NDP to Conservative Government: Don’t Extradite Marc Emery

CANNABIS CULTURE – NDP Leader Jack Layton and his party are calling on the Conservative government to stop the extradition of activist Marc Emery.

Layton and two other NDP MPs, Libby Davies and Bill Siksay, have sent letter of support to activists and the Minister of Justice, calling Emery’s extradition for selling marijuana seeds “wrong”, and asking that he be allowed to serve his sentence in Canada.

Read letters from NDP members below.


Jack Layton Calls Marc Emery’s Extradition ‘Wrong’

Supportive letter sent to marijuana activists from NDP leader

To: WhyProhibition.ca

Thank you for your message regarding the extradition of Marc Emery to the United States.

Several years ago, when this matter became public, we voiced our
opposition the extradition of Mr. Emery. We believed then, as we do
now, that it is wrong to extradite our citizens for an offence that
would not – and, in this situation, did not – result in him being
charged in Canada.

Please find attached a recent letter from Ms. Davies to Minister Rob
Nicholson asking him to intervene on behalf of Mr. Emery.

Again, I appreciate hearing your concerns on this matter. All the best.

Sincerely,

Jack Layton, MP (Toronto-Danforth)
Leader, Canada’s New Democrats


Libby Davies urges Justice Minister to Stop Emery Extradition

from LibbyDavies.com

The Honourable Rob Nicholson
Minister of Justice
105 East Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Nicholson,

I write once again 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.

Canadian law enforcement officials have for a decade ignored Mr. Emery’s well publicized activities. I have expressed to you on many occasions my vehement opposition to sending Mr. Emery or any Canadian to face harsh punishment in another country when we have agreed as a society that these actions are not worthy of prosecution in Canada. Yet, your government has refused to intervene on Mr. Emery’s behalf and he will now serve a five year prison term in the United States.

It is my understanding that the United States government will allow Mr. Emery to remain in Canada to serve his sentence if the Government of Canada agrees. 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


Bill Siksay Calls For End To Marc Emery’s Extradition

To: The Honourable Rob Nicholson, PC, MP

Minister of Justice
105 East Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Nicholson,

I am writing regarding the extradition of Canadian Marc Emery to the United States. I would urge you to take immediate steps to allow Mr Emery to serve his prison sentence in Canada.

It is my understanding that Canadian law enforcement officials ignored Mr. Emery’s activities implying that these actions were not worthy of prosecution in Canada. Despite this, your government has refused to intervene on Mr. Emery’s behalf and he will now serve a five year prison term in the United States.

I understand that the United States government will allow Mr. Emery to remain in Canada to serve his sentence if the Government of Canada agrees. Given this fact, I would therefore call upon 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,

Bill Siksay, MP
Burnaby-Douglas

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