Pubdate: Fri, 02 Aug 2002
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002 Calgary Herald
Author: Carey Ker


Re: "Hey, man! Don't Bogart that joint," Catherine Ford, Opinion, July 24.

As a father of two wonderful daughters, aged 19 and 13, I can certainly 
attest prohibition has done nothing to limit their access to any illicit 
substance (nor did it back in my high school years in Edmonton).

As always, our politicians seem to opt for demagoguery by confusing 
prohibition with regulation for their own benefit. I hope common sense will 
prevail and that our politicians will have the courage to do the right 
thing. American moral apprehension is a poor substitute for good public 
policy. Thank God, we live in Canada!

Carey Ker

Toronto, Ont.
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