8 Canadian politicians who’ve admitted to smoking pot
Watch: A collection of the latest admissions and denials by politicians following Justin Trudeau’s admission
TORONTO – Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter is the latest Canadian politician to make a pot confession.
The revelation comes after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau admitted last week that he took a pull on a joint at a dinner party three years ago, while he was an MP.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper cheekily said the following after a reporter asked him if he ever was a user of pot.
“Do I seem like I smoke marijuana?”
VIDEO: Do I seem like I smoke marijuana?: Harper
Here’s a look at some Canadian politicians who have previously admitted to smoking marijuana:
On Thursday, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter said he smoked marijuana in university but too much is being made of the issue since Trudeau called for the legalization of pot.
VIDEO: Nova Scotia Premier admits past pot use
“Like every other person I knew back in the ’70s when I went to university, some of whom are actually in this room, I would have tried it, the same as other people at that time,” he said.
Asked by reporters whether he’s smoked pot, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said with a laugh that he would not deny he has smoked lots of it.
VIDEO: Ford: ‘I smoked a lot” of pot
Ford has denied allegations of drug use since reports surfaced that he was videotaped smoking crack cocaine.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne “came clean” Wednesday and said that she puffed a little pot, but she said it’s been 35 years since the last smoke.
Last week, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said he smoked marijuana “five or six times” in his life—once as a MP three years ago.
VIDEO: Trudeau smoked weed as MP
The Huffington Post said the NDP leader’s office confirmed that Tom Mulcair has smoked pot “but sent strongly worded emails refusing to say when he last used the drug or where he procured it.”
In 2007, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall told a reporter that he smoked marijuana during his younger years, “infrequently.”
“I’m going to have to now phone my mom and make sure I tell her how I had answered that question before you go to air,” he allegedly joked.
While vying for Ontario PC Party leadership in 2002, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said he used pot in his teenage years but that he “didn’t like it.”
In 2004, the late NDP leader Jack Layton said the following on whether or not he smoked pot.
“Yes, and some might say I never exhaled.”
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