By Letter to the Editor on July 30, 2017.
What more earthly surprises does our prime minister have for our country and its citizens?
I ask this question without malice, but with his teacher-like educational diatribes, one does not know what to expect, especially after his negated election promise to change the electoral methodology. And his intent to run the country on a deficit. The mounting national debt and the absence of any job-creation projects speaks for itself after over a year’s governing.
The recent announcement of setting up of an infrastructure bank to seek foreign investment, and news of privatizing and selling our national airports, creates a foul smell of traitorous desperation and giveaway of our sovereignty and tradition. I could be wrong in my assumptions, but to accept out-of-country wealthy to take over long-delayed infrastructure projects, when in past years, the Bank of Canada had issued tax-free funds to all three levels of government for infrastructure and many other necessary projects.
Dropping his latest and favourite time bomb, the legalizing of marijuana, on the provinces and cities has caused a big stir, with the reported mounting opioid and drug-related deaths and suicides, and the tremendous load, responsibility and work to be be levied on the law enforcement and legislators. The mounting financial costs to set up the life-saving, safe narcotic outlets across the country is enormous.
The provincial premiers have met and asked for a year’s delay on the legalization of pot, but the PM has refused the extension.
The extent of the drug menace was borne out with the intriguing Mexican Mennonite story depicted on CBC television recently.
Personally I have had the privilege of visiting and talking to three physicians in the recent past and they all had stated that patients asking and requiring narcotics are always approved.
The law enforcement people and the insurance companies will have their work intensified with the lack of satisfactory testing for drug-related driving accidents and deaths. The PM’s often-repeated statement is that the crooks are making millions, so just buckle up the seatbelts, hold on and keep your eyes on the road!
Frank J. Toth
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