Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Thomas Mulcair's War on Drugs

This video. Has been making the rounds in Liberal circles today. It is a scathing indictment of Thomas Mulcair's position on the legalization and/or decriminalization of marijuana. It creates an interesting issue heading into the NDP leadership convention, being held in Toronto this weekend.

Front runner Thomas Mulcair has come out as the only leadership candidate to oppose easing the war on drugs with regard marijuana. This directly contrasts the views of the centrist Liberal Party. Should Thomas Mulcair win this weekend - and I've been honest in saying I hope he doesn't - it will leave the Liberal Party as the only major national political party with a leader that opposes Prime Minister Harper's War on Drugs.

This is a question of liberty. And opposing legalization and Canadian liberty is at least one issue in which the Prime Minister and M. Mulcair come down on the same side.


  1. What Muclcair said is before proceeding with decriminalization/legalization, we need to have an update to the Le Dain commission of 40 years ago (which advocated legalization). And we need not just look at pot but all recreational drugs. He supports decriminaliztion but wants the proper work down BEFORE introducing legislation. There are so many issues around decriminalizing pot and addressing other substances that it would be irresponsible to just say "decriminalize tomorrow!".

    1. I believe enough studies have been done to demonstrate that the War on Drugs has been a failure. Mulcair's regressive comments run counter to pre-established NDP policy and have him running right of the Liberals on the issue.