You might think Jodie Emery would be welcomed as a star candidate for the Liberal party in next October’s scheduled federal election.
The Vancouver marijuana activist is young, articulate, telegenic and her work to legalize pot is in sync with the Liberals’ policy on the issue.
But you would be wrong. The Liberals seem to be nervous that the 30-year-old wife of Prince of Pot Marc Emery might become their candidate in Vancouver East, which normally is an NDP stronghold but may be in play with the planned retirement of longtime MP Libby Davies.
Evidence of that nervousness seems to be manifest in an email that CBC News reported was sent to some of her supporters from a Liberal worker in Ottawa stressing the party had no affiliation with the Emerys and it did not endorse the couple’s planned cross-country speaking tour.
[ UPDATE (Jan. 17): Jodie Emery's bid to seek the Liberal nomination in the riding of Vancouver East was officially rejected after this article ran. She received theRead More »from Princess of pot: Liberals may not be keen on allowing activist to run in Vancouver riding