Power and Politics: Marc Emery vs. Rob Nicholson

CANNABIS CULTURE – Marc Emery and MPs Ujjal Dosanjh and Libby Davies appeared on CBC’s Power and Politics to tell Canadian Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson, who also appeared on the show, to put a stop to Emery’s extradition to the US.

Yesterday, the Liberal Party’s Dosanjh, the NDP’s Davies and Conservative MP Scott Reid presented petitions to the House of Commons with over 12,000 signatures asking the Minister of Justice to refuse to sign papers sending Emery to the US for a five-year prison term for selling marijuana seeds on the Internet.

“None of what I am accused of doing, which is selling cannabis seeds over the Interent, harmed anyone,” Emery said. “These were all things done in a political context. I’ve run for election, since 1980, twelve times. […] There are levels of support in this country including the three previous mayors of Vancouver, Senator in the Senate, and certainly gracious members of the House of Commons who presented that petition yesterday.”

Dosanjh and Davies both spoke on Marc’s behalf and were followed by Justice Minister Nicholson, who refused to give a straight answer, and claimed that he had not seen the order yet.

“I will be making a decision in due course when it does arrive on my desk.” Nicholson said. “It may be part of the system, but it is not on my desk at the present time.”

CBC.ca conducted a poll during the broadcast with the question, “Should Marc Emery be handed over to the US?” By the end of the broadcast, 89% of respondents vote NO.

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