What a hypocrite.
Justin Trudeau likes to pretend he’s ‘tough’ and ‘standing up’ to Donald Trump.
And yet, his actions show total weakness.
In reality, Trudeau has been helping Trump strengthen the U.S. economy at Canada’s expense by continuing to impose the destructive carbon tax and upping restrictive regulations that have pushed billions of dollars of investment out of Canada and into our southern neighbour.
And now, Trudeau has signed on to the renewal of the ‘war on drugs,’ a policy that has failed miserably to reduce drug use while wasting many billions of dollars.
The Trudeau government said they did it to line up with UN treaties:
“However Alex Lawrence, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Canada’s approach to addressing drug issues is consistent with the UN treaties the Trump statement endorses, cannabis regulation notwithstanding. “Canada participated in and signed the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem [because] Canada remains a strong supporter of the international drug-control framework and will continue working with our international partners to advance the objectives of the UN drug conventions,” he said. “The legalization of cannabis does not change our commitment to meeting the overarching goal of these conventions – protecting the health and safety of people.”
This is an immense level of hypocrisy. Whether people agree with Trudeau’s drug policy or not, he should at least stand behind what he claimed to support. Instead, he’s signed on to a war on drugs that has simply failed to reduce drug use, while costing a massive amount of money.
Also, why the hell are we still listening to ‘UN conventions.’ We are a sovereign country, why should we waste our time with the increasingly-discredited UN?
The solution to the drug issue is not to either decriminalize everything, or launch another failed war on drugs. A combination of tough penalties for those supplying the drugs, combined with support for people seeking to get clean (through treatment programs not safe injection sites), is the direction that must be followed. But instead, Trudeau’s combo of weakness and hypocrisy has left drug policy in unstable chaos.
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