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John Brassard, MP: Trudeau Liberals introduce bill to legalize dangerous hard drugs


March 4, 2020
Barrie, ON – Last week, Liberal Member of Parliament Nathaniel Erskine-Smith introduced Bill C-235, a bill that would legalize the possession of hard drugs including heroin, crack cocaine, and meth. Today, Conservative Deputy Opposition Whip, John Brassard, and Bob Saroya, Member of Parliament for Markham – Unionville, issued the following statement:
“Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are looking to legalize hard drugs like heroin, crack cocaine and crystal meth. These drugs are extremely dangerous; they tear families and our communities apart and do lasting damage to people who use them. They should remain illegal.
“During the last election campaign, the Liberals denied their secret plan to legalize hard drugs, with Trudeau saying he was not ‘looking at full decriminalization at all right now,’ and that he is ’opposed to decriminalization of hard drugs.’ But now, a member of Trudeau’s minority Liberal government has introduced legislation to do just that.
“This isn’t the first time the Liberals have opened the door to legalizing hard drugs. At the Liberal Party’s last policy convention, Liberal members overwhelmingly supported a call to decriminalize all illicit drug use in Canada; and just last year, Liberal members of the Standing Committee on Health put forward a recommendation calling on the federal government to decriminalize the possession of dangerous hard drugs.
“Canadians are rightly concerned about Liberal policies that would make it easier to use hard drugs like heroin, crack cocaine and meth. These policies will do nothing to help Canadians struggling with addiction on their path to recovery and will exacerbate the opioid crisis tearing apart our communities.
“While the Trudeau Liberals are focused on making dangerous drugs more accessible to Canadians, Canada’s Conservatives will remain focused on helping Canadians struggling with addiction through recovery and prevention.”


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