YouTube/Pollock And Pollock Ne Justin Trudeau fights for the legalization of marijuana
Mr Harper was reacting to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police's suggestion on issuing tickets for the possession of marijuana in smaller quantities instead of going for criminal charges. He said that the government would consider the suggestion. On the contrary, Justice Minister Peter MacKay dismissed the proposal earlier.
Mr Harper does not like to believe that the suggestion was made due to the disbelief in the present marijuana laws. On the other hand, he thinks that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police does believe in the system. That is why they have asked for a better methodology to deal with the issue in terms of law enforcement.
Mr Harper's main reason for criticising Mr Trudeau seems to be the latter's announcement that he is not going to disclose his plans for the economy until 2015. That is the same year when Canada is going to vote again to form the government. Mr Harper may be wondering why Mr Trudeau disclosed his party's take on marijuana when they do not like to disclose economic plans. Mr Harper said that his government would prefer encouraging more job creation than provoking illegal drug abuses in the country.
Mr Trudeau expressed earlier that he had pot a few times even after he had been elected. He has campaigned strongly in favour of the legalisation of marijuana throughout the summer. Nevertheless, there seems to be an increasing number of politicians who are admitting to have smoked marijuana.
When Sean Cowan of chch.com went for a survey, he came up with a list of politicians who used pot. The list includes Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. While Mr Ford admitted to smoking lots of pot, Ms Wynne said that he did not smoke marijuana in 35 years. Earlier, Mr Trudeau admitted that he had smoked pot in Montreal.
Interestingly, when Mr Harper was asked if he had ever smoke marijuana, he said that he had not been exposed to any kind of smoking. The reason he stated was that as he had been asthmatic since a very young age.