Browsing: Jack Layton


Some highlights from four decades of work by the New Democratic Party to end Canada's war on marijuana. 1971: NDP introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana possession after Liberals ignore the recommendations of the LeDain Commission Report. 1978: NDP Convention passes policy resolution calling for decriminalization of marijuana. 1980: NDP Leader Ed Broadbent calls for decriminalization of marijuana during the 1980 election campaign.

CANNABIS CULTURE - NDP Leader Jack Layton, champion of progressive causes and friend to Canada's cannabis community, lost his battle with cancer, passing away early this morning.

CANNABIS CULTURE – Stephen Harper and the Conservatives have secured their coveted majority government in a stunning election-day sweep. Dark days are undoubtedly ahead for Canada's cannabis culture, but the fight is not over.

CANNABIS CULTURE - Help save Canada's cannabis culture and VOTE TODAY! A Conservative majority government would mean serious negative consequences for the marijuana community and the entire country. Vote today to stop Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.

Canadians go to the polls today with a clear choice: the failed and contemptuous policies of Stephen Harper's Conservatives, or the sweeping vision of a prosperous, respected and free Canada offered by Jack Layton and the New Democratic Party. I urge you all to vote and to be part of the change that is coming to Parliament.

CANNABIS CULTURE - Conservative Stephen Harper could win a majority government with as little as 34% of the vote on May 2. We must ensure this does not happen, or S-10, and mandatory minimums like it, will be law in 100 days. The most important thing you can do is VOTE on May 2!

Jack Layton, the leader of the federal New Democrats, whom many of you may remember as the man who sat in Marc Emery's house and referred to marijuana as "a wonderful substance" that ought to be legalized, today said his party is not in favour of legalization (on CKNW radio, 9:05-9:30, Bill Good show).