Tony Peter Clementa former Canadian former federal politician and former Member of Parliament for Parry Sound has joined an Ontario-based company set to grow and sell psilocybin, a psychedelic substance.
Noting particularly illuminating in that fact until one learns that Clement a former federal health minister staunchly opposed drug liberalization policies in his time in office.
iPolitics Canada reports
He will become a senior advisor on Red Light Holland’s advisory board, the company announced this week.
The firm said Clement will “provide strategic advice concerning the Company’s compliance and lobbying efforts for international expansion.” The former Conservative MP will also “help with investor relations to guide the Company’s current and future business development.”
Clement was health minister from 2006 to 2008, during which time he helped lead the federal government’s anti-drug strategy that cracked down on illicit drug use through enforcement. He also opposed safe-injection sites, once saying they set a “debilitating example for all physicians and nurses.” In opposition, Clement voted against efforts by the Trudeau government to legalize recreational cannabis.
Read on to learn about his conversion on the way to Damascus, once there was a bit of cash being bandied about