Pubdate: Wed, 17 Aug 2005
Source: Surrey Leader (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 Surrey Leader
Author: Christine Law
Bookmark: (Emery, Marc)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


I am writing to express my great shock at Marc Emery, Michelle 
Rainey-Fenkarek, and Gregory Williams' potentially extraditable arrest.

To allow the U.S. to extradite three Canadian citizens for offences 
that have been ignored by their own government for 10-years shocks 
the conscience.

It could be argued that the Canadian government should stand 
co-accused. They did collect over $350,000 in taxes from Mr. Emery 
last year alone.

And seeing how Mr. Emery has operated openly without interference 
from Canadian police since 1998, it suggests that the only people who 
were capable of stopping this crime were also benefiting from it.

It also speaks to the ambiguity that Canadians and their government 
have toward this issue.

How can our government call upon its citizens to have pride in their 
national identity when we allow other nations to guide our conscience.

Canada should not be sending political activists to foreign 
countries, especially when their actions are not considered to be an 
"arrestable offence" in Canada.

We should all oppose this extradition and any extradition of any 
Canadian citizen to a foreign country when their actions are not 
considered a serious crime in Canada.

Christine Law, Edmonton, Alberta
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