Blake Richards – CPC


“I have strong concerns of legalizing marijuana, and I am not supporting legalizing marijuana or any kind of drug.” Continue reading

Cathy McLeod – CPC


“To legalize a substance that is incredibly toxic and is going to create a huge impact on our health-care system cost doesn’t really make sense” Continue reading

David Kilgour – PC Secretary of State

David Kilgour - PC

David Kilgour – PC Secretary of State “Advocates of legalization and decriminalization argue that illicit drugs should be treated as a health problem rather than an enforcement issue. This wrongly suggests it is an “either-or” proposition. In fact, Canada’s Drug Strategy calls for a balance between reducing the supply of Continue reading

Earl Dreeshen – CPC


“Our Government has no intention of legalizing or de-criminalizing marijuana. We do not believe marijuana is a harmless substance.” Continue reading

John Weston – Conservative


“Weston was opposed [to legalization] on the grounds that marijuana is an entry-level [gateway] drug.” Continue reading

Mike Allen – CPC


Mike Allen – Conservative Party – Tobique-Mactaquac, NB Tory incumbent Mike Allen also pointed to health issues as a concern. However, he questioned the benefit of giving someone a criminal record for being in possession of a joint. He also saw potential for medical use of cannabis. “But, at the Continue reading

Rick Norlock – CPC


“legalizing marijuana is ‘naive and oversimplistic’ because it would add to society’s ills, not reduce them” Continue reading

Rob Zandee – CPC


Rob Zandee – Conservative Party – British Columbia Southern Interior I don’t know enough about it to know if I support the legalization of it or not, I know there’s a lot of issues surrounding, if we legalize it there’s going got be some serious issues going across the border Continue reading

Senator Pierre Claude Nolin

Senator Pierre Claude Nolin

“Scientific evidence overwhelmingly indicates that cannabis is substantially less harmful than alcohol and should be treated not as a criminal issue but as a social and public health issue.” Continue reading

Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper

“What I think everybody believes,” Harper said, “is that the current approach [to illegal drugs] is not working. But it is not clear what we should do.” Continue reading