Canadian Activist Marc Emery to be Extradited to the US after Minister Rob Nicholson Signs Extradition Order – MAY 10, 2010

Cornwall ON – The Prince of Pot, political activist Marc Emery has surrendered to police and the Rob Nicholson, the minister responsible has signed the extradition order.   Mr. Emery is expected to be transported to the US within the week.

In a gross injustice and threat to Canadian Sovereignty the Harper government is showing its allegiance to the former Bush regime rather than the citizens of Canada in this precedent setting case.

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Documents obtained by Emery’s lawyer reveal that a U.S. undercover agent posing as a marijuana seed buyer worked in Canada to secure the criminal charges filed against Emery in Washington state.

The undercover operation is described in a briefing memo to Justice Minister Rob Nicholson dated Feb. 10, 2010, outlining the case against Emery.

The memo said numerous mail order purchases were made by U.S. undercover agents between March 2004 and March 2005 and an undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement agent was then sent to Vancouver.

The memo said the agent was under the supervision of and working with the approval of Vancouver’s police department.

So once you start this slippery slope where does it end?  Do you team up with Iranian Police and extradite homosexuals to Iran?  Do you team up with Chinese Police officials and extradite Falon Gong practioners?

This is indeed a dark day in Canadian judicial history.    For more information about Mr. Emery and his case you can visit his website.

No Canadian should be forced to leave Canada for any crime that was not committed on foreign soil.   If his business was not charged in Canada by Canadian law enforcement our government should be loudly condemned for allowing any country to tell it how to adjudicate over our own people.

Marc Emery:

“I feel it will be very politically unpopular if (the minister) proceeds with the extradition because, let’s say five to seven million Canadian’s use marijuana … I have the support of hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of Canadians.”

If you wish to contact Minister Nicholson to share your opinion here’s how to contact his office.

(613) 995-1547

(905) 353-9590
(905) 871-9991

NichoR@parl.gc.ca

Honourable Robert Nicholson
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

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40 Responses to "Canadian Activist Marc Emery to be Extradited to the US after Minister Rob Nicholson Signs Extradition Order – MAY 10, 2010"

  1. Grimalot   May 10, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Never again will I vote Conservative. Rob Nicholson just cemented that. I guess there is someone even more useless than Guy… either way, never again!

  2. Brad Armstrong   May 10, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Law against the sale of marijuana seeds in Canada has been enforced 2 times. both resulting in minor fines. In fact the Vancouver P.D. had been watching Marc Emery for months building a case and tried to charge him but the crown would not agree stating that there were far more serious crimes to deal with. So the Vancouver P.D handed over the case to the American D.E.A. and they came to Canada and plucked him out of our country!!! Where the hell is our sovereignty? Where is our freedom? Since when can another country come to Canada and dictate there penalties to us? This has nothing to do with selling seeds. this is an attack on the cannabis culture.

    The D.E.A Statement released from Sharon P Tandy stated

    “Today’s DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group — is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement.

    His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today.

    Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General’s most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets — one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada.

    Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery’s illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.”

    Emery sent every dollar he made out to legalization efforts across the globe. This is a HUGE slap in the face to our sovereignty! The conservatives do not care about sovereignty or public opinion at all. Thousands and thousands of petitions to stop emery’s extradition were presented in the house and public polls show that majority of Canadian’s think Marc should stay and be charged in Canada for a “crime” he committed in Canada.

    Emery Paid his taxes on every dollar that he made and even declared Marijuana Seed Vendor. Health Canada sent licensed cannabis cultivators to marc emery’s store to buy seeds. I feel like our country was just raped while the Conservatives sat and watched.

  3. Pastor Tom Newton   May 10, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Praise the LORD – justice is served! Ecc 8:11 “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil”.

  4. Brad Armstrong   May 11, 2010 at 1:56 AM

    RE: Pastor Tom Newton
    Religion has NO place in law or political proceedings. Canada is a FREE country.

  5. Pastor Tom Newton   May 11, 2010 at 6:10 AM

    Brad do you mean – Canada is an “amoral” country? Where did Canada get her moral compass? From our distant fellow countrymen – the ape man? Nations have come and nations have fallen, no nation continues after they reject the true and living God – the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no moral virtue without knowing this God personally, and by the restraining influence of His Word. One can only know Him by having a living relationship with His Son, and via the Word of God. Our heritage comes from the Judah/Christian influence of our forefathers. Our Canadian culture is built on that influence. Brad you may not accept that, but you can’t deny that!

    Brad, you may be trying to destroy this moral, Biblical influence but the inspired Word of God – the Holy Bible says this – Psa 9:17 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God”. Go ahead and forget God, and what will be the result: Hell on earth – the reaping of one’s sins, one’s freedom, but there is more to come. There is Hell and damnation to come!. Judgment Day is coming. Our only hope – flee to God’s appointed Saviour.

  6. Old Mafiosi   May 11, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    Marc Emery was sending marijuana seeds to the USA. This is against their laws! If someone ships a nuclear warhead to the USA, it too is against their laws, and the perpetrators will pay the price. So whats the difference? He broke the law in the USA and made a plea bargain with the US prosecutors. Now it’s time to do the time. Quit whining and accept responsibility for your actions!

  7. Grimalot   May 11, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Church and State should be separated.

  8. Grimalot   May 11, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    You know, its funny, Old Mafiosi, Rob Nicholson even used United States vs Cotroni, as part of his basis for allowing the extradition of Marc Emery. Cotroni (an old mafiosi Kingpin for Montreal – not you because he’s dead) was a criminal both here and in the US, except he actually did some stuff in the US on US soil. And indeed it was for organized crime reasons in the case of Cotroni. Marc Emery wants to remove the criminal stigma from this. It gives more reason for crime to happen to keep these regressive laws as is, then to soften certain laws and in doing so, dishing a real blow to organized crime and dealers all around.

  9. Grimalot   May 11, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    Here is another example for you to consider in your argument points. China, they are against Falun Gong. So, lets say for example, they send agents here (like the states did with the DEA), so they could perform actions here to catch/track people that are part of the Falun Gong movement, and then they return home, and send message back to our government that they want such and such Falun Gong members extradited to China to answer to charges for participating in Falun Gong. Its the exact same thing as what just happened to Marc Emery. Now we all know Canada will or should tell them where to go with that one, why is it any different with Marc Emery now?

    Falun Gong is not illegal here. But it is very illegal in China. This Marc Emery case just set a precedent for a typical situation as I outlined above to now happen.

  10. Kevin S   May 11, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    For the bible thumpers, who are commenting on here like blind sheep:

    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness’ sake: For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:9-10)

    God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.” And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Gen. 1:29-31)

    Jesus said to keep church and state apart. “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s and unto God the things which be God’s.” (Luke 20:25)

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you will be no priest to Me … for I desired mercy and not sacrifice. (Hosea 4:6, 6:6)

    If Christians are going to use their religion as a justification of damning Marc Emery, they should at least follow their bible, and not blindly follow the policies of the “scribes”. Remember, Jesus broke the law to heal the sick on the Sabbath. “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” (Matt. 15:11)

    Marijuana is God’s gift to humanity. Even with science there are about 3 million species of plant, and the health benefits of the marijuana seed make it the single best source of protein on earth! Christians fear this plant today because of propaganda and a fear of the pharmaceutical effects, which are also being proven scientifically to be extremely beneficial in treating many ailments, even reversing and curing cancer.

  11. Brad Armstrong   May 11, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    RE: Pastor Tom Newton

    How dare you say i have no moral because i don’t believe in religion. If you ask me, the priests and pastors that rape little children in church and then hide behind their doors have no moral. Billions of people have been killed in the name of God or Alla or a big 8 armed elephant. Why don’t i get a gun now a kill someone in the name of the tooth fairy? does that make sense?

    “no nation continues after they reject the true and living God” Ya.. that’s true just look at Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq…. And look how those countries are now. Religion is a great handbook to live by but that’s as far as it goes. There is no god or heaven or any of that hocus pocus crap you speak of. And the sooner people like you and osama bin laden realize that religion is bullshit, the sooner we will have a much happier and more peaceful planet.
    Brad.

  12. Cornwall Harry   May 11, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    God said to Eve: “No touching those apples nor smoking that pot” The Devil made her eat the apples while they smoked pot together and look where it got them!

  13. Furtz A Bootbomb   May 11, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    It’s sometimes hard to not respond to the pastor’s comments. I’ve responded a few times myself. I think most people who have followed his rants over the years, realize by now that the man is a few bricks shy of a load, and any attempt at debate or rational discussion with him is futile. When he gets into the homophobic hate stuff, or dissing the religions of other people, he should be soundly spanked, but otherwise, maybe he should just be ignored? It’s easy and sometimes amusing to play him like a fish, and I have done that, but really, that is a little cruel.

  14. Pastor Tom Newton   May 11, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    After Adam and Eve sinned things were not so good anymore. In fact as Rom 3:9 – 18 puts it – “What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes”.

    In the end of the day, Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden. And we have been running from God ever since and its all been down hill since then. And to say “Marijuana is God’s gift to humanity” – Oh mighty saviour – save me from the munchies! Sounds like someone has already been smoking to much dope!

  15. Kevin S   May 11, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    Umm… Pastor Tom… you are so blind you can read the words and not heed them:

    God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.” And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Gen. 1:29-31)

    How can you read the above and say that Marijuana is not a gift from God to man? It’s from the bible!

    And a reminder just for you since you seemed to miss it:

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you will be no priest to Me … for I desired mercy and not sacrifice. (Hosea 4:6, 6:6)

    So, don’t reject the knowledge!

  16. Grimalot   May 11, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Id go with Kevin S’s knowledge and outlook of the bible long before I ever follow the pastors teachings. Finally someone of sound mind properly using certain scriptures while remaining coherent instead of someone running on about dribble.. good job Sir!

  17. Furtz A Bootbomb   May 11, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    I must admit that it’s mildly amusing watching the pastor and Kevin hurling bible passages at each other. Did Monty Python ever do a skit like this? They must have.

  18. Pastor Tom Newton   May 11, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Kevin S. – you fail to realize that God does not want His creatures to be controlled by any drug. Eph 5:17-18 tells us, “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit”. The meaning of this is that we are not allowed to let anyone or anything control us but God Holy Spirit and His Word. The rest of Eph. 5 and 6 demonstrates the life of a believer as they are filled with the presence of God. No drug can duplicate such bless! Many types of drugs are often used to induce a “spiritual high” or to enter into an euphoric state of mind, but all such use is Satanic, thus God rejects it totally.

    Even in the last hour of the Lord Jesus Christ, as he hung on the cross, He refused to drink wine mixed with gall. Gall is a form of pain killer. Now, I am not against lawful use of medicine, but any use of marijuana is out. I doubt that there are many pot smokers who are really concern about those who might use marijuana for medical reasons. I have known enough pot heads in my day that the only thing they care about is the next joint.

    So Kevin – “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is…”.

  19. Grimalot   May 11, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit”

    The way I understand those ancient propagandaic scriptures are as follows:

    “And be not drunk with wine,..” Indeed, be not drunk on alcohol, because everyone back then and even up to today knows that the stuff eventually kills you. Moderation is key as proven by this line “..wherein is excess” We’ve been saying that Alcohol is worse for you than pot for a century now. And he must have meant getting higher is better then alcohol, per the “Be filled with the Spirit” part of that quote.

    And oh my god, you’re calling pot smokers satanists now? 😀 this just keeps getting better and better. You must have watched “Reefer Madness” at some point, you must have seen the scene where the guy started violently convulsing and turning all devil like. Yeah, that seriously happens and you know it pastor. Everyone beware!!! 😀

  20. Brad Armstrong   May 11, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    RE: Old Mafiosi

    In Canada it is minor fine to sell seeds. In the U.S.A it is jail time. In order to extradite someone, both countries have to have the same penalties.

    Can we extradite the owner of Glock handguns for making weapons then end up here and are used in murders? No. So why don’t you stand up for your country’s sovereignty or get the hell out.

  21. Pastor Tom Newton   May 12, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    Grimalot – when did you become pro Scriptures, and even a Bible teacher? I think the sky is falling! Of course you would make a defense for drunkenness!

  22. Old Mafiosi   May 12, 2010 at 8:02 AM

    Brad Armstrong my country’s sovereignty is not threatened by the antics of a multi-millionaire drug dealer like Marc Emery. He made the plea bargain, now let him live up to his word. Or maybe drug dealers solemn oaths are no good?

  23. Grimalot   May 12, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    I didn’t become pro scriptures. Or a bible teacher. That is my understanding from those words “inspired by god”. That’s all. We’re all welcome to what we believe the bible says right? Afterall, its all just interpretation of what some people 2000 years ago may have meant.

  24. Brad Armstrong   May 12, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    RE: Old Mafiosi

    If march emery is a drug dealer than so is Health Canada and so is the government of Canada. perhaps you missed this so i will say it again. Mark emery paid taxes on every dollar made. Health Canada would send licensed cannabis cultivators to Marc to buy seeds. The Crown decided NOT TO CHARGE MARC EMERY. The U.S.A came into Canada a charged Marc. Marc Emery gave every penny away to legalization efforts around the globe. If you still think Marc is a “multi-millionaire drug dealer” and this isn’t a sovereignty issue then i think you are a very ignorant person and should get some help.

  25. Brad Armstrong   May 12, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Marc emery has NEVER sold marijuana. just seeds.

  26. willie191   May 12, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Pastor Tom, didn’t Jesus smoke cannabis. It is from the earth. You are what is wrong with religion. I thought judgment was left for God.

  27. Antipasta   May 12, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    “Judge Not!” sayeth the Lord, “Lest Ye Be Judged!”

  28. Pastor Tom Newton   May 12, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Antipasta – like a parrot – repeat and repeat! Here Is one for you – Joh 7:24 “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment”.

    And what about 1Co 5:11- 13 “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person”.

  29. Rodney Vander Veer   May 13, 2010 at 6:47 AM

    Fornicators and drunkards are some of my favourite people. If you do both at the same time, you double your fun, and potentially your wickedness. Which is good.

  30. Pastor Tom Newton   May 13, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    A word for Rodney Vander Veer and others who take pleasure in sin:

    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!” (Isa. 5:20 – 23).

    Rom 1:32 “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them”.

  31. Grimalot   May 13, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    True true.

  32. Furtz A Bootbomb   May 13, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Oh Rodney! You’re in deep doo-doo now.
    Repent!!!!

  33. Grimalot   May 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    I was agreeing with Rodney’s statement above, not the pastors, just in case.

  34. Nervous Nell   May 14, 2010 at 2:20 AM

    Sometimes I get so mad I feel like joining my local riding association with some friends and then explaining the facts of life. I’m not going to let those people send my kids to jail.

  35. Concerned Citizen   May 14, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Nell just make sure they don’t break the law or they will be off to jail.

  36. Nervous Nell   May 16, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    I bet someone told my great grandmother that when her daughter tried to get the vote.

  37. Vancity   May 18, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    Why feed the religious troll? Just focus on the topic, which is too serious to allow yourselves to get sidetracked by dark ages mythology.

  38. Spanner   May 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Hey!

    Marc Emery is being extradited RIGHT NOW. They are loading him into a prison transport and taking him to the US border.

    PLEASE, go to your closest Conservative Party office and sit in! Don’t leave!

    Call the Conservatives: (866) 808-8407 and tell them exactly how this makes you feel

    Call your MP:

    REPOST THIS EVERYWHERE!!!!

    If you live in or near Vancouver, come down to BCMP/CCHQ to help protest!

    -12 Noon, 307 West Hastings, PROTEST!!!! FREE MARIJUANA will be smoked on Hastings Street!

    If you live in Toronto go to Vapour Central (Young and Charles)

    If you don’t live anywhere near a Conservative, then go into the street!

  39. Hmmmm   May 20, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Will some people live to regret not protesting this?

  40. ConcernedCitizen   May 20, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    They should load all the protesters into the transport with him. Good ef’ing riddance!
    Hmmmm: perhaps not, but thats one less dealer selling to children.

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