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Dear Mayor Robertson and City Councilors,
Re: Increase Distance between Marijuana Retail Stores and Schools to 500 meters
On March 7, 2016, with the support of hundreds of parents and citizens, the Vancouver School Board unanimously passed a motion that “the Chair of the Vancouver Board of Education write to Mayor Robertson and Vancouver City Council on behalf of the Board calling on the City of Vancouver to increase the distance between retail medical marijuana-related businesses and schools from the current 300 meters to 500 meters to better mitigate the negative impacts of marijuana- related businesses on the youth of Vancouver”. In fact, on June 17, 2015, the Vancouver School Board had presented similar request to the City Council as part of the submission approved by the board. Unfortunately, the submission was completely ignored by the City Council without even the courtesy of a reply. The above March 17, 2016 letter of the Vancouver School Board to Mayor Robertson and the Vancouver City Council was in fact the reiteration of the June 17, 2015 request.
Abundance of scientific evidences complied over nearly 30 years have proven that marijuana is dangerous, especially for young developing brains and can trigger early onset of schizophrenia. (Refer to http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/diane-mcintosh/marijuana-schizophrenia_b_9774878.html)
Close proximity of schools to these stores poses a greater risk to the school children. Out of curiosity, and perhaps under peer pressure, they will likely be tempted and/or pressured to visit these stores decorated with attractive neon lights thereby and falling preys to the harmful substances.
Before Parliament passes laws to protect children and youth from exposure or access to marijuana, these illegal outlets should be closed, or at a minimum, they should be as far away as possible from premises and facilities where children and youth learn, play and socialize. Children and youth do not feel safe and parents and guardians do not have peace of mind. The proximity of the schools to these outlets must not be closer than 500 meters.
I sincerely urge Mayor Robertson and the City Councilors, for the well being of our children and youth, to listen to the voice of Vancouver parents and residents as well as the requests of the Vancouver School Board.
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Dear Vancouver School Board Trustees,
Re: Talk with Our Kids about Money Day April 20
“Lack of financial awareness is an increasing concern in Canada, “ reported Vancouver Sun on April 6, 2016, “National statistics indicate that consumer debt of the average Canadian is 165 per cent of the average disposable income. The savings rate reached a peak of 20.2 per cent in 1982, but plummeted below zero during the 2008 economic malaise, meaning people were pulling more money out of savings than depositing. The rate has since climbed to 3.5 per cent.”
In the light of the above, we see a big need for schools and educators to bring financial awareness to the school children in Vancouver. We believe Vancouver Board of Education by endorsing and adopting Talk with Our Kids about Money (TWOKAM) Day school program (http://talkwithourkidsaboutmoney.com/) and encouraging teachers and students to participate will benefit Vancouver students by improving their financial literacy. Across the nation, 2,000 schools and 300,000 students participated in TWOKAM Day in eight provinces last year. As in British Columbia, Richmond Board of Education has just passed a motion last month to promote financial education to students through this program. It is not too late for the Vancouver District to catch up.
I, therefore, request Vancouver School Board to make the third Wednesday of April an annual event of TWOKAM Day for all Vancouver public schools.
Thank you for working with parents to build a good foundation in financial management for the Vancouver students for their future.
p.s. Please read related articles below.
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education Welcomes Richmond’s Initiatives in Financial Education
National campaign promotes financial awareness for youth
Source: Global News
Dear Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Councillors,
Re: Concerns about the lawless 4/20 event to be held at the Sunset Beach
I am very disturbed to know that organizers of the 4/20 Marijuana Day are planning to move their event to Sunset Beach this year and the City of Vancouver is not taking any contrary public stand. In fact, according to Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung’s letter to Mayor Robertson, Park Board General Manager Mr. Bromley was advised by city staff that City of Vancouver has agreed to allow the organizers of 4/20 to hold the above event at the Sunset Beach for this year’s event. My concerns are as follows:
- All beaches in Vancouver are smoke free areas. Smoking is restricted to protect the environment, public health and safety. This is the Parks Control By-law that all citizens must observe including the City.
- The event is hazardous to the health of the residents. It puts their health at great risk. Please watch this video http://globalnews.ca/news/2518391/park-board-sends-letter-to-mayor-opposing-new-420-location/ (00:01-00:33 & 01:46-02:05) for a plea from a local resident who has asthma. Has the municipal government ever considered the rights of citizens living in the area?
- Marijuana fume extensively contaminates the environment. The pollution causes destruction to all habitats in the land, sea, and the atmosphere. Please be kindly reminded that Mayor Gregor Robertson and the City Council have claimed to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world and one of the most livable cities which attracts tens of thousands of tourists from around the globe.
- The 4/20 event poses a threat to public safety. Last year 64 people with conditions related to marijuana consumption were rushed to the hospital flooding the already busy emergency department. (http://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-hospital-flooded-by-4-20-marijuana-revelers-64-treated-1.2336761)
- Illegal activities have occurred in the past during the 4/20 events but the City Council and Mayor Gregor Robertson who is also the Chair of the Vancouver Police Board, the oversight body of the Vancouver Police Department, are turning a blind eye to these illegal activities. Laws must be observed, enforced and abided by all. Our country is not a country that has one law for some and another for others. Last year, 200 vendors were in the area selling everything from joints, bongs and pipes to THC-laced lollipops, brownies and other baked goods while police simply stood by with no actions for law enforcement (http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/04/64-people-hospital-vancouver-420/). Police keep giving pretexts to the public through the media that “this (enforcing the drug laws) is not the priority”. By saying this, the police are actually sending the drug offenders a message that it is fine to continue with these illegal activities. Does the government expect everyone to obey every law? Are we all equal before and under the law? Why are some of them given unlawful exemptions?
Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act prohibits possession, trafficking, import and export, and production of controlled substances, including marijuana, unless authorized by regulations. Bill Blair the Parliamentary Secretary to the Justice Minister has emphasized, “The only control that is currently in place is the criminal sanction and the laws … those laws must continue to be respected and upheld right across the country.” (CBC Feb27, 2016) I therefore respectfully ask Mayor Robertson and the City Council to insist that the laws are upheld and enforced in Vancouver.
Cc: Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung; Premier Christy Clark
國際遊說團體藉聯合國向全球推動「全面性教育議程」”Comprehensive Sexuality Education”（CSE），由幼兒開始，以美化淫穢，扭曲兒童思想發育，誘導他們嘗試危險的性舉動。Family Watch International 製作10分鐘記錄特輯或詳細35分鐘記錄特輯對此有清楚說明。據短片顯示，推動「全面性教育議程」”Comprehensive Sexuality Education” （CSE）的遊說團體包括：International Planned Parenthood (IPPA)、United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)、及United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) ；推廣這類性課程的組織包Kinsey Institute, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), 聯合國兒童基金會”United Nations Children’s Fund “(UNICEF)及世界衛生組織 “World Health Organization” (WHO)。Family Watch International 發起請願寫信運動，並須在本週內搜集足夠簽名呈遞聯合國 http://www.comprehensivesexualityeducation.org/act-now-2/stop-cse-petition/。
無黨派(NPA)校委鮑輝祥(Fraser Ballantyne)要求校局主席代表溫哥華校局寫信給市長羅品信及市政府，把藥用 大麻零售店由原定離開學校300米的距離增加至500米，以減低藥用大麻零售生意對青少年的負面影響。此動議星期三呈交第一委員會，得到約四百名家長的多封聯名信支持，另電郵 不計 其 數。結 果委員會贊成動議第一項，另兩項有關監察細節有所更改。(http://www.vsb.bc.ca/sites/default/files/16Mar07_op_COW_board_agenda_Item%20VI.A1.pdf )
此動議會在三月七日（星期一）晚上七時在校局公開會議中投票表決http://www.vsb.bc.ca/meetings/agendas/meeting-agendas-current。 地址是Boardroom (Room 114) of the VSB Education Centre, 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, (從 W 10th Ave進入)
二、寫信給各校委：firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org 多謝第一委員會同意動議，請校局加強對學童在大麻及其他毒品的預防和教育工作。（可參考附上信件樣本）
Dear VSB Trustees,
I am delighted that Committee One agreed on March 2, 2016 to support Part A of Trustee Fraser Ballantyne’s motion that “the Chair of the Vancouver Board of Education write to Mayor Robertson and Vancouver City Council on behalf of the Board calling on the City of Vancouver to increase the distance between retail medical marijuana-related businesses and schools from the current 300 metres to 500 metres to better mitigate the negative impacts of marijuana- related businesses on the youth of Vancouver”. I hope the motion will pass and be executed without delay for the safety and well-being of all Vancouver youth and children.
Such mitigation is not the real solution to the problems confronting Canadians as a result of reckless court decisions and action of some politicians, but, it is still better than the current practice of the City Council of Vancouver. Furthermore,Sstudy shows that the more the students perceive the risk of marijuana the less the students will consume the illegal substance. (Please visit report by Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Effects-of-Cannabis-Use-during-Adolescence-Summary-2015-en.pdf#search=all%28Effects%20of%20Cannabis%20Use%20during%20Adolescence%29), I therefore request that the Vancouver School Board immediately implement the most comprehensive prevention and education program possible to keep children and youth away from marijuana and all other illegal drugs. The program should be mandatory for all grades and the materials should be age appropriate. Solid knowledge of the harmful effects of marijuana and all illegal drugs is essential to to the health and well-being of students and youth. All information provided must be based on science and medical evidences.
Your hard work and dedication in serving the school children and their families is very much appreciated.
Posted on February 18, 2016
一、家長及市民聯名或個別寫信給校局，表達意見，內容長短並不重要，兩三句表明你是否支持Fraser Ballantyne的動議，把大麻店和學校的距離由300米擴至500米也可。可參考以下信件樣本，電郵各校委：email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
二、出席第一委員會支持此動議，日期是三月二日（星期三），下午五時，在120室舉行，地址是 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC （W 10 Ave入口）。
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Dear School Board Trustees,
Re: Support Trustee Ballantyne’s Motion to Keep Children Far Away From Marijuana
I write to sincerely request you to support Trustee Fraser Ballantyne’s motion in order to better mitigate the negative impacts of marijuana-related businesses on the children and youth of Vancouver.
Thank you very much for working hard to ensure the VSB is the best it can be for all Vancouver students. Your efforts will benefit everyone in Vancouver – as our students are tomorrow’s citizens and leaders.
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