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Moose & Squirrel.ca takes a stand as first conservative blog to resign from Blogging Tories over Fantino candidacy

www.MooseandSquirrel.caUPDATED — Conservative blogger ‘Natasha’ who runs the very conservative and very well-written ‘Moose and Squirrel’ blog (www.mooseandsquirrel.ca) has become the first blogger to announce her withdrawal of support from the Conservative Party of Canada in a letter to the influential Blogging Tories website in which she terminates her relationship over the party’s decision to appoint former OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino as a candidate in the riding of Vaughan.

As noted in her letter, however, her decision to disassociate herself from the site was premised on a belief that the CPC had failed her with its choice of Julian Fantino as a candidate, and not that the operators of the Blogging Tories had behaved inappropriately in any way (see also, Comment section below).

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Justin Trudeau exposes Fantino’s anti-Charter views

Justin Trudeau, son of the former prime minister responsible for enshrining the Charter of Rights in the Canadian Constitution, has recorded a strongly-worded video condemnation of Julian Fantino’s views that the Charter benefits mainly ‘common criminals’ and ‘Hell’s Angels.’

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Justin Trudeau’s statement is simply a must-see. During the past four years we have seen – up close and personal – Fantino’s utter lack of respect for truth and for the Charter in Caledonia as illustrated by his utter disdain for the victims his OPP created, and his all-out assault on the rights and character of non-native activists, so Mr. Trudeau’s comments hit especially close to home:

Christie Blatchford makes it clear in the Globe today that she didn’t agree with the endorsement of Fantino by Trudeau’s opposite number – Don Cherry – the loud-mouth hockey pundit who said Fantino was “always there for the little guy” as she points out the irony of using Cherry (who lives outside Vaughan) to shill for Fantino who smeared Gary McHale’s motives for speaking out in Caledonia by calling him an ‘outsider’ with ‘an agenda”:

Mr. Fantino sure wasn’t “there for the little guy” in Caledonia. Indeed, in the case of Mr. McHale, he set out to nail him. I mention this in part because the 68-year-old Mr. Fantino has managed to duck the only truly public all-candidates debate in Vaughan (he did attend another taped by Rogers television) where by chance, Mr. McHale and about 20 supporters showed up to make sure that the subject of the Caledonia occupation was raised. […]

It’s funny, but over the course of my long newspaper career, I’d always previously defended Julian Fantino. His performance in Caledonia changed my mind, and I venture to say if more people knew just how he conducted business there, more minds might be changed. And that, methinks, is why he’s run the pop-up, peek-a-boo campaign he has, and enlisted, as Fantino-speak would have it, interlopers such as Don Cherry.

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CBC documentary: Fantino’s stmts vs. innocent man blamed in 2004 suicide

James LeCraw- committed suicide July 19, 2004. Claimed in his suicide note that Julian Fantino's public statements falsely accusing him of involvement in child pornography ruined his life. [All photos from CBC source article; click image to view]

“You may want to seriously consider a wrongful death suit, or whatever it would be called against the police and Fantino,” wrote James. “You know the complaint: Their reckless irresponsible media release destroyed my life. They should be held responsible for compensation. Also they should have to change their and all police department media ways so that others don’t get caught up in this crap.”  

“On July 19, 2004, James drove to a country road, about 10 kilometres from his brother’s home in Newmarket, north of Toronto. He put a charcoal barbecue on the seat beside him and lit it. James died of carbon monoxide poisoning from the fumes.”  

Earlier this morning VoiceofCanada editor/ConservativesAgainstFantino.ca co-founder Mark Vandermaas was tipped off to a tragic 2004 story about the suicide of an innocent man wrongly accused of being involved in a child porn by Julian Fantino and the Toronto police, both of whom were by blamed by James LeCraw in his suicide note for his ruined life.   

He was directed by the source to a website called InjusticeBusters.com where we found LeCraw’s terrible story told via quotes from a Globe and Mail editorial and an 11-part CBC documentary produced by Kellie Hudson entitled, Weighing the Balance (also referred to as ‘Shamed and Named‘ in the link structure on the Thunder Bay CBC site where we located a copy of the award-winning series).   

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Toronto Star gets critical facts wrong on Fantino Caledonia charge

100108-CH News Fantino charged“No wonder Governments are not afraid of the public – when the media cannot hold the Crown accountable then the public will never understand the issues.” Gary McHale, Oct 06/10

According to the Toronto Star…

A local activist, Gary McHale, filed private charges against Fantino, alleging he had attempted to influence municipal politicians, but it took a court in Cayuga a mere 20 minutes to dismiss the allegations.

McHale had alleged that an email Fantino sent to the Haldimand County mayor in 2007 constituted a threat. The court disagreed.

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Message for federal Conservatives: Fantino as candidate = slap in the face to Caledonia victims

My message to the federal Conservative Party regarding the possibility that former OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino may seek the nomination for the party (images shown below were not included in my email):

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Sept 17/10

Dear Conservative Party of Canada:
1. I am writing to you as a lifelong Conservative supporter who gave up my career as a real estate broker 4 years ago to work full time as a volunteer trying to stop violence and OPP racial policing in Caledonia. I am the founder of the Caledonia Victims Project and editor of VoiceofCanada.ca. You can view my Caledonia ‘resume’ here:

HELPLESS: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us, by Christie Blatchford, release date Oct 26/10The story of Caledonia (and our work in speaking out for its victims) will be told in Christie Blatchford’s upcoming book, HELPLESS: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us which will be released Oct 26/10. You can read more about it here:

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