Legalising marijuana will make Canadians safer, insists PM Trudeau

Addressing the Canadian public’s questions and concerns regarding his plan to legalise production, distribution, and use of recreational marijuana, the Liberal prime minister said: “Convincing me to move towards legalisation was very much done on a policy basis; the fact that the current approach is not working, it’s hurting Canadians, it’s funding criminals and we have to make a change in our policy.”

Recognising that adults in Canada are making the choice to are making the choice to use marijuana, Mr Trudeau added that “criminal organisations are making billions of dollars a year on that trade means that somewhere our system is failing… to keep Canadian safe.”

Referring to the counter-arguments to his policy in countries such as the United States of America, Justin Trudeau concluded “we see states like Colorado move forward with a commercial mindset…  whereas we are approaching it purely from a health and safety standpoint. T“

The full interview with Prime Minister Trudeau can be watched here.

Liberals rally in support of Cambodian opposition amid fears of further crackdowns
15/11/2017
From Liberal International headquarters in London the deputy leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP – LI full member), Mu Sochua MP addressed her 183,000 followers on Facebook on Wednesday 15 October, ahead of the highly controversial decision orchestrated by Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen, to outlaw the liberal opposition.
Cambodia
LI Bureau releases second statement on the political situation in Catalonia
15/11/2017
The bureau of Liberal International has issued a statement on the political situation in Catalonia in the aftermath of the 1st October referendum.
Catalonia
Johannesburg Declaration is liberals’ blueprint for better governance
09/11/2017
Liberal International member parties took bold steps to endorse a programme for better governance in the twenty-first century as LI’s 199th Executive Committee meeting convened in Johannesburg, South Africa between 27-29 October.