Switzerland will soon be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants each at home to stop them buying drugs on the black market.

    In a bizarre twist to the new law, four people sharing a house can grow up to 16 plants – but only if each person tends to their own crop.

    The deregulation of Switzerland’s already lax cannabis laws has been agreed by four neighbouring regions in the French-speaking part of the Alpine country.

    Alpine oddity: Drug users will be able to grow up to four cannabis plants each in four regions of Switzerland, including the beautiful Neuchatel (pictured)
    A spokesman for the Neuchatel region said: ‘We have agreed these new rules to prevent drugs tourism between regions where the rules are different, and to stop them buying it on the streets.
    More…Charlotte Church’s mother ‘tried to commit suicide’ just before NotW ran cocaine scandal story… and the piece went in the paper anyway

    ‘But one person can not start growing more than four plants just by claiming they live with other people.

    ‘In this case, these other people have to actually be cultivating the plants themselves.

    Strange strategy: Four people sharing a house will be able to grow 16 plants between them, providing each can prove they are cultivating their own crop
    ‘This means attending to the plant in such a way as to make it grow.’

    Swiss daily Le Matin quipped: ‘This basically means that you can grow four more plants for every housemate you have – just as long as they know how to hold a watering can.’

    The rules will apply in the cantons of Vaud, Neuchatel, Geneva and Fribourg from January 1 next year.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2062526/Swiss-cannabis-smokers-allowed-grow-marijuana-plants-stop-buying-drugs-illegally.html#ixzz1e5esmFBE

  3. Anonymous on

    HOW BOUT STEVEN HARPER AND HIS NASTY WIFE WHO MURDER INNOCENT CANADIANS WITH BIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR OXIDED HAND HELD WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOR ZIONISTS(A ITALIAN WORD FOR ROME AND THER COLOR RED), WE CANADIANS WANT THE GOVERNMENTS AND POLICE IN JAIL WHO DON’T FOLLOW THE LAWS AND OR EXECUTED INTERNATIONALLY EVEN FOR MONEY IF WE HAD TO LIKE MUSSOLINI…

  4. Anonymous on

    What the Cannabis parts of C-10 indicate is that the Conservatives have no faith whatsoever in the country’s judges to make appropriate rulings. Or is it that they know that all judges aren’t necessarily Conservatives so they want to make it law that all judges, regardless of political affiliation, will have to follow the Conservative’s Party line, willingly or not. In essence, what they are saying is that the Conservative Party will now be handling all court related matters. They will decide what punishment is appropriate before the crime has even been committed, and then the judges will have no choice but to hand you a piece of paper at your sentencing which says “The Conservative Party has Assumed Control, enjoy your cage, puny Canadian citizen, you don’t even get a sentencing hearing anymore, hahahahaha! Pass the schnapps, Colonel Burkhalter”.