The New Democratic Party is trying to clear the air on leader Tom Mulcair's position on pot after the Young Liberals, hoping to score with younger Canadians on a day celebrated in marijuana culture, questioned his commitment to decriminalization. Mulcair had created confusion about his party's position on March 18 when he said decriminalization would be "a mistake" because of the health risks associated with marijuana currently on the market. But NDP spokesman George Soule said Friday that Mulcair was actually talking about legalization and said the NDP leader doesn't believe anyone should go to jail for possessing a small amount of marijuana. Mulcair has also suggested having the issue reviewed by a royal commission.Good to know Mulcair doesn't favour jail, cutting edge. I actually didn't know Mulcair has advocated the incredibly bold step of arguing for a ROYAL COMMISSION! Wow, nothing says I have no intention of touching this issue with a ten foot pole than advocating for a ROYAL COMMISSION. We had a ROYAL COMMISSION in 1972, began in 1969, 43 years ago. Observers will note how well those marijuana findings became part of the Canadian fabric. Saying you favour a ROYAL COMMISSION means you will take no stand on the issues, hand it off to some long process, if that, basically a do nothing approach.
This guy really is a Liberal! And watch how nobody cares, so long as it's orange instead of red.