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Woman gives Canada's Fisheries Minister Gail Shea a face full of tofu cream pie during speech

The woman who allegedly travelled from New York to Burlington to ram a tofu cream pie into the face of a cabinet minister is a mother and compassionate person who wants to go home to her family, said her lawyer James Silver outside court yesterday.

Emily McCoy, 37, of New York, was released on bail after appearing in a Milton court shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday with the promise to appear again on Feb. 24 at 9 a.m.

She is charged with assault with a weapon in relation to the pieing of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea in Burlington on Monday.

McCoy allegedly yelled "shame" to Shea over the minister's support of Canada's seal hunt. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, of which McCoy is a member, took credit for the incident after it happened.

"It's an absolutely terrifying experience," Silver said of detainment. "For Ms McCoy in particular, she's a mother, she's

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Added: Jan-27-2010 Occurred On: Jan-25-2010
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