Did Laureen Harper contradict Conservative party policy on pot?
Press Progress site spotlights video of leader's wife saying 'You don't put people in jail'
Did Laureen Harper go off-message?
When the Press Progress website posted video of the Conservative leader's wife talking about marijuana at a small campaign event in Brampton, Ont. recently, eyebrows raised.
While she didn't come out in favour of full legalization, she did suggest people shouldn't go to jail for smoking pot.
- Justin Trudeau doesn't want pot sold at corner stores
- Tom Mulcair says NDP will decriminalize pot 'the minute we take office'
- Conservatives push anti-pot message, vow funds to combat drug labs
That might appear to contradict the law-and-order, zero-tolerance, crackdown-on-drugs approach one associates with Conservatives.
Power & Politics convened a panel of candidates to unpack the various party positions on pot, and to consider whether Laureen Harper strayed, or merely articulated a less-familiar aspect of the Conservative position.