No to Bill C15
We believe that Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, is step in the wrong direction. Canada faces serious challenges regarding drugs in our society, and Bill C-15 will only make these challenges worse. By introducing Mandatory Minimum Sentences (MMS) the Government will be hurting Canadians of all walks of life, including young people. MMS have already been proven to not impact drug crime, and many American states that have MMS are repealing the ineffective laws. The financial, health, and social costs of MMS are much too great. Therefore, we believe it is time for our government to stop "getting tough" and start "getting smart." THEREFORE, we, the undersigned, call on all Members of Parliament to vote against Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.