Mulcair pledges NDP will decriminalize pot ‘the minute we form government’
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair pledged Thursday to decriminalize marijuana immediately if the NDP forms the next government of Canada.
“I want to make sure that everybody understands that the NDP’s position is decriminalization the minute we form government,” Mulcair said in response to a question at a campaign event in Vancouver on Thursday.
Asked why the NDP favours decriminalization as opposed to legalization, the policy favoured by the Liberals, Mulcair emphasized his party’s longstanding commitment to decriminalization.
“The NDP has had the same position for about 40 years,” Mulcair said. “Decriminalizing marijuana is the position of the NDP, it’s my position and it’s something that we can do immediately.” Hot topic on campaign trail.