Dramatic developments coincide with CANACE activities

UPDATE 1245 EST May 26/08: Fantino has emergency meeting with Six Nations Confederacy chiefs, tells them he will enforce court orders against native protesters. See ‘End of the beginning’ for struggle against race-based policing.’

2inch_voc_logo-url.jpgWhile CANACE can’t take credit for all the dramatic developments that have taken place recently, they do seem to coincide with CANACE activism and education efforts.  

A quick refresher:

  • On May 07/08 CANACE released our latest report, ‘Legalized MYTHS of Illegal Occupations‘ to a packed Cayuga Hall that included business people and developers. MPP Toby Barrett spoke to the crowd and provided an update about Deseronto.
  • On May 08/08 CANACE directors met with two federal MPs at a resident’s home in Caledonia where we supplied them with copies of 4 CANACE reports. We have received confirmation that 20 copies of these reports were distributed ‘broadly’ in Ottawa and are ‘causing quite a stir.’
  • On May 12/08 CANACE was authorized to gather evidence at a construction site in Cayuga for the purpose of laying criminal charges against native blockaders. Charges should be filed via ‘private informations’ by the end of next week. The OPP subsequently advised the builders that their Criminal division was ‘investigating.’

Since CANACE’s presentation on May 7th, here’s what’s happened:

  • Politicians and media outlets are sounding more like CANACE founders McHale, Vandermaas, Parkinson and Kinrade every day in demanding an end to native lawlessness.
  • Builders in Brantford are fighting back against HDI extortion with the big time help of the City.
  • The City of Brantford have asked that the Canadian Forces be put on notice to deal with native lawlessness. While we applaud the City for standing up for the rule of law, we are distressed that the wilful blindness of media and politicians for the last two years forced the City to do so. We take no joy in the idea that the Canadian Forces may be called in to a situation that was entirely preventable had the OPP, McGuinty (and his Ipperwash cover-up), Haldimand Council and the media not allowed the rule of law to be so easily subverted.
  • Builders in Cayuga have obtained a court order to stop HDI extortion.
  • Haldimand Councillor Sloat is demanding that someone ‘do something.’ (Unfortunately, the rest of Council seems content to watch Brantford from the sidelines while they suck their thumbs.) 
  • MPP Toby Barrett and the PCs have been pounding on Michael Bryant for alleged interference with policing.
  • The OPP are pretending they’re going to do an investigation into HDI extortion.
  • The OPP arrested one of the many native thugs who attacked Gary McHale on Dec 01/07.
  • More native protesters in Deseronto were arrested by the OPP.
  • And…a federal MP is calling on the province to enforce the law and stop native extortion.

And now…the news:

Title: City wants Armed Forces on notice; Physical confrontation and disturbance of the peace or riot is inevitable and imminent,’ says motion seeking injuction

link: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1039385&auth=Susan+Gamble  [REPRINT]

Source: Brantford Expositor
Date: May 23, 2008

Title: ‘Overall negative impact’  

link: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1039382&auth=Susan+Gamble  [REPRINT]

Source: Brantford Expositor
Date: May 23, 2008

Quote: Prospective investors are afraid to put money into the city because of ongoing native protests, Brantford’s economic development officer says in court documents filed as part of the municipality’s application for an injunction.   …realtors have told the economic development office that the city now is “perceived to be an undesirable community within which to invest.”    

Title: Brantford turns to courts for help  

link: http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/373755  [REPRINT]

Source: Hamilton Spectator
Date: May 23, 2008

Quote: A Brantford judge is expected to decide today whether to put the Canadian Forces on notice for what the city is calling an “inevitable and imminent” riot because of native protesters.

Title: Protester Arrested  

link: http://www.cd989.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=12531  [REPRINT]

Source: CD98.9
Date: May 23, 2008

Story: An Ohsweken man has been arrested by Haldimand OPP with the help of Six Nations Police after an incident in Caledonia late last year. An arrest warrant was issued for 46-year-old Brian Wayne Skye after an incident that happened December 1st during an organized rally protesting smoke shops on Argyle Street South near Highway 6 in Caledonia. He was taken into custody on Wednesday. Skye was released and will appear in court on a later date to answer to the charge. He was then taken to the Hamilton Detention Centre due to a committal warrant from another service.

VoC note: The arrest was for an assault on Gary McHale on Dec 01/07 when he was viciously swarmed by native smokeshack supporters following an attack from behind by native leader Clyde Powless. As the victim of a crime, McHale received a phone call from the OPP confirming the arrest. 

Title: PC leader commends Brantford for court injunction against aboriginal protesters  

link: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080522/national/native_occupation_injunction  [REPRINT]

Source: CP
Date: May 22, 2008

Quote: In a statement issued Thursday, Tory commended Brantford Mayor Mike Hancock for taking “appropriate action through the courts,” when neither Premier Dalton McGuinty nor his ministers have “had the courage” to do it themselves.

Title: Haudenosaunee being sued for $110M

link: http://www.canada.com/ch/chchnews/story.html?id=7efd0114-aeb3-49b7-a427-428596c99005  [REPRINT]

Source: CHCH News
Date: May 22, 2008  

Quote: The city of Brantford says it’s facing a crisis brought on by the spill-over from the Caledonia land dispute.  So it’s taking desperate action to deal with a desperate situation.  The city is asking the courts to lay down the law for native protestors, and for the police to back them up.   And when it comes to arresting native protestors, people in Caledonia say the OPP have refused to do that.  Brantford police won’t say how they’ll respond.

Title: Ontario police probe native development fees

link: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=530328  [REPRINT]

Source: NP
Date: May 21, 2008

Title: OPP shortage is critical, union warns Premier told 500 more officers needed

link: http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2008/05/22/5635201-sun.html  [REPRINT]

Source: Toronto SUN
Date: May 22, 2008

Title: City seeking $110 million over protests; Municipality files for injunction to prevent further ‘irreparable harm’  

link: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1037509&auth=Susan+Gamble  [REPRINT]

Source: Brantford Expositor
Date: May 22, 2008

Quote: City council is moving to stem the flow of development dollars from the community by hitting native protesters with an injunction that includes a request for $110 million in damages.   Mayor Mike Hancock said Wednesday that council started a court action against the Haudenosaunee Development Institute, protesters Floyd and Ruby Montour and other individuals.   Hancock said he has repeatedly spoken to developers who have put on hold or backed off plans for Brantford projects.   “One company was planning on bringing four companion companies to the city and they’ve put it all on hold. I get calls like that every day of the week. If you had any idea of the damage that’s been done to our whole economy, it wouldn’t seem like such a bold move.   The papers for the court actions were filed in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice on Friday. Hancock said the individuals named have already been served.

Title: Platinex Inc. sues Ontario government over KI mining dispute
Source: Thunder Bay Source
Date: May 20, 2008
Quote: The Ontario government is being sued by Platinex Inc. for $70 million dollars because it mishandled its responsibilities to the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation.
The mining exploration company claims it has suffered millions of dollars in costs because the province botched its duties towards the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation. Platinex officials say they have been unable to gain access to their claims at Big Trout Lake because of actions taken by residents of KI .
The company claims the province failed in its duty to consult with KI and also failed to warn Platinex that it wouldn’t enforce the land claims. The company’s allegations haven’t been tested in court.
It’s seeking $50 million of general damages, $20 million of special damages, plus interest and costs.

Title: Court orders likely to affect Day of Action

link: http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1037211&auth=W.+Brice+McVicar  [REPRINT]

Source: Belleville Intelligencer
Date: May 22, 2008 

Quote: With the majority of local Mohawk protest leaders on court imposed conditions to “keep the peace and be of good behaviour,” this year’s aboriginal Day of Action could play out differently than last year’s massive display of unrest.  

VoC note: Be sure to read Jeff Parkinson’s take on the Day of Action at the CaledoniaWakeUpCall blog: ‘Day of Action a failure before it begins.

Title: Talks should halt until protests cease

link: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1034034&auth=Philp%2c+Tim  [REPRINT]

Source: Brantford Expositor
Date: May 20, 2008

Title: ‘No trespassing signs’ upset natives  

link: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1035001  [REPRINT]

Source: Brantford Expositor
Date: May 20, 2008

Quote: Conflict has risen another notch at the construction site of a hotel repeatedly protested by Six Nations activists in the city’s northwest, with the sudden appearance of signs forbidding entrance to the property by anyone from a particular native organization.   Members of an activist group led by Floyd and Ruby Montour say they want authorities to investigate as “hate literature” signs erected at the site of the delayed Hampton Inn Hotel and a development by Kingspan Group LLP beside it on Fen Ridge Court and Oak Park Road in the northwest business.   “Entry on the property or premises without consent for any purpose by any person, including any person purporting to act on behalf of the Haudenosaunee Development Institute is strictly prohibited. Trespassers will be prosecuted,” the sign reads.   “We think it’s hate literature against us as protectors of the land,” Montour said.   Mayor Mike Hancock confirmed that the city had the signs issued for developments at that site at the advice of its solicitors.

VoC comment: No wonder these protesters have lost all credibility – ‘Hate Literature.’ ‘Protectors of the land.’ ?!?!?!?

Title: Nine more native protesters charged  

link: http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1029914&auth=Jeremy+Ashley  [REPRINT]

Source: Belleville Intelligencer
Date: May 16, 2008

Quote: Provincial police Thursday arrested and charged nine native protesters in connection to a series of road blockades and violent confrontations here last month.   To date, 16 protesters face a total of 61 criminal charges in connection to “events that occurred in and around Deseronto,” between April 21 and 26, according to police.

Title: Province shifts land claims blame
Source: Toronto SUN
Date: May 16, 2008
Quote: Bryant said he was particularly incensed at a recent visit by federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney, who called the protests “extortion” and suggested Ontario was turning a blind eye to lawlessness.

Title: Did Bryant interfere? ‘I don’t know what happened,’ Montour says

link: http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/369410  [REPRINT]

Source: Hamilton Spectator
Date: May 15, 2008

VoC note: Be sure to read ‘PC’s pound Bryant over alleged interference in Caledonia policing.

Title: Native protests ‘extortion’: MP; Tory minister calls on province to uphold the law  

link: http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1020295&auth=Michael-Allan+Marion  [REPRINT]

Source: Brantford Expositor
Date: May 9, 2008

Quote: The Conservative government is doing its best to settle long-unresolved native land claims and other First Nations issues, but it’s up to the Ontario government to uphold the rule of law in the face of “extortion” tactics by protesters.   Jason Kenney, Minister of Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, took that position while answering questions from members of the Brant Conservative riding association and the media Thursday about the effect of local protests by Six Nations Confederacy activists at development sites.   “Let’s call it what it is – extortion,” Kenney told about 70 members who had turned out to the riding association’s annual general meeting in the Sherwood Restaurant.

Many thanks to Christine McHale for itemizing these stories while husband Gary works on some important legal documents.

Mark Vandermaas, Editor
Director of Research
Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality 

2 responses to “Dramatic developments coincide with CANACE activities

  1. Mark-Alan Whittle

    Unfortunately the injunction isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

    More telling is the unwillingness of the Brantford Police to uphold their own council’s by-laws.

    Trying to foist this duty on the RCMP or the Armed Forces is nothing more than political grandstanding and shameful.

    More telling than that will be the filing of private prosecution charges Gary McHale says will be filed against Floyd and Ruby Montour and the HDI, who the Minister Michael Bryant wants to negotiate with, thus giving them credability and standing in the ongoing negotiations.

    Good luck trying to get a Judge to go along with that deal, but hey shameless self-promotion isn’t limited to the Aboriginal side, as you know.

    And since CANACE is a registered business that means all that are involved are responsible for the whole entity and any initiatives it undertakes.

    One can only hope CANACE has the proper amount of liability insurance to cover the push-back from the Aboriginal community in this regard.

    VoC REPLY: Hi Mark. Hate to tell you this, but this is the beginning of the end for public tolerance of native lawlessness. Their use of and threats of violence and further lawlessness has already put native lawbreakers well down the road to destroying themselves and all sympathy for their cause. That’s why MLK is remembered as a great man and Malcom X is ignored.

    If 6N/HDI have such a compelling legitimacy for their claim let them make their arguments in a court of law in front of all to see. I have to laugh when I hear natives quoting Haida Nation’s ‘duty to consult’ doctrine while justifying acts of lawlessness that clearly violate its provisions – especially the part that states there is no duty on third parties to consult or accommodate.

    There is no ‘colour of right’ for native occupations; Ontario’s Attorney General made that quite clear in its submission to the Ipperwash Inquiry. In fact, there is absolutely no legal basis for native lawlessness. You may want to read CANACE’s latest report, ‘Legalized MYTHS of Illegal Occupations.’

    As for our liability, we’re not the ones who ignore the Supreme Court, the Criminal Code, the Charter of Rights, the Police Services Act and the Supreme Court. We have nothing to hide or to apologize for or be liable for. Besides, we’ve taken on the OPP, the Ontario government, incompetent and malicious media, and endured arrests, financial ruin, threats and assaults from native thugs and disgusting smears on our reputations. Do you think anything Ruby and Floyd can do is going to scare or stop us? You really don’t understand us at all.


  2. WL Mackenzie Redux

    Mark: Don’t argue,… nothing you can say, no facts and no dumb constitution, charter, courts or rule of law have any jurisdiction in moonbat land.

    If the Montours and their moonie cult say they own the whole damn planet through some grand celestial kismet revealed only to them…then who’s to argue?

    You can’t win an argument with a moonie using truth and realities,…what you need is a bag of the magic pixie dust the Montours have been using to mark their empire.


    VoC REPLY: Thanks for clearing that up, WL. Poooooof!!!! What’s that in my eye? Mark