Jodie Emery Joins the Conservative Party

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Mighty Middle
Jodie Emery Joins the Conservative Party

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Mighty Middle

Well sort of. She has ripped up her Liberal Card and has joined to (in her words)

"help develop provincial policy, with an emphasis on individual liberty & support for growing business."

So Jodie has gone from being a Green candidate, to running for a Liberal nomination to being a Ontario PC Member. Should be noted that Marc Emery endorsed Maxime Bernier for leadership. So it is not a stretch that Jodie & Marc would have joined the Conservatives under Bernier.

If she were ever to leave the Ontario PC, would dippers here welcome her into the NDP?

https://twitter.com/JodieEmery/status/893530011919142912

voice of the damned

Mighty Middle wrote:

 

If she leaves the Ontario PC, would dippers here welcome her into the NDP?

 

 

I'm really guessing no. I'm not naive enough to think that opportunism is utterly alien to the NDP, but we're talking about a right-wing libertarin who campaigned for Ron Paul. There's a whole helluva lotta baggage there the NDP would have to overlook if they wanted to let her into the tent. 

6079_Smith_W

And from the other side of it, it shouldn't come as a shock. Back in the day the only people I heard talking about taking political steps to legalize dope were the young conservatives.

Not to minimize the importance of marijuana reform, but most other people had more pressing priorities. Or more accurately, their concerns extended beyond things which affected them personally.

voice of the damned

6079_Smith_W wrote:

And from the other side of it, it shouldn't come as a shock. Back in the day the only people I heard talking about taking political steps to legalize dope were the young conservatives.

Not to minimize the importance of marijuana reform, but most other people had more pressing priorities. Or more accurately, their concerns extended beyond things which affected them personally.

Filed under Things I'm Almost Embarassed To Admit I Know... 

 

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As delegates arrived at the December 4 convention, they were greeted by an enormous red and white billboard supporting Reierson and a rock band supporting Gerhart. Inside the convention centre, an oom-pah band was trying to get a snake dance going. Party secretary Orvis Kennedy was trying to prevent a resolution in favour of the Social Credit youth branch, endorsing the legalization of marijuana from making the convention floor (he succeeded).
 

One wonders what involvement, if any, Preston Manning had in that.

And I will say that while I've always had the vague idea that the Canadian left supported the legalization of weed, when I tried to come up with some notable names from the more distant past(eg. 1970s to 90s), I was hard-pressed. Pretty sure I remember Svend taking that stand, maybe even sponsoring  legislation to that effect, and some NDP MP in the early nineties(can't recall his name). Other than that, it doesn't seem to have been something the party or even the left generally made a big public show of supporting. 

http://tinyurl.com/ya73krxs

 

6079_Smith_W

I believe it. I covered the convention where Joe Clark stepped down. One third of the voting delegates there were from the youth wing.

I think if you break it down to those who are politically active, those on the right are more likely to do it through a political party, and moreso when you wind up at universities, where campus Liberals and Conservatives always had the larger numbers (after all, that's  where the future bankers and lawyers are, and who has the money to be there?). And of those I knew personally, none ever turned down a joint.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

This isn't exactly a rousing endorsement of the Marijuana Party.

Mighty Middle

UPDATE - Jodie just said (via tweet)

On the federal level, I support for their calls for cannabis amnesty & decriminalization. Not a member yet, though. But I was in 2004.

https://twitter.com/JodieEmery/status/893555265806708736

Then adds

I was an NDP supporter when Jack Layton supported legalization & met with . Then he stopped supporting, so I didn't renew.

https://twitter.com/JodieEmery/status/893609240262258689

I joined federal Green Party after that, as I was a BC Green Party member/candidate. Resigned when asked to run for Liberal Party of Canada.

https://twitter.com/JodieEmery/status/893609820561043456

I support NDP of Canada in spirit & endorsements based on their amnesty & decriminalization calls. But I'm not a member. Federal free agent!

https://twitter.com/JodieEmery/status/893610610231050240

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Again,  is there not a federal party that puts weed ahead of foreign policy, domestic policy, trade agreements, stop signs... basicaly everything?

wage zombie

NDP Threaten To Sue Marc Emery For PRO POT Flyers

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Federal New Democrats are all steamed up over a B.C. Marijuana party
leaflet that has an image of a big cannabis leaf behind the NDP's
official campaign photograph of NDP leader Jack Layton.

...

"The NDP are threatening to sue me," fumed Emery, leader of the
Marijuana party and political spokesman for the broad cannabis
culture constituency -- an amalgam of hot-house horticulturalists,
plant nutrient and grow-equipment suppliers, medical marijuana
boosters and the vast numbers of recreational dopers.

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"The sponsorship of the literature is pretty clear, it is cleverly
designed, the quotes are all verifiable, the picture of Jack is
handsome," Emery stated in a website posting.

I got one of these leaflets at the time at a rally on Parliament Hill but was not able to keep track of it over the years.

NorthReport

With our forest fires many of them being man made it's time to end all smoking including weed as Canadians are just too irresponsible to be allowed to play with matches

 

Making weed legal is just arriving way too late to the party of  forest fires, breathing issues, destroying Canada's countryside to say nothing of the coming destruction of our health care system Trudeau is a moron to jump on another destructive bandwagon

JKR

NorthReport wrote:

With our forest fires many of them being man made it's time to end all smoking including weed as Canadians are just too irresponsible to be allowed to play with matches

 

Making weed legal is just arriving way too late to the party of  forest fires, breathing issues, destroying Canada's countryside to say nothing of the coming destruction of our health care system Trudeau is a moron to jump on another destructive bandwagon

The logic used here reminds me of what I sound like when I've smoked up too much.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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With our forest fires many of them being man made it's time to end all smoking including weed as Canadians are just too irresponsible to be allowed to play with matches

Do you have some plausible intel on how many wildfires have been started by someone's bong?

Or are things like campfires maybe to blame?

JKR

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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With our forest fires many of them being man made it's time to end all smoking including weed as Canadians are just too irresponsible to be allowed to play with matches

Do you have some plausible intel on how many wildfires have been started by someone's bong?

Or are things like campfires maybe to blame?

What's to blame are the fires caused by the barbecues of stoners who have a bad case of the munchies!!! ;)

bekayne

6079_Smith_W wrote:

I believe it. I covered the convention where Joe Clark stepped down. One third of the voting delegates there were from the youth wing.

Ah, but wasn't that the era of the Tiny Tories (Tom Long, Tony Clement), with their "No Left Turn" signs? They considered people like Crombie and McMurtry to be commies. 

voice of the damned

Speaking of Joe Clark, he talked about legalizing weed in the 1979 election campaign. The only on-line reference to it that I can find is a picture from the comic book Cannabis In Canada. 

http://tinyurl.com/ya3ybycp

 

 

 

voice of the damned

bekayne wrote:

6079_Smith_W wrote:

I believe it. I covered the convention where Joe Clark stepped down. One third of the voting delegates there were from the youth wing.

Ah, but wasn't that the era of the Tiny Tories (Tom Long, Tony Clement), with their "No Left Turn" signs? They considered people like Crombie and McMurtry to be commies. 

Well, if he's talking about the convention where Clark famously stepped down after after winning 66% of the vote, that was in 1983, a bit before the era regarded as the "No Left Turn" era of Tory politics. 

6079_Smith_W

Yup. That's the one I am talking about. The Winnipeg convention. They were trying to steer to the right at that point.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

I thought I'd never catch myself saying something like this  but whatever she's smoking,I'll avoid. Pathetic,this is an isssue that remains on the back burner of any party (excluding the Comservatives who want to stiffen penalties with all things cannabis) why she figures a Conservative Party,today,in 2017 would support legalizing cannabis?

They are making the struggle harder with their unprincipled shenanigans. The Emerys are a joke, Hopefully this will leave her from having any other ship available left to jump on.

I want a solid progressive policy, not a carnival side show peddling a stereotype.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

NorthReport wrote:

With our forest fires many of them being man made it's time to end all smoking including weed as Canadians are just too irresponsible to be allowed to play with matches

 

Making weed legal is just arriving way too late to the party of  forest fires, breathing issues, destroying Canada's countryside to say nothing of the coming destruction of our health care system Trudeau is a moron to jump on another destructive bandwagon

lol. you can't possibly be serious.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

New Ontario PC campaign slogan

"Vote Tory-taxes harsh your mellow, man!"

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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With our forest fires many of them being man made it's time to end all smoking including weed as Canadians are just too irresponsible to be allowed to play with matches

Maybe it's only people in BC who can't use fire responsibly.

I cook over fire all the time.  Big, hot, roaring fire, and so far, ZERO forest fires here in Toronto.

How about if you work on banning weed in BC and we'll see if the fires stop?

Mighty Middle

Jodie continues to flirt with the right-wing, This time going to FORDFEST! Mingling with Ford Nation. She tweeted

I was personally invited to by Doug Ford - enormous diverse crowd here! Here to talk pot...

https://twitter.com/JodieEmery/status/906301255840141312

bekayne

Mighty Middle wrote:

Jodie continues to flirt with the right-wing, This time going to FORDFEST! Mingling with Ford Nation. She tweeted

I was personally invited to by Doug Ford - enormous diverse crowd here! Here to talk pot...

https://twitter.com/JodieEmery/status/906301255840141312

Well, Doug used to be in the business too.

progressive17 progressive17's picture

Is Jodie Emery a shameless political opportunist? Or do Tories need to complain about taxes because they have no money left over after buying weed?

Rev Pesky

I think the Emery's have always been 'non-partisan', in the sense that they really have only one issue, that is, marijuana.

They've always pushed the legalization of pot whenever, and wherever, they thought it would be most effective. They haven't always been correct in their assumptions, but that's the program nevertheless.

JKR

And opinion polls are showing that the PC's are favourites to win the next Ontario election in nine months so it makes sense for the Emery's to try to position themselves well within their ranks to influence their legislation.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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I think the Emery's have always been 'non-partisan', in the sense that they really have only one issue, that is, marijuana.

As I suggested upthread, it's a shame there isn't some federal party that exactly, perfectly, 100% mirrors their views on the only thing that matters.

Sadly, because I guess there's just no such party, they have no choice but to support a party that would love to be able to fire a union member for supporting equal marriage.  It's terrible that the Emerys can't seem to find some Party in Canada that supports Marijuana.  Some kind of "Marijuana" "Party" in "Canada".

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

How can anyone think the Tories are cannabis friendly? I don't think they are going to be proactive Can't she wait until next year when its apparentlty going to be legal? What a maroon.

I don't know why anyone here takes the Emerys seriously? End of the day,who cares?

I hear there's many Trumpsters who think (or thought) Trump would be cannabis friendly. HA. No chance with the current AG the kiebler elf Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. A lot of suckers...I'll believe legalisation when I see it. To boot I live in a province lead by a regressive conservatives who believe reefer madness was a documentary. It's going to take a while here.

At least Ontario has been pretty active getting their act together.

The Emerys are just looking out for #1. They're a waste of time.