Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

Your member of parliament for


Beaches-East York

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith

Your member of parliament for


Beaches-East York

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Globe and Mail Interview: Liberal caucus proposes decriminalization of illegal drug use, simple possession

Read a recent Globe and Mail article I was featured in, covering our caucus' stance on decriminalization.

As I recently told The Globe & Mail, Portugal’s drug policies adopted in 2001 (decriminalization of low-level drug possession and significant expansion of harm reduction services) have been a success that we should replicate here in Canada:

“We see on all the metrics that matter, in terms of a public health approach, positive success stories.

“It doesn’t matter what political stripe you are, if you care about the evidence and you care about what works, I think you’ve got to get past the politics of it and what the easy attack ad is and follow the evidence to save lives.”

Read the entire Globe and Mail article here.