Tory reaction disappointing

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

May 19, 2012
Rather than be shocked by the chilly reception he has had from the federal Conservatives, De Schutter said he hopes his findings spark a national conversation about the issue and highlight the need to develop a national food strategy. He’s right to be concerned. And according to Food Banks Canada, politicians should be anything but smug when it comes to hunger. Each month, the agency says, about 900,000 Canadians are assisted by food banks, with 38 per cent of those children and youth.

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Report says global war on drugs has failed

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

July 26, 2011
…the report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy headed “War On Drugs”… completed in June, 2011… states, in part, that: * The global war on drugs has failed with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. * Vast expenditures on criminalization and repressive measures directed at producers, traffickers and consumers of illegal drugs have clearly failed to effectively curtail supply or consumption… The Report also contains a number of significant recommendations as well as analysis of decriminalization initiatives by a number of countries.

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