The Honourable Rob Nicholson
Minister of Justice
House of Commons
Dear Minister Nicholson,
I write to draw your attention to the recent study from the Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI): Effect of Drug Law Enforcement on Drug-Related Violence: Evidence from a Scientific Reviewa comprehensive study of existing English scientific evaluations on the impact of drug law enforcement on related violence.
The Chronicle Herald
THE level of extreme violence in northern Mexico was off the charts long before Ottawa issued a travel advisory, after daylight executions of two U.S. consular officials on the streets of Ciudad Juarez a week ago, warning Canadians to avoid trips to that troubled region.
Ever since Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s controversial war on the powerful Mexican drug cartels that ship their illicit goods across the U.S. border began in 2006, as many as 18,000 people are estimated to have died in the resulting bloodbath. Many were cartel foot soldiers involved in turf battles, but others were police officers, journalists and innocent civilians caught in crossfires or killed as a result of mistaken identity.Read more »
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