Monday, August 18, 2008

Crack down on drugs?

John Williams, MP

August 18, 2008

I am writing about the recent literature you sent me. First of all, I want to thank you for including me in this mailing, in Toronto of late it is difficult to get any information about the Conservative Party and as someone who voted for the Conservatives and Stephen Harper your flyer was appreciated.
I am writing with a concern I hope you will share. I realize it’s difficult to present your entire platform in the space of one piece of paper but I am worried you oversimplified some issues.
You seem to be using fear tactics with faceless "drug dealers in the schoolyard" preying on children in Canada. I question your words with offering these children "something new". I do not believe this is a common occurrence in Canadian schoolyards of today, this seems to be taken from a 1950's paranoia film. One would presume these people offering "something new" are fellow school children, are you proposing a plan that would arrest school children while they were at class? How would this be enforced?
I agree with your next point, "parents shouldn’t have to worry that their children will step on dirty needles that have been left in the park by heroin junkies" but I’m not sure where you’re going with this. Is there a party advocating that junkies should be allowed to leave needles in public places with impunity? Which one?
I also agree that families are being ripped apart by drug addiction. I would love some information on how I personally can make this stop happening, and how I can support your initiative to "get [junkies] off the streets and into programs".
I am not suggesting other parties aren’t using propaganda to push their own agendas but I really hope that although you seem to have oversimplified the issue, our common interests will prevail.
The best of luck,
Adam Dunn


Stupid conservatives said...

These mailings are the scammiest scam going, and they show what hypocrites they are when they talk about ethics.

Why does an MP from Edmonton care what you think about crime? The conservatives are taking advantage of loopholes in the Parliamentary mailing rules to send propaganda and build up their mailing lists. Completely, narrowly partisan, and all paid for by tax dollars.

dunnadam said...

See, I agree this mailing was way off base and I pointed it out in a public forum.
Would you be willing to point out policy errors in a party you support?
How can something be both completely and narrowly partisan?
I saw LOTS of Liberal ads on tv in the 90's, this is not a first.