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UBC professor to Harper: Your drug laws stink

“Drug supply and use has been unaffected”

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Stephen Harper’s drugs laws are antiquated, counterproductive and harmful to Canadian society, says Evan Wood, a professor at the University of British Columbia. Wood used 900 words in the Vancouver Sun to excoriate the Harper government’s hard line approach to drug-related crime, suggesting it has done nothing to curb the abundance and availability of drugs in the country. “Under the Tories, arrests for drugs, particularly the possession of marijuana, have increased, while drug supply and use has been unaffected,” Evan writes. He suggests Harper’s drug policy may actually be responsible for the escalating drug-related violence in several Canada’s cities.

The Vancouver Sun

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