Stephen Harper’s Drug Problem

Harper Says NO to Any ProgressHarper Says NO to Any ProgressStephen Harper has a drug problem. Like so many who share the monkey on his back, he likely doesn?t realise that it?s a problem yet, and would be unlikely to admit it if he did. Those closest to him either share the problem or keep silent about it, acting as enablers.
Those slightly more removed recognise the problem, but do not speak out either because they fear repercussions or because they hope to benefit if Harper?s drug problem leads to his destruction. They do not care about those that will be harmed as Harper?s problem spirals out of control.

Like so many before him, Stephen developed his problem by poor choices made early in life. His role models, people like Ronald Reagan, had drug problems of their own. His peers, people like George Bush, have also followed that path.

I don?t mean, of course, that Stephen Harper is running around Ottawa snorting cocaine off the bodies of exotic dancers, shooting heroin in the Peace Tower, or cooking up a batch of methamphetamine every time he returns to Calgary. I have no idea if he does those things, nor am I terribly interested in his hobbies. I feel I should make that clear because Mr. Harper does have a reputation for being both humourless and litigious.

Mr. Harper?s drug problem, at least the one we should be concerned about, is one based in his ideological ignorance. After decades of reports recommending the legalisation or decriminalization of marijuana, Harper has promised that he will scrap the proposed law to soften sentences for possession of marijuana. After years of watching the US war on drugs fail dismally, Harper has promised to adopt a mandatory sentencing regime very similar to the US system. The United States is the world?s largest per capita jailer of its own people and Harper seems poised to follow in their footsteps.

The Conservative platform on drugs is clear. According to Conservative Party website, ?A Conservative government will:

* Impose mandatory minimum prison sentences of at least two years in prison for indictable offences such as trafficking, importing/exporting, or production of Schedule I drugs such as heroin, cocaine, or crystal meth. The mandatory prison sentences would also apply to the same offences involving more than 3 kilograms of marijuana or hashish (e.g., marijuana grow operations with more than 15 plants based on RCMP estimates of 200 grams per plant).7

* End conditional sentencing (house arrest) for all indictable drug offences.

* Increase fines for drug traffickers or producers to reflect the street value of drugs, with escalating fines for repeat offences.

* Prevent the decriminalization of marijuana.

* Make precursor chemicals of crystal meth harder to get. For example, medications containing pseudoephedrine would have to be placed behind pharmacy counters.

* Introduce a national drug strategy with particular emphasis on youth. This strategy will encompass all drugs, not just marijuana, in implementing a nationwide awareness campaign to dissuade young people from using drugs.?

Harper and his party also show little support for harm reduction programs. The future of Vancouver?s safe injection site, a success by most accounts, has been thrown into doubt by Harper?s December 3, 2005 campaign statement that, “We as a government will not use taxpayers’ money to fund drug use. That is not the strategy we will pursue.” Harper considers throwing people in prison, for what the vast majority of medical professionals consider an illness, to be a reasonable response to drug use in Canada. Instead of following the advice of the medical community and the progressive ideas of professionals working with drug addicts, Mr. Harper has chosen to follow the example of George Bush, an untreated alcohol and drug abuser with a history of making decisions based on faith instead of fact.

Harper Says NO to Any ProgressGiven Mr. Harper?s penchant for jailing people for drug crimes, and his reluctance to help people who will otherwise turn to theft to fund their addictions, the question of how much this is going to cost us quickly arises. His strengthening of prohibitions will push the price of marijuana up, drawing even more people into the growing and selling of that drug, and hard drugs will also see a rise in street value, making the importation and sale of cocaine and heroin even more lucrative. Harper will, if he follows through on his campaign promises, increase policing, tie up our court system, and imprison more Canadians.

In the US, the model that Harper is undoubtedly following, mandatory sentences and increased policing have caused a massive increase in the number of people in jail. Canada?s jails are already over-crowded, so we would have to build more of them. Has Mr. Harper taken that into account in the costing of his platform? Given the right-wing doctrine of privatisation, does he intend to follow the US model of privately run prisons?

Stephen Harper has also promised to deport non-citizens who import or sell drugs. No word on whether he would also extradite Marc Emery to the US as soon as possible, but before the election Emery wrote, ?On a personal note, I?d say that voting Conservative is a KILL MARC REFERENDUM for this election.

?It is a certainty that the Conservatives would extradite me to a lifetime imprisonment in the USA. Vic Toews, the likely Justice Minister in a Conservative government, is a nasty fundamentalist and represents the most severe regime possible for the cannabis community. As I have said, if I am extradited to the United States, Canadians will never see me alive again.? Obviously Emery feels that a Harper government would be even worse than a Martin government for him and other Canadians who find themselves threatened by regressive US drug laws.

Even more troubling is Mr. Harper?s lack of a proposed policy on the international drug trade. Will he be using the Canadian military to aid the United States in its war on drugs? Will our peacekeepers find themselves guarding oil pipelines in Colombia as part of that war? Will we be participating in the spraying of drug crops in South America? Will our foreign aid have conditions regarding drug laws? Will our Mounties be training paramilitaries with a history of murdering unionists and indigenous people? The Conservative Party has not said, but they do seem poised to follow all other aspects of Mr. Bush?s failed anti-drug campaign.

How does Mr. Harper feel about the newly elected Bolivian President and ex-coca farmer, Evo Morales? How about Morales? newly appointed Minister of Social Defence, Felipe Caceres, also a former farmer of the cocaine-producing plant? Harper has made no statement about these recent developments, but we can assume that he won?t be pleased. Will he be joining in applying the pressure that the US will undoubtedly place on Morales? How will that affect trade? If the US decides to covertly wipe out Bolivian coca crops will Harper lend his support? Is Harper aware that coca is the base of many Andean Indian folk medicines as well as being a sacred plant in their culture? Does he feel than people in South America are somehow responsible for drug abuse in North America?

Similar questions exist for Afghanistan. Now that a US-led coalition is in charge of the country, Afghanistan has become the world?s largest supplier of heroin. It has become the basis of much of the Afghan economy. Would Harper endorse the draconian and ineffective measures of crop eradication that the Bush regime is prone to, or would he endorse the Senlis Council?s much more progressive attempt to license opium growers and introduce alternative crop strategies? Is anybody in the Conservative Party even aware that there is a shortage of morphine in the world and the detrimental effects that has on medical treatment in developing countries?

The problem with all of these questions is that Mr. Harper, his party, and his supporters seem not to have even considered them. The mention of drugs brings the usual knee-jerk response of ?Lock them up.? That?s a response we?ve been trying since drugs were outlawed in the early part of the last century, and our drug problem has gotten worse instead of better. Our policies have caused crime and violence by producing both a profit motive and a lack of options for addicts. I don?t know about Mr. Harper, but when I?m trying to solve a problem and an attempted solution fails, I generally try a different solution.

That Mr. Harper?s drug problem is considered socially acceptable in the circles he runs in has no doubt allowed it to worsen. That the Canadian mainstream media has failed to take Harper to task for his addiction to a failed ideology indicates that Harper isn?t the only dope in Canada. Perhaps the Canadian people need to stage an intervention.

Article from www.ViveLeCanada.ca.

Comments

375 Comments

  1. Pingback: oasis publix

  2. Pingback: pikavippi

  3. Pingback: Web Site

  4. Pingback: homepage

  5. Pingback: high quality online clothing stores

  6. Pingback: http://mcgutscheine.com/

  7. Pingback: 15 Minute Manifestation

  8. Pingback: Rodney Walker MCA

  9. Pingback: http://altinfiyatlariguncel.net

  10. Pingback: Unleash The Power Within

  11. Pingback: instagram hack

  12. Pingback: terrance

  13. Pingback: tiara

  14. Pingback: Read More

  15. Pingback: you could try these out

  16. Pingback: couples cruises

  17. Pingback: cheap oakleys for sale

  18. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد سوم

  19. Pingback: Mainostoimisto

  20. Pingback: Qu� es Navisi�n

  21. Pingback: instagram takipçi satın al

  22. Pingback: חנות הבשר של הרב יגאל כהן

  23. Pingback: ice totally gaming

  24. Pingback: domain

  25. Pingback: dating

  26. Pingback: sildenafil pour femme

  27. Pingback: Technologia

  28. Pingback: Get More Information

  29. Pingback: Microsoft Windows 10 Buy

  30. Pingback: buy china goods

  31. Pingback: grande cazzo

  32. Pingback: dicas

  33. Pingback: Website

  34. Pingback: this hyperlink

  35. Pingback: Buy Viagra Online

  36. Pingback: Bitcoin

  37. Pingback: コピーブランド

  38. Pingback: water pipe

  39. Pingback: Buy Bitcoin

  40. Pingback: life and health insurance today

  41. Pingback: mp3

  42. Pingback: Buy Pop Beats

  43. Pingback: iPhone 7 128GB

  44. Pingback: equality

  45. Pingback: payday loans no credit check online

  46. Pingback: phen375 offers

  47. Pingback: pewność siebie

  48. Pingback: hartford home insurance

  49. Pingback: quote home insurance

  50. Pingback: Vancouver BC Airport Shuttle

  51. Pingback: free xbox live gold codes

  52. Pingback: weight loss diet plan for women

  53. Pingback: AUTO insurance zip code comparison

  54. Pingback: psn code generator

  55. Pingback: תפילין לבר מצווה בלוד

  56. Pingback: marijuana cbd oil

  57. Pingback: hemp oil side effects

  58. Pingback: בדיקת מזוזוה בלוד

  59. Pingback: licensed moneylender

  60. Pingback: licensed moneylender

  61. Pingback: master typing

  62. Pingback: Lotto Dominator

  63. Pingback: Tags

  64. Pingback: he has a good point

  65. Pingback: bankruptcy attorney

  66. Pingback: Fake Oakleys

  67. Pingback: Office website

  68. Pingback: the homeowners insurance cost

  69. Pingback: matthew pillmore

  70. Pingback: 816-524-0404 bankruptcy lawyer

  71. Pingback: product reviews

  72. Pingback: global-lighting shop

  73. Pingback: sleep salon

  74. Pingback: wordpress

  75. Pingback: vermiculite

  76. Pingback: free designer tools 2018

  77. Pingback: bitcoin

  78. Pingback: Limos Bus Vancouver BC

  79. Pingback: coffee grinder and brewer

  80. Pingback: دانلود اینه بغل

  81. Pingback: http://sexmake.com/

  82. Pingback: bridesmaid dresses toronto

  83. Pingback: self managed dedicated servers

  84. Pingback: xxx porn

  85. Pingback: Darwin Horan

  86. Pingback: skin whitening

  87. Pingback: excel tutorial

  88. Pingback: excel

  89. Pingback: fake gucci bags

  90. Pingback: excel tutorial

  91. Pingback: more info here

  92. Pingback: read here

  93. Pingback: i was reading this

  94. Pingback: Szaktekintély,

  95. Pingback: look at this site

  96. Pingback: have a peek here

  97. Pingback: walmart1

  98. Pingback: page

  99. Pingback: mobile accessories

  100. Pingback: walmartone

  101. Pingback: car rental cordoba

  102. Pingback: http://www.china-tradekey.com

  103. Pingback: michael kors

  104. Pingback: buy blueray porn hd

  105. Pingback: shemale

  106. Pingback: Games Kizi

  107. Pingback: homemade porn

  108. Pingback: پنجره یو پی وی سی

  109. Pingback: shemale porn

  110. Pingback: free porn sites

  111. Pingback: the last of us free download pc no survey

  112. Pingback: bahiarestaurante.com

  113. Pingback: porn sites

  114. Pingback: air max 90 mens

  115. Pingback: get bigger naturally

  116. Pingback: pirater un compte facebook

  117. Pingback: Personalized Video From Santa Claus

  118. Pingback: landal winterbergen

  119. Pingback: amateur porn sites

  120. Pingback: buy instagram porn

  121. Pingback: porno

  122. Pingback: best porn site

  123. Pingback: deeeep io

  124. Pingback: spinner.io game

  125. Pingback: Pornofilme

  126. Pingback: best porn site

  127. Pingback: stainless drink coaster

  128. Pingback: best porn site

  129. Pingback: stainless steel organizer

  130. Pingback: homemade porn sites

  131. Pingback: vip financial education

  132. Pingback: satin al

  133. Pingback: https://goo.gl/oUDwo4

  134. Pingback: bici motore

  135. Pingback: similar web site

  136. Pingback: michael kors factory outlet

  137. Pingback: best porn site

  138. Pingback: Cursuri dans constanta

  139. Pingback: eico house insurance

  140. Pingback: progressive quote

  141. Pingback: nike iphone 6 case

  142. Pingback: mk bags

  143. Pingback: momschips

  144. Pingback: anniversary gifts

  145. Pingback: programas de ventas gratis

  146. Pingback: Schlüsseldienst

  147. Pingback: Peter Schatzberg

  148. Pingback: mom porn

  149. Pingback: cell phone spy software

  150. Pingback: Schnelle Türöffnung

  151. Pingback: rekomendasi saham

  152. Pingback: Yahoo Finance

  153. Pingback: اغاني عربية

  154. Pingback: Corporate Computer Recycling newbury

  155. Pingback: pornwik

  156. Pingback: old computer disposal

  157. Pingback: pirater un compte facebook

  158. Pingback: it disposal

  159. Pingback: Arvind Pandit

  160. Pingback: http://www.unionbaygroup.com/blog/union-bay-group-blog/post/psbj-welcomes-new-aerospace-reporter-andrew-mcintosh

  161. Pingback: zobacz

  162. Pingback: https://tinychat.com/room/vatigo4335

  163. Pingback: news bhaskar

  164. Pingback: Blackhat

  165. Pingback: avakin life hack apk

  166. Pingback: نهنگ عنبر

  167. Pingback: Breastfeeding scarf

  168. Pingback: Stretchy car seat cover

  169. Pingback: فیلم رگ خواب

  170. Pingback: prostara

  171. Pingback: consumerhealthdigest.com/menopause-supplement-reviews/menoquil.html

  172. Pingback: zenofem

  173. Pingback: consumerhealthdigest.com/sleep-aid-reviews/somulin.html

  174. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  175. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  176. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  177. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  178. Pingback: glass coasters

  179. Pingback: 2014 soccer heads

  180. Pingback: Oddsmonkey

  181. Pingback: pirater un compte facebook

  182. Pingback: buy hacklink google

  183. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  184. Pingback: دانلود

  185. Pingback: Judi Bola Menarik

  186. Pingback: go here to seee the asite

  187. Pingback: this

  188. Pingback: sex mobile

  189. Pingback: game hack

  190. Pingback: missguided coupon code

  191. Pingback: missguided coupon code

  192. Pingback: child abuse statute

  193. Pingback: SkinAlley

  194. Pingback: look what I found

  195. Pingback: free porn app

  196. Pingback: real caller app

  197. Pingback: music

  198. Pingback: Breastfeeding scarf

  199. Pingback: Stroller cover

  200. Pingback: دانلود فیلم رایگان

  201. Pingback: headhunting

  202. Pingback: پنجره

  203. Pingback: Find Out More

  204. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  205. Pingback: how to make aquarius feel better

  206. Pingback: cheap postage

  207. Pingback: پنجره

  208. Pingback: acrylic sport socks

  209. Pingback: https://storify.com/jimstephenson20/following

  210. Pingback: https://speakerdeck.com/jimstephens908

  211. Pingback: textbook solution manuals

  212. Pingback: Judi Togel

  213. Pingback: دانلود فیلم نهنگ عنبر 2

  214. Pingback: car shipping companies

  215. Pingback: cheap jordans china

  216. Pingback: vape pen tanks

  217. Pingback: top 10 vape mods

  218. Pingback: blackheads

  219. Pingback: buy hacklink google

  220. Pingback: recruitment

  221. Pingback: Cool For The Summer Hot Fuck Cumshot MV

  222. Pingback: Poker Online

  223. Pingback: watch movies online

  224. Pingback: joseph

  225. Pingback: premium real estate wordpress theme

  226. Pingback: garden bridges

  227. Pingback: garden bridges Dallas

  228. Pingback: پنجره

  229. Pingback: download

  230. Pingback: download movie

  231. Pingback: دانلود

  232. Pingback: download

  233. Pingback: karaj

  234. Pingback: tools kitchen

  235. Pingback: vegas casinos online

  236. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  237. Pingback: maintenance

  238. Pingback: live sex cams

  239. Pingback: Polecam

  240. Pingback: Web Design

  241. Pingback: garden

  242. Pingback: gardening

  243. Pingback: Concurso P�blico

  244. Pingback: فیلم

  245. Pingback: پنجره

  246. Pingback: karaj

  247. Pingback: پنجره

  248. Pingback: Nursery Rhymes

  249. Pingback: google ch porn

  250. Pingback: Yakima

  251. Pingback: دانلود

  252. Pingback: window price

  253. Pingback: window

  254. Pingback: download best

  255. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  256. Pingback: ed sheeran don t

  257. Pingback: buy proxy

  258. Pingback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bld2NoB1hBI

  259. Pingback: grafisch.LinkMolen.nl

  260. Pingback: garden bridges new york

  261. Pingback: how to buy weed online

  262. Pingback: instagram turbanli sex izle

  263. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  264. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  265. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  266. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  267. Pingback: پنجره

  268. Pingback: پنجره

  269. Pingback: پنجره

  270. Pingback: قیمت پنجره دوجداره

  271. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  272. Pingback: upvc window

  273. Pingback: sell home

  274. Pingback: دانلود فیلم روز

  275. Pingback: free shipping codes

  276. Pingback: Limo Rental Vancouver BC

  277. Pingback: android apps

  278. Pingback: دانلود

  279. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره وین تک

  280. Pingback: قیمت پنجره

  281. Pingback: Best Crib Mattress

  282. Pingback: political polls

  283. Pingback: http://www.allstarautosolutions.com/ignition-system-spark-plugs/

  284. Pingback: دانلودسریال عالیجناب قسمت دوم

  285. Pingback: دانلود قسمت دوم سریال عالیجناب

  286. Pingback: learn more

  287. Pingback: Long Island Roofing

  288. Pingback: Angie

  289. Pingback: Furnace repair

  290. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 16

  291. Pingback: KLIK

  292. Pingback: KLIK

  293. Pingback: Social Media Marketing

  294. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد سیزده 13

  295. Pingback: دانلود سریال شهرزاد قسمت 15 پانزده

  296. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت سیزده 13

  297. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت 15

  298. Pingback: vpm

  299. Pingback: دانلود فیلم

  300. Pingback: titleist 917 driver for sale

  301. Pingback: source

  302. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد

  303. Pingback: vigra master natural

  304. Pingback: coin-banks review

  305. Pingback: bitcoin trading

  306. Pingback: DraftKings DFS

  307. Pingback: coin-banks review

  308. Pingback: coin-banks

  309. Pingback: coin-banks review

  310. Pingback: coin-banks trading

  311. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره

  312. Pingback: Bandar Bola Online Terpercaya

  313. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفتم شهرزاد دوم

  314. Pingback: clash royale hack

  315. Pingback: kinesphere

  316. Pingback: Psp gaming console

  317. Pingback: buy zynga chips

  318. Pingback: Roof Repair Long Island

  319. Pingback: online hotel booking

  320. Pingback: دانلود قسمت ششم شهرزاد دوم

  321. Pingback: gamble slot machines

  322. Pingback: groin wrap

  323. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Dania Beach

  324. Pingback: Acne Facial Treatments Tamarac

  325. Pingback: Facial Spa Services Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

  326. Pingback: Facial Spa Services Dania Beach

  327. Pingback: Facial Spa Services Pembroke Pines

  328. Pingback: CBD Oil

  329. Pingback: شرکت تولیدی پنجره دوجداره

  330. Pingback: capricorn woman and libra man love match

  331. Pingback: آموزش پنجره دوجداره

  332. Pingback: پنجره دوجداره وین تک ویستابست

  333. Pingback: دانلود سریال عاشقانه

  334. Pingback: پنجره ضد سرقت المانی

  335. Pingback: ساخت پنجره دو سه جداره

  336. Pingback: porno

  337. Pingback: porno

  338. Pingback: porno gratis

  339. Pingback: videos porno

  340. Pingback: porno

  341. Pingback: porno

  342. Pingback: videos porno

  343. Pingback: videos porno

  344. Pingback: videos porno

  345. Pingback: porno

  346. Pingback: taylormade m1 driver

  347. Pingback: videos porno

  348. Pingback: دانلود قسمت اول شهرزاد دوم

  349. Pingback: دانلود قسمت سوم شهرزاد دوم

  350. Pingback: دانلود ققسمت 12 عاشقانه

  351. Pingback: Loyola College for Sale by CollegeDunia

  352. Pingback: casinos online usa

  353. Pingback: movie

  354. Pingback: Boom lift repair miami

  355. Pingback: Free Stuff Worldwide

  356. Pingback: Paleo Diet

  357. Pingback: lesbian porn xxx

  358. Pingback: دانلود فصل دوم شهرزاد

  359. Pingback: dolandirici

  360. Pingback: Rachel Starr

  361. Pingback: Abigail Mac

  362. Pingback: Dani Jensen

  363. Pingback: دانلود قسمت چهارده عاشقانه

  364. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هفدهم عاشقانه

  365. Pingback: دانلود قسمت سیزده عاشقانه

  366. Pingback: دانلود قسمت دوازدهم عاشقانه

  367. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت هفتم فصل دوم

  368. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت نهم فصل دوم

  369. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت دوازدهم فصل دوم

  370. Pingback: دانلود شهرزاد قسمت هشتم فصل دوم

  371. Pingback: دانلود قسمت هشتم شهرزاد دوم

  372. Pingback: دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2 دوم 2aaadffdsvc

  373. Pingback: medication for alcoholism

  374. Pingback: دانلود رایگان قسمت 8 هشتم سریال شهرزاد فصل دوم 2

  375. Pingback: xmt85c4wx5ctwxw3tcerthve56