Pubdate: Sat, 27 Feb 2016
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2016 Canwest Publishing Inc.
Author: Dan Galley
Page: A13


Re: Amnesty Mulled For Marijuana Crimes, Feb. 25.

When it comes to marijuana, I feel for former Toronto Police chief
Bill Blair, who stated, "The laws that currently exist in this country
are in force and in effect and it's important that those laws continue
to be obeyed, upheld and enforced."

Hearken back a few years to when Justin Trudeau told a journalist, "We
had a few good friends over for a dinner party, our kids were at their
grandmother's for the night, and one of our friends lit a joint and
passed it around. I had a puff." He said he smoked pot about five or
six times but it "has never really done anything for me." At the time,
he was merely a sitting MP. He would go on to greater things.

I'm not saying allowing a friend to light up a doobie in your home and
sharing said spliff is akin to running a crack house. However, I am
saying Trudeau obviously did not agree that laws should be obeyed,
upheld and enforced. At least, not when it came to him personally. So,
what is the moral here? It is that all Canadians must obey the laws of
the land unless you're going to be prime minister some day? If that is
the case, do what you want - laws don't apply to you.

Dan Galley, Kingston, Ont.
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