CANNABIS CULTURE – BC Marijuana Party Leader Marc Emery has been nominated for the CBC’s “Top 5 B.C. Newsmakers of the Year”. The CBC will reveal one winner each day this week.
According to the CBC’s website, Marc was “added to list after receiving a significant number of suggestions.”
This morning, the CBC announced Female Ski Jumpers as the #5 Newsmaker.
CBC’s 2009 B.C. Newsmaker of the Year
CBC’s Top 5 B.C. Newsmakers of the Year will be revealed the week of Dec. 14
CBC has brought you many remarkable made-in-B.C. stories this past year. And at the heart of every news story is the newsmaker.
This week, we’re looking back at the biggest news stories of 2009 and the faces behind them.
With your help, we’ve narrowed the list down from 15 nominees to come up with CBC’s Top 5 B.C. Newsmakers of the Year.
Tune in to CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC.ca/bc during the week of Dec. 14 as we count down CBC’s Top 5 B.C. Newsmakers of the Year.
We’ll reveal a newsmaker every day on your local morning show, with in-depth coverage and interviews with the newsmakers.
We’ll follow that up with analysis on All Points West and On The Coast, and on your local evening newscast. CBC’s B.C. Newsmaker of the Year will be named on Friday, Dec. 18.
Full list of nominees:
The Bacon brothers
Albion Ferry crew
Bill Vander Zalm
Ernie (Punch) McLean
Female ski jumpers
Marc is a marijuana activist who was recently imprisoned at North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, BC awaiting extradition to the United States for selling marijuana seeds and using the profits to fund pot activist groups. On November 18, Marc was temporarily released on bail while he waits for the Justice Minister to sign his extradition papers.
Click here to read more about Marc Emery.