Canadian Politicians Condemn Marc Emery’s Extradition

Embattled marijuana activist Marc Emery and his wife Jodie Emery, policing critic for the Green Party, take questions from reporters just before Marc turned himself in to Canadian authorities to be extradited to the US. (Photo by Jeremiah Vandermeer)Embattled marijuana activist Marc Emery and his wife Jodie Emery, policing critic for the Green Party, take questions from reporters just before Marc turned himself in to Canadian authorities to be extradited to the US. (Photo by Jeremiah Vandermeer)CANNABIS CULTURE – Politicians from nearly all of Canada’s major political parties have come forward to oppose the extradition of Marc Emery by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government.

Since the decision to extradite Emery was announced on Monday, elected members of several of Canada’s political parties have released statements or made comments in support of Emery, the embattled marijuana activist and former publisher of Cannabis Culture who is facing five years in a US prison for selling marijuana seeds online.

On Monday, Deputy Leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP) Libby Davies (MP – Vancouver East) sent a letter to Conservative Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, the official responsible for making decisions regarding the Treaty Transfer process – a US/Canada agreement that allow prisoners to serve their time back in a Canadian jail. The process was accepted as common practice under the former Liberal government, but the ruling Conservatives have stubbornly refused to bring many prisoners home.

An Open Letter to the Public Safety Minister on the Extradition of Marc Emery
May 10, 2010 Open Letters to Ministers & Public Officials
The Honourable Vic Toews
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Toews,

I write to ask that you stop the extradition of Canadian Marc Emery to the United States and allow him to serve his prison sentence in Canada.

Your government took a rare and unnecessary step today, by extraditing a Canadian citizen to serve a prison sentence in America for actions that are not worthy of prosecution under Canadian laws. Further to this uneven approach, it is my understanding that American officials were amiable to Mr. Emery serving his sentence in Canada. Yet your government has refused to cooperate.

I therefore urge you to act in best the interest of this Canadian citizen and in the interest of Canadian sovereignty and allow Mr. Emery to serve his sentence in Canada.

I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible on this urgent matter.

Sincerely,

Libby Davies, MP
Vancouver East
NDP Spokesperson for Drug Policy

“It’s about Canadian sovereignty,” Davies told Vancouver’s Georgia Straight newspaper. “Why would we cart off a Canadian to serve time in America for something he wouldn’t have been charged with in Canada? Now what we’re left with is trying to press that he at least be allowed to serve his time in Canada.”

In the same interview, Liberal Party MP Ujjal Dosanjh (Vancouver South) told the The Straight that Emery faces a “disproportionate sentence that he wouldn’t have received in Canada.”

“I believe in that case we as a country should ensure that he’s at least able to serve his sentence in a Canadian prison,” Dosanjh said. “He’s not a dangerous offender.”

On May 11, The Green Party, the party by far the most supportive of Emery and dedicated to ending the War on Drugs, released this statement:

Green Party condemns extradition of Marc Emery

OTTAWA — Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson yesterday confirmed that marijuana activist Marc Emery will be extradited to the United States, a move that the Green Party of Canada condemns. The decision was made shortly after Marc Emery turned himself in to the authorities as his bail expired May 10, 2010.

Marc was arrested in 2005 as a result of an undercover investigation of his online marijuana seed-selling business. Last summer, Emery entered into a plea bargain with American authorities that will likely see him thrown in a U.S. jail for at least five years for distributing marijuana seeds. The extradition ends his 5 year battle to avoid the US drug charges.

“It is wrong that Marc is being sent to a US prison for an offense for which there is almost no penalty in Canada,” said Green Leader Elizabeth May. “We ask the Justice Minister to reconsider. At the very least, Marc should serve his term in a Canadian prison.”

Members of Parliament from Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic Parties presented petitions to the House of Commons on March 15, 2010 with thousands of signatures seeking to stop Marc Emery’s extradition to the US.

“Marc is not a dangerous criminal,” said Adriane Carr, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada. “He is a legitimate entrepreneur who believes strongly in what he is doing. The sentence that he has been given is completely disproportionate and now to be forced to serve time in another country is a real injustice.”

Jodie Emery, Green Party federal candidate for Vancouver-South and wife of Marc Emery has supported him throughout this ordeal.

“I am absolutely devastated that this Conservative government has opted to send my husband, a Canadian citizen, to the United States for a ‘crime’ that amounts to a $200 dollar fine in Canada,” said Jodie Emery. “This case is about silencing my husband for his marijuana activism. This Conservative government has declared a culture war in Canada and my husband is its latest victim.”

On March 15, 2010, in a show of cross-party support rarely seen in the House of Commons, Davies, Dosanjh and Conservative MP Scott Reid presented thousands of petitions to Parliament with over 12,000 signatures asking Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson to stop the extradition. Davies and Dosanjh appeared on CBC News the next day with Emery and Nicholson to discuss the case.

Shortly after Emery had turned himself in to authorities on Monday, May 10, expecting to renew his bail, Cannabis Culture learned the Justice Minister had made his decision to send the activist to face a US sentencing judge and an expected 5-year sentence.

“I have considered, both separately and cumulatively,” Nicholson wrote in a statement confirming the extradition order to Emery’s lawyers, “all of the submissions which you have made on Mr. Emery’s behalf and conclude that Mr. Emery’s unconditional surrender to the United States on the offences for which his extradition was sough would not be unjust or oppressive under all of the circumstances. I have also determined that there are no other considerations which would justify ignoring Canada’s obligations under the treaty with the United States.”

YOU CAN HELP! Please contact Judge Ricardo Martinez in Seattle, Washington and tell him he should let Marc Emery return home to Canada with no prison sentence instead of the 5-year term in the plea deal.

Mail: Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez
U.S. Courthouse
700 Stewart Street, Suite 13134
Seattle, WA
98101-9906
USA

You can also contact Conservative Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews and tell him to allow Marc to serve his time in Canada as part of the Treaty Transfer process.

Office of Public Saftey
Phone: 613-944-4875
E-mail: webmail.psepc-sppcc.gc.ca
Web Contact Form: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/abt/min-eng.aspx
CLICK HERE for more contact info.

You can also call the Minister of Justice’s Rob Nicholson and voice your displeasure in his decision.

Honourable Robert Nicholson
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

(613) 995-1547
(905) 353-9590
(905) 871-9991
(905) 354-0527
[email protected]

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Comments

15 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    government sucks

  2. Anonymous on

    I would be outraged if I was an American taxpayer. $50,000 a year to imprison a non-American. $250,000 (quarter-million) of your tax dollars wasted to imprison Marc Emery from British Columbia, Canada. WTF???

  3. Anonymous on

    he was not charged for exporting seeds. so he can not be sentenced in canada for life on that. its in the drug schedule
    and i think you needed to have a certain amount of seeds sold to make the weight for the harder punishments.
    if my memory is correct i think it was 3 kilos of cannabis material.
    which under the drug schedule included seeds. so i imagined that marc would need to have sold 3 kilos of seeds to face a penalty in canada of several odd years.
    in this there would be no evidence except for that marc admitted to selling a lot of seeds. the weight of which could only be guessed as there is no evidence directly but i guess you could guess that it was of a weight that would mean he could face more than one year in prison. only the US law has the part about the 50,000 plants so that does not count here. likewise there would be no proof but only suggestion by marc. no one nor he would not know exactly.

    he was charged for “conspiracy”, obviously there was a conspiracy, or an attempt to have people grow plants, overgrow the government and all. you would really need to check the schedule to see what penalty periods are given for conspiracy. it somehow turned out that even though the US are willing to drop the other two charges in way of a plea deal, rob was able to determine, or weigh up whether the penalties granted in the USA were similar to the penalties in canada for the 3 conspiracy charges. there is some doubt as to whether the charge of conspiracy for money laundering was legitimate because it was done openly, and claimed to the tax department. while the tax department are not to blame, it is in the law that laundered money is not just a matter of spending the proceeds of crime as far as extradition law goes. though all this, would not matter now unless somebody has the decision checked over by a judiciary. that would also involve the tandy statement and any petitions, letters etc.
    because it is political in nature, it would not be right to have a conservative party member who wants to imprison people for over five plants, make the decision without having the decision reviewed by a panel.
    that is exactly why it is written in the law for this to occur. so that a decision is not based in politics, especially when the case may be that it was an arrest for political reason, which clearly is the case because marc was well known to be involved at a political level and championed for the cause exactly.

  4. renney b. on

    the canadian priminister and minister of justice are the main perpetrators in the outsourcing of canadian human rights and justice. this war on drugs is facing its final battle and as bob marley said,’ many more will have to suffer, many more will have to die…” this could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last…’they cant keep us down. this age old struggle of good over evil is alive and kicking today. mockingly steven sang the beatles song about getting high with a little help from my friends but is he telling the truth!!! jesus said, the truth shall set you free and who the son set free is free indeed… if i ruled the world i would free all our sons and daughters but, these politicians in power still only want to enslave us… the fact that they have a new crime bill in the senate bill s-10 that has the potential to destroy so many young lives and thus our future is a crime in itself… cannabis should be free for every one to us as they see fit; for health, nutrition, medicine,fiber, textiles, energy, fuel oil and spiritual rituals as it was in the past before it was criminalized… so the basis for the extradition of marc emery is false and was founded in prejudice and political opposition. therefore canada has a constitutional duty to protect him and all others cannabis crusaders… ‘how long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look…’bob marley. peace and love and spirit, renney b.

  5. Saul on

    Honourable Robert Nicholson
    House of Commons
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0A6

    (613) 995-1547
    (905) 353-9590
    (905) 871-9991
    (905) 354-0527
    [email protected]

    Minister Nicholson:

    Re: your comment that:

    “I have also determined that there are no other considerations which would justify ignoring Canada’s obligations under the treaty with the United States.”

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO LEGAL BASIS for this ‘extradition’!

    My background is in Law.

    I was reviewing the applicable case law (mostly Ian Hunter/ Sacred Herb – The Hemp Shop in BC) and wording of the cited extradition treaty and have come to these conclusions:

    the treaty most definitely does NOT impel the Canadian government to give up Marc Emery to a foreign state, and our laws cannot even convict him!

    Here is a link to the text of the Canada-US Extradition Treaty:

    http://www.lexum.umontreal.ca/ca_us/en/cts.1976.03.en.html

    (1) Persons shall be delivered up according to the provisions of this Treaty for any of the offenses listed in the Schedule annexed to this Treaty, which is an integral part of this Treaty, provided these offenses are punishable by the laws of both Contracting Par-ties by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.

    (2) Extradition shall also be granted for attempts to commit, or conspiracy to commit or being a party to any of the offenses listed in the annexed schedule:

    26. Offenses against the laws relating to the traffic in, production, manufacture, or importation of narcotic drugs, Cannabis sativa L., hallucinogenic drugs, amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine and its derivatives.

    SO:

    1) We don’t imprison people for possession or sale of small-amount THC for over a year, and:
    2) Seeds contain NO THC, so manufacture takes place in the US, committed solely by the Buyers.

    Furthermore, regarding the only issue (in the BC Provincial case-law of Ian Hunter) contending that the Canadian Narcotic Control Act only exempts the sale of “non-viable” cannabis seeds:

    http://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/2000/2000bcca363/2000bcca363.html

    and the easily disproven contentions that:

    The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act states that the exportation of Schedule II drugs is punishable by a penalty of up to life in prison;

    and:

    that it may seem to be a stretch to argue that supplying raw materials is *not* a component of the “production” of marijuana;

    It wouldn’t matter that (even if) selling ‘viable’ seeds is ‘illegal’ in Canada, because the punishment doesn’t exceed 1 year in jail (in extradition treaty terms), by citing all currently extant precedents.

    Also, ‘production’ must mean ‘when actually used to produce’ otherwise you’d have to jail any and all horticulturalists and farmers everywhere, who merely owned some dirt and water, and/or *could* possibly produce marijuana plants (even by accident, if the wind blew them there, like in the notorious Monsanto cases)!

    Simply put: the producers/manufacturers are NOT even ‘potentially’ Marc Emery; they are the U.S. Buyers!

    AND, re, any possible contention that: “Also, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act states that the exportation of Schedule II drugs is punishable by a penalty of up to life in prison.”

    The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act most specifically does NOT include “seeds” (!):

    Schedule II

    * Cannabis and derivatives
    o Including Marijuana, cannabis resin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
    o Not including non-viable Cannabis seed, excepting its derivatives
    o NOT including, flowers, SEEDS or branches, and fibers derived from such stalks (Hemp)

    AND the (merely BC Provincial) case-law given shows the judges’ flawed “reasoning” where he says:

    “Seeds of any sort of a growing plant are obviously part of it, and to say that they lose this character when separated from the parent stem makes no sense to me.”

    This is abject NONSENSE!

    Some parts of some plants are saleable for human consumption, while other parts are deadly poisons, and our food laws clearly reflect this categorical separation.

    Hence also, the learned Judges’ quibble about ‘viable/non-viable’ is also merely subjective, because the legislators *could* have meant that: (the excluded) seeds) ‘are non-viable when administering an active ingredients test, i.e: they fail that test as non-viable criteriae for prosecution.’

    Mister Minister:

    Whereas you are, of course, wholly entitled (with the cooperation of the majority of your elected colleagues, in the venue of a Parliamentary quorum) to craft new law further amending past definitions of extant statutes, and/or to create entirely new statutes to either abrogate or replace same entirely, you are yourself NOT legally entitled to make public pronouncements of ‘determinations’ in regards to existing law, where there are in fact NO legal bases in the extant written law to so claim.

    ;-(

  6. Anonymous on

    My background is in Law. I was reviewing the case law (mostly Ian Hunter/ Sacred Herb – The Hemp Shop in BC) and wording of the extradition treaty in an online dispute at: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Just+another+casualty+criminal+drugs/3015889/story.html and have come to these conclusions: the treaty does NOT impel the Canadian government to give up Marc, and our laws cannot even convict him!

    Here’s the running argument:

    Not only should the Canadian government (i.e: “Justice” Minister Robert Nicholson who personally ordered the extradition) ARREST ITSELF for accepting the “illegal proceeds” of Emery’s alleged “crime” (as taxes, contrary to one of their own inane “benefitting from proceeds of crime” rules) but also the US government should arrest its own Postal Workers for smuggling the seeds into the ‘States, AND arrest all the buyers as accessories to the crimes, for tricking Marc into selling the (NOT illegal) seeds!

    More, Nicholson should jail himself for treason to Canadian sovereignty. But, that he’d sell out one of our own isn’t surprising; we always elect these self-selling ‘political’ Salesmen to exploit perpetually lucrative “crises” INSTEAD of solving simple problems – they always sell themselves to us as our ‘beloved leaders’ as “crisis-relief management experts,” when we only placed ads to hire some public SERVANTS in the first place! When will we ever learn?

    😉

    anonymous (ENEMY):

    3:35 PM on May 12, 2010

    FYI: Here is a link to the text of the Canada-US Extradition Treaty. It’s pretty clear that the government of Canada has zero justification for blocking the extradition of an individual who had pleaded guilty.

    http://www.lexum.umontreal.ca/ca_us/en/cts.1976.03.en.html

    Do people TRULY believe that Canada should pull OUT of this treaty? Really? Really?!

    anonymous (MY REPLY):

    4:23 PM on May 12, 2010

    @3:35:

    YES, “Really REALLY!” Because Emery only pleaded “guilty” to the NON-crime of selling LEGAL seeds to willing US customers, because the DEA and Herr Harpo’s government had threatened his employees with the same harsh terms! The “deal” was, if HE plead guilty, they’d let the others go! So, out of LOYAL concern for his employees well-being (definitely NOT a trait of our traitor US-lapdog so-called “government” “Leaders”) Marc bowed to their illegal threats! That “treaty” is mitigated by our usual caveats that if it’s something WE don’t really consider to be a crime, we won’t do it. Unless there’s a political (power-trading) payoff, which, pretty much by definition, disregards the written rule of law.

    😉

    Here’s your treaty:

    (1) Persons shall be delivered up according to the provisions of this Treaty for any of the offenses listed in the Schedule annexed to this Treaty, which is an integral part of this Treaty, provided these offenses are punishable by the laws of both Contracting Par-ties by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.

    (2) Extradition shall also be granted for attempts to commit, or conspiracy to commit or being a party to any of the offenses listed in the annexed Schedule:

    26. Offenses against the laws relating to the traffic in, production, manufacture, or importation of narcotic drugs, Cannabis sativa L., hallucinogenic drugs, amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine and its derivatives.

    SO:

    1) We don’t imprison people for THC for over a year, and: 2) Seeds contain NO THC, so manufacture takes place in the US, committed solely by the Buyers.

    😉


    anonymous (ANOTHER EMERY SUPPORTER):

    2:50 PM on May 12, 2010

    While perhaps the closest thing to Cannabis sanity that I have ever read in any mainstream media, this article does not come close to describing the true atrocities of the War on Some Drug Users.

    The worst of the many crimes committed in the name of the War on Some Drug Users is the mass-murder of millions and millions of people who have suffered and died completely needlessly because the flower that cures cancer and prevents cancer and prevents heart disease and prevents Alzheimer’s disease and prevents stokes and cures glaucoma, etc., etc. is illegal.

    Kane Slater
    Creator & Admin of Facebook Group & Page:
    CANNABIS CURES CANCERS!

    anonymous (MY REPLY):

    4:42 PM on May 12, 2010

    Re: “The worst of the many crimes committed in the name of the War on Some Drug Users is the mass-murder of millions and millions of people who have suffered and died completely needlessly because the flower that cures cancer and prevents cancer and prevents heart disease and prevents Alzheimer’s disease and prevents stokes and cures glaucoma, etc., etc. is illegal.”

    The fear-Salesmen would scare us into banning The Burning Bush – so they can later sell it back to us as cancer controls (never a *cure* – there’d be no perpetually exploitive gains in solving simple problems)!

    I’m so surprised that this salespaper, the Ottawa Citizen, lets Dan get away with telling the truth here, especially after they fielded their pet fear-salesman, the troll Kelly Egan, to sell us on the “Reefer Madness redux” talk-down lecture- line of that disingeneously delusive and self-selling ‘doctor’ the other day!

    SO: Well Done, Mister Gardner!


    anonymous (ENEMY):

    4:58 PM on May 12, 2010

    You conveniently left out:

    (3) Extradition shall also be granted for any offense against a federal law of the United States in which one of the offenses listed in the annexed Schedule, or made extraditable by paragraph (2) of this Article, is a substantial element, even if transporting, transportation, the use of the mails or interestate facilities are also elements of the specific offense.

    I COULDN’T FIND THIS IN THE LEGISLATION; IT IS ONLY UNSOURCED PARAPHRASING, AS FAR AS I CAN TELL – WISHFUL THINKING ON HIS PART?!

    ;-(

    Furthermore, the Canadian Narcotic Control Act only exempts the sale of “non-viable” cannabis seeds.

    Selling seeds that can be grown is illegal in Canada. I presume that Mr. Emery was not exporting sterile seeds.

    http://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcca/doc/2000/2000bcca363/2000bcca363.html

    Also, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act states that the exportation of Schedule II drugs is punishable by a penalty of up to life in prison.

    Furthermore, I think it’s a stretch to argue that supplying raw materials (that are themselves illegal in Canada) is not a component of the production” of marijua

    anonymous (MY REPLY):

    7:57 PM on May 12, 2010

    @4:58: Give it up, already!

    It doesn’t matter that (even if) selling ‘viable’ seeds is ‘illegal’ in Canada, because the punishment doesn’t exceed 1 year in jail (in extradition treaty terms). Also, ‘production’ must mean ‘when actually used to produce’ otherwise you’d have to jail any and all horticulturalists and farmers everywhere, who merely
    *could* possibly produce pot plants (even by accident, if the wind blew them there, like in the notorious Monsanto cases)! Simply put: the producers/manufacturers are NOT even ‘potentially’ Marc Emery; they are the U.S. Buyers!

    AND, re: “Also, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act states that the exportation of Schedule II drugs is punishable by a penalty of up to life in prison.” –

    The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act does NOT include “seeds” (!):

    Schedule II

    * Cannabis and derivatives
    o Including Marijuana, cannabis resin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
    o Not including non-viable Cannabis seed, excepting its derivatives
    o Not including, flowers, seeds or branches, and fibers derived from such stalks (Hemp)

    AND the (merely BC Provincial) case-law example you gave shows the judges’ flawed “reasoning” where he says:

    “Seeds of any sort of a growing plant are obviously part of it, and to say that they lose this character when separated from the parent stem makes no sense to me.”

    NONSENSE! Some parts of some plants are saleable for human consumption, while other parts are deadly poisons, and food laws clearly reflect this categorical separation.

    Hence also, his quibble about ‘viable/non-viable’ is also merely subjective,
    because the legislators *could* have meant: ‘are non-viable when dministering an active ingredient test, i.e: they fail that test as non-viable criteriae for prosecution.’

    😉

  7. roger from wi on

    have him serve his time in colorado they probably allow medicinal in prison there.how can our oun fucking piece of shit country allow us to buy pot in colorado but to sell seeds to us is illegal. where the fuck do you think all the seeds originally came from.marc emery!now they produce there own replications of every strain known to man.in the small town of loveland co 30 dispensaries and there looking for caregivers/growers and we are fucking with marc shame on united states and canada for doing this

  8. Anonymous on

    Everyone who sends letters etc are very caring people. I hate to see all that sincere effort go to waste because Harper runs the Conservative Party like it’s the SS and he’s Himler. Toews doesn’t have a chance in hell of being able to stand against Harper and Nicholson, even if he wants to. At least you can be content that you did everything you possibly could to help Marc’s cause. I wonder how it feels for a person to know that he is causing so much unhappiness for no reason other than the personal vindictiveness of politicians, either themselves or their leader.

    Harper and Nicholson have no consciences at all. How the hell could a normal person sleep at night knowing that thousands of people hate their guts because of their evil selfish actions. People with no consciences are the most dangerous people there are. When you see such people in positions of high political power, you know your country is doomed to many years of misery. Harper has only just begun. There’s nobody who can stop him. The position of Prime Minister is too all controlling for anyone to be able to stop them. They appoint everyone in any other key positions themself. They appoint the Senators, the judges, everybody. Hitler would have loved Canada. It’s the playground of the corrupt and evil. You just claw and backstab your way to the top and then your goddamn Julius Caesar, aintcha.

  9. Anonymous on

    Yes because all Catholics are violent extremists.

  10. Pedro on

    Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson’s resume includes Catholic school-district trustee Like almost all religious extremists, he’s characterized by Intolerance and Punishment of those who don’t share his beliefs.

  11. Dave on

    Who the hell is rob? The only robbery I see here is, we’ve been robbed of our dignity as a country. This proves it; we are definitely the US’s bitch.

    I wonder if we heckle him (nickel-son) from the crowd, will he pull a Chretien? If so, we are fucking ready; you piece-of-shit-worm!

  12. Anonymous on

    theres only one explanation . he has banker money in his pockets!

  13. Anonymous on

    simple, get the tandy statement to the judiciary and see what they think about there being proof of his arrest being made for reasons to slow legalization movement. that is oppressive not just to marc but to those who are in that following. there is a law should stop that and its the extradition law. the facts of the case.. the legalisation movement has one less pot of money to rely on. his magazine is free speech..yet it also gets a mention.
    they arrested him for seeds to stop him and the movement from standing in their way. only after they had this brought to their attention they claimed the arrest was only for the spreading of seed because they knew now that it could void the extradition. the thing is its in black and white. now one would expect rob to hardly mention these facts, but apparently he has looked at them cumulatively? lets see what the people that ensure he does his job correctly and thoroughly in his assessment check this for canada. the five years was a deal that may happen, he has sent a canadian to face a harsh punishment, thats also not kosher. if you recall last time rob stopped the extradition of someone it was because some people had written that he should stop it. this time there was thousands of people and two from parliament, one an ex justice minister that said the punishment is too different. none of these things got a mention.
    is it fair and just to fail to note these things in a desiscion? rob acted like none of this happened!

  14. Anonymous on

    It is fucking treason, and we all need to show them exactly how angry we are.
    I am disgusted in Canada.

  15. Miranda on

    I can’t believe the piece-of-shit “justice” minister could state that this extradition “would not be unjust or oppressive under all of the circumstances”. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think Robert Nicholson was FUCKING HIGH. How, HOW is it any kind of justice to send a person to another country for something that isn’t even an offense in their home country? Roll over some more, Canadian government. Just keep taking it up the ass. Don’t stand up to the biggest bully on the playground. Glad to see you have no respect for your citizenry.