Smoke and mirrors

Justin Trudeau has heard what the majority of Canadians are saying about legalizing marijuana and is ready to act accordingly

Democracy is all about listening to the people.

Justin Trudeau has heard what the majority of Canadians are saying about legalizing marijuana and is ready to act accordingly.

Stephen Harper only listens to his conservative base, a dwindling minority of Canadians, and is determined to ignore reality in a crass attempt to garner campaign contributions.

Trudeau wants to find a pragmatic solution for a modern-day problem.

Harper wants to maintain an outdated unworkable punitive policy for partisan politics.

Trudeau’s plan will generate government revenue, introduce quality control standards and undermine organized crime.

Harper’s obstinate stand abets the underground drug economy, perpetuates the lack of product standards and guarantees organized crime’s cash flow.

In a desperate attempt to obscure and distort Trudeau’s rational policy on marijuana, Harper has once again reached into the Conservative’s tickle trunk of dirty tricks and pulled out their smoke screen generators and curved carnival mirrors.

Please don’t be taken in by their tawdry sideshow.

Lloyd Atkins

Vernon

 

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