NDP Releases Open Letter to Justice Minister

FEBRUARY 06, 2008 – OTTAWA – NDP MP Libby Davies (Vancouver East) released an open letter to Justice Minister Rob Nicholson calling for him to intervene in the ongoing extradition hearings of Marc Emery.

Davies says it is clear that the US arrest and application for extradition of Mr. Emery, along with Gregory Williams and Michelle Rainey, are political in nature and are designed to pressure Canada into cooperating with the failed US “war on drugs”.

“The Conservative government, in particular Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, must step in immediately and make it clear to the United States government that Canada will not allow this extradition,” said Davies.