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McHales do it again: Haldimand Council votes to dismantle Caledonia blockade

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Anti-racial policing protest at gates to Douglas Creek Estates, Caledonia.Last year, Gary McHale shut down the illegal Enbridge Line 9 occupation with a single letter to the Hamilton Police, an accomplishment hailed by SUN TV’s Brian Lilley and recounted in the final chapter of Gary’s book, Victory In The No-Go Zone. Now, he (and his wife) have done it again.

It was a long time coming, but Haldimand Council has announced that it will finally do something to reclaim the Caledonia occupation site–the Douglas Creek Estates subdivision–where so many of us volunteered to be repeatedly arrested for ‘trespassing’ and/or ‘breaching the peace’ simply for trying to walk on the public county-owned roads through the site which have been blocked by native militants since 2006:

CALEDONIA – Haldimand County Council has voted to dismantle a blockage set up by protesters at the entrance of the former Douglas Creek Estates.

Mayor Ken Hewitt said the vote happened in camera Monday night. The county will be hiring a contractor to take apart the barrier – fashioned with metal, concrete and other materials – at Surrey Street in Caledonia.

Read the rest of the article here:

HOW DID IT HAPPEN? THE BACKSTORY

For those wondering about Haldimand council’s sudden discovery of spinal strength, it may help to tell the backstory of which the Spectator was unaware:

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Gary & Christine McHale, entrance to Douglas Creek Estates, April 21/10

Gary McHale recently sent a notice to Haldimand councillors announcing he intended to organize pickets at their homes to dramatize their ongoing failure to enforce the law, a prospect that enraged at least one councillor.

Meanwhile, his wife Christine sent a letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne  advising her of the crimes being committed by the occupiers from provincially-owned land (some is owned by Ontario, some by Haldimand County) and of the safety risks inherent in allowing native occupiers to remain in the one house still standing:

You should be concerned about the issue of safety of both native and non-native people. With Surrey Street totally blocked off, this prevents emergency vehicles vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances and police vehicles from being able to drive down Surrey Street in case of an emergency.” –Christine McHale, June 14/14 letter to Premier Wynne

In truth, the McHales didn’t get council to act because of two letters any more than Gary McHale shut down the Enbridge occupation with one letter: the solutions came as a result of a few letters backed by 8 years of powerful, effective activism by people who say what they mean and mean what they say.

Victory In The No-Go Zone, by Gary McHaleIt was just last November that Gary’s book about our struggle–Victory In The No-Go Zone: Winning The Fight Against Two Tier Policingwas released, a book that documents some of the key aspects of his/our activism in opposing the racial policing of the OPP, and the failure to act by others who rightly could have and should have.

It explains how  we applied Ethical Lawfare and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s methods in today’s environment of cowardly governments that would rather violate the rights of the innocent than uphold the rule of law against the guilty.

What happens next?

Will the natives turn violent again? Will the crisis flare up over an attempt to clean the property and open public roads to the public?

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If Michael Moore Had a Good Twin: A Review of Gary McHale’s Victory In The No-Go Zone

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“Victory In The No-Go Zone is an astounding book.”

Janice Fiamengo, a University of Ottawa English professor who is also the editor of the Freedom Press Canada Journal, has written an in-depth review of Gary McHale’s upcoming book, Victory In The No-Go Zone: Winning The Fight Against Two-Tier Policing. The concluding paragraph reads:

Janice FiamengoVictory in the No-Go Zone is an astounding book. The accumulated evidence of police corruption and of the triumph of victim ideology over effective or just law enforcement is often staggering. One can hardly believe this is Canada. McHale tells the story with just the right mix of anger, insouciance, and righteous passion. He is brilliant in his analysis, a la Martin Luther King Jr., of the inverse logic that tars men as racist bigots when they call for equal treatment, and blames innocent citizens for “inciting” violence through peaceful demonstrations. His character as a man of God, and as someone who has thought through his own principles and convictions and believes in himself whatever the whole world tells him, colours every page and makes his book an inspiring document of perseverance and integrity. It should be read by all concerned Canadians, not only as a civic duty but also as a warning and a preparation for what we may all face in the future.

1. You can read the entire review here:

2. You can pre-order a signed copy of Victory In The No-Go Zone here.

3. You can get a free signed copy of Victory In The No-Go Zone by attending the 2013 Freedom Symposium at the Old Mill Inn, Toronto where the book will be launched. $75, lunch included. VoiceofCanada editor Mark Vandermaas will be speaking as well as Gary McHale and other authors/thinkers.

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Freedom Press Canada to release VICTORY IN THE NO-GO ZONE by Gary McHale

Pre-order your signed copy today OR join us for the launch at the 2013 Freedom Symposium and get a FREE copy! Click image to guarantee your seat now.

Pre-order your signed copy today OR join us for the launch at the 2013 Freedom Symposium and get a FREE copy! Click image to guarantee your seat now.

Freedom Press Canada has kicked off its pre-order campaign for Gary McHale’s upcoming book, Victory In The No-Go Zone: Winning The Fight Against Two-Tier Policing, his account of the fight against OPP racial policing in Caledonia that picks up where Christie Blatchford’s Helpless left off. It is appropriate, therefore, that the book begins with a foreword from her.

You’ve read about the agony of Caledonia’s victims in Helpless at the hands of the Ontario Provincial Police and their two-tier policing of Native militants; now read the story about the small group of Canadian patriots who followed Dr. King’s teachings in order to defend freedom and, in the process, showed Canadians how to fight back…and win.

If you want to stop police appeasement of violent radicals in Canada, and prevent European-style Islamic ‘no-go zones’ from arriving here tomorrow, you should read this book.

  • Freedom Press Canada: Pre-order form for Victory In The No-Go Zone
  • Freedom Press Canada: Registration form for the 2nd Freedom Symposium, Nov 9/13. Guarantee your seat by registering today.

About Victory In The No-Go Zone (from the rear cover)

In Caledonia, thousands of families lived in fear because ‘Public Safety’ became a mere political buzz word while the full resources of the state were used to silence victims’ voices. This book exposes the corruption of race-based policing while demonstrating how average citizens can take back control when the system fails.

You are invited…

Freedom Press Canada: 2013 Freedom Symposium, Sat. Nov. 9/13

Victory In The No-Go Zone will be released at the Freedom Press Canada 2013  Freedom Symposium, “Freedom in Canada: Tribute or Eulogy?” on November 9th at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto. Both Gary and Mark Vandermaas, founder of the Caledonia Victims Project, will be speaking alongside other freedom advocates/authors/thinkers. Cost is $75 and includes a buffet lunch and a copy of Gary’s book.

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Gary McHale & CANACE shut down Enbridge pipeline occupation w/one letter to Hamilton Police

Gary & Christine McHale stand on steps of Hamilton courthouse April 21/10 after the Crown ended its 30-month prosecution of him for 'Counselling Mischief Not Committed.' The charge was dropped during the Preliminary Hearing after McHale convinced another court to issue charges of Obstructing Justice against 2 senior officers involved in his case: now-Commissioner Chris Lewis and Superintendent Ron Gentle.

Gary & Christine McHale stand on steps of Hamilton courthouse April 21/10 after the Crown ended its 30-month prosecution of him for ‘Counselling Mischief Not Committed.’ The charge was dropped during the Preliminary Hearing after McHale convinced another court to issue charges of Obstructing Justice against 2 senior officers involved in his case: now-Commissioner Chris Lewis and Superintendent Ron Gentle.

UPDATE, June 26/13: SUN News’ Brian Lilley praises Gary McHale for taking action. Video below.
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Step 1: Gary McHale letter to Hamilton Police promising that he and his supporters would gather evidence and lay charges using Canada’s Private Prosecution provisions in the Criminal Code, including against police officers who might obstruct the gathering of that evidence:

“Starting next week we will, without notice, appear at the illegal occupation in order to video tape criminal behaviour, which includes mischief, and then file private prosecution charges against the protesters. Apparently these protesters believe they can block people from videotaping them – this, of course, is mischief as ruled by the courts.

“If your officers attempt to interfere in the gathering of evidence they too could be arrested and prosecuted on a charge of obstructing justice. Police cannot aid in criminal behaviour and they cannot interfere with the justice system.

At the bare minimum it is our goal to expose any police force that allows a two tier justice system to be institutionalized. Your department has forced a company to get an injunction solely because you decided not to enforce the law.”

  • Gary McHale letter to Hamilton Police Chief Glenn De Caire, June 26/13: Illegal Occupation of Enbridge Line #9 Pipeline [PDF]

Step 2: Hamilton Police enforce the law:

 “The move [to arrest the protesters] by Hamilton police comes mere hours after an overnight email to Police Chief Glenn DeCaire from Gary McHale. McHale, a rights activist who played a major role in the Caledonia land claim dispute, criticizing Ontario Provincial Police for their lack of action, told DeCaire in the email that he and his supporters would converge on the Enbridge compound to monitor the behaviour of the protesters and the damage they may have caused. “

130626 SUN News, Brian Lilley: Accommodating Activist Thugs (commentary re role of Gary McHale & CANACE in ending pipline occupation)

Why Hamilton Police were right to take McHale’s promise seriously

Gary McHale and CANACE members have successfully convinced various courts to issue criminal charges against former OPP Commissioner Fantino, now-Commissioner Lewis, Superintendent Gentle, as well as two officers who were filmed helping native occupiers build a fence to keep the owner out of his own property in Hagersville.

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“One of most disliked men in Canada” to receive Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Caledonia leadership…congrats to Gary McHale!

Gary McHale speaks at first Israel Truth Week Conference, London ON, March 21/12 after being introduced as "one of the most disliked men in Canada..." CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH VIDEO

Gary McHale speaks at first Israel Truth Week Conference, London ON, March 21/12 after being introduced as “one of the most disliked men in Canada…” CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH VIDEO

UPDATE, Feb 05/13: Gary McHale was awarded his Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at a ceremony in Toronto on Feb 01/13 by Federal/Ontario Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Afterwards he recorded an interview with Michael Coren which aired that night.

130201 Gary McHale is presented the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal by Gregory Thomas, Federal/Ontario Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation. CLICK TO ENLARGE. Photo by David Strutt.

130201 Gary McHale is presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by Gregory Thomas, Federal/Ontario Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation. CLICK TO ENLARGE. Photo by David Strutt.

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After nearly seven years of fighting against incredible odds to confront the Ontario government’s illegal ‘peacekeeping‘ mission in Caledonia alongside Gary McHale, I am so very pleased that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation will award Gary the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in honour of his dedication to that struggle:

Said Troy Lanigan, President of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation about honouring McHale with the medal:

“The more we thought about it, the more we saw that people who should be recognized wouldn’t be recognized,” he said. “These are the kind of people we wanted to recognize. They’ve challenged the status quo. Gary McHale fits the bill. He has fought, in our view, for the equal application of the law and the execution of court orders. He’s taken some risks and some beatings over this, both literally and figuratively.”

McHale to speak at 2013 Israel Truth Week Conference, Hamilton

I am also pleased to announce that Gary will be speaking at the upcoming Israel Truth Week Conference at Victory International Church in Hamilton, March 5-6. You can watch his mesmerizing speech from last year’s conference here after he is introduced by emcee Stuart Laughton as ‘one of the most disliked men in Canada’:

‘Dr. King’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’: A Blueprint for Victory Over Anti-Israelism and Anti-Semitism’  [VIDEO, 39.42; NOTES, 15p] 

My 6+ years with Gary McHale…

THE END OF THE BEGINNING! After 4 arrests & a 31 month campaign Canadians force OPP to respect their right to raise a Canadian flag in Caledonia.

THE END OF THE BEGINNING! After 4 arrests & a 31 month campaign Canadians force OPP to respect their right to raise a Canadian flag in Caledonia.

In early 2007 after we were arrested together on Dec 16/06 while trying to raise a Canadian flag opposite the occupation site; during a time when former OPP Commissioner and the OPPA and the media were printing the most vile accusations against him and his followers; and knowing that York Regional Police had been in his home to respond to threats against Gary and his wife Christine from occupation militants; and knowing just how politically-incorrect our mission to end race-based policing was, I said to Gary:

“If, when this struggle is over,  we’re still alive and not in jail, everything else will be a bonus, but no one is going to be pinning any medals on us.”

I’m so glad I was wrong — about the medal. Six Nations militants did try to kill Gary on Dec 02/07 when occupation ringleader Clyde Powless jumped on his back and other cowards joined in, kicking him and screaming obscenitie while he lay on the ground. Fortunately, a quick thinking Doug Fleming tackled Powless and some badly outnumbered OPP officers hustled Gary out of the area. Despite being viciously assaulted Gary never once raised an angry voice or fist in retaliation.

For more six years I have had the honour (and, yes, the frustration sometimes), of working beside a stubborn, determined man who refused – and refuses – to give up until this province and its police force end racial policing and, once again, respect the rule of law.

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Freedom Party of Ontario bestows ‘Free Speech Award’ on Mary Lou Ambrogio; praises Caledonia activists

The week beginning Saturday, April 21, 2012 was surely one of curious contrasts for Caledonia rule-of-law activists…

120421 Mark Vandermaas is arrested after being assaulted by Mohawk Warrior Ken Greene on Douglas Creek Estates 'no-go zone,' Caledonia, Ontario, Canada. PHOTO BY CHRISTINE MCHALEDuring the day I was one of two non-native activists arrested for ‘breaching the peace’ as I was being assaulted by one of the occupiers on the Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia.

120421 Freedom Party of Ontario 'Red Alert' dinner meeting. L-R: Robert Vaughan, Leader Paul McKeever, Mary Lou Ambrogio, Mark Vandermaas, Gary McHale, Eva Ryten, Al Gretzky, Bob Metz, Bjorn Larsen.

120421 Freedom Party of Ontario ‘Red Alert’ dinner meeting. L-R: Robert Vaughan, Leader Paul McKeever, Mary Lou Ambrogio, Mark Vandermaas, Gary McHale, Eva Ryten, Al Gretzky, Bob Metz, Bjorn Larsen.

In the evening, I was honoured to be a guest speaker and presenter at the post-election dinner meeting for the Freedom Party of Ontario where executive members Bob Metz, Robert Vaughan, and leader Paul McKeever explained why the NDP, Liberals and Hudak PCs are all nearly-identical ‘red’ parties more interested in promoting ‘wealth distribution’ than in promoting wealth creation and protecting liberty. 

On the way home my very apolitical wife said, ‘The penny dropped after listening to the speeches. Now I understand the difference between the parties.’

Freedom Party of Ontario – honouring a great friend of Caledonia, Canada, liberty and democracy

120321 Mary Lou Ambrogio, VP of International Free Press Society (co-sponsor), evening emcee, Israel Truth Week Conference, London, Ontario, Canada

120421 Mark Vandermaas speaks at Freedom Party of Ontario 'Red Alert' dinner meetingFollowing Paul McKeever’s very thought-provoking speech about the red parties vs. liberty I gave a short talk to help honour an amazing activist named Mary Lou Ambrogio, VP of the Canadian chapter of the International Free Press Society (seen above as evening emcee for my inaugural 2012 Israel Truth Week Conference), and presented her, on behalf of the Freedom Party of Ontario, the party’s ‘Free Speech Award’ in recognition of her tireless work in giving a voice to artists, authors, politicians and advocates who have been faced persecution by those who fear the light shone on their lies and/or crimes. 

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Mark Vandermaas honoured as part of Zachor Coalition at National Holocaust ceremony, Ottawa

VoiceofCanada editor Mark Vandermaas was called to the stage at the National Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony to be part of the candle-lighting ceremony in honour of the ‘Zachor Coalition’ — the group of organizations who contributed to the event’s success.

120423 Mark Vandermaas (white shirt & tie, behind podium) with other members of 'Zachor Coalition,' National Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

120423 Mark Vandermaas (white shirt & tie, behind podium) with other members of ‘Zachor Coalition,’ National Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

In the audience were 45 people who had travelled with Mark via a bus sponsored by the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem including, Caledonia activists Gary & Christine McHale as well as Merlyn Kinrade and his daughter Olivia, along with Al Gretzky from the International Free Press Society; Steve Scheffer from Hamilton’s Never Again group, and Rabbi Jonathan Hausman who flew up from Boston to ride the bus with his ‘Favourite Gentile.’

At his March 21/12 Israel Truth Week Conference in London, which was held at Royal View Church (where Caledonia activist Gary McHale’s message to Christians about the evils of racism – especially anti-Semitism – and about the necessity of paying a price for their beliefs was very well received), Mark announced that the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem had offered to provide a bus to take people to Ottawa for the ceremony. Dr. Peter Marshall of the Victory International Church in Hamilton enthusiastically supported the trip and approximately half the bus’s 46 passengers were members of his 1,000-strong congregation.

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