The Real David Eby: Out of Touch, Way Too Extreme
Hansen Challenges Dix to Explain NDP Candidate's Plan to Legalize All Illicit Drugs
Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Colin Hansen is asking BC NDP leader Adrian Dix to say whether he agrees with the extreme positions of his candidate in the Vancouver-Point Grey byelection.
"Yesterday, my colleage John Les sent Adrian Dix a letter asking if he agreed with the extreme positions taken by David Eby and when asked about them on CKNW, his responses raised more questions than they answered, so I am now asking him to come clean with his positions on these issues," says Hansen.
"Dix said he considered these concerns to be 'mostly federal political issues' and said 'I'm very relaxed on all these issues. I'm happy to have the debate' but did not take a clear stand on any of them. I don't understand how he can be 'relaxed' about issues that are important to protecting B.C. families, then refuse to tell them where he stands relative to his own candidate."
Hansen asked Dix to clarify whether he supports Eby's positions:
* opposing Canada's anti-polygamy laws
* opposing the decision to prevent customers from viewing sexually explicit material on the ferries using BC Ferries Wi-fi
* supporting the outright legalization of illicit drugs, including heroin.
"I am asking you to answer a simple question -- do you agree with David Eby on these issues or will you simply laugh them off again as you did yesterday on the radio?" says Hansen.
Believes that criminalizing polygamy does not prevent crimes against women and children:
* Characterized Canadian laws about polygamy as "a Victorian morality code" (David Eby - Blog, December 1st, 2010).
Denounced BC Ferries' decision to prevent customers from accessing sexually explicit material using their wi-fi connection.
* Called the decision a "message of censorship" (David Eby - Blog, February 24, 2011).
Wants to eliminate all restrictions on illegal drugs from heroin to cocaine to crack.
* "We're in favour of the legalization and regulation of all currently illicit drugs - the drug war is a waste of time, money and huge [sic] generator of misery." - David Eby, Facebook, Nov 04/09