Category Archives: Racial Justice

National Post hammers race-based sentencing of Caledonia attacker

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UPDATE 0024 hrs Jan 06/11: I’ve received a tip that on SUN TV’s ‘The Arena’ Show tomorrow Michael Coren will be talking to David Menzies about the light sentence given to Richard Smoke.
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Richard Smoke, the man who was convicted of nearly murdering builder Sam Gualtieri in Caledonia and leaving him with permanent brain damage, received a total sentence of only two years and eleven months because he had the good fortune to be born of a favoured racial minority.

The National Post editorial board and their reporter Christie Blatchford — author of Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear And Anarchy, And How The Law Failed All of Us — have decried the shameful law that has allowed this repugnant situation to exist:

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For five years I and my associates have done our best to try to follow in the footsteps of Dr. King’s non-violent approach as we confront the injustices of racial policing in Caledonia. In the long run, it is the path to victory over the racial supremacy enshrined in our justice system that says, in effect, that a human life doesn’t matter as much if it is destroyed by someone with aboriginal blood running through their veins. 

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Liberal Bob Speller first federal candidate to offer Caledonia policy statement

Conservatives Against Racism brochure: HARPER: NOT HERE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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Liberal Party candidate Bob Speller (Haldimand-Norfolk) has become the first federal candidate in the 2011 election to issue a policy statement regarding the breakdown of the rule of law in Caledonia.  

Speller’s statement – which referenced Christie Blatchford’s book Helpless on several occasions – was read at our Conservatives Against Racism townhall presentation held last night at the Delhi Belgian Club by the president of the Haldimand-Norfolk Liberal Electoral District Association, Herb Ibbotson. It was much stronger than any us could have hoped for, and it referenced every aspect of the crisis: land claims; illegal tobacco; the rule of law; property rights; and helping victims (the full text of Mr. Speller’s statement is reprinted below followed by a VoC comment):

“There is nothing more important than the rule of law. We have troops in Afghanistan and our air force flying in the skies of Libya to ensure those countries have the rule of law. You can’t have democracy without the rule of law. We all know what happened in Caledonia. […]  Anyone who has read Christie Blatchford’s book as I have knows what happened. It is not acceptable.”

Empathy for Caledonia’s youngest hero

CANACE founder Merlyn Kinrade emceed the event, opening with a strong condemnation of the Harper decision to appoint Julian Fantino as a candidate.

  • Merlyn Kinrade, Conservatives Against Racism townhall meeting, Delhi Belgian Club, April 14/11: Opening remarks/introductions [PDF]

Most readers know that I and Merlyn Kinrade are ex-military and former UN peacekeepers, and so we were pleased to discover, before the event began, that Herb Ibbotson had served as an officer in the Canadian Artillery Reserve for 21 years.  Later, he explained to the crowd that seven members of his family were killed during World War I defending his ancestral country of Belgium, and asked us all if we knew why Canada’s flag was red and white. I did not know that red and white were colours bestowed on Canada by King George in recognition of Canada’s terrible sacrifice in the Great War. Clearly, he was struck by what he had heard during the presentation, and the importance of defending the rule of law.

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CCLA: NO to Caledonia civil rights abuses, YES to Muslim veils in Ontario courts

After reading about how the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) recently refused – again to even consider the possibility of defending Caledonia citizens against the civil rights abuses suffered at the hands of the OPP and Ontario government, a friend informed me that the CCLA was an intervenor in the outrageous Ontario Court of Appeal decision that not only allows Muslim women to testify while their faces are covered, but states that veiled women can ask the court to remove all men from the court! 

The CCLA makes silly excuses about why it won’t even meet with us to talk about the systemic, years-long civil rights abuses during an illegal peacekeeping mission on Canadian soil used to subvert the Charter and Ontario’s Police Services Act, but it worked to deny an accused the right to face his accuser simply because the accuser was a Muslim woman and, in the process, normalized what Ezra Levant calls ‘gender apartheid,’ AKA: sharia law: 

From Ezra Levant…

It is illegal for a woman wearing a face-obscuring veil to board a plane in Canada. But a unanimous ruling last week by the Ontario Court of Appeal says it’s just fine for that same woman to give testimony in court with her face covered.

There’s more. Ontario’s highest court says veiled women can ask for an order to clear men out of the courtroom — any men in the public gallery, any male court staff, even her opponent’s lawyer, even the judge himself — in return for taking off her veil. It’s paragraph 85 of the ruling.

Shariah law has come to Canada.

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JOINT NEWS RELEASE: McGuinty targets non-natives for arrest

Joint Press Release by CANACE and Caledonia Victims Project – Feb 25, 2011

 McGuinty Targets McHale’s Group for Arrest [PDF]

090712 THE END OF THE BEGINNING! Final flag victory CaledoniaIn a recent meeting with the OPP regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Rally this Sunday in Caledonia at 1 pm outside the Caledonia Lion’s Hall, Gary McHale was informed that the OPP have received instructions to arrest any member of McHale’s group who walks onto DCE. This is at the request of the property owner which is Dalton McGuinty.

The Ontario Government wrote a letter to Supt. Cain yesterday to instruct him to enforce the law. However, the letter also instructed the OPP that the Native Occupiers and their associates were permitted to use DCE.

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‘Where are the Christians?’ A Donkey’s Search for God and Justice in Caledonia

These children—unoffending, innocent, and beautiful—were the victims of one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.

And yet they died nobly. They are the martyred heroines of a holy crusade for freedom and human dignity. And so this afternoon in a real sense they have something to say to each of us in their death. They have something to say to every minister of the gospel who has remained silent behind the safe security of stained-glass windows.

‘Where are the Christians when we need them!’

This was the closing lament in an email I received from someone who has invested a great deal of time trying to warn people about the dangers of Islamic extremism and the threat it poses to Western democracies. I have received many emails from him in the past on this topic, and he has been good enough to forward some of our messages on behalf of Caledonia’s victims to his contacts. Last night’s message (originally forwarded to him by a 3rd party) closed with the plaintive cry, “Where are the Christians when we need them!

spectator-jan-20-07-gary-mchale.jpgI have often asked that very question of Gary McHale, who is, as readers of Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, And How The Law Failed All of Us, know — a devout Christian who became one at a fairly young age after a ‘less-than Christian’ upbringing.   Gary attended a Baptist Seminary, has been a deacon of the church, and taught in various churches in Ontario. He has also authored several Christian books. His activism in Caledonia – inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was himself a Baptist minister – arises out of his deeply-held religious belief that Christians have a duty to speak out when they witness injustices that shock the conscience.

I wonder, with tears in my heart…

  • Why has one of my own relatives, who professes to be a pious Baptist, who has long known of my struggle for justice in Caledonia, and whose town I must pass every time I drive to and from Caledonia, made no effort to help me reach out to his church?
  • Why, in the early days, did one of my Christian friends (who has a daughter who looks uncannily like Pam ‘Dancer’ Dudych) angrily tell me “I don’t want to talk about it!” when I brought up the subject of how native occupiers had authorized the shooting of civilians and OPP officers? (I have not visited her since that day.)
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LETTER TO CHRISTIAN LEADERS re ‘Truth & Reconciliation’ Rally in Caledonia on Sunday

LETTER TO CHRISTIAN LEADERS re Truth and Reconciliation Rally in Caledonia on Sunday Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. [PDF, 3p] 

Dear Christian Leader:

Your help and spiritual leadership is needed to bring about lasting healing and reconciliation within the communities affected by the violence, hatred, and by the failure of government to uphold the fundamentals of a free and democratic society in Caledonia – which has been documented in Christie Blatchford’s shocking book HELPLESS: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, And How the Law Failed All of Us. We believe it is your Christian duty to God and your fellow man to play an active role. After you have had time to read this and prayerfully consider the seriousness of the issues involved, we ask you to call us.

Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan is an example of how people, including religious leaders, can walk by those who are in pain. It was the ‘outsider’, the Samaritan, who stopped and provided help for the person who was suffering. Simply walking by and adding the person to your prayer list isn’t what Jesus wants Christians to do.

Sam Gualtieri after Sept 13/07 attack by native protestersAs a Christian, I understand the vital need for prayer in all things, but as Jesus and the Apostles demonstrated by their lives, there comes a time when Christians must walk among the people to bring both comfort to those in need while exposing sin and injustice.

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TorSun founder Peter Worthington connects dots between Caledonia victims, Dr. King, and European persecution of Islam critics

UPDATES:

REMINDER: ‘Truth & Reconciliation’ Rally in Caledonia on Feb 27, 1pm.

Peter Worthington, Toronto SunToronto Sun founder Peter Worthington has become the first Canadian journalist to connect the dots between 1. the targeting of non-Native victims in Caledonia; 2. our application of Dr. King’s teachings in confronting appeasement of extremism; and 3. the persecution of European critics of Islamic extremism such as Lars Hedegaard, Jesper Langballe and Elisabeth Sabaditsche Wolff under draconian ‘hate speech’ thought-crime laws:

Truth and its Consequences

by Peter Worthington, Toronto Sun/SunMedia, Feb 13/11

When Ontario’s McGuinty government and the leadership of the OPP sided with First Nations protesters against local residents in Caledonia in 2006, it outraged many people. In her seminal book about the issue, Helpless, Christie Blatchford avoided the native rights issue and concentrated on the abandonment of rule of law which, curiously (or maybe not so curiously), offended many rank and file OPP officers who were ordered not to provoke Indians, but to hammer down locals who protested against the protesters.

Two of the victims of the temporary policy — Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas, once arrested for raising the Canadian flag! — cite Martin Luther King’s famous letter from Birmingham jail in 1963, where he was under arrest for parading without a permit. In his landmark letter, Dr. King recalled that it was not an issue between legality and illegality, but right and wrong. He noted that everything Hitler did in Nazi Germany was “legal”, and everything Hungarian freedom fighters did in 1956 was “illegal”. “One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty,” Dr. King wrote. One who does this “is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”

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