Article by Tony Saxon, Guelph Today
Federal Tory leadership hopeful Michael Chong told Guelph high school students on Friday that the Conservative Party has let them down.
“We lost a whole generation of youth in the Conservative party,” said Chong, who has served as Wellington-Halton MP for the past 12 years.
The Fergus native was in Guelph Friday, speaking to a group of Grade 12 Canadian and world politics students at John F. Ross high school.
The hour-long session featured a variety of wide-ranging well-informed questions from the students, ranging from economic policy to the legalization of marijuana.
As for marijuana, he said it shouldn’t be allowed for young people but “if you’re an adult and want to use it, that’s your choice.”
But he said there should be civil penalties, not criminal ones, for using it and that marijuana should be treated “much more like our approach to cigarettes.”