The Caledonia Class Action lawsuit has passed the last major hurdle that ensures it will go to trial. Justice Crane of the Superior Court today certified the action and released the reasons for his ruling.
- Superior Court of Ontario, Feb 08/10: Judges reasons for certification [PDF, 21P]
- Superior Court of Ontario, June 12/06: Statement of Claim
- Class Action website: www.caledoniaclassaction.com.
According to the ruling, notice of the certification must be posted – at the Defendant’s expense – in the Globe and Mail; Hamilton Spectator; Regional News; Grand River Sachem; Simcoe Reformer; and posted on the www.caledoniaclassaction.com website; on the Caledonia Regional Chamber of Commerce website at www.caledonia-ontario.com; Haldimand County website at www.haldimandcounty.ca; on the website of the Ontario Secretariat of Aboriginal Affairs at www.aboriginalaffairs.osaa.gov.on.ca; and – best of all – on the website of the Ontario Provincial Police at www.opp.ca.
The enemy is now encircled
Certification means that the Ontario government and the OPP’s racial policing policies have now been caught in an encircling attack by civil litigation, criminal prosecutions, critical scrutiny by both media and members of the PC Party in the Legislature.
As we told certain government lawyers in a Toronto meeting once upon a time, we’re coming for the lawyers, we’re coming for the police and we’re coming for the politicians. And we aren’t stopping until race-based justice is done like dinner.
Only the most obtuse member of McGuinty’s government could fail to see the writing on the wall: Race-based policing is going to end. Ordinary citizens are not going to stop until the Apartheid system of justice illegally foisted upon the innocent victims of Caledonia is stopped dead in its tracks. When we are finished no government in Canada will ever dare try to subvert the Charter again.
The only question McGuinty and his MPPs have to answer is this: are they going to admit defeat and pronounce an end to their illegal ‘peacekeeping’ mission, or are they going to destroy the Liberal Party by fighting this to the bitter end? It’s long past time for some of the more intelligent members of the party to start explaining the facts of life to McGuinty’s cabinet.
Well done Mr. Findlay, well done representative plaintiffs!
Thank you, John Findlay and to your representative plaintiffs; thank you for taking on this herculean task! I have already called Mr. Findlay’s office to congratulate him on a job very well done.
- KRP Enterprises Inc.
- 1643078 Ontario Inc.
- Kevin Clark
- Esta Clark
- Christina Acciaccaferro
- Jeffrey Acciaccaferro
- Steve Tong
- Lori Tong
- Russel Kavanagh
- Michelle Kavanagh
- Paul Durcek
- Stefany Durcek
- Quintin Chausse
- Donna Chausse
- Anne Marie Vansickle
- James Paul Vansickle
- J.P. Woolley Surveying Ltd.
- Margaret Cook
I should note that Mr. Findlay also represents Gary McHale and me in several actions, and he is also the lawyer for Sam and Sandra Gualtieri.
- Superior Court of Ontario, Sept 16/08: Statement of Claim – Samuel & Sandra Gualtieri
P.S. Justice Crane was also the justice who ordered the criminal charge of Influencing Municipal Official to be issued vs. Julian Fantino.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
- Hamilton Spectator, Feb 08/10: Judge approves Caledonia class-action suit
- VoiceofCanada feature: Caledonia Lawsuits
- CANACE reference feature: Race-Based Policing