‘Police Presence’ Planned For Orangeville Protest

The Orangeville O.P.P. are threatening to arrest anyone who assembles at Orangeville Town Hall to protest Bill C-15 tomorrow.

So come on out and see the fireworks as I lead the rally against the Harper government’s mandatory minimum jail sentence law. 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm!

Protest of proposed drug laws planned

The Orangeville Banner

A man known as the “Prince of Pot” will reportedly be in Orangeville Saturday afternoon (July 18), as part of a planned protest against the federal government’s efforts to impose stricter drug sentences.

According to a Facebook group, Marc Emery — a Vancouver man being extradited to the United States to serve time for selling marijuana seeds online — will be the guest speaker near town hall from 2 to 6 p.m.

The protest is designed to raise attention to bill C-15, which seeks to establish mandatory minimum sentences for some drug offences and implement longer minimum sentences on others.

Attempts to reach organizers for comment were unsuccessful at press time.

“This is of grave importance to drug users, recreation and otherwise, and those who do not use drugs at all to attend this protest because it affects every Canadian,” states a message attributed to Kyle on the Facebook page Protest to End C-15 Welcome Mark Emery to Orangeville.

The group discussion suggests “July 18 will forever change Orangeville and the way the public perceives its youth and their involvement. Be a part of history.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, the group had 192 “confirmed guests” and 201 listed themselves as “maybe attending”, but its unknown how many people will actually participate.

Orangeville police say they’re aware of the planned protest and there will be a police presence.


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Marc Emery
Marc Emery

Marc Emery is a Canadian cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and politician. Known to his fans as the Prince of Pot, Emery has been a notable advocate of international cannabis policy reform for decades. Marc is the founding publisher of Cannabis Culture and Pot TV.