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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Marc Emery's sentence reeks of injustice and mocks our sovereignty: Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun columnist Ian Mulgrew writes that Marc Emery’s extradition is a “legal tragedy that in my opinion marks the capitulation of our sovereignty and underscores the hypocrisy around cannabis.”

You can read his column “Marc Emery's sentence reeks of injustice and mocks our sovereignty” here.

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on October 11, 2009 | Permalink


What about Emery's (lack of) respect for Canadian sovereignty? He repeatedly abused his place by selling seeds over the border, apparently with impunity. He believed that he could get away with it. Guess what: HE DIDN'T.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-10-11 5:49:14 AM

Another opinion piece, another thread, huh, Matthew?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-10-11 11:02:09 AM

Sure, Shane. It's an important issue to the freedom movement, and it's timely.

I wrote extensively about Ezra's free speech fight, and now I intend to write extensively about Emery's extradition.

The left wing activists in the marijuana policy reform movement will not influence the Conservative government on this issue, but Conservative voters who read the Western Standard might.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-10-11 1:09:05 PM

And what will those Conservative voters think, when they see what passes for debate on the Western Standard lately, Matthew? Particularly on this subject?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-10-11 1:24:15 PM

There is no shortage of morons online, Shane -- and the Shotgun has always had its share.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-10-11 1:36:29 PM

This is something new, Matthew. Pretending it isn't there won't make it go away.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-10-11 1:57:33 PM

Who's pretending?

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-10-14 12:37:56 PM

YOU are. As of two minutes ago there is still potential lawsuit material sitting on your server, and as of a day or so ago one of the most mendacious and disruptive trolls ever to stain the pages of the Western Standard still on the loose, while you sit in stubborn silence.

What are you going to say if Shane Matthews (Colorado) e-mails you and demands an explanation for a completely unprovoked libel campaign? Or will he get the silent treatment too?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-10-14 1:30:45 PM


oh shane....relax its only just begun

when the call went out
it took a while
but its out there now
I am 12 years older than you and much smarter...get over it sonny

I know you will enjoy the same level put to you...and I will attempt to impress even you

and know you can handle most.....so don't take it as a threat
you are irrelevant like me and not worth threatening

its just planting seeds with my special rooster skills....caphiche?

you can handle most like I say
except of course some one like yourself
which by my taking an interest
you have

slow steady wins the race........

and is permanent as well

now...moving on

mathew I am obviously going to burst your silly bubbles but maybe read the emery threat at thc the medical cannabis site


the sooner we get emery on his way with his begged sentence the better off we will be in the re-legalize cannabis movement...I mean if one really exists outside of my team as we are the only ones outside of the medical card holders to actually accomplish anything

certainly not just pimping pot like emery and your becoming a cheerleader to irrelevant causes like him


I really enjoyed seeing you again in calgary what? 8 years later !
cheers and thanks for the place you have
it keeps people like shane feeling like they can vent and thinking that anyone actually reads it so I guess thanks for baby sitting him.....we are not talking about a social butterfly after all and its better he hides here and accomplishes about as much as emery did by being all about himself

I hope my grammar was enough to again hit the right buttons on those with academia disease like shane

smokem if you got em !
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Posted by: someone not allowed to post ? | 2009-10-19 4:38:12 PM

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