No apologies for pot smoking: Trudeau
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes no apologies for having occasionally smoked marijuana.
He faced a number of questions from reporters today about an interview in which he admitted to having smoked up as recently as three years ago, when he was already a member of Parliament.
Trudeau expresses no regrets. He says he's tried it five or six times, and wasn't that into it.
What matters now, Trudeau says, is ending a marijuana prohibition policy that he says costs law enforcement $500 million and has left hundreds of thousands of people with criminal records since the Conservatives took office in 2006.
He says he believes public opinion has moved on and he's confident that Canadians will judge him less harshly than his political opponents.
He made the comments today during a visit to Quebec City, where he's met with Premier Pauline Marois and Mayor Regis Labeaume.