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Tuesday, 23 August 2016 07:05

Reader Response To Collateral Damage - Bylaws that Divide

rsz altitude zoneReader response to BDB's blog article Collateral DAmage - Bylaws that Divide
 
 
 
Good morning Betty,
 
Sorry to hear of all the problems.  Problems with the RCMP and motorcycle rallies seems to be the going things these days.  As I am sure you are aware, because of RCMP problems Jean shut down the Cumberland Motorcycle Rally.  so the weekend came and went and the valley most likely lost close to $800K in revenue.  Such are the RCMP. 
They do believe they are a law unto themselves and will do as they please.  As I like to remind people this is an employer who has 300 people from their organization involved in a lawsuit.  I'm sure there aren't many organizations who can say that.  And the problem, sexual harassment, sexual assault, bullying, etc.
 
Nothing will change with the RCMP until the courts deal with them.  These by-laws are violating Charter Rights.  Until some one takes it on and goes for a Charter Right case, this will continue to happen. 
 
Support wear, like what exactly is that.  If I show up in a red and white dress am I supporting the H.A.  From what I read here, the RCMP officer would say I was.  Personally I think its a lovely linen suit.  Oh, what do they know about fashion.
 
As I've always maintained the H.A. is an international corporation and acts as such.  their product may be different from other corporations, but the methods are about the same when it comes to business.  if one were to look at history we have only to view some of royal Dutch Shell's activities around the world, especially in South Africa.  the number of striking union members in Mexico, more than one was murdered and some of them were Coca Cola workers.   Rio tinto the worlds largest mining company and based in Canada has a rather dubious record when dealing with indigenous people in various parts of the world.  I could go on for some time but you get the drift. 
 
I think it not unreasonable to conclude the H.A. has on occasion dealt with internal personnel issues in a manner somewhat different than their counter parts in other big businesses.
 
The RCMP and some politicians think that by banning some clothing they will eliminate the H.A.  News flash, isn't going to happen.  If the RCMP believe the H.A. is involved in illegal drug dealing  they ought to arrest them, try them, and convict them.  They have on occasion. 
 
Some members of the H.A. are involved in criminal activities, but not all.  My personal opinion is that by focusing on groups such as the H.A. the RCMP look like they are doing some thing while doing nothing.
 
over 400 people have died of drug over doses in B.C. since Jan. Most of them Fent. related.  yet the premier and prime minister refuse to ban the import or sale of pill making machines from China.  Premiers and the federal government refuse to spend money on assisting teenagers with getting off drugs.  In B.C. there are perhaps less than 2 dozen beds for teens. 
 
Much of the Fent. comes from China.  what has the federal government done?  Nothing.  They disbanded the Port Police decades ago and there is no effective policing there.  If they wanted to make an impact they could tell China, its time to stop the export of Fent.  Not yet done.  The Customs dep.t could ramp up inspection of containers in our ports and airports.  Dogs do a very nice job.  That would of course slow down the system and big business doesn't like that. 
 
They all contribute in their own way to the drug problem in this country, but only the H.A. is held accountable and anyone who socializes with them/
 
O.K. I'm over my rant.  Thank you for the article.  good for you for writing it.
 
Elizabeth F.
 
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