Click here to see photos taken during the 2011 ‘Blue Beret’ Vigil vs. London (Ontario) Muslim Mosque support for the Canadian Boat to Hamas.
In this photo, Mark Vandermaas is taking her picture as Christine takes a picture of the crowd of supporters for one of his ‘Blue Beret’ vigil/protests across the street from the London (Ontario) Muslim Mosque, June 25/11.
Christine and her husband Gary (photo, below) were honoured by award-winning journalist & author Christie Blatchford with an acknowledgement in her 2010 groundbreaking book, Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, And How The Law Failed All of Us for their extensive assistance to the book.
Helpless tells of how Christine has been an unwavering partner for Gary’s quest to end racial policing in Caledonia against incredible odds. She has been there at every step of the way. On Dec 01/07 she by his side when Six Nations smokeshop supporters viciously swarmed and attacked Gary sending him to the hospital. Incredibly, instead of blaming those responsible for the violence, former OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino told the public that it was Gary’s fault and ordered his officers to target him for a criminal charge – and not to “get bogged down with legal nuances” to do it.
This photo of the two together was taken April 21/10 on the steps of the Hamilton Courthouse after the Crown dropped the infamous ‘Counselling Mischief Not Committed’ charge eventually laid against him – which took place shortly after two senior OPP officers – including the present commissioner Chris Lewis – were ordered by a judge to face charges of Obstructing Justice in his case. The story about the OPP’s persecution of Gary McHale is a favourite of Blatchford’s when she is invited to speak.
2. Mark Vandermaas
- Caledonia Victims Project: About – Mark Vandermaas