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Marijuana legislation will not achieve its objectives and should be defeated

By Senator Betty Unger      

Bill C-45 is horrible legislation which will not achieve its objectives and should never see the light of day. The Senate will do its job and thoroughly study the Bill, but Canadians will be well-served if it is defeated, writes Alberta Senator Betty Unger.

A haze of marijuana smoke hangs over Parliament Hill on April 20, during the annual celebration of the drug on Hill's front lawn. The Hill Times file photograph

It’s difficult to remember the last time the federal government and the provinces came to an agreement on revenue sharing in a single day. But that’s what happened last week when the feds agreed to give the provinces 75 per cent of tax revenue generated by the sale of marijuana.

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