UPDATE 1901 EST July 10/07: Mayor Trainer stood alone against Haldimand Council in trying to hold province accountable. Don’t miss Donna Pitcher’s, ‘My Chat with the Mayor‘ posted today at Haldimand’s Unheard Voice! See link in ‘References’ below.
BULLETIN: Haldimand Council said today that, since OPP and Liberal park rangers have preferred to use a ‘peacekeeping’ approach to ensure that only non-native citizens are injured by the herd of wild elephants that has terrorized Caledonia for the past 18 months, they feel the only solution to the problem is ‘accelerated negotiations’ with the elephants.
Today, Haldimand County Council issued a toughly worded news release calling on the federal government to accelerate the pace of land claims negotiations in Haldimand.
The only problem is that council got tough with the wrong party while advocating the wrong solution on behalf of the wrong people. While they did refer, in passing, to the OPP’s refusal/inability to to enforce the law, Council forgot to mention that it is Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government that ratified the theft of the Douglas Creek Estates by buying it under circumstances that any reasonable person would call extortion. Council also failed to mention that the federal government has repeatedly said that the Douglas Creek Estates ‘claim’ is invalid, and that McGuinty’s Solicitor General has dismissed all complaints against Commissioner Fantino without even investigating them.
In fact, Dalton and his gang are conspicuous by their complete absence from any mention at all in Haldimand County’s release. As Gary McHale observed this morning, perhaps Fantino’s threats against Council are having their effect.
One Caledonia resident had this to say in her email to council:
“While I applaud the Mayor and council members for at last doing something other than wring your hands, I fail to see why this action was not directed at the Provincial Government and their goon squad, the OPP.
“Did you forget that the Provincial Government owns DCE? Did you forget that the OPP seem to be directly under the influence of the Provincial Government. While I’m at it, how’s it going getting those notices of Municipal By-law infractions out to the owners, The Liberal Party of Ontario?
“We need to get protection from our OPP or replace them. The Hagersville fiasco is a prime example. How do you expect the Federal Government to stop the lunacy that has taken over this county? All any group with one member carrying a Status Card has to do is show up on a piece of property, any piece of property, declare: “This is mine” and low and behold, all work comes to a halt and the OPP even help erect fencing. (The only thing missing, is chanting: “Abra Kadabra!)
“The Federal Government does indeed need to deal with legitimate land claims. However, this county is experiencing a reign of tyranny by a group of terrorists. This group, regardless of their genetic makeup, need to be prevented from taking over construction sites.”
Well said, Ms. Hutchison! Thank you for pointing out what should have been obvious to the leaders of a community that has suffered so much at the hands of thugs, a useless police force and a corrupt Liberal government working together to destroy all respect for law and order in our province.
Haldimand Council had a chance to send a strong message of truth on behalf of its citizens, yet chose to ignore the herd of wild elephants running amok in Caledonia: the OPP, the Liberal government and the lawless punks on DCE they are protecting.
Instead of criticizing the real culprits for the terrorization of their community on behalf of their citizens, Council decided to become a defacto advocate for the Douglas Creek thugs by putting forth the ridiculous argument that the ‘only solution’ to Caledonia’s agony is an accelerated land claims process.
Does Haldimand Council seriously believe that the citizens of Caledonia should do without law enforcement until all Haldimand land claims get settled? Have they learned nothing during the past 18 months? Nothing from Ipperwash where, 12 years later, gangsters still control land the residents call the ‘homefree zone’ because the police are not allowed to patrol it?
There should be NO negotiations over land claims until the DCE criminals are arrested, and the land returned to its rightful owners. End of story.
I sincerely hope that the old saying about getting the government we deserve isn’t true!
P.S. Don’t miss Jeff Parkinson’s great take on Haldimand’s latest silliness in, ‘Haldimand County sides with their OPPressors, attacks Harper.‘ And be sure to read Donna Pitcher’s ‘My Chat with the Mayor‘ for some startling news. Links below.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
- Haldimand’s Unheard Voice, July 10/07: My Chat with the Mayor (MUST READ!)
- CaledoniaWakeUpCall blog, July 09/07: Haldimand County sides with their OPPressors, attacks Harper
- CHML, July 10/07: Mayor Trainer speaks out
- VoiceofCanada feature: The Ipperwash Papers
- VoiceofCanada feature: Caledonia photos