That’s My Boy
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau appears more likely to become prime minister after admitting to smoking marijuana while being a Member of Parliament, a new poll suggests, as more Canadians say they are supportive of relaxing drug laws.
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There is method to Justin Trudeau’s reefer madness.
His willingness to confess his past proclivity for puffing pot is part of a deliberate strategy to brand the Liberal leader as a different kind of politician — one who’s open and transparent to a fault, even when it might be more politic to dissemble.
It’s a calculated risk that could pay big dividends or blow up in his face, Liberal insiders acknowledge.
But he’s determined to make transparency a trademark of his leadership.
The Liberals have surged to 38% support from…
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