Trudeau says his dad went to bat for son Michel when he was charged with pot possession

After legalization, Trudeau will introduce a ‘process’ to ‘make things fairer’ for those with pot convictions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that when his late brother Michel was charged with pot possession, his father’s resources, legal network and connections helped make the charge “go away,” and that he will introduce a “process” to help other Canadians with pot-related charges after recreational marijuana becomes legal.

Trudeau made the comments at a town hall hosted by Vice Media, during which the prime minister was asked by a member of the audience who had been charged with pot possession what Trudeau would say to someone in his position.

The prime minister answered the question by relating the story of how his late brother had been in a terrible car accident while driving back to Ontario from the West Coast.

Read the full story on CBC News.