View Full Version : Prince of Pot Marc Emery Endorses Maxime Bernier For Conservative Leader

09-17-2016, 12:17 PM
I know a lot of you guys feel down about your elections, but up here in Canada things are really looking up. libertarian Conservative Maxime Bernier is making a lot of waves and announcing policies left and right while gaining support from many corners. This is the next big push for Liberty in the world. Please give the guy a like on Fedbook (https://www.facebook.com/hon.maximebernier/?ref=ts&fref=ts) if you can. Election is in May 2017 and he actually has a real chance to lead a major western political party.

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 (https://twitter.com/MarcScottEmery/status/775815028070948864).
A spokesperson for Bernier's campaign says it is another example of the big tent Bernier is trying to construct.

Bernier has taken a number of policy positions this summer that he says advance free market principles and economic freedom. He has called for an end to the supply management system (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/31/maxime-bernier-supply-management-dairy_n_10225496.html) for dairy and poultry, the privatization of Canada Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/08/maxime-bernier-canada-post-privatize_n_10888778.html) and major airports, and deregulation of the telecom industry.
Last week, Bernier said Quebec's maple syrup producers should be allowed to sell their products as they see fit. (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/09/06/maple-syrup-maxime-bernier_n_11880968.html)

09-18-2016, 08:48 AM

The Northbreather
09-18-2016, 10:25 AM
Nice. Emery is a good dude

09-18-2016, 11:33 AM
I have not heard his name for a long time. Is he out of jail finally?

09-18-2016, 11:39 AM
Is he called the Prince-of-Pot because he defends all property rights, or because he thinks marijuana is cool?

09-18-2016, 11:51 AM
He's a true libertarian, influenced by Mises and Ron Paul. From a 2008 article:


QL: He certainly seems to be raising the awareness of libertarian ideas.

Emery: Well, Ron Paul has increased the status of these ideas. You know, he's got zealots; he's got people with intensity. Those people will do stuff if he tells them to. So when he tells those 400,000 people to call their congressmen, it's gonna be a very busy day on Capitol Hill, let me tell you. And remember, he doesn't need to be re-elected in the fall. He has already got the Republican nomination for his congressional seat, and there is no Democrat running against him. So, he is in for another two and a half years. Boy, he is gonna get a lot more polite responses from his fellow congressmen than he's ever had before. That guy now has more clout than anybody but about ten congressmen in the entire House of Representatives.

John McCain is gonna get clobbered in the November election, and Ron Paul's gonna help him get clobbered because McCain is a warmongering old fool who doesn't understand anything about economics. He's completely unqualified. He's been an angry guy with a chip on his shoulder since he was in high school, and it's remarkable that he's even gotten the Republican nomination. But when you see that about three times more people voted for Democrat Barack Obama in the primaries than voted for John McCain, you know that any Republican is gonna get his ass kicked by Barack Obama in this fall election. So I think it's time for Ron Paul to show his clout, support the Libertarian Party candidate, Bob Barr, who once was a Republican. And it will be a very bad year for Republicans as they see desertions and all sorts of bad things happen to their party. The Republican Party will come out at the end of this year worse than they've been in 50 years. And the Ron Paul people are gonna have a hand in it, and they're gonna help remake that party. That party's not coming back to life again unless it becomes a party of fiscal conservatives.

09-18-2016, 12:30 PM
Is he called the Prince-of-Pot because he defends all property rights, or because he thinks marijuana is cool?

He was around a lot in 2007 / 2008. Basically he was a Canadian citizen who was arrested, convicted and jailed for breaking American law even though he was in Canada.

To answer my own question, he was released from prison in 2014, it looks like.