The Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy harshly criticized Bill C-7, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act passed by the House of Commons on October 30, 1995, before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. Bill C-7 greatly expands the reach of Canadian drug laws and continues Canada's heavy reliance on law enforcement.
Foundation representative and Ottawa lawyer Eugene Oscapella argued that the Bill's continuing reliance on criminal prohibition "will foster increased violence by supporting a powerful, vicious and corrupting global black market in drugs. The Bill will general the very violence about which the government pretends to express such concern.
For more information on Bill C-7 of the Canadian Foundation for Drug
Policy, contact, Eugene Oscapella, Ottawa,
(613) 238-5909. More details http://fox.nstn.ca/~eoscapel/cfdp/cfdp.html.