CBC’s 2009 BC Newsmaker of the Year: Marc Emery?

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.

From CBC: The man known as B.C.'s 'Prince of Pot' pleaded guilty to marijuana manufacturing charges in a Seattle court in September. Emery's supporters continue to call on the Canadian government to change its drug laws, and to prevent Emery's extradition.From CBC: The man known as B.C.’s ‘Prince of Pot’ pleaded guilty to marijuana manufacturing charges in a Seattle court in September. Emery’s supporters continue to call on the Canadian government to change its drug laws, and to prevent Emery’s extradition.Full list of nominees:

Shawn Atleo
The Bacon brothers
Marc Emery
Vicki Huntington
Rafe Mair
Albion Ferry crew
Kash Heed
Jillian Harris
Bill Vander Zalm
Cowichan knitters
Iranian protestors
Winston Blackmore
Thomas Braidwood
Susan Heyes
Ernie (Punch) McLean
Jack Poole
Edison Chen
Female ski jumpers

Visit CBC’s 2009 B.C. Newsmaker of the Year website.

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.

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