‘Cannabis queen’ Jodie Emery files to run for federal Liberals in Vancouver East
Sarah Boesveld of the National Post spoke to Jodie about signing her Liberal Party of Canada nomination papers for the Vancouver East riding.
Jodie Emery, the wife of notorious marijuana activist Marc Emery, officially filed her nomination papers Monday to run for the Liberals in Vancouver East — a move widely thought to put wind in Conservatives’ sails as they attack leader Justin Trudeau for pushing marijuana legalization too hard.
Ms. Emery said she has never met or spoken with Mr. Trudeau, but members of the Vancouver East Federal Liberal Riding Association encouraged her to seek the nomination. Still, she understands why he would be nervous as the Conservatives try to connect his support for legalization with the slippery slope leading to the corruption of children.
“The initial news implied that they’d reached out to me which wasn’t true,” she told theNational Post after filing her papers, referring to a Georgia Strait headline that claimed the Liberals had wooed Canada’s “cannabis queen.”
“I clarified it as much as I could afterwards, and I intend to run this campaign as much as I can from the ground up.”
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