of course this is an attempt to win votes, of course they're trying to win seats again... why wouldnt they? its the governments JOB to do what the people want. So why are people deriding them for adding something to their platform that people want done? In addition, why would they not implement this policy? Both them an the NDP have continuously given the conservatives flack for their criminal policies, legalizing something - which the majority of politicians usually end up admitting they used at one point (which totally reeks of hypocrisy) - which would cut down on the illegal drug trade and stop sending people to prison makes total sense with this issue which they have been pressing for some time. This isn't some back of the book issue which will be pushed off the agenda, this is serious shit, I definitely think if they get back in power, they'll do their best to pass this. just my humble opinion.
In addition, as much as I liked the NDP in the last election -especially Jack Layton, RIP - I'm not a fan of the whole two party polar opposite party system of the states, we should have a centrist party.
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