Trudeau Forced to Talk Marijuana After B.C. Ex-Liberal Candidate’s Remarks

A Liberal candidate in B.C. who suggested marijuana is harmless to children and reduces domestic violence quit the race on Thursday, creating a distraction for Justin Trudeau as he visited the province to promise money for transit projects and a ban on oil tankers off the northern coast.

In a pair of campaign appearances, Mr. Trudeau faced questions about Joy Davies’ comments on marijuana, and about Alberta candidate Chris Brown, who has been in the spotlight over 2009 tweets about women.

By Thursday afternoon, Ms. Davies was no longer the Liberal candidate for the riding of South Surrey-White Rock, making her the latest to leave the race over past incidents.

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