Marijuana Prohibition In Canada, Why?
Stephen Harper could win a majority government with as little as 34% of the vote on May 2. We must ensure that Stephen Harper does not win a majority, or S-10, and mandatory minimums like it, will be law in 100 days. The most important thing you can do is VOTE on May 2!
We are finalizing our list of strategic votes and will be releasing that with the latest poll information on Saturday.
Why so late?
The NDP, led by Jack Layton, has been on an historic and unprecedented rise in the last few days, overtaking the Liberals for 2nd place nationally, and within 5% of the Conservatives as of Friday. Depending on how the votes split riding by riding, this could potentially yield a Conservative majority government but could also result in an NDP minority government. The outcome will likely be decided by who turns out to vote.
The NDP under Jack Layton has been the most positive party in the House of Commons on marijuana law reform and medical marijuana, and is truly a friend to our community. Jack Layton is a man we have personally met with many times, and he has always been honest, open and very friendly. He understands the failures of prohibition, and is not afraid to talk about them.
We at the Beyond Prohibition Foundation and WhyProhibition.ca have no doubt that an NDP government would be the best electoral outcome for our community and would represent the best chance for cannabis law reform in Canadian history.
The Conservatives have spent this campaign using a strategy called “micro-targeting” which involves focusing on specific areas in specific ridings to get a majority government with the lowest percentage of popular vote, possibly as low as 34%.
We must ensure that Stephen Harper can not micro-target his way to victory.
And so, we at WhyProhibition.ca are changing our list daily to reflect the latest polls and to ensure that we give you the best advice possible for your vote on May 2.
By voting strategically, we can not only stop Stephen Harper from obtaining a majority, but could potentially usher in the a government ready to make substantial change to Canada's marijuana laws.
We will be emailing you all with our recommendation of who to vote for in your riding on Saturday, and again on Monday.
Please, for our country, for our friends and for our future, get out and VOTE on May 2.
Kirk Tousaw, Executive Director, Beyond Prohibition Foundation
Jacob Hunter, Policy Director, Beyond Prohibition Foundation
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