Sunday, August 17, 2014

Emery planning revenge on Harper government

Marc Emery’s reefer revenge just might work - Kevin Broker, The Province:

August 7, 2014 - "'Revenge!' Now there’s an anguished utterance you normally expect only to hear in bad Shakespeare parodies. Not last week, however, when Marc Emery, Canada’s so-called Prince of Pot, ... said: 'My own government betrayed me and I’m going to wreak an appropriate amount of political revenge when I get home and campaign against the Conservative government.'

"Emery served nearly five years for the crime of selling seeds, 'chained and shackled every inch of the way,' and, obviously, he isn’t about to forgive and forget....

"Emery is now poised to re-enter his chosen life’s work of cannabis activism in the most significant way possible, by threatening to turn the next federal election into a single-issue referendum on legalizing cannabis. He and his many supporters are planning to campaign for the Liberals and will thus hold Justin Trudeau’s feet to the fire regarding his pledge to end the legal morass that is cannabis prohibition.

"Emery’s team already has 30 rallies planned across the country, surely with many more to come. His plan is to energize young voters on what will be framed as a civil-rights cause, irrespective of their personal relationship to cannabis....

"The Tories, of course, will take every opportunity to disparage him, as they already have, as 'a drug dealer who just got out of jail.'

"But as the next few months unfurl, I suspect we will see Emery quietly absorbed into the Liberal fold. After all, he has buckets of money, commitment and organization. The prospect of him stumping for their brand could do the Liberals a huge favour, whether they admit it or not."

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1 comment:

  1. Emery is a jerk. In addition what he doesn't understand is that the Liberals would have abandoned him in a heart beat as well.