Sunday, February 27, 2005

Welcome to Canada where a labeling system will save your life

Now that the health fascists have a firm grip on the smokers, it is time to turn to the drinkers. It is just a matter of time before the WHO and UN swoop in with a set of international standards for alcohol control.

Yet another private members bill, put forth by Liberal Paul Szabo, which assumes the masses are unfit to understand the potential hazards of certain activities.

Of course, the CBC reports:
Canadian alcohol bottles may soon sport warning labels similar to those on cigarette packages, if a Liberal MP has his way.

Ontario Liberal MP Paul Szabo appeared before a parliamentary committee on Thursday to try to get them to back his private member's bill, Bill C-206.

Szabo has been working for 10 years to get the labels, which would warn about the possible effects of alcohol such as impaired ability to drive, health issues and possible birth defects in pregnant women.

"If we could help save one life or someone from misery for their full life, this bill is worth going forward with," said Szabo, whose bill has already passed its second reading in the House of Commons.

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A man whose 12-year-old son was killed by an impaired driver was delighted by the idea.

"The idea is No. 1, it's fantastic," he said in French. "It should have been done a long time ago, it could have saved lives."
The presence of a warning label on a bottle of wine is going to prevent drunk driving, just like making a special point of quoting french speaking people is going to prevent bigotry? Fine then! We can mandate warning labels for all guns and eliminate murder by firearms once and for all! Let us attach a warning label to everything under the sun, complete with a list of instructions on how to lead your life according to government health and safety standards. To hell with the cost!
The beverage industry opposes the idea, however, complaining that it would cost $15 million to $20 million each year to implement the plan.
Which means the price of alcohol would go up, which means the government and its officials would stand to gain even more unlawful money to further entrench their crooked monopoly.

Hat tip: Back of Government

1 Comment:

Paul said...

As far as I can tell, shooters would be completely illegal - the label wouldn't fit on the glass!

Bill C-206