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.”
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”.
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
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 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.