Part of being a leader is standing up against the wrong ideas and positions. Not only did she fail in this capacity but doubled down with a press conference beside the Tweedle Dum Chris Alexander from Pickering.
Well, good thing no one's planning on making marijuana legal for minors, then, right?
She makes it sound like pot will be scattered upon the land for any to grab and smoke. Alcohol is legal and dangerous yet I don't see children and adolescents (10-14) drinking.
This is the same tired, unproven diatribe the CONS used during the election and it didn't work.
If Kelly Leitch was truly concerned about children she'd be calling for a ban on giving children candy or any sugary confections (external - login to view). .......
“Would you criminalize recreational marijuana, once again, as prime minister?” Lawton asked her.
“Yes,” Leitch replied.
“I feel strongly about this,” she added. “We know this is a dangerous drug that has a huge impact on the developing child brain and adolescent brain, and I believe that if we want to make it available to those who need it, that it should be in a pharmacy and provided by a prescription, but not made available otherwise to Canadians, because of the damaging impact it can have on the developing human brain.”
Conservative Leadership Candidate Kellie Leitch Pledges To Re-Criminalize Marijuana, If Elected | (CFPL AM) AM 980 (external - login to view)
How do you recriminalize something that is already a criminal offence? Or do you still think trudOWE i going to legalize pot? News Flash: HE isn't. It was just a lie to buy votes. THat is what liberal governments traditionally do.
The true believers will continue to see only what they want to see, much like the comment about believing that a 14 y/o has never had booze.
Sunny Ways, I guess
Maybe in 10 years. Not enough life experience for my liking. And he's done nothing but politics for his adult life.
I put that age group 10-14 in so that all understand what's considered to be an adolescent. I never said that some had not drank. I just don't see it as an ongoing problem.....
Conservatives can howl at the moon, as they did in the last election, and stand pat on the criminalization of marijuana, or they can take a strong, mature, proactive role in dealing with this inevitability. One long-shot candidate for the leadership of the Conservatives, Maxime Bernier, has already signalled he was leaning toward supporting the Liberals here.
Kellie Leitch is the first one to jump in. She's my MP and I may support her but I'll wait to see her platform before I decide.
I still don't know why a losing leader is allowed to quit, he should have to stay on until the next election as it is the policies that cost him the race rather than his haircut and lack of tack when greeting foreign dignitaries.