The Conservative MP for Simcoe-Grey, Kellie Leitch, has been raising eyebrows since announcing her bid fo the party leadership.
She’s been under fire for suggesting, among other things, that we should be screening immigrants to make sure they have “Canadian values.”
Leitch tells 630CHED’s Ryan Jespersen, one of the most important things for Canadians, right now, is determining exactly what those values are.
“And for me, right now, the number one issue, and I think the number one issue for Canadians, is to talk about what our unified Canadian identity is,” she explains. “You may have seen some of the polls that have been published, you know, over sixty-seven percent of Canadians, a super-majority of Canadians, wanting to have a conversation with respect to this issue.”
Leitch adds she would also move, as Prime Minister, to immediately recriminalize marijuana, saying we need to keep the drug out of the hands of children.
“I think that we have an opportunity as leaders in the country, and we have a responsibility as leaders in this country, to protect children,” she says. “And I’ve suggested to the Minister of Health education programs, with regards to the impact of this dangerous drug on, not only children, but on our health issues.”
Leitch equates marijuana with morphine, saying it should be available to those who need it for medical purposes, but extremely regulated. She believes marijuana is just as disruptive and dangerous as morphine, and says, unlike alcohol, law enforcement has no way to detect it at roadside stops. (scb)