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Treating cannabis as a dangerous and deviant, while treating alcohol as normal and beneficial, is just bad policy and bad advice.
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Unfortunately, this is merely the latest chapter in what appears to be a recurring problem for the Trudeau administration.
The federal government also intends to rename National Aboriginal Day.
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Quebec is pushing to reopen talks.
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If Trudeau says something shouldn't be criminal in a year, then people shouldn't be getting criminal records for it now - especially when most of those people are folks who don't enjoy his family's privileges of being white and wealthy. A criminal record traps people in the country and traps them in poverty. Almost every job does background checks, even volunteer organizations. It deeply impacts lives and when that record is due to nonviolent pot possession, it amounts to cruel and usual punishment.
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Entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed. Fleeing the violence in Myanmar, thousands of the Rohingya have taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand; thousands more have died fleeing, many drowning in overcrowded boats.
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Despite the millions in proposed new spending for getting Canadians unhooked off tobacco, fewer Canadians are lighting up. Looking at the numbers, it seems that even without a heavy handed government, fewer Canadians are using tobacco every year. So what changed?
The ceremony had been delayed by the 2014 Parliament Hill attack.
Katimavik just received funds to develop an "indigenous youth in transition" program.
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The PM said legalizing marijuana will take money away from gangs.
He mentioned a joint project they recently launched together.