Why is it that when someone has a hankering to go out and enjoy the pristine wilderness, skiing or snowmobiling, all stops are pulled if they get into trouble and no expense spared to rescue them? Many times these citizens make the stupidest of mistakes, sometimes under the influence of alcohol. This goes for the snowmobilers, double. These people get to disturb the wildlife, disrupt the environment and then require rescuing and body removal at great expense.
When one rationally compares these types of personal choices for pleasure, with those of psychedelic drug users, you can easily see that back country winter sports are exponentially more dangerous as well as, costly, to society than drug use. Both of these types of behaviors are primarily engaged in for purposes of personal pleasure and a mental perspective change, even spiritual enlightenment.
Why in the frig does the government place a moral negative value (a century old and plain dumb wrong) on drug use, while actually promoting the dangerous, costly, back country sports? Ah, you say: There is money in tourism isn't there? The ski resorts, back country small towns depend on this income, don't they?
Why couldn't back country small towns and other economies be based on hemp fests, bed and breakfasts on pot farms, soft drug tourism? Wouldn't small town/big city summer raves and LSD fests be fun and mentally refreshing as well? These activities would draw many more tourists from other regions of the world inhibited by strict moronic prohibition laws, are inherently safer and cost significantly less in rescues to the citizens of Canada. Why not base economies on farming pot and hemp, rather than using up or destroying the wilderness?
CANADIANS CAN'T MAKE GOOD SOCIAL POLICIES FOR THEMSELVES, BUT ALLOW FOREIGN POWERS TO DICTATE TO THEM AT THE COST OF THE RULE OF LAW AND SOCIAL HARMONY. Poor leadership and puppet government psychology is at the root of it, most likely.
I am not so stupid as to advocate the prohibition of back country sports, rather I wish to include these new activities in the summer to give people with other interests equal opportunity to enjoy themselves, as well as, to help off-set the costs of winter rescues.