From CBC News: Pot activist Jodie Emery says the Liberal Party of Canada is being dismissive of her nomination to run as the candidate in a Vancouver riding.
She is one of four candidates under review to become an official nominee in the riding of Vancouver East, which is currently held by NDP MP Libby Davies. Davies has announced she won’t seek re-election.
Emery claims her supporters have received emails from the Liberal Party saying they have no affiliation with her. She says it sends a discouraging signal to would-be supporters.
“Please note that the Emerys have no role in the Liberal Party of Canada, are not affiliated with the Liberal Party of Canada and the party does not endorse their planned cross-Canada tour in any way,” said an email from Louis Langlois on behalf of the Liberal Party to one of Emery’s supporters.
Emery said the party is lumping her brand with that of her husband, Marc Emery, who is also known as the ‘prince of pot.’
“I’m a little bit hurt that the Liberal Party is dismissing my campaign, and blaming it on my husband, but that just gives me more reason to run even harder as my own woman,” she told CBC Vancouver host Andrew Chang.
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