Marc Emery Endorses Maxime Bernier For Conservative Leader

Article by Ryan Maloney, Huffington Post

Maxime Bernier

A Conservative leadership contender is welcoming the endorsement of Canada’s so-called “Prince of Pot.”

Quebec MP Maxime Bernier, whose campaign is built around libertarian principles, won over notorious British Columbia-based marijuana activist Marc Emery on Wednesday.

It’s a safe bet Emery’s endorsement will raise eyebrows. The activist called former prime minister Stephen Harper a “tyrant” in 2014 when he returned to Canada after serving a prison sentence in the United States for selling marijuana seeds.

Emery said at the time the Tory government “betrayed” him by turning him over to U.S authorities in 2010, and vowed political revenge by campaigning for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.

Tories mocked Emery in an online attack ad and MPs also blasted him the House of Commons as a “criminal and drug dealer.”

He said he doesn’t even know what Bernier’s pot position is — and doesn’t care.

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