Category Archives: June 25-07

Caught on tape: McGuinty cabinet minister insults Deseronto resident

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Liberal MPP Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

UPDATED 1539 EST JULY 03/09

It’s my privilege to serve you, my neighbours, in Prince Edward-Hastings as your voice in the provincial Legislature. In order for me to continue to be effective it’s important to keep me apprised of your opinions on the issues that face our province. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

I continue to enjoy meeting with active members in our community, witnessing their achievements and listening to their concerns. And in turn, I look forward to attending events where we are able to get together and meet our neighbours.

Liberal MPP Leona Dombrowsky: ‘Welcome to my New Website‘ (as of July 03/09)

Dombrowsky’s nasty words for constituent Cindy Welsh & CANACE

In my post about CANACE’s visit to Deseronto-Picton I mentioned that the area’s MPP Leona Dombrowsky (Prince Edward-Hastings) – McGuinty’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – unintentionally left a nasty message for Cindy Welsh who had invited CANACE and residents to speak about our suggestions for coping with Race-Based Policing in her community, but was being stonewalled by the OPP, Deseronto and the Elks who reneged on their room rental agreement.

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OPP helps CANACE & Deseronto residents expose Race-Based Policing

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Deseronto resident Cindy Welsh tries unsuccessfully to convince Shawn Brant supporters to give Gary McHale a chance to speak.

UPDATE: VoC, July 03/09: Caught on tape: McGuinty cabinet minister insults Deseronto resident

UPDATE JULY 03/09: Napanee Beaver, July 02/09: Raucus meeting defuses with talk  VoC download

UPDATE 2134 EST July 01/09: See, ‘Video of CANACE in Deseronto‘ by Jeff Parkinson for complete coverage in 7 clips. Note: the event was actually held in a Picton park because the town of Deseronto refused to rent resident Cindy Welsh a room where we could speak and the Elks reneged on their rental deal with her.

UPDATE: New story about our visit to Deseronton. See CANACE visits Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, by Jeff Parkinson.

UPDATE: Video added of Mohawks & supporters clapping when Gary McHale talks about attempted murder of police officer in Caledonia. More video clips to follow.
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CANACE was invited to speak by Deseronto resident  Cindy Welsh who rented the Elks Hall in Picton for Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 because the Town of Deseronto refused – again – to allow non-natives access to their hall to discuss their rights during a land claim dispute.

Unfortunately, the OPP had earlier convinced the Elks manager to cancel the room rental which forced us to try to speak outside in a remote park with no police presence whatsoever while a large group of Shawn Brant supporters shouted us down and screamed hateful insults.

It seemed as though some – especially one woman in particular wearing a red shirt (photo, below) – were deliberately trying to provoke some kind of fight. Jeff Parkinson filmed the entire event, and clips will be posted when available.

Monsters in Deseronto-Picton?

At one point some of the group actually applauded when Gary McHale tried to talk about how a police officer was nearly murdered in Caledonia!

One resident later said, “Believe it or not, this is a GOOD day!”

CANACE meets with the nice officers of the OPP MELT

We met with 2 MELT (Major Events Liaison Team) members at Cindy’s home prior to the event. We tried to let them know that no one had anything to fear from us. Gary even explained how he was opposed by the Crown when he tried to lay charges for assaults against police officers in Caledonia. 

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