That Giant Sucking Sound

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  • 11/02/2006
Should Representative Pelosi become Speaker Pelosi we can almost certainly expect another round of absurdity surrounding the issue of drugs "from Canada." (Again and as always, please note the quotation marks.)

I had dinner last night with some Canadian policy wonks who are very concerned about the sanctity of their own legitimate supply of pharmaceuticals -- and rightly so. Legalized importation would create a giant sucking sound, the end result being the Great White North being drug-free -- and not in a good way.

There is, at present at least one private member's bill that I know of in Ottawa that would ban bulk exports of pharmaceuticals to the US (thus making it illegal for whole states -- like California and Illinois -- and programs -- like Part D -- to source their medicines supply from Canada). But it's an opposition member and not likely to go anywhere.

Prime Minister Harper had better wake up to the reality that, should Mrs. Pelosi's 100 Hour Reign of Terror become reality it won't be "Just say no to drugs," it'll be "Just say no drugs."

Oh Canada!

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