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Conservatives Are Saying Justin Trudeau Will Mandate Community Brothels

Terence Young is the latest Conservative candidate to say Trudeau would bring government-protected brothels, weed stores, and drug injection sites to Canadian cities.

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Oakville MP Terence Young told a crowd this month to vote Conservative because Justin Trudeau wants to force prostitution and drugs on the city of Oakville.

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The bizarre claim was part of a closing statement at a candidates' debate thrown by the Oakville chamber of commerce.

"Do you want communities in Oakville that are quiet and safe, where our largest investment, our homes, retain their value as they do now?" Young asked.

"Or communities where a federal Liberal government mandates legally-protected brothels with madams and all that goes with that because the Liberals have promised to legalize the selling of women in Canada?"

The Liberals have not promised to legalize prostitution, nor mandate brothels anywhere in Canada.

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Young also said Trudeau would mandate "marijuana stores" across Canada.

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Earlier in the debate, Young claimed that pot is a gateway drug to harder drugs that are killing children. He also said Trudeau would force safe injection sites on the community.

"What family would invest their life savings in a home near a marijuana store, a brothel, or a drug-injection site," he asked?

Young closed his statement with a plea to the crowd to "vote Conservative."

This is not the first time this has happened. Defence Minister Jason Kenney said Trudeau "wants to force communities to accept brothels."

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Also this month Conservative MP Gary Goodyear told a crowd Trudeau was in favour of genital mutilation.

That statement comes from a 2011 dispute where Trudeau objected to the Canadian citizenship guide for newcomers using the term "barbaric" to describe practices like forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Trudeau instead proposed the term "absolutely unacceptable."

Trudeau has promised to legalize marijuana, but has not given details of what that would look like in effect.

UPDATE

The Conservatives are also putting these allegations into writing. The Conservatives are running ads in Chinese and Punjabi-language newspapers in Ontario and British Columbia that say Trudeau will legalize marijuana and bring brothels and safe injection sites into communities.

Liberals have actually seized on them themselves. They sent around copies in their own fundraising emails to accuse the Conservatives of sleazy campaign tactics. Here's a translated version of the ad:

Paul McLeod is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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