Haldimand Mayor Trainer: McHale leading ‘a revolution’

In a time of universal deceipt, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

UPDATED 2027 EST July 25/08

t-shirt_free-caledonia-now_sep22-07.jpgIn recent weeks both VoC and CANACE have been highly critical of members of Haldimand Council for their refusal to attend CANACE presentations and events while three councillors sat in on the presentation of a bizarre plan by the Haldimand Tract Good Neighbours Coalition to transfer taxpayers’ municipal dollars to appease the HDI extortionists who have been devastating Haldimand and Brantford with illegal occupations and demands for money and land title deeds.

Last Monday, however, the snubs finally stopped when Mayor Marie Trainer and Councillor Leroy Bartlett stayed for the entire CANACE presentation at the Cayuga Lions Hall to learn about the research revealed in our report, ‘Legalized MYTHS of Illegal Occupations,’ and an update on how we are using private prosecutions to do the OPP’s job for them in charging those involved in illegal occupations.

Mayor Trainer was quite impressed by what she heard. In yesterday’s The Regional, Bill Jackson quotes Her Worship in reference to the leadership shown by Gary McHale:

Trainer said she thinks private prosecutions seem to be an effective way of dealing with crime in Haldimand County, but that people are afraid and reluctant to take action.

She said that throughout history there always seem to be a private individual behind a revolution.

The Regional, Bill Jackson, July 23/08: The private prosecution approach

Well said, Mayor Trainer!

I sent both members of Haldimand Council a heartfelt ‘thank you’ message yesterday afternoon which I have posted below. 

There’s a train coming, Dalton!

With all the positive CANACE developments lately such as the Ryerson Review of Journalism article citing VoC/CWUC for their coverage of Caledonia; the news that a retired senior OPP officer has helped CANACE to federally incorporate; a recent donation and note of support to CANACE from a federal MP; a serious complaint about 3 OPP officers on the desks of some government officials; and anti-McGuinty/anti-native lawlessness artwork beginning to emerge ( a Caledonia protest song is also due to be released shortly on CD!), Julian Fantino and Dalton McGuinty should have no doubt by now that the light they see in the distance is a freight train heading straight at them.

If I were them, I’d tell the native thugs that the land claim crime enablement program is cancelled, stop attacking non-native activists, find some genuine concern for the victims they’ve created and start some dialogue…fast. If they can talk to violent criminals they can talk to us and the residents they’ve ignored. It’s long past time for the Ontario government to figure out how they’re going to meet their obligations to native peoples without trampling on the rights of other citizens who have paid a terrible price for their misdeeds. 

The revolution has begun. Long live the revolution.

CANACE ‘thank you’ note to Mayor Trainer

Your Worship:
Thank you for moving this crisis forward a little by helping open lines of communication. I would like to leave you with an excerpt from a document I recently sent to the Ontario government that highlights the value of using information and non-violent protests to raise tensions in order to force those in power to confront injustice:   

On our websites you will find research and evidence exposing the tragically flawed methodology of the Ipperwash Inquiry, as well as reports on the human and economic costs of illegal occupations, and the lack of legal justification for it. Our goal is to prevent tragedy by sharing the truth that can then be used  to effect meaningful change for the benefit of all – Native and non-Native. The truth is that both Native and non-Natives have been victimized by OPP race-based policing. 

We believe that society is always better served by truth and openness; it is only in an atmosphere of truth and justice and respect for the rights of all citizens that meaningful reconciliation can flourish. Suppression of truth is anathema to both democracy and the healing process between aggrieved citizens. Dr. King realized this when he wrote: 

Actually, we who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with. Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail,’ April 16/63

Please feel free to pass on this message to other Council members or anyone else you wish.

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

3 responses to “Haldimand Mayor Trainer: McHale leading ‘a revolution’

  1. Murray Hilton

    Revolutions throughout history have generally been ‘by the people and for the people’, when the powers that be don’t smell the ‘political air’ then revolution is the answer.
    Typically the populace certainly prefers peace, they would like to see the terrible inequality of ‘two tier (in)justice’ corrected and the Laws of Canada upheld for ALL. It’s up to the government at Queens Park and in Ottawa to make things right, so that this Revolution is peaceful; yes there are options and in the estimation of the GREAT Majority a peaceful Revolution is preferred.
    The option is in the hands of Queens Park and Ottawa. The people have been overly cautious and law abiding.

    Do you wonder if they haven’t read the writing on the wall? Let’s hope for a peaceful Revolution, the (cannon) ball is in McDinky’s court.

    Thanks to CANACE, VoC and CWUC things have been relatively peaceful to date.

    Long live the Revolution, in peace.
    Murray Hilton

    VoC REPLY: Hi Murray! I don’t have a lot of time, but I can tell you that a lot of VERY good things, exceptional things are starting to happen. Things are beginning to take on a life of their own behind the scenes. Our revolution is only that of truth as espoused by Mr. Orwell. Does McGuinty see the writing? Yes, I think he does, but he doesn’t know what to do about it. He’s never going to admit he did anything wrong. He’s a politician and besides, there are too many lawsuits. Gotta go, thanks for the support as always. Be sure to check out the Ryerson Review of Journalism story! Regards, Mark

  2. WL Mackenzie Redux

    The Blogosphere is so gloomy these days. always stories about errant authoritarian government screwing Canadians in one aspect or another … from free speech repression to the multicult shakedown of the majority by a stage full of professional victimhood scammers.

    It’s such a treat to stop in here and always get good news Mark. 😉

    At least CANACE is getting the small victories…I hope they are cumulative and lead to incremental recovery our civil rights and equitable rule of law. The great equalizer will put bureaucratic criminals and street thugs in the same cell.

    BTW: Does Mayor Trainer have a veto power on council or is she just another vote?

    It’s going to take some heat to kill the temptation in council to pay off the extortionists with taxpayers funds.

    VoC REPLY: Thanks for looking at VoC as a ‘good news’ site – that’s got to be the ultimate in ‘glass half full’ optimism! 🙂 But I know what you mean. Lots of whining going on, but no one’s got the stones to actually take a stand and fight back. I do think VoC and CANACE and CWUC ARE a good news story really. Our struggle shows what a small group of totally committed people can accomplish. Yes, the victories are small today, but it takes lots of small battles and skirmishes to win a war. If you haven’t already done so, check out this VoC post about some ‘homework’ Gary gave me: Amazing Grace – a Christmas message for supporters.

    Funny you should mention the bloggers; where were/are the voices of the so-called ‘conservative’ blogs on this issue? I haven’t heard them. Have you?

    Some VERY good things have begun happening in the past few days that I can’t really talk about. Doors are starting to open in ways we would not have predicted in our wildest dreams even a month ago.

    My understanding is that the Mayor only votes in a tie.

    Thanks for the comment, WL. Mark

  3. Andre Lafond

    It’s a wonder that someone is finally looking at Gary Ma Cale after all the negative flap he has
    been receiving by those in power to make their voices heard while quieting those others who
    may have something of value to say.

    Thank God Gary kept up the pressure in order to allow all to hear,and see for themselves by providing live footage for all to view and to make up their own minds as to exactly just what is going on in all this mess. Thanks Gary,,,CANACE.

    VoC REPLY: Hi Andre. Gary has always said, We have to stand the ‘test of time’ and now it’s starting to pay off. Thanks for the comment. We appreciate it. Regards, Mark