‘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.



  1. Freedom Fighters on

    Along time ago we had no rights that today people take so easily for granted, to find a Bong was a treasure because the Law made these simple items contraband and you only had rolling papers and your own creativity. It was people like Marc Emery who is the frontier of these times that people so easily take for granted simply do not think of and the fact that it is possible to go backwards once more and lose what precious freedoms we’ve gained this far.

    People like Marc Emery come only once in a rare lifetime to be able to see the world and effectively make changes in areas that help causes and has shown to be an amazing motivator, while sharing us knowledge, enough for us all who sat in our closets in fear of our Government while he taught, “You are not alone, Knowledge is their to defend with real truths”. So people like me and others who want to reach out and help that one person in the crowd to save someone but can’t, won’t or just don’t know how to help that person or even themselves. Marc is that one person, no matter what the criticisms out their may be, The screaming voice coming from the crowd yelling for help that everyone ignores and walks by, Marc reached out and so many others became strengthened and appeared from the crowd ready to help, when just before they stood in apprehension saying to themselves “What can I do?”

    It takes that one Leader from the crowd and soon you have the movement but if that one person never steps forward then it becomes the same repetitive sad story of, what can I do and nothing gets done. Marc said I know what to do and now he’s taking the bullet for being on that front line for us and it seems to me to be pretty honorable when the funds that he received went back to our cause and has nothing to his name to show for it but our memories and how we remember him. Sure Marc might have had multiple personal reasons which gave him his push but no one can say they have reached in this country as far as Marc has for changing the many Ignorant peoples minds from old misinformation of lies to the now we know inalienable rights and truths. This Man gave it all away and is possibly about to lose many years and we will look back and see what he sacrificed just to make it so we the people don’t have to hide like we are ashamed and instead yell I am a better person because of Cannabis. I am thankful to Marc Emery who showed me I am not alone and I should not be ashamed but be proud to choose a safer healthier lifestyle from the ones that Society forces upon us by limiting us.

    So when Marc does come back, hopefully; someone will stand at the front line trying to make changes on our behalf until that day and see it might take bigger shoes then they ever thought possible.

    Sorry to put you way up high on that pedestal Marc but someone has to be up their or there would be no Gandhi or Luther Martin King and you have that job for our cause in this country to help take away the draconian Laws that hold us down and I hope we remember this when he comes back and we may find that after time we have already lost Marc this day forever because prison does change you on the inside and could damage our Leader.

    Thanks again Marc for what you are giving up; I hope you know you did reach many and you did take away the frustrations and fears by giving us truer knowledge, a lot of us are no longer alone in our lives thinking maybe society is right and we are bad people. We all now stand a little taller because you gave us weapons of Mass Knowledge and now we can be armed with more truth than the deception imposed on us by our Governments.
    Thank you and God bless you, MARC EMERY.

    Please give till it hurts if you can and try and make Marcs stay a little less like hell.

  2. Anonymous on

    Are police known for obeying the law?…

  3. Anonymous on

    Has the charter of rights been revoked or something? Do we not still have the freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of association and, the right not to be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned?

    I hope this is just a scare tactic on they’re part.