Pubdate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010
Source: Coast Reporter (CN BC)
Copyright: 2010 Coast Reporter
Author: Judith Renaud

C-15: failing our youth


Educators for Sensible Drug Policy is an organization of educators
devoted to facts about Canadian drug policy in our schools and
communities. Bill C-15 is not helping educators to do their jobs. The
government is setting a dangerous precedent of how to teach for
failure rather than success.

Experience with alcohol prohibition shows that legalization,
regulation and taxation not only can put the government in control of
all drugs but can also create the framework to help keep the drugs out
of the hands of our youth.

We encourage the government to put a stop to Bill C-15. Prohibition of
drugs is a complete failure! Youth know it and are questioning why the
government does not know it.

As a parent and grandparent, I will discourage any school that
supports and encourages misinformation about drug use and abuse. As a
taxpayer I want these public funds to go towards reality-based,
scientific drug education programs for my daughters and their
children. My family, like every Canadian family, deserves the best in
drug education programs backed by the preponderance of available
science. And, to be a true Canadian, it will be to show outrage at the
government's approach that appears to be enriching gangsters, creating
and sustaining more violence in our communities and being ignorant to
the cause.

Do we as Canadians want to support failed drug policies that reflect
American drug war propaganda?

Judith Renaud

Educators for Sensible Drug Policy

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