Serge LeClerc denied he smoked the wacky weed, but he did! He did! And he also had cocaine delivered to his home. From CBC:
On Tuesday, after an expert examination of the audiotapes and transcripts of computer chats, conflict of interest commissioner Ron Barclay said in a 32-page report tabled in the legislature that he’s satisfied LeClerc spoke the words on the tape and there was no doctoring.
“According to the content of the recordings, it is my opinion that Mr. LeClerc smoked marijuana during the time period that he was an MLA, and that he had an unidentified person bring cocaine to his residence during the time period he was an MLA,” Barclay wrote.
The irony for poor LeClerc, a Saskatchewan Party MLA for Saskatoon Northeast before this story broke last April, is that weed should be legal and addictions ought to be treated like a health problem, not a criminal one (until someone gets stabbed or shot, anyway). This doesn’t strike me as a scandal. Just sad.