Feb. 22, 2012 [PDF]
Caledonia 8 invite PC leader Tim Hudak to march in Caledonia against racism
The Caledonia 8 – which includes members of CANACE, the Caledonia Victims Project and courageous residents of Haldimand County – call upon PC leader Tim Hudak to help them take a stand against institutionalized racism in Ontario and, in particular, against the McGuinty government’s racist policies that have victimized so many in Haldimand County.
The Caledonia 8 are extending an official invitation to PC leader Tim Hudak to march side-by-side with them in Caledonia during the month of March on a date of his choosing.
The principles of Rule of Law and equality under the law are fundamental principles of grassroots conservative people. As such the issues surrounding Caledonia must be key to the Conservative party’s efforts to rid Ontario of McGuinty’s racial policing policies.
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Tagged PC Party of Ontario, Tim Hudak
UPDATE: National Post, Feb 10/12: Christie Blatchford: Caledonia loses brave, feisty voice as Regional shuts its doors
Since the Regional News did not publish its stories online Christine McHale (photo below) has taken the time to transcribe some of the key articles from today’s final edition so we can share them with you.
In choosing to publish four separate items from four separate members of the Caledonia Eight in her last edition, publisher Chris Pickup left no doubt where she stood when it came to supporting those who have fought to restore the rule of law and end OPP racial policing in Caledonia:
Regional News, final edition, Feb 08/12: Selected stories [PDF, 9P]
- ANNOUNCEMENT (Chris & Kevan Pickup): It’s been forty years but now it’s goodbye...
- EDITORIAL (Chris Pickup): Residents have lost their alternative voice
- LETTER TO EDITOR: (Bonnie Stephens, Caledonia 8): Stand up people
- LETTER TO EDITOR (Merlyn Kinrade, Caledonia 8): Truth, justice and freedom of speech not allowed in Haldimand County
- ARTICLE (Mark Vandermaas, Caledonia 8): Charges dropped against Caledonia Eight, but OPP undeterred
- WEEKLY OPINION COLUMN (Gary McHale, Caledonia 8): Mayor Hewitt used your taxpayers’ money to control the message
- LETTER TO EDITOR (Gordon S. Munro): Where was the coverage?
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Tagged Chris Pickup, Gordon Munro, Ken Hewitt, Kevan Pickup
On Day 5 (June 27/11) of my ‘Blue Beret’ vigil at the London (Ontario) mosque vs. its support for the Canadian Boat to Hamas, the Hamilton Spectator published a letter to the editor from me, giving it prominence at the top of the Letters page. They did not change a word. Unfortunately, the letter is not available on-line at TheSpec.com .
‘Genocidal anti-Semitism is the issue’
by Mark Vandermaas, June 27/11
Letter to the Editor of Hamilton Spectator, Ontario, Canada
Re: ‘An opportunity for lasting peace’ by George Sorger (June 22/11)
As a former U.N. peacekeeper (Egypt, 1978) I would like to point out several key facts those who espouse the wishful suggestion that peace will come if Israel withdraws to pre-1967 borders prefer to ignore:
1. The state of Israel was attacked by multiple Arab armies the day after it announced its independence on May 14, 1948 following its U.N. sanctioned creation as part of a two-state solution. This was nearly 20 years BEFORE Arabs failed again to destroy her in 1967 when Israel seized the West Bank during combat. In 2005 Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip and was rewarded by a hail of rockets directed at its civilians from Hamas which continue to this day.
This article has been republished under a new URL that matches the title chosen by the Hamilton Spectator.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor