The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has called for steps to be taken in the legalisation of weed, reducing the importance of religion and repeals to the firearms laws to reduce the number of guns available in Canada.
In a letter to his Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Trudeau outlined plans to “bring about real change” in Canada.
This included detailed plans to work with government officials that according to his letter will, “lead to the legalization and regulation of marijuana.”
The move to legalise weed comes despite protests from Hells Angels members outside parliament who, according to Jean-Roch Fournier from the Canadian chapter of the Hells Angels, oppose the position as it may cost organised crime hundreds of thousands of jobs.
The Prime Minister’s different more liberal style of government is supposed to reflect the values of a modern Canada which are; inclusion, honesty, hard work, fiscal prudence, generosity of spirit and to ensure gender parity.
Trudeau’s government also plan to prohibit discrimination against gender identities, including members of the LGBT community and changes to the firearms act to reduce the number of handguns and assault weapons available.
Another prominent characteristic of his cabinet members is its stance on religion. 16 of his cabinet refused to swear the nation’s religious oath, replacing religious references and leaving out the last line “So God help me”.
The Prime Minister has gained widespread notoriety, after taking office on November 4, for his liberal views.