Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tell Liberals what you think about crime and safety

This invitation came through my inbox. While I can't attend myself, I hope those who are rightly-minded can express the view that the best way to tackle crime is to tackle the social issues at its source.

I was going to make a comment about "when the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to look at every problem as a nail," but apparently I already nailed the Conservative Party on that note. The Liberals need to stop kowtowing the Conservative Party line and start making some real sense. You know, like when Chr├ętien let loose and started toward decriminalizing marijuana. Those kinds of crime policies would at least help the Liberals look "green".

Dear Community Member:
On behalf of Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and the Liberal Caucus, I am pleased to invite you to a non-partisan roundtable and public forum on crime and community safety, taking place on Parliament Hill on February 4th from 9am-12pm.
Though Parliament has been prorogued, we are continuing to work on the issues that matter most to Canadians. This event will explore effective public policy solutions to the issues of crime and community safety.
For it to be effective, we need your participation. Your experience and knowledge is a valuable asset to our discussion and understanding of the issue, so I do hope you can find time in your busy schedule to participate.
Please feel free to distribute the invitation below to anyone in your network that you feel would be interested in participating. I look forward to our discussion next week.
Mark Holland, M.P.
Liberal Party Critic for Public Safety and National Security
On behalf of our Leader, Michael Ignatieff, and the National Liberal Caucus,
You are invited to a special roundtable and forum on Community Safety
When: Thursday, February 4nd, 2010 beginning at
9:00am – 12:00pm
The Roundtable will feature a panel discussion with community advocates, criminologists, and members of law enforcement about the creation of a national action plan to reduce crime, prevent victimization and enhance community safety in Canada.
Where: Room 253-D, Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa
With the Presence of Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff
Panel Participants and Complete Agenda to be distributed prior to February 4th
RSVP and for more information, please call 613-995-8042 or email hollam0@parl.gc.ca
Mark Holland, M.P.
Liberal Critic for Public Safety and National Security
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