Blunt talk: Liberals dropped the ball on legalization
By Conservative MP Marilyn GladuJan. 16, 2019
The government hasn’t put enough effort into public-education campaigns, and won’t push for more stringent employer drug-testing. That puts Canadians at risk.
Bill Blair, the minister responsible for the Cannabis Act, speaks with reporters in the House foyer on Oct. 14, 2018, three days before recreational cannabis legalization began. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It’s been nearly three months since the legalization of cannabis, and there is much to be concerned about. Many of these concerns were highlighted to the government before legalization, on Oct. 17, 2018, while some are new.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.