“Caledonia is a festering boil of racist policy…and the buck stops on McGuinty’s desk. […] OPP officers are tasked with carrying out a racist policy and there’s a time at which an officer has to say following orders is not good enough.”
Those of us who have worked to preserve the rule of law, and educate the public about the legalized myths underlying the racial policing seen in Caledonia, are pleased to see the growing media interest in the recent arrests of the Caledonia 8 and our success in finally breaching the segregated Douglas Creek Estates for the first time on Feb 18/12.
In the eyes of talk show host Jerry Agar, who hosts on both SUN News TV and CFRB Newstalk 1010 in Toronto, innocent people with white pigment in their skin are not expendable in Caledonia, any more than any other race or culture is expendable, and the police need to stop obeying illegal orders, and honour their oaths of office to uphold the law according to the Ontario Police Services Act — even if it means telling their bosses and political masters to go to hell.
Agar went even further by effusively praising the Caledonia 8 ‘anglo white guys’ (one of our number is a very proud and strong woman named Bonnie Stephens, but I’m not complaining, just being factual) and our ‘NO JEWS ALLOWED BY ORDER OF MCGUINTY’ signs (for which Gary McHale was arrested), and called for Jewish organizations and others to get involved in helping us end the racist policies that keep Jews out of the Douglas Creek Estates occupation site, just as it keeps Blacks, Whites and other races out.
A very big worm is turning in our country: it has now become ‘officially safe’ for the media and citizens to openly talk about institutionalized racism against people with white skin.
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UPDATED Dec 09/11 — CANACE’s Director of Multimedia Production Jeff Parkinson has released a short movie that tells the story of the arrests of the Caledonia 8 on the Douglas Creek Estates on Dec 03/11.
Jeff himself was arrested, but handed the camera over to Christine McHale when it was his turn line to wear handcuffs so she could continue documenting the scene. Jeff is shown kneeling in the photo below.
The Caledonia Eight (L-R): Randy Fleming, Doug Fleming, Mark Vandermaas, Gary McHale, Jeff Parkinson (kneeling), Jack Van Halteren (w/hat), Merlyn Kinrade, Bonnie Stephens. PHOTO by Stuart Laughton, taken at OPP Caledonia sub-station after arrests.
TRIVIA: You’ll see a rather humorous scene where I’m bent over trying to get into the paddy wagon but the door is too small for my shoulders and it was almost impossible to twist sideways with my hands cuffed. As you watch me try to get through the door you’ll hear me say, “If the van doesn’t fit you must acquit” (with apologies to Johnny Cochran).
MORE TRIVIA: While we were inside the van Jeff asked if anyone knew any civil rights songs so I led the seven of us (Gary McHale was taken by other means of transport) in ‘We Shall Overcome,’ so that’s my voice you first hear singing from inside the van. I didn’t see Bonnie so I assumed she had been taken away with Gary, but she was, in fact, with us in another part of the paddywagon:
“There was a separate, small cell built into the van directly behind the front passenger side seat. I was sitting in there, but I could see out because there were rows of small holes in the side, sliding door that closed off the approximately 4′ x 4′ “cell” where I was. I could hear you guys behind me in the back. I heard you talking to each other, but I couldn’t make out all the words. I heard you singing and I joined in, and I heard Randy Fleming most clearly, so that might help you figure out where I was in relation to yourself. I think that you were on the driver side, so I was across from you. I might add that I was quite proud of my calmness because I am very claustrophobic.”
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Tagged Bonnie Stephens, Jack Van Halteren
PROTEST COVERAGE UPDATE: [LINK] [LINK]
– Joint News Release by CANACE and the Caledonia Victims Project –
City of Toronto approves racially segregated park land
CANACE, founded by Gary McHale, and the Caledonia Victims Project, founded by Mark Vandermaas, are holding an Information Rally in High Park in Toronto on May 28, 2011 in order to inform the public about the dangers to public safety regarding the ongoing illegal occupation of High Park by Native protesters. The illegal occupation in High Park is being conducted under the banner of Six Nations and Mohawk warriors.
The City of Toronto has already decided to fence off the park land where Native protesters have stated they will continue to use the land at will. There is little doubt non-Natives will be banned from the area in order to appease the protesters.
Posted in Aboriginal policy, Events, Land Claim Industry, Mohawk Warriors, MUST SEE, Native Lawlessness, Native Protests - Toronto, Native Racism, One Law for All!, Planet Earth calling, Racial Profiling
Tagged High Park, High Park protest, Mohawk Warriors, Red Power United
As reported here on VoiceofCanada the Freedom Party of Ontario recently released video ads supporting one of the planks in its election platform calling for an end to race-based education such as the Toronto School Board’s ‘Africentric’ school for Blacks only.
Those ads were pulled from YouTube after a complaint from CTV shortly after McKeever appeared on CFRB 1010.
The International Free Press Society’s Canadian Chapter (IFPS-Canada) has the complete story, and Paul McKeever, leader of the party has posted his thoughts online:
1. Alas, we know only too well how key information, hard news and opinion is suppressed. The McGuinty government intimidated CHTV after interviewing Gary McHale. A completed CBC documentary based on OPP/occuper radio traffic proving the occupiers authorized the shooting of civilians and police was pulled shortly before our FantinoGate news conference in the Queen’s Park Media Studio. Other than this one, suppressed attempt there was no other investigative reporting done in Caledonia until Christie Blatchford arrived on the scene.
Posted in Caledonia Myths, Freedom of Expression, International Free Press Society - Canada, MUST SEE, Native Protests - Caledonia, Racial Profiling, Truth in Media
Tagged Caledonia Negotiators, Freedom Party of Ontario, Jane Stewart, John Tory, Paul McKeever, race-based public schools
I am pleased to report that our (Gary McHale & Mark Vandermaas) joint statement of support – a call for non-violent direct action in defence of free speech in Denmark – for Lars Hedegaard re his prosecution by Danish authorities for insulting Muslims has now been posted alongside statements from free speech advocates such as Geert Wilders, Salim Mansur, Mark Steyn, Melanie Phillips and Michael Coren (to name a few) on the websites of both the Canadian chapter of the International Free Press Society and its international umbrella IFPS organization which is based in Denmark.
We have been informed that efforts are being made to have our statement translated into Danish.
Dr. King’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ vs. Denmark’s thought crime prosecutions: a blueprint for victory over appeasement of Islamic extremism:
1. Other IFPS ‘featured’ statements of support for Lars Hedegaard include:
UPDATED — The Freedom Party of Ontario has been releasing election planks since October 2010 in advance of the 2011 provincial election. It has just issued a media release along with a supporting video advertisement that highlights the promises a permanent end to racially-based schools such as the ‘Africentric’ public school opened by the Toronto School Board in 2009.
This is a news release from the party…
Toronto’s Africentric School Dealt a Blow in New Election Ad
Freedom Party’s “Two Alis” ad takes a swing at McGuinty and Hudak
January 25, 2011 Toronto – In September of 2009, a taxpayer-funded “Africentric” public school was opened in Toronto. A 2011 election plank issued today by Freedom Party of Ontario proposes that the school be closed, and that the law be changed to prevent Ontario school boards from opening such schools ever again.
The plank is being promoted with a new pre-election video advertisement that condemns Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty and Progressive Conservative opposition leader Tim Hudak for doing nothing to prevent taxpayer funding of Toronto’s race-based public school.
“Dalton McGuinty feigned concern about the opening of a race-based school, but refused to take any steps to prevent Toronto’s Africentric school from being opened” says Freedom Party leader Paul McKeever. “Tim Hudak – who continued to champion taxpayer funding for faith-based education even after his party’s 2007 election loss – did not oppose the opening of the race-based school.
The National Post’s Barbara Kay recently included the treatment of Caledonia residents at the hands of the OPP in a column about recent abuses of power by police.
It is, to the best of my knowledge, the first time a ‘mainstream media’ journalist has pointed out that the people of Caledonia were deemed expendable to OPP brass and the McGuinty government because of the colour of their skin:
[…] Most alarmingly, we saw disgusting underreaction in the years-long nightmare of Caledonia — “the town that law forgot” — when militants from the Six Nations reserve terrorized local inhabitants with racist (anti-white) police complicity. In this case, individual policemen cannot be faulted for directives that came from the top. (Then) OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino’s head should have rolled over Caledonia, and his political credibility been forever shredded. The same goes for Ontario Premier McGuinty. […]
Posted in Barbara Kay, Crimes Against Democracy, Leadership, MUST SEE, Native Protests - Caledonia, One Law for All!, OPP orders - Racial Policing, Racial Policing, Racial Profiling, Truth in Media
Tagged Barbara Kay, National Post
Christie Blatchford, Chedoke Presbyterian church, Nov 16/10, Hamilton, ON
Jeff Parkinson, co-founder of Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality (CANACE), has released a short video containing highlights from Christie Blatchford’s speech to a packed crowd at Chedoke Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario on Nov 16/10.
In addition to commenting on the “national disgrace” of the lawlessness OPP officers refused to stop, she decries the targeting of Gary McHale by Julian Fantino:
“Fantino’s extraordinary campaign to hunt down and have arrested a man named Gary McHale – who is here tonight, too – culminated in the OPP boss writing a letter of support for a native man who had assaulted McHale was probably un-precedented and was deeply disturbing. Consider how furious women would be if the justice system reverted to the days of old when a rapist should defend himself by saying, ‘Geez your Honour, she was wearing these high boots and a short skirt.’ Thats the equivalent of what Fantino did. He wrote a letter to the court in support of the man who pleaded guilty of punching McHale and said McHale had been asking for it.
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Tagged Blatchford at Chedoke Presbyterian church
Jeff Parkinson interviews Ernie Palmer, October 13, 2010
CANACE co-founder Jeff Parkinson recently spent a day with Ernie Palmer, the Caledonia man upon whose land was situated an illegal smokeshack by Steve ‘Boots’ Powless – the same guy who once threatened to turn Brantford into ‘Caledonia Part Two.’ Jeff has just released an 8-part video series of that interview which is now available on his website.
Here is an excerpt followed by a link to the article and some key references, including an article about the newly-launched $500M class action suit against the federal & provincial governments over illegal tobacco just announced today at Queen’s Park:
Video: The Ernie Palmer Story
by Jeff Parkinson
In my early days with CANACE in late 2006 and early 2007, I was on a very regular basis told stories that saddened and repulsed me. I sat and listened to each and every resident who was willing to share with me what they had endured and over the course of 4 years; I thought I had heard the worst of if not all of them.
Steve 'Boots' Powless's illegal smokeshack on the property of Ernie Palmer, June 29/09.
One exceptionally disturbing story unfolded in the summer of 2009, and managed to fly under the radar of many including myself. Many of us heard that a smoke shack had gone up at the farm of Caledonia resident Ernie Palmer, but I didn’t know too much about it at the time. We had a particularly busy year, and by the time we slowed down to catch our breath, the shack was gone.
I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Palmer on October 13 2010 and he generously allowed me to record that meeting. The only things I knew for sure when I arrived were that the facts were largely unclear to me, and that an interview with him would be interesting. The media reports that I had read in 2009 painted him as a collaborator, and the County had charged him with bylaw infractions for hosting the smoke shack.
Posted in Caledonia Players, Ernie Palmer, Jeff Parkinson, MUST SEE, Native Lawlessness, Native Protests - Caledonia, One Law for All!, Planet Earth calling, Racial Justice, Racial Profiling, Smokeshacks & Smuggling, Steve 'Boots' Powless, Video
Regional News reporter Bill Jackson takes notes at Oct 13/10 Caledonia debate
Reporter Bill Jackson, himself a victim of an assault by native protesters in Caledonia, provided this editorial comment in the Oct 20/10 edition of the Caledonia-based Regional News, which serves Haldimand County:
Regional News – Comment [PDF]
by Bill Jackson
I echo the sentiment urging people to get out on Oct. 25 and exercise their democratic right as voters. It is a trite cliché, but nonetheless true. A strong voice is needed in Haldimand now, more than ever.
Yet it’s easy to understand how people have lost their faith in government, especially when someone like Julian Fantino gets nominated as a candidate for the federal Conservatives. After years of lawlessness and two-tiered justice in Caledonia under his watch, countless letters and phone calls pleading with upper levels of government to do something to protect local residents, and Conservatives themselves saying that the province needed to uphold the law, it’s bloody disgraceful. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, local MP Diane Finley and the entire federal Conservative Party should be ashamed. There’s simply no way around it.
Posted in 2. VoC's Favorite Post, 2010 Municipal Election - Haldimand, Caledonia Players, Christie Blatchford, Christie Blatchford - Helpless Book, Crimes Against Democracy, Fantino v Truth, FantinoGate, Gary McHale, Gary McHale, MUST SEE, Native Lawlessness, Native Protests - Caledonia, One Law for All!, OPP orders - Racial Policing, Planet Earth calling, Racial Policing, Racial Profiling
UPDATE: As of 1500 Oct 25/10 – Election Day – neither mayoral candidate has responded to the 3 questions herein.
The issues associated with a city-owned venue restricting the Charter rights of non-Muslims who want to bring in a speaker for a lawful speech are serious ones so, as a London resident, I felt the two leading contenders for the city’s Mayor’s chair should have a chance to make their positions known about the London Convention Centre’s refusal to rent a room for Strictly Right’s presentation of Mark Steyn (see References below).
I sent the email below containing three questions to Joe Fontana and Anne Marie DeCicco-Best (incumbent), and then followed up with a phone call to ensure the message didn’t get lost in a spam file.
VoiceofCanada asks London’s mayoral candidates 3 questions about LCC refusal to host Mark Steyn event
From: Mark Vandermaas, Editor – VoiceofCanada.ca [firstname.lastname@example.org]
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Q for candidates re LCC refusal to rent room for Mark Steyn event
Dear Ms. DeCicco-Best and Mr. Fontana:
I am a London resident (371 Vesta Place) and I am the editor of VoiceofCanada.ca.
As you may be aware, the London Convention Centre recently refused to rent a room to Mr. Andrew Lawton and his organization Strictly Right for a speech by internationally-known author and commentator Mark Steyn.
Posted in Freedom of Expression, MUST SEE, Racial Profiling, True North - NOT free!
Tagged Andrew Lawton, Anne Marie DeCicco-Best, Joe Fontana, London Convention Centre, Lori Da Silva, Mark Steyn, Mark Steyn cancelled in London, Mark Steyn in London, Strictly Right
RELATED: 3 Questions for London mayoral candidates re Mark Steyn cancellation by London
In my previous article, Who’s telling the truth about Mark Steyn cancellation at London Convention Centre?, I reported on my conversations with both Andrew Lawton of Strictly Right, organizer of the Mark Steyn event, and Lori Da Silva, general manager of the London Convention Centre who clearly led me to believe that the only reason they refused to rent the facility was because they did not want other guests disturbed.
I thought it seemed silly for a convention centre which had hosted the 2009 3-day Sexapalooza event to be worried about how other users might be disturbed by someone giving a speech, and observed in my commentary that the argument didn’t have what lawyers and judges call ‘the ring of truth’ to it.
‘The Ring of Truth’ – its power revealed…
The National Post today is reporting that London Convention Centre’s GM Lori Da Silva expressed concerns – in part – about security for the event in addition to concerns about “rowdy” Mark Steyn fans.
“London Convention Centre general manager Lori Da Silva said denying next month’s Mark Steyn speech was a “business decision” in part due to concerns for security, and fairness for the centre’s other clients who might not enjoy a “rowdy” crowd at the same time.” Asked if the content of Mr. Steyn’s work had anything to do with the Convention Centre’s decision, general manager replied, “No, we’re looking at the security risk.”
The Hamilton Spectator has published the first story based on excerpts from Christie Blatchford’s book, Helpless.
(Note that the date of the meeting with Inspector Getty described in paragraph 3 was actually April 28/06, not Feb 28th as shown. The meeting occurred eight days after the disastrous raid of April 20/06):
CALEDONIA It was a bizarre display of self-congratulation for an OPP commander whose elite squad had been publicly humiliated by a group of crudely armed native protesters only eight days before.
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Tagged Dave Hartless, Debbie Thompson, Jack Dancey, Karl Walsh, Mel Getty, OPP-DCE Raid - April 20/06
‘Conservatives Against Fantino’ protest at CPC ‘Rally for Julian Fantino’ this Friday in Vaughan at 6pm.