Caption: "...And like I swear, man, the doobie was like this long... Wha-What was I saying again?"
"Let's face up to it, Canada, the war on drugs has been a complete bust," Rae declared in a closing speech to a three-day Liberal renewal convention.
Until now, Liberals have called only for decriminalization of marijuana, as has the NDP. The new call to legalize it completely and regulate its production and sale, much as is done with alcohol, is in stark contrast to the governing Conservatives, who've included stiffer penalties for marijuana possession in their omnibus tough-on-crime bill.We Liberals have clearly and emphatically said to the people of Canada: 'We embrace change and we embrace all Canadians as we rebuild this great national party."'Source: CTV"If you want to be part of a group of free-thinking, innovative, thoughtful, pragmatic, hopeful, positive, happy people, come and join the Liberal party," he exhorted, adding with a chuckle, "And after the resolution on marijuana today, it's going to be a group of even happier people in the Liberal party."
This sounds like a bid to steal all those college voters in Quebec away from the NDPs ha, ha, ha. Seriously though, the Liberals are hitting the early campaign trail with the "Change" theme Obama used back in '08. Obviously they're using a different platform but it's the same tactic.