The case for CanAmerica: Here’s how a U.S.-Canada merger could work
Home-grown pot has led to unintended consequences that hurt public safety and led to people abusing the system, Health Canada said in June when it published rules. The new system regulates marijuana like other narcotics, according to a background paper that says commercial producers must meet strict requirements to be licensed. Doctors Object Medical doctors object to the new system, saying there are no standardized dosages or rules to make marijuana safe to prescribe like other drugs. We have to make absolutely sure we arent creating a nation of addicts, said Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti. Very few physicians are prepared. Many Canadians are deciding marijuana is good medicine, with more than 30,000 people now having medical licenses. Sales may be worth C$1.3 billion ($1.25 billion) by 2024, Health Canada estimates , with prices set in the open market reaching C$8.80 a gram. Public debate about marijuana also widened when Harpers rival, Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau in August said he smoked the drug as a parliamentarian. The party s chief financial officer Chuck Rifici is also Tweeds Chief Executive Officer. 20 Varieties Tweeds sales could reach C$100 million a year with prices for its planned 20 varieties ranging from C$6.50 to C$15, Linton said. The company signed an agreement to buy the factory in Smiths Falls, Ontario with a Dec. 2 closing date, and may spend about C$2 million in renovations, he said. Tweed will seek partners to use the 300,000 square feet of leftover space, which includes equipment left behind that could churn out popsicles and dairy products, he said. The idea of cultivating drugs in an old chocolate factory echoes the popular television show Breaking Bad, whose main character — New Mexico teacher Walter White — cooks methamphetamine to pay for cancer treatments with the help of a criminal who runs a chain of fast-food restaurants. Smiths Falls Mayor Dennis Staples said hes heard only two complaints about the project and the city council is totally supportive of it.
Harper’s Canada: Hypocrisy And Double Standards
states, then they would simply be absorbed into the United States of America. But as for the other models, who knows? Canamerica reads too much like a question, while Ameri-Canada sounds slightly better. What would a united Ameri-Canada look like? It would be the largest country in the world — surpassing Russia, even all of South America, in size. Its economy would be larger than the EU’s. Since each country is the other’s largest trading partner, trade deficits would shrink. Canadian oversight at the Fed would bring stability to American banking. Ameri-Canada would be a lucrative petrostate, exporting oil to the world. For all the benefits — energy self-sufficiency, secure borders, a cross-border maple syrup pipeline if we’re lucky — the merger would not be without consequences. Ms. Francis bets that the long-term economic incentives would outweigh the baggage Canada brings with it. Would it be worth grappling with how to integrate U.S., Canadian and Quebec laws or trying to standardize health care across the two countries?
UN concerned over First Nations Harper has done a lot to undo that road of friendship by citing violation ofhuman rights in the island nation whilsthe has failed to set his own countrys human rights record straight. Harper has failed to treat the original sons and daughters of Canada The First Nations with respect and dignity. Instead, he has chosen the path to appease and shower love and praise to Tamil Tiger supporters purely to gain their votes. Canadians are criticizing the Harper government for dismissing UN concerns about the human rights situation in the country.Canada is currently undergoing a Universal Periodic Review at the UN, where members have expressed concern about the plight of the countrys indigenous people. The world is taking note of the ruling Conservatives shameful betrayal of Canadas once admirable reputation as a fair country sincerely working on the world stage to improve the lot of the disadvantaged and suffering. In the UN Human Rights Councils Universal Periodic Review, Canada was criticized to such an extent that the Council decided to send the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, representatives of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to investigate the situation in Canada. Harper learns a lesson in diplomacy However, the talking point in diplomatic circles world over is the hypocrisy and double standards of Harper when he decided to boycott the Commonwealth conference scheduled to be held in Sri Lankas capital Colombo next month.Many Canadians point out that Harper has slipped to the lowest level a leader of any country could fall to.At the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in Bali, Harper was snubbed by the prime ministers of New Zealand and Australia when Harper brought the subject of boycotting the CHOGM in Sri Lanka. They both told Harper, in no uncertain terms, that they would attend the Commonwealth conference in Colombo.Harper learnt a lesson from Tony Abbott, who was only recently elected as the Prime Minister of Australia, when he was told by Abbott how to deal with friends and how to develop friendships. Abbott said he considered Sri Lanka to be a friend. David Cameron snubbed Harper months ago. The Queens decision to send her son Prince Charles to Sri Lanka to represent her is also seen as a new beginning for the Commonwealth. Harper has failed to see that move by the British monarchy. Hugh Segal, one of Harpers men who visited Sri Lanka recently last week, stooped to the lowest level and called a very highly respected former Indian diplomat, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Kamlesh Sharma a stooge.Sources close to Harper say that Segal had the blessings of the Canadian Prime Minister to call Sharma a stooge of the Sri Lankan government. Sources further pointed out that Harper had isolated himself and Canada on the world stage by his foolishness and immaturity. No sense of foreign relations Harper and his highly inexperienced Foreign Minister John Baird have no sense of foreign relations.