Policy should be made in Canada

Why is it necessary to take into account what the Americans think before changing Canada's drug laws

I read with interest the comments made by Penticton’s mayor regarding the decriminalization of marijuana, and although I am sure not all readers would agree with making it legal, I do wonder why we need to consult the U.S. of A. when it comes to these matters. I would think that we possess the necessary intelligence to make decisions in Canada without running to the States for permission whenever we come up against something they may find displeasing.

It seems that more and more of our politicians at every level seem to believe that we must take into account what the Americans think.

Hello, this is Canada. Whether you agree with the laws of this land or want to see them revamped, let’s leave the decision up to Canadians and forget what the boys and girls south of the border think. So far they haven’t proved to me or many others that they are any smarter than us great Canucks, eh.

Tim Shewan