With Bill C-26 (calling for mandatory minimum sentences for selling even small amounts of marijuana) now before the house, it's time for the opposition parties to take some time to OPPOSE this incredibly stupid bill. There's a good article in today's Vancouver Sun ("Canada's drug crime bill brings calls for caution from U.S.") that should give them some good talking points. Basically the overwhelming evidence is that they don't work, which is why many state governments are rolling back mandatory sentences.
I can only think of three reasons why "The Punisher" is pushing ahead with another dumb piece of legislation: he was bullied alot as a kid; he's compensating; or he's so infatuated with Bush that he'll just do anything to impress him. I'm thinking maybe it's all three. Steve's performance at the Three Amigos meet 'n' greet this week sure confirms the latter. Maybe he could get some therapy instead.
The bill might also goes some way to explain why Monte Solberg decided that a homelessness program being implemented in Portland, Oregon wasn't for Canada. Solberg claimed that while the program was a terrific idea it wasn't a good idea because they don't know the number of homeless people so they can't set any targets.
I have another theory -- Solberg CAN'T COUNT! Is he joking?!? The reason for not providing housing for the homeless is because you can't precisely quantify them? I'll tell you what, Monty we'll enrol you in KINDERGARTEN so you can learn. A better answer might have been: "We don't need to build any housing because we're going to put them all in jail." That sounds more along the lines of what the Harperites are planning.