Politicians buzzing over Trudeau's pot past
Seems a lot of polticians are being asked about their own histories with marijuana, in the wake of Justin Trudeau's admission that he used pot in the past — including, while he was serving as an MP.
Foreign minister John Baird says he stayed away from pot after finding out that a nominee for the Supreme Court in the US had to withdraw from consideration after it was learned that he had smoked up in college.
Employment minister Jason Kenney says he's never smoked pot, but he admitted that he drinks coffee — a reference to Justin Trudeau's telling an interviewer that he doesn't drink coffee.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay told an interviewer in Halifax today that most Canadians expect their elected representatives to obey the law. He also pointed out that in 2009, Trudeau had voted for mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana production.
And Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume, who met with Trudeau this week in Quebec City, says he smoked pot in the past, but, taking a page from Bill Clinton's playbook, he says he didn't inhale.
Since then, he says the strongest drug he's ever taken was Dentyne Fire — a brand of chewing gum.