Pubdate: Fri, 02 Sep 2005
Source: Parksville Qualicum Beach News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Author: George Kosinski
Bookmark: (Emery, Marc)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


Re: Vic Toews' comments regarding Marc Emery's extradition (The News, Aug. 26).

He knows bloody well that it's extremely unlikely the Canadian government 
will officially legalize the sale of marijuana seeds in the next few 
months, so he offers a solution that he'll never be challenged to implement.

Perhaps even stronger evidence of Toews' moral position is his comparison 
of Emery's situation to phone scam artists bilking Americans from phones in 
Toronto. He asks, "Why should we grant these people protection?

Indeed, most would agree that we should not. However, Mr. Emery was not 
bilking Americans with fraudulent schemes. He was providing his customers 
with the product they ordered and delivering the full quantities his 
customers paid for. In other words, Mr. Emery was engaging in honest 
business transactions.

Comparing those transactions to lying, cheating, and stealing is, to say 
the least, specious and devious.

George Kosinski

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