Canada’s so-called “Prince of Pot”, Marc Emery, has just finished serving a five-year prison sentence in the U.S. and now languishes in an American deportation holding center – not even allowed physical contact with his wife, Jodie – while criminally corrupt Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper pettily pretends he is promoting “law and order” by waiting until the last possible day to issue the passport Emery needs to return to Canada.
Marc Emery’s crime? He sold marijuana seeds over the Internet to Americans needing medical marijuana but unable to access it because of the insane so-called “War On Drugs” and the medieval drug policies that have resulted from it. And how did those American buyers learn of Marc Emery? Most of them were referred to him by their own doctors, painfully aware of their own patients’ desperate need for relief from their own pain.
After his sentencing, Marc Emery had requested to serve his time in Canada – and such prisoner transfers between the U.S. and Canada are quite common -, in part because he would have been eligible for earlier parole. But Stephen Harper, in another holier-than-thou display of pettiness, refused to allow it.
So let’s take a look at the record of Stephen Harper and his Conservative party – not only on matters of “law-and-order” but also on economic matters. And let’s start with the economy. read more »