Pubdate: Tue, 15 Feb 2000
Date: 02/15/2000
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Author: Edgar Bernardo
Authors: Edgar Bernardo

Langley Councillor On Wrong Track

When bylaws like those which Langley City councillor Evan Williams and
Mayor Marlene Grinnell are proposing, I can see why people feel
privacy is deteriorating.

You come home from a day's work to find someone knocking at your door
wanting to come in and inspect your house. Do you take them on the
tour? Or do they go where they want?

And what if you don't open the door? Do they break it down? This is
what the Nazis did in the Second World War.

If people are growing marijuana in rental homes, what about those who
own their homes? What does the law have in store for them?

This is a loss of freedom and nothing else. Our grandfathers fought to
have this freedom.

And for Williams' sake, I would like to add that it's better to have a
bleeding heart than no heart at all!

Edgar Bernardo,
North Vancouver

Note: Caption under photo reads "A proposed bylaw to allow random
searches of Langley rental homes for marijuana grow operations like
this one is bunk, readers say."