Do not be silent!

The text of these two letters is self-explanatory. What a joy to write them:

March 9, 2015

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper,
Prime Minister of Canada,
Office of the Prime Minister,
80 Wellington Street,
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Re: Government, judiciary set to clash over no-parole bill
Globe and Mail, Saturday, March 7, 2015

Prime Minister:

As with so much of the Reform Party’s so-called tough on crime legislation, your latest regressive effort around sentencing will cost taxpayers millions of dollars to implement, millions of more dollars to defend, and even further millions in compensation.

So, why would an intelligent person persist in governing by looking through the rear-view mirror? There are two relevant explanations. Firstly, he is pandering to an uninformed and mean-spirited voter base. And then, he is reaffirming his position as Canada’s leading troglodyte.

Nonetheless, neither is an excuse for discreditable behaviour.

Yours truly,

Charles H. Klassen

March 13, 2015

The Honourable Peter MacKay,
Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada,
509S Centre Block,
House of Commons,
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Re: Life Means Life Act

Minister MacKay:

Perhaps the nicest thing that can be said about C-54 is that it’s a piece of troglodytious lex talionis legislation.

Yes, I think that fits.

Yours truly,

Charles H. Klassen

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