Andrew Scheer, the leader of the Conservative Party and leader of Canada’s Official Opposition since 2017, has admitted that he smoked marijuana as a young man.
But Scheer ironically is against the legalization of cannabis.
On the French-language talk show Tout Le Monde En Parle on Sunday, Scheer was asked a myriad of questions from abortion, gay rights, gun control, climate change to cannabis.
When asked if he will celebrate the legalization of marijuana by smoking a joint. Scheer said: “No,” giving an embarrassed laugh.
Then the host asked him: “Have you ever smoked?”
“So…” Scheer said, but after pausing and feeling uneasy, he took a sip from his glass of wine to finally utter his confession. “I hope my father is not watching this show. … When I was young, yes.”
Scheer said his Conservative party will look into Bill C-45 or the Cannabis Act that will legalize marijuana this summer.
He said there is a possibility that his party might recriminalize marijuana again if Conservatives won in the next election.