Canada’s New PM Issues Challenge to US – “We’re Ending Wars and Legalizing Pot”

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Justin Gardner | The Free Thought Project

If the phone conversation with President Obama is any indication of Justin Trudeau’s commitment, Canada will be giving its southern neighbor lessons in peace and freedom.

Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister-elect, told Obama on Tuesday that he will withdraw their fighter jets from Iraq and Syria.

Both of these campaigns represent U.S. military aggression based on deceit and manufactured consent.

By withdrawing machines of death and destruction from the two countries plagued by military hegemony, Trudeau is making a strong statement and standing firm behind his commitment.

“I committed that we would continue to engage in a responsible way that understands how important Canada has a role to play in the fight against ISIL (Islamic State), but he (Barack Obama) understands the commitments I’ve made around ending the combat mission,” he told reporters in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Interestingly, the announcement was not included in a White House read-out of the phone call.


As we know, Iraq was a war of aggression based on outright lies that preyed upon America’s post-9/11 sentiment, carried out by a cabal that always wanted to invade and occupy the country.

The military intervention in Syria is another inevitable (desired?) result of a long tradition of U.S. meddling in the Middle East.

Arming the mujahideen in Afghanistan during the 1980’s brought about the growth of al-Qaida, but that didn’t stop warmongers from making the same mistake.

In its quest to enact regime change in Syria, the U.S. armed jihadists that would become ISIS fighting against President Assad but also committing atrocities against civilians.

By dissociating his country’s fighter jets from these campaigns, Trudeau stands against military aggression and for the preservation of peace.

The bedfellow of peace is freedom.

If Trudeau and his political party follow through with another promise, Canadian citizens will be a little freer from government oppression.

The party took a clear stance against prohibition and has vowed to legalize and regulate cannabis, among other drug war reforms.

Canada would become the second country in the world, behind Uruguay, to have legalized all aspects of the cannabis market.

“Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition does not work. It does not prevent young people from using marijuana and too many Canadians end up with criminal records for possessing small amounts of the drug.
Arresting and prosecuting these offenses is expensive for our criminal justice system. It traps too many Canadians in the criminal justice system for minor, non-violent offenses. At the same time, the proceeds from the illegal drug trade support organized crime and greater threats to public safety, like human trafficking and hard drugs.”

Trudeau’s phone conversation with Obama was a promising statement by Canada’s new leadership to advance the idea of peace. It seems that a nod to freedom will follow by ending the war on weed.

The U.S. can take a cue from its neighbor or continue its downward spiral of death and oppression.

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  • Kristen

    The US loves death and oppression, it’s what we specialize in.

    • Olivier Normando

      that’s banco-communist pseudo-liberal hype propaganda… Nothing to do
      with good intentions except getting votes and taxes while we seal the deal with central bank hyper inflating debt-currency, wake-up!

      • Kristen

        Oh yeah? Look at what we do in other countries, and look at the movies we make every year that make millions of dollars. They’re all about death and oppression, but we don’t love it huh? lol

    • Gordon Martin

      Gotta fill the media with this crap. But that’s “our” fault. Seems many of us want to read bold headlines of death and destruction!

  • Asper ACT

    Is the decision of stopping air bombings something one politician can make?
    Aren’t militaries and wars the plot of more than just one guy?

    • http://www.guiwald.info Guiwald

      As in a “democracy”, “the guy” is supposed to represent the people of the country. Not just one guy here.

      • Asper ACT

        Some people chose him, some who chose him might even disagree with him on that, but this guy works within an institution that consists in more people than just him.

        When it comes to war, it is always a decision of many political figures, so when it comes to dissolution of war I would expect the same.
        Does he got a majority of anti-war politicians backing him?

        • http://www.guiwald.info Guiwald

          That’s why I wrote “democracy”. We don’t live in a democracy, and we only vote for which of this guys on the top will be our next master.

        • Michael Dion

          That might be the American way, what with the “military complex” pulling strings in the background. Here in Canada, we don’t allow generals, military contractors and other 3rd party assholes, make these decisions.

          • Asper ACT

            But you put the decision on the hands of less people, of one man?
            How did Canada decide to get into the war on terror?

  • Olivier Normando

    that’s banco-communist pseudo-liberal hype propaganda… Nothing to do
    with good intentions except getting votes and taxes while we seal the deal with central bank hyper inflating debt-currency, wake-up!

    • iamli3

      how is trudeau getting votes and taxes by NOT bombing other countries?….

      what the fuck no i didn’t post this comment 3 days ago i made it just right now :c ??…

  • MJSee

    He’s lying. He only made a promise to remove the fighter jets out of the war zones. Still hasn’t happened. And he promised the increase of ground troops to support the american troops in war zones. That is NOT ending wars. That is contributing to them.

    Legalizing pot in Canada means making it legal for those with a medical need and documents from their doc, to buy in specific government controlled and watched business’. It does not mean that you won’t be arrested for having a pot plant or a joint in your possession. They aren’t changing that. Just making medical pot more accessible. And you can only get the required letters and prescription for medical pot from a tiny number of doctors who have been licence to do it. Not all doctors can prescribe medical pot.

    This is nothing but a propaganda piece. Full of bullshit.

    • John Daniels

      It has only just happened. Give it a little time. No big change happens over night, especially in government.

    • Terence

      Here in Greater Vancouver I buy from a private outlet called Releaf – not a government outlet.