Pubdate: Thu, 14 Nov 2002
Source: Northern Life (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002 Northern Life
Author: Pierre M. Laberge


It seems the Senate wants to legalize pot. They want to put the drug lords 
out of business. Instead they want small companies to make money selling 
pot to Canadians. And this will pay dividends to shareholders. Meanwhile, 
our enlightened health council wants to bankrupt small business owners in 
high draconian style. How? Well, they want to ban smoking, even in bars and 

I quote from Senator Pierre Claude Nolin on the pot issue: "The premise of 
our report is that in a free society, such as ours, citizens should have 
the right to make their own informed decisions on their own behavior as 
long as it does not inordinately harm others."

He goes on to say: "We think Canadians are quite capable of making a wise 
choice with respect to cannabis policy."

The prime minister should make Sudbury councillors members of the Senate.

At the same time, I think Nolin should be appointed mayor of Sudbury, 
(maybe for life). Even if he never shows up for council meetings, he coud 
do no worse than our current mayor did for some recent important meetings.

Pierre M. Laberge Sudbury
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