Pubdate: Wed, 04 Sep 2002
Source: Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB)
Copyright: 2002 Winnipeg Free Press
Author: Malcolm G. Ratcliffe


Re: Health minister is on bad trip, (Aug. 26). I'll assume Penni Mitchell 
was on vacation, or perhaps sleeping, when, during a recent televised 
interview, the U.S. drug czar informed Canadians, in no uncertain terms, 
that if Canada moved to do anything on the classification of marijuana as a 
controlled substance, the U.S. would impose trade sanctions against Canada.

The deep pockets Ms Mitchell speaks of are the deep pockets that control 
the government. Thinking you live in a democracy, and actually living in a 
"true" democracy, are two entirely different things. Canadians and 
Americans have been duped by capitalists into believing that if they give 
you a vote, you live in a democracy. How naive. A de-mock-racy, maybe.

Malcolm G. Ratcliffe

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