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Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs will visit also Germany (2002-04-19)
From: Peter Webster <vignes@monaco.mc>
To: <S.Riley@bath.ac.uk>
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 1:18 PM
Subject: Canadian Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs


Sarah,
I sent this out CC to a group of us, but had a problem with your address,
so am sending it individually to you.
vbest regards,
peter

Friends,
Following up on a previous message, the Canadian Senate Special Committee
on Illegal Drugs (see list of members below) has now confirmed they will be
visiting Europe on a fact-finding misison to Holland, Switzerland, and
Germany from June 14 for two weeks.

According to my Canadian friend who has been writing me to urge that I try
to set up one or more meetings with Euro drug policy groups and
individuals, the Committee is solidly anti-prohibitionist, a last hold-out
being recently convinced to abandon his prohibitionist leanings thanks to
the efforts of my friend and his network of drug policy activists in
Canada, and, he tells me, in part from some of the essays I've written for
the IJDP which have been supplied to the committee.

However, the media in Canada -- just as in the U.S. -- have had a de facto
blackout of news from Europe that describes drug policy reform successes
over here, and most Canadians are as negatively propagandized as Americans,
and as uninformed. So here is a major goal of the Committee's visit: to
find out what is happening over here in detail, from as may individuals and
groups as possible, and this includes getting accurate information about
the different pathways that are being taken in Europe, viz., why Sweden and
France, for instance, seem to be holdouts to drug policy reform while
Switzerland, the U.K. , Holland, and others have been making important
strides. We all know of our European difficulites to make progress, to be
sure, but if you follow the news I send around on DrugNews closely, you
will know how far behind is north America.

Canada has been making a little progress however, despite the negative
influence and what must be immense pressure from the U.S. And the
Committee's visit provides us an opportunity to help Canada resist U.S.
intransigence, and get on with the important tasks of drug policy reform.
In the process, U.S. radical prohibitionism must become further isolated,
and with it, it is hoped, the ability of the U.S. to control the U.N.'s
drug control policies and treaties.

Thus I am writing to all of you in hopes we can arrange one or more
meetings with the Committee by drug policy reformers from around Europe.
Amsterdam might be the venue of choice, or perhaps 2 or more meetings can
be arranged.

The contact my friend has provided who is organising this voyage is

Carol Chafe <ChafeC@parl.gc.ca>
Clerk, Special Committee on non-medical use of drugs / Greffière du Comité
spécial sur la consommation de drogues ou médicaments
Executive Secretary, Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group / Secrétaire
administrative du Groupe interparlementaire Canada-É-U
tel/tél: (613) 947-0007
fax/télécopieur: (613) 995-2106

I would be happy to act as an intermediary for any of you who wish to
contact Carol or other members of the Committee, but please feel free to
contact them directly. However, we should keep each other aware of what is
planned so that mix-ups and cross-signals do not occur. Therefore, please
CC to me your enquiries and let me know what you might be planning and what
you think can be done, and I can help to coordinate efforts. Note that I
have BCC'd this message to a group of subscribers to my DrugNews mailing
list who I believe would be interested to take part.
vbest regards,
Peter Webster vignes@monaco.mc


The Special Committee on Illegal Drugs
- Current Members of the Committee -

The Senate
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Nolin, Pierre Claude Chair - P.C.

Internet Address: nolinp@sen.parl.gc.ca
Senator's Web Site: http://sen.parl.gc.ca/pcnolin
Fax: 613-943-1792

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Kenny, Colin Deputy-Chair - Lib.

Internet Address: kennyco@sen.parl.gc.ca
Senator's Web Site: http://sen.parl.gc.ca/ckenny
Fax: 613-996-3737
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Banks, Tommy - Lib.

Internet Address: NA
Senator's Web Site: NA
Fax: 613-995-1938
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Maheu, Shirley - Lib.

Internet Address: maheus@sen.parl.gc.ca
Senator's Web Site: NA
Fax: 613-947-2215
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Rossiter, Eileen - P.C.

Internet Address: NA
Senator's Web Site: NA
Fax: 613-952-9193
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Carstairs, Sharon Lib.

Internet Address: carsts@sen.parl.gc.ca
Senator's Web Site: http://sen.parl.gc.ca/scarstairs
Fax: 613-947-7125
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( or Robichaud, Fernand ) Ex-officio - Lib.

Internet Address: NA
Senator's Web Site: NA
Fax: 613-943-0677
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Lynch-Staunton, John P.C.

Internet Address: lynchj@sen.parl.gc.ca
Senator's Web Site: NA
Fax: 613-943-8641
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( or Kinsella, Noel A. ) Ex-officio - P.C.

Internet Address: kinsen@sen.parl.gc.ca
Senator's Web Site: NA
Fax: 613-992-9772
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House of Commons

Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs
Membership for the Committee
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CHAIR
Paddy Torsney Liberal Burlington, Ontario

Fax: (613) 995-1091
Email: Torsney.P@parl.gc.ca
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VICE-CHAIR
Carole-Marie Allard Liberal Laval East, Quebec

Fax: (613) 992-8556
Email: Allard.C@parl.gc.ca
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VICE-CHAIR
Randy White Canadian Alliance Langley--Abbotsford, BC

Fax: (613) 996-9795
Email: White.R@parl.gc.ca
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MEMBERS

André Bachand Progressive Conservative Richmond--Arthabaska, Quebec

Fax: (613) 995-2026
Email: Bachand.A@parl.gc.ca
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Bernard Bigras Bloc Québécois Rosemont--Petite-Patrie, Quebec

Fax: (613) 992-0878
Email: Bigras.B@parl.gc.ca
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Libby Davies New Democratic Party Vancouver East, BC

Fax: (613) 995-7412
Email: Davies.L@parl.gc.ca
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Mac Harb Liberal Ottawa Centre, Ontario

Fax: (613) 996-5323
Email: Harb.M@parl.gc.ca
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Dominic LeBlanc Liberal Beauséjour--Petitcodiac, New Brunswick

Fax: (613) 992-3053
Email: Leblanc.D@parl.gc.ca
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Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough--Rouge River, Ontario

Fax: (613) 996-6643
Email: Lee.D@parl.gc.ca
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Réal Ménard Bloc Québécois Hochelaga--Maisonneuve, Quebec

Fax: (613) 947-4579
Email: Menard.R@parl.gc.ca
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Stephen Owen Liberal Vancouver Quadra, British Columbia

Fax: (613) 995-0770
Email: Owen.S@parl.gc.ca
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Jacques Saada Liberal Brossard--La Prairie, Quebec

Fax: (613) 992-7273
Email: Saada.J@parl.gc.ca
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Kevin Sorenson Canadian Alliance Crowfoot, Alberta

Fax: (613) 947-4611
Email: Sorenson.K@parl.gc.ca