UPDATE: As of 1802 EST today (Jan 13/07), WordPress.com had ranked Voice of Canada as #14 in their list of the most popular English ‘Top Blogs’ in their ‘Blogs of the Day‘ feature. There are more than 587,000 blogs on the WordPress system. Blogs are ranked according to a special formula and rankings can change at any time. Today is the first time that VoC has broken into the top 20. Thanks to you all for reading and for spreading the word. Thanks – of course – to Gary McHale at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com for the links.
I got a call this evening from Gary McHale who asked me if I had any champagne to pop the cork on. I don’t drink (and NO, I’m not a former alcoholic) but I told him that I’d sure consider taking a good slug from the bottle after he shared the news that…get ready for it…Canadian flags are legal in Caledonia!
OPP Commissioner Fantino has been been quoted in The Sachem (a Grand River area newspaper) as saying the following:
When it comes to raising flags, Fantino says it is legal to put up a flag on public property. “From what I was told the Supreme Court says it is legal.”
[photo by Jeff Parkinson: “Picture Worth a Thousand Words” – VoC is at lower left with Canadian flag just prior to my arrest]
Hmmm, I wonder who told the Commissioner about that decision. Could it be Gary McHale at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com/? Could it have been VoC’s post, “Dear Commissioner Fantino: Sir, you owe Canadians an apology“? After posting, I emailed the commissioner personally to let him know that I was waiting for my apology. Maybe, one of his handlers decided to read something other than their own PR propaganda.
Of course, this begs a couple of questions: if the commissioner didn’t know about the decision, WHY didn’t he, given that his officers were arresting law abiding citizens? And, if he did know what we were doing was legal, why did he avoid the media and Gary McHale’s request for an explanation as to why it was legal to fly native flags and not the Canadian?
In any event the commissioner’s better-late-than-never education at the hands of ‘juvenile outsider whacko trouble makers’ is going to make it a whole lot easier for our pending ‘false arrest’ lawsuits. Here’s a hint, sir – settle…because we’d love to subpoena you and all of the other 350 officers who were there on December 16/06 so they can testify as to what their orders were.
Now, will someone tell me where the champagne is? I think I want to get drunk for the first time in 29 years!!!
P.S. Check out my other new post, “CHTV TIGERS CHEW UP FANTINO!