Canadian Senate Passes Harsh Crime Bill

Canada appears set to march boldly backward as the Senate has passed a Conservative crime bill that includes mandatory minimums for growing as few as six marijuana plants. Chronicle story here.

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I can't help but note the

I can't help but note the irony or perhaps poetic justice in a situation where the very people who are the backbone of the Conservative party, the older and middle aged among us, who will be most affected in a negative way by the actions of the politicians they backed. At the same time as crime rates are at an all time low, the Conservatives are set to spend vast sums on building a prison-industrial complex, and to pay for it they are making changes (read reductions) in the OAS program on which many seniors depend. They take away from seniors to pay for arresting, prosecuting and penalizing our grandchildren for smoking a joint or growing a few plants. Note that I am almost 60 myself, and have never backed prohibition, because I am a sentient being who can think for himself. Many others lack this ability, and without thought have backed zealot prohibitionists. Now that snake is biting them back, and they don’t like it. Wah, Wah, Wah. It was they who believed a politician when he said he would save them from non-existent boogie bears and unreported crime, now they will suffer. You decide; Irony or Poetic Justice?  

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