MPP Toby Barrett gets ‘Ipperwash Inquiry Defence’ in reply to Q: “Is Blatchford’s ‘Helpless’ the final word on Caledonia?”

MPP Toby Barrett speaks at Gary McHale's inaugural March for Freedom, Oct15/06Toby Barrett, Caledonia’s Member of Provincial Parliament (Haldimand-Norfolk) today asked the Liberal government if Christie Blatchford’s shocking book ‘Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, And How the Law Failed All of Us’ – which hit bookshelves today – would lead them to finally call a public inquiry into the matter. Barrett’s email is reprinted below.

The Liberals, once again, told the Legislature they were relying on the recommendations of the Ipperwash Inquiry – even though they (and the Opposition) know full well that it never studied the issue of preventing native violence against innocent residents.

Please see the notes and resources following Barrett’s email:

Read Barrett’s email and see important links re the Ipperwash Inquiry policy fraud…

                  

Mark Vandermaas, Editor
VoiceofCanada
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2 responses to “MPP Toby Barrett gets ‘Ipperwash Inquiry Defence’ in reply to Q: “Is Blatchford’s ‘Helpless’ the final word on Caledonia?”

  1. Well Mark. Once again we see the government using the Ipperwash stage managed dog and pony show to sanctify their constitutionally questionable behaviour in Caledonia. As Christy Blatchford is aware, in the wake of the Caledonia lawlessness, the rule of law has been dangerously subverted, the police function, (politicized and used as policy enforcement muscle by cynical politicos), is in wide public disrepute and a citizen’s property rights have been subordinated to frivolous claims backed by violent intent, the title system has subsequently become so deeply compromised as to be meaningless. The administration of this province has openly demonstrated that it will not protect your person or property if is not in its political self-interest to do so.

    This was predicted at the outset of the Ipperwash Inquiry – that it would end with pre-ordained pseudo judicial “recommendations” which would provide an escape route for the government in dealing with native lawlessness and crime. The Liberal political machine obviously didn’t want the same political fallout done to them what they did to Harris with their political stigmatization of associating enforcing the law against mass native lawlessness and criminal disorder as ‘racism’. We see this post Ipperwash inequity in law enforcement applied to other violence prone groups in this province.

    I just picked up Christy’s book and I hope this account of government abandonment of responsibility becomes a rallying cry with which the citizens of Caledonia, and the province, can reclaim fair workable constitutional governance. It’s not just a matter of “tossing the bums out” – it’s about creating citizen watchdogs to keep unelected administrators and police services accountable.

    FYI Mark you can see all of Christy’s “helpless” interview on Michael Coren here:




    VoC REPLY: Thanks for the links and commentary, Wild Bill. Haven’t had time to get all the Helpless links up yet. I just cannot believe that the Opposition is sitting on the truth about the Ipperwash policy fraud knowing that McGuinty’s main ‘defence’ for Caledonia is nothing but air and lies. I, too, am hoping Christie’s book gets journalists and academics off the fence to finally dig deeper into the truth. Mark

  2. “I just cannot believe that the Opposition is sitting on the truth about the Ipperwash policy fraud knowing that McGuinty’s main ‘defence’ for Caledonia is nothing but air and lies”

    Well I can, Mark. The PCs have chosen another gutless leader who does not want to ruffle feathers in the administration ( I predicted the PCs would be toothless tigers when they rejected Randy Hillier style small government populism for Hudak status quo compromise).

    They say the truth will set you free. Well, between the CANACE report on Ipperwash and Blatchford’s opus on the Caledonia fallout of Ipperwash’s policy failures, the truth (as you say) is in the hands of government opposition reps. If this is NOT a major election issue, something is deeply, deeply rotten in the state of affairs in this province.