Premier John Horgan is greeted by federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh as he enters the B.C. NDP convention in Victoria, Nov. 4, 2014. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

VIDEO: Jagmeet Singh wants drugs decriminalized

The new leader of the federal NDP says his party would decriminalize all drugs, not just marijuana. Jagmeet Singh addressed delegates at the BC New Democrat convention in Victoria on Saturday.

Marijuana isn’t the only drug Jagmeet Singh wants decriminalized.

Speaking at the NDP conference in Victoria, the new NDP leader said he wanted all drugs to join the list.

“When you look at those folks being charged with personal possession of a controlled substance, the people who are being arrested and incarcerated. These are folks who are struggling with issues of mental health, of addiction and poverty,” Singh said. “To me, poverty, mental health and addiction don’t sound like a criminal justice problem. They sound to me like a social justice problem, that should be dealt like a social justice problem.”

See our video above.

Just Posted

Comox Valley Santa’s Workshop in need of bicycles for youngsters, gifts for teens

Santa’s Workshop, at 464 Puntledge Road (formerly the Red Cross building), is… Continue reading

Transitioning back into the world

Courtenay man had been living outdoors before starting Sally Ann program

A cuddle and a coffee: Six Island towns named among Canada’s most cozy

Sidney, Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Tofino and Ucluelet crack Expedia’s top 40

New Coast Guard radar boosts marine traffic monitoring off B.C. coast

Six radar installations set up for Georgia Strait to Queen Charlotte Strait to Prince Rupert

The fair with 1,000 stories

Tibetan carpets, Ugandan bags and scarves from the Peruvian Andes were among… Continue reading

Price makes 36 saves as Habs edge Canucks 3-2

Late goal lifts Montreal past Vancouver

Mid Island Farmers Institute discusses fleece at November meeting

Are you a lover of wool and local fibre? Interested in raising… Continue reading

Comox Valley Nature invites the public to learn about nature photography

Comox Valley Nature is hosting a public lecture on photography. Join Terry… Continue reading

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

The fair with 1,000 stories

Tibetan carpets, Ugandan bags and scarves from the Peruvian Andes were among… Continue reading

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Most Read