Pubdate: Thu, 27 May 2010
Source: Hamilton Spectator (CN ON)
Copyright: 2010 The Hamilton Spectator
Author: Brett Ryan Book


Re: 'Prince of Pot pleads guilty to drug distribution for five-year 
prison term' (, May 25)

Marc Scott Emery pleaded guilty to drug distribution in a Seattle 
courtroom as part of his five-year plea bargain deal.

His story brings shame to our current government and its lack of 
fortitude in the face of mounting pressure from the Drug Enforcement 
Agency. One can only ask why the DEA can operate inside our borders 
with such impunity and why such a politically fuelled extradition was 
ever allowed to happen.

These are questions Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, Prime Minister 
Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada will be faced 
with by a growing number of angry voters who are all awakening to the 
sad truth. The best thing the Conservative government can do now is 
to bring Emery home to serve his sentence, or face a walloping 
backlash at the polls.

Brett Ryan Book
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