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Crime bill takes wrong approach

To the Editor,

Re: Marijuana prohibition a bizarre, expensive approach, Guest Comment, Dec. 17.

Christopher Foulds is right, the crime bill treats casual marijuana users with more force than it treats perverts.

Meanwhile, Health Canada’s proposed changes in conjunction with Bill C-10 clause, its amended clause 41 and its mandatory minimum penalties (the Safe Streets and Communities Act) will result in sick and dying Canadians who refuse to relinquish their Personal Production Licence and Designated Growers being targeted and jailed.

It’s an even more bizarre world when the Conservatives’ ideologically implemented legislation makes criminals of sick and dying Canadians, while effectively insulating organized drug kingpins, but that’s precisely what the Safe Streets and Communities Act will accomplish.

Moreover, the Safe Streets and Communities Act does nothing to circumvent youth access.

Wayne Phillips

Hamilton Ont.

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