In the land through the looking glass that is Haldimand County – wherein the unfortunate people of Caledonia, Ontario reside – up is down; left is right; black is white; right is wrong; police protect criminals; and politicians use taxpayers’ money to wage shock and awe legal battles against trademark trifles while aiding criminals who terrorize citizens and defy the courts.
For some time now, Gary McHale has been providing visitors to his website with election info to help Caledonia residents decide whom to cast their vote for in the upcoming civic election. Along with his links he included a logo that bore more than a passing resemblance to the official Haldimand County logo. After exchanging emails with McHale the County had their lawyer send McHale a threatening email ordering him to take the logo down. This, of course, was just what McHale wanted them to do.
On November 06/06 McHale posted a reader’s letter entitled, ‘Death to Law & Order in Caledonia’ which includes a copy of a Superior Court Ruling given by Mr. Justice B. Matheson on March 03/06. The first page clearly shows that Henco Industries Limited, owner of the Douglas Creek Estates, stood alone against the following parties:
1. Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy Council
2. Janie Jamieson
3. Dawn Smith
4. Tom Deer
5. John Doe
6. Jane Doe
7. Other persons unknown
8. The Corporation of Haldimand County
In other words, Haldimand County allied itself with supporters of the Caledonia criminals against the legal owner of the DCE!
In one simple, yet masterful move, Gary McHale has exposed the outrageous hypocrisy of Haldimand County for all to see. Thanks to the amateurs in Cayuga, he now has a large banner at the top of his site that links to a story called, ‘Haldimand County’s Lawyers Threaten Us.‘ Along with a copy of the lawyer’s email on behalf of the County, McHale includes this oh-so-accurate observation about Haldimand’s priorities:
“Your property and personal safety has not been protected by the county’s lawyers, but be assured that the county’s logo is safe.”
🙂 UPDATE: Hapless Haldimand issued a November 06/06 news release about McHale’s alleged infringement of their logo. It features the official Haldimand logo in full colour right at the top. Naturally, McHale posted it – you guessed it – right beside his Caledonia election info.