‘Cruel’ Tweet angers Marc Emery’s wife

Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian PressJonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former communications director made a “cruel and disgusting” comment about her husband and should apologize, said the wife of B.C.’s “Prince of Pot” yesterday. Kory Teneycke, now a vice-president with Quebecor Media, tweeted on May 14 that he hopes “Marc Emery enjoys group showers as much as he enjoys pot. Three cheers for the DEA.”

“It’s a common perception that prison rape happens in ‘group showers,’” said Jodie Emery. “I’m shocked and disgusted by it. I’d like Mr. Teneycke to say he’s sorry for wishing that.”

She added that she wants Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews to approve her husband’s request for a transfer to a Canadian prison immediately.

Marc Emery pleaded guilty in December 2009 to charges relating to his marijuana seed-selling business. He was extradited to the United States on May 20, and awaits his sentencing in Seattle Federal Court on Sept. 10.

Attempts to reach Teneycke yesterday were unsuccessful.

– Article from Metro News

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