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.

Rethinking the liberal strategy for environmental protection
19/06/2018
Ahead of LI's 200th executive committee meeting and climate change conference in Berlin this week, Frank Sitta MP, deputy leader of the Free Democrats Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, argues that while Liberals have similar environmental goals as the Greens, we must adopt a smarter strategy.
Environment
LI LGBTI Rights Working Group Chair and IFLRY President Mark International Day against Homophobia
17/05/2018
In a joint statement commemorating  International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia  (IDAHOT), the Chair of LI LGBTI Rights Working Group Frank Van Dalen and the President of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY, LI full-time), Ahmad Al Rachwani, have reiterated the continuous commitment of the global liberal family towards the promotion and advancement of LGBTI rights around the world.
Liberated: Global liberal family celebrates release of Anwar Ibrahim
16/05/2018
The global liberal family is overwhelmed by the news that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim - Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister and former leader of our member party People’s Justice Party (LI member, PKR – Malaysia) - has been pardoned by the king and released from prison today.
Anwar Ibrahim