“In a time of universal deceipt, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
UPDATED 2027 EST July 25/08
In 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
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
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
Director of Research
CANACE (Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality)