Talk:Marijuana Party of Canada

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Here is an edited version of the Marijuana Party's "Complete platform, Adopted in April 2002":

  • DEMONSTRATE the social advantages to ending cannabis prohibition
  • DEVELOP AND INTEGRATE legislation to legalize cannabis
  • AMEND the Canada Elections Act in order to offer solutions to the parliamentary representation deficit.
  • DEFEND the victims of cannabis prohibition
  • PROMOTE international policy -- ending cannabis prohibition in Canada and subsequently pressure the international community into acting responsibly by adopting similar policies.
  • OFFER immediate access to medical cannabis
  • Prove Marijuana isn't as harmfull as drinking —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.209.185.55 (talk) 01:25, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

These are the only six points listed in the party's "Complete platform". This is not sufficient to label the party social democratic. After all, there are lots of social democratic parties that have not decriminalized marijuana when they have formed governments, e.g., the Labour Party in the UK, the Socialist Party in France, the SPD in Germany, etc. Since five of the six points of the plaform relate to marijuana, "Pro-cannabis" seems to be the best label. Where is support for trade unions? Where is nationalization of key industries? Where is subsidized child care and public transit? And before someone says, "they support all these things" without providiong any evidence that they do, I will point out that the above is a summary of their Complete Platform from their website. In fact, I think I'll add this to the article if it is not already there. Kevintoronto 15:22, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

It is difficult to call "pro-cannabis" as a political ideology and it is ambiguous. Perhaps "Anti-cannabis prohibition" would be better? - Jord 04:01, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I just went to their site myself and they have a far more developed platform then above [1], I'll read it and try to figure out an ideology. - Jord 08:41, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Sorry, after reading it further I see it is just the platform you have listed laced with words like "sovereignty" and "health care" as arguments for legalization. Sorry again. - Jord 08:44, 2 Dec 2004 (UTC)

"Legalize a revolution"?[edit]

What does that mean?

Does the MPC somehow advocate overthrowing the government (as in regime) of Canada, rather than merely ousting the other parties from power?

If this slogan is going to be mentioned in the article, its meaning ought to be explained, as it is not readily apparent. LeoO3 23:12, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)

This article...[edit]

...is really bad. Lots of problems with POV and tone. Case in point:

This political party is in a similar position to marijuana in our civilization. Since 2006, about one third of all its Candidates and Agents have been going through the revolving doors of prison. It is common, and reasonable, for many people to be afraid of associating with this party.

Ultra Megatron (talk) 23:49, 23 August 2008 (UTC)


this phrase is a much a mess as this party (and the status of democracy in canada)[edit]

"Also in 2004, a vote for the bigger parties became worth money to the bigger parties, but a vote was worth nothing to the smaller parties. Bigger parties, that are able to get more than 2% of the national vote make money from elections" 66.49.135.252 (talk) 16:16, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Neutrality[edit]

I made some changes to the article, which I hope are positive, in order to removed the blatant bias. There are some sources required and I think the wording needs improving but I see much less bias. Anybody have any thoughts? MatttK (talk) 13:36, 4 April 2011 (UTC)