Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is controversial but is the progressive leader the country has needed for years. One of his first moves in power is to push for legalizing weed, reducing the importance of religion, and repealing firearms laws to reduce the number of guns available to citizens.
In a rather hasty letter to Jody Wilson-Raybould, his Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Prime Minister Trudeau (pictured below) outlined plans to “bring about real change” in Canada, which included detailed ways to work with government officials that should “lead to the legalization and regulation of marijuana.”
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Interestingly, his move to legalise weed has been met with protests from the Canadian chapter of the Hells Angels of all people, who argue that it will cost organised crime hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Isn’t that supposed to be a good thing for Canadians, especially with regards to crime and safety?
Trudeau’s more progressive liberal style of government is said to reflect the modern and progressive values of Canadians, which generally revolve around inclusion, honesty, hard work, fiscal prudence, generosity of spirit and gender parity.
Marijuana aside, his cabinet aims to reduce the restrictive and discriminatory influence religion has on society, with 16 members of his cabinet going so far as to refusing to swear the nation’s religious oath, replacing religious references and leaving out the “So God help me” last line.
Prohibiting discrimination against gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transferred individuals, is also a top priority, as is changing the firearms act to reduce the number of handguns and assault weapons available to the public.
Trudeau is so ambitious that, according to Times magazine, he even wants to increase government spending to stimulate the economy, raise taxes on the wealthy, take in more refugees from war-stricken areas like the Middle East, and reform the voting system.
He’s a man on a mission, but how far will he get? Share your opinions in the comments below.