Pubdate: Sat, 19 May 2001
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2001, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Marc-Boris St. Maurice
Note: Parethetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


To Brian Taylor, leader of the B.C. Marijuana party, fraternal greetings 
from your federal cousins. Cheers for your election showing on Wednesday. 
At the behest of the federal Marjiuana party, allow me this opportunity to 
express my congratulations for having run a brilliant campaign.

Judging from media reports, your efforts and commitment these past few 
weeks have advanced our cause in B.C. beyond measure. It is not without 
interest and concern, however, that I note that the BCMP felt it necessary 
to broaden its program beyond the B.C. party's original raison d'etre - the 
removal of the criminal prohibition of marijuana.

I acknowledge my inability to fully appreciate whatever local factors led 
to that decision, but with respect to our joint goal to end prohibition, my 
colleagues and I at national headquarters fully support your endeavours. 
For the record, and for so long as I have the privilege to serve as leader, 
the federal Marijuana party remains committed to the singular issue which 
gave it birth.

Marc-Boris St. Maurice

Chef du Marijuana Party

(Sounds like a joint effort in gratuitous back-slapping to us.)
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