Proposed Cross-Canada Tour: Marc Emery Speaks… for the last time?

Photo taken at the Vancouver September 10, 2005 rally, one of many worldwidePhoto taken at the Vancouver September 10, 2005 rally, one of many worldwideIn consideration of possible incarceration within the next few months, Marc Emery is thinking of embarking on a Farewell Tour across Canada to speak to the people one last time. As Marc describes it, this is a tour of 16 cities with one Message: “Ending Prohibition in Our Time: My Crusade to Free The Cannabis Culture.”
There are no dates set yet, but here’s the approximate city list:

St. John’s, Newfoundland
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Moncton, New Brunswick
Quebec City, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
Ottawa, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
London, Ontario
Sudbury, Ontario
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Regina, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Whitehorse, Yukon Territories
Kamloops, BC
Kelowna, BC
Victoria, BC

Proposed Schedule:

St. John’s, Newfoundland – Feb. 19
Halifax, Nova Scotia – Feb. 21
Moncton, New Brunswick – Feb. 22
Quebec City – Feb. 23
Montreal – Feb. 25
Ottawa – Feb. 26
Toronto – Feb. 27
London – Feb. 29
Sudbury – March 1
Winnipeg – March 3
Regina – March 4
Saskatoon – March 5
Calgary – March 6
Edmonton – March 7
Whitehorse – March 8
Kamloops – March 10
Victoria – March 12

As Marc wrote in the CC forums thread about this tour:

This would cost about $5,000 each for Jodie & I in air fares plus another $2,500 for hotel rooms = $12,500. So if any of you want to give money for the tour, thats what we’d use it for.

Once we get $3,000 raised, I’ll book all the flights, and hope the rest can continue to be raised. It’s possible various hemp stores who have been our friends can sponsor the leg of the trip in their community, in addition to any individual donations.

Of course, I need court permission to travel in Canada outside the province of BC, and if the Crown Prosecutor representing the US government objects to my tour, it may present problems, but we will apply for permission and it should be granted once an itinerary can be produced.

I need people to rent out the library, or a meeting hall, or some such place with an amplified sound system,for me to speak. Anyone who wants to arrange that please pm me here on these forums or email me at [email protected]

You can donate to the FAREWELL TOUR in the following ways:

1) PayPal bank transfer:
Send to [email protected], or donate to the ChipIn:

2) Cheque or money order:
Made out to “Marc Emery”, memo “Farewell Tour”
307 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1H6

3) Cash donations:
Contribute in person at Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters
307 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
(Deliver only to Marc Emery or Jodie Emery in the CC magazine office downstairs,
or to Anna, Rhiannon, or Brandon in the CC Headquarters store on the main floor.)

For more information and discussion about this planned cross-Canada tour, please read the Farewell Tour thread in the Cannabis Culture Forums.