Pubdate: Sun, 24 Aug 2014
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Copyright: 2014 Lloyd Atkins
Author: Lloyd Atkins
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


Marijuana: Be prepared for smoke and mirrors. Democracy is all about 
listening to the people. Justin Trudeau has heard what the majority 
of Canadians are saying about legalizing marijuana and is ready to 
act accordingly. Stephen Harper only listens to his conservative 
base, a dwindling minority of Canadians, and is determined to ignore 
reality in a crass attempt to garner campaign contributions. Trudeau 
wants to find a pragmatic solution for a modern-day problem. Harper 
wants to maintain an outdated unworkable punitive policy for partisan 
politics. Trudeau's plan will generate government revenue, introduce 
quality control standards and undermine organized crime. Harper's 
obstinate stand abets the underground drug economy, perpetuates the 
lack of product standards and guarantees organized crime's cash flow. 
In a desperate attempt to obscure and distort Trudeau's rational 
policy on marijuana, Harper has once again reached into the 
Conservatives' tickle trunk of dirty tricks an!
d pulled out their smoke screen generators and curved carnival 
mirrors. Please don't be taken in by their tawdry sideshow.

Lloyd Atkins

(The issue isn't as clear cut as you would lead people to believe.) 
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