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« on: October 14, 2007, 03:57:41 pm »

Media Release

For Immediate Release

October 11, 2021


Harper's "war on drugs" regressive and irresponsible: Green Party


OTTAWA The Green Party today denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper's proposed drug strategy as an ideologically-driven step in the wrong direction and ignorant of evidence-based research.  Last week, Mr. Harper announced his intent to spend $64 million in a war on drugs, focusing on punishment and enforcement not prevention.


"Mr. Harper is far too eager to sign Canada on to a Bush-style war on drugs that has spent billions and achieved nothing," said Green Party leader Elizabeth May.  "An overwhelming body of evidence supports the notion that an effective drug strategy would focus on prevention, treatment facilities and harm reduction programs. 


"Mr. Harper preaches prevention, yet spends many times the funds allocated to prevention on enforcing antiquated drug laws and punishing drug users. This approach is akin to simply burning tax dollars and is severely damaging to society.  Instead of listening to the facts, Mr. Harper is trying to appear tough on crime in a desperate attempt to grab votes."


Jared Giesbrecht, Justice Critic for the Green Party, added that the 2002 Senate Special Committee on Drugs and examples from European countries have led the Green Party to the conclusion that it is time to legalize the adult use of marijuana, developing a taxation rate for the substance similar to that of tobacco.


"Mr. Harper's plan to impose tougher penalties on users of marijuana and other drugs is a misguided approach. Substance abuse is a medical issue, not a criminal issue. Simply spending more tax dollars on drug law enforcement is not the answer. Canadians want to see a comprehensive anti-drug strategy that gets to the root of the problem, not Harper's patch-work agenda that seeks the quick fix."


Mr. Giesbrecht added that the Green Party would fund and expand safe injection sites, like the Insite clinic in Vancouver, that are proven to save lives. 





Camille Labchuk

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 04:22:01 pm »

The Greens rule.  I will be supporting them federally.  I have to give credit where it's due.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 07:16:48 pm »


I cant find your number

I need to talk to you ,  Ethan , Moe and all of you others about this ,,,

can any of you  please call  me @ 604 930 5059 and i will call you back so you incur no expense

Thank you  and I know this may help us both

Please !! They are for real People !!


----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Harris
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2021 6:25 PM
Subject: Help the Green Party of Saskchewan Run a Full Slate!

Dear Green Party Suppporters:

A provincial election has just been called in Saskatchewan for November 7 and the Green Party of Saskatchewan (GPS) needs your help in achieving its first ever full slate!!

So far the GPS has nominated 37 candidates in the province's 58 ridings. But GPS needs your help in finding the final 21 candidates.

Call all your family and friends in Saskatchewan and urge them to get involved in the election helping the Green Party! You may know of someone in an environmental NGO, or someone who has deep concerns about the future of the planet, climate change, or has a son or daughter who has childhood asthma.

In the 2003 election the Green Party fielded 27 candidates (less than half) and won less than 1% of the vote. Help GPS achieve a full slate of candidates, and I predict the party will quadruple its vote!!

You can see which ridings GPS is still seeking a candidate in at

If you know of someone who would make a good candidate email GPS leader Sandra Finley at or call her at (306) 373-8078.

The deadline for filing nominations is Monday October 22 at 2 pm.

If anyone wants to move to Saskatchewan for the big push this week, GPS will find you a place to stay. Help make history happen. Help be part of the team bringing about the first ever full slate in Saskatchewan!!

Heck, it's so exciting I may head to Saskatoon to help on this campaign!! If you want to go but don't know how to get there email me at and watch my blog at

The Green Party is the only party in the election opposing nuclear power and uranium refining, and phase out electrical power from burning coal. You can read about the GPS' platform at

Please forward this to other like minded individuals who you feel would be able to help GPS.

Let's give every voter in Saskatchewan the right to vote green, the right to vote for hope!

Jim Harris
Former Leader, Green Party of Canada 


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