June 21st, 2018

Statement from NDP MPP-elect Gilles Bisson on cannabis sales

“Ontario’s New Democrats support a legal, regulated cannabis industry.

The move to the legal sale of cannabis is a something we have to get right, and that includes making legal sales socially responsible, and also robust enough to push out the black market. The current proposed model in Ontario – just 40 stores – falls well short.

As Ontario's Official Opposition, we will work closely with municipalities, stakeholders, and community members to push the Ford Conservatives to roll-out legal cannabis sales in Ontario in a way that promotes social responsibility and community safety, while effectively ending demand for illegal sales.

Mr. Ford needs to show Ontario a plan that fixes the one Kathleen Wynne messed up.”