Pubdate: Mon, 24 Jan 2005
Source: Toronto Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2005 The Toronto Star
Author: Kane Slater
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


Unwilling To Offer Same Protection

Re Letter, Jan. 21.

Letter writer Michael Stewart refers to homosexuals as "the last remaining 
sector of Canadians not to enjoy the full benefits of the Charter." While 
homosexuals should, of course, have the benefit of all Charter rights, 
there is actually a much larger group of Canadians whose Charter rights are 
not respected -- the more than four million Canadians who choose to use 

Imprisoning people for using or selling a healthy herb is a grossly 
unreasonable violation of most of the rights supposedly guaranteed by our 
Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Most obviously, it is a violation of "the 
right to life, liberty and security of the person; the right to be secure 
against unreasonable search and seizure; the right not to be arbitrarily 
imprisoned and the right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment."

Kane Slater

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