An Open Letter to the Public Safety Minister on the Extradition of Marc Emery

The Honourable Vic Toews
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Toews,

I write to ask that you stop the extradition of Canadian Marc Emery to the United States and allow him to serve his prison sentence in Canada.

Your government took a rare and unnecessary step today, by extraditing a Canadian citizen to serve a prison sentence in America for actions that are not worthy of prosecution under Canadian laws. Further to this uneven approach, it is my understanding that American officials were amiable to Mr. Emery serving his sentence in Canada. Yet your government has refused to cooperate.

I therefore urge you to act in best the interest of this Canadian citizen and in the interest of Canadian sovereignty and allow Mr. Emery to serve his sentence in Canada.

I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible on this urgent matter.

Sincerely,

Libby Davies, MP
Vancouver East
NDP Spokesperson for Drug Policy

This Open Letter to Ministers & Public Officials was posted on May 10, 2010
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