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Overdose victim mothers appalled by Freeland’s mockery when asked about drug crisis

By Clayton DeMaine, True North Wire

Some mothers whose sons died of drug overdoses demanded an apology from Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland after she mocked Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s appearance instead of answering a question about the overdose crisis.

During Question Period in the House of Commons, Poilievre criticized the Liberal government’s inflationary economic policies and their approach to the drug overdose crisis.

“They think that you can get down debt by borrowing more, that you stop inflation by printing money and that you fight the drug overdose crisis by legalizing hard drugs. So at least they’re consistent in their irrationality,” Poilievre said. “Now, they’ve been forced to backtrack right before the election on their legalization of hard drugs. Because Canadians are revolting against the policy.”
The Liberal government approved the decriminalization of hard drugs in B.C. but had to reverse course due to an influx of overdose deaths.

Poilievre asked if the government would support a Conservative motion to “permanently” ban hard drugs across Canada. He claimed that if the Liberals did not support the motion it indicated that the government would “legalize” drugs after the election.

Rather than addressing the question about the government’s response to the overdose crisis, Freeland took shots at Poilievre’s appearance.

“The Conservative leader is wearing more makeup than I am today,” Freeland said.

“Now I think that’s wonderful,” she added before being interrupted by an outraged Conservative caucus.


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