Speaking of arguing for wrong-headed drug policy and a useless penal system: Marijuana Party founder joins Liberals.
MONTREAL - The leader of the Marijuana Party, who ran against Prime Minister Paul Martin in the 2004 general election, has quit and joined the Liberals.
Marc-Boris St-Maurice, who won 221 votes in the riding of LaSalle-Émard in last year's election, announced Monday that he had resigned in December to join Martin's party. St-Maurice has led the Marijuana Party since it started in 2000.
Marc-Boris St-Maurice, as leader of the Marijuana Party, ran against Paul Martin in the 2004 general election.
"I believe that if any party will ever legalize marijuana in Canada, it is the Liberals," St-Maurice, who lives in Montreal, said in a statement.
Congratulations, Mr. St-Maurice! You've just given me yet another addition to the interminable list of reasons why I am very, very unlikely to ever vote Liberal, no matter how uninspiring or distasteful any potential local Tory candidate might be.