The Liberal Party of Canada has just become our favourite political party, with the launch of their official petition to legalize marijuana. Yes, the party led by the infamous Justin Trudeau are trying to make weed legal in Canada. God bless.
Playing with the heartstrings of parents, the Liberal party is using the "save the children angle" and arguing that by making marijuana legal, it will "keep marijuana out of our kids’ hands." Apparently in all of the world, Canada is the leader of teen weed smokers, so the argument has some merit.
By creating official laws and regulations, the Liberal Party believes "we can better protect our kids, while preventing millions of dollars from going into the pockets of criminal organizations and street gangs." Sure, whatever y'all gotta say to get folks to sign.
Sign the document and support the initiative to make marijuana legal in Canada by heading to the official Liberal Party petition here. We can't lag behind the USA on this one folks, so get on it.
Quebec students would've also favoured the Liberals and helped them win a minority government — though a much slimmer one — if they were able to vote, according to Student Vote Canada.
If students were able to cast ballots in the federal election, the Liberals would have won 116 seats nationally, forming a minority government. The official opposition would be the New Democratic Party (NDP), with 106 seats.
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While the Liberals would have won the election, they would've lost the popular vote to the NDP.
In Quebec, the Liberals would've won 38 seats, with the Bloc Québécois in second place at 20. The NDP was much worse off in Quebec, winning only 9 seats.
The Student Vote is an educational program that runs at the same time as the official election with the goal of teaching young people how to participate in the electoral process. The students get to cast a ballot exactly like the real thing and the votes are then counted.
More than 700,000 students from across Canada participated in this election's Student Vote.
Now that the dust has settled on the 2021 Federal Election, many of us living in Quebec might be wondering what the point of all this was. But no election is without some kind of meaning, especially for voters.
So, what did this election mean for the people of Quebec and what does a Liberal minority mean for the province?
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"I look forward to continuing to work with the government to advance Montreal's priorities such as a green & inclusive recovery, the fight against arms trafficking and the fight against climate change."
Plante pushed for stronger federal gun control laws in the weeks leading up to the election, joining the mayors of Quebec's four other largest cities to call on all parties to take action on the issue.
She warned that, in her view, Canada could become an "American-style society" with normalized gun violence if the federal government didn't pass tougher legislation.
Plante listed a green economic relaunch and the fight against climate change as two other priorities for the city.
Quebec Premier François Legault also congratulated Trudeau on Tuesday, saying he would collaborate with the prime minister on "Quebec's interests."
The Quebec premier has been critical of the Liberals.
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Justin Trudeau's Liberal party has come out of Canada's 2021 election with another minority government, setting the balance of power in Ottawa for potentially another four years.
On Tuesday morning, Quebec Premier François Legault released a brief statement congratulating Trudeau on his victory.
"I will work with him to advance Quebec's interests," Legault wrote on Twitter.
Trudeau's victory comes after a raucous run-up to the election in which Legault was openly critical of not only Trudeau but also federal encroachment on provincial jurisdiction and attitudes towards Quebec more generally.
"There are three parties at the federal level that want to reduce the autonomy of the Quebec nation," Legault said at the National Assembly days before the election.
The premier also called the framing of a question at the English-language federal leaders' debate an "attack" on Quebec.