Ontario Provincial Police racially profiles & arrests 8 people in Caledonia, Ontario

It is difficult to believe that this is still going on…

Canada in general, Ontario in particular, have recently been absorbed in the Attawapiscat scandalmillions of dollars have gone to support an aboriginal community of a few thousand people, yet the living conditions for ‘regular’ band members there are so deplorable and despicable, words fail me.  This is a very difficult situation to deal with:  the current rules/regulation/philosophy imprisons our native populations in far northern ghettos in the name of ‘protecting them’…yes, the language of ‘tyranny of the nice’ – oppressing people while all the time pretending that one is doing it in their name.

Here is some excellent commentary on this topic  (including an interview with the brilliant and Honourable Patrick Brazeau).  (Aside and completely unrelated:  senator Brazeau comes from the Kitigan Zibi community which twins Maniwaki.  This region is in one of the most beautiful corners of the world – one I have visited annually for about two decades and which has completely enchanted me, my spouse and our children.  It would be difficult to convince me that there could possibly be a more beautiful area in all the world!)

Yet, when I was in a fast-food restaurant in Maniwaki only 3-4 years ago,  I personally witnessed  the residents from Kitigan Zibi be refused service on the grounds that the person taking their order did not understand English and thus could not serve them.  Standing directly behind them in the line, I (being the nagging person that I am) decided to, on this occasion, use English only to order and I feigned inability to speak or comprehend French:  yet I was served without any difficulty!  Incensed – yet afraid to make a scene (it was not my neighbourhood to rock the proverbial boat in), after I was served, I went and caught up with the people who were refused service because they spoke English and were native – I offered to place the order for them, but, they declined.  I can understand their position…

So, yes – I can honestly say that I have experienced (as a witness) discrimination against Canadians, simply because they were Native Canadians.  And, yes – I was deeply disturbed by it.  And, yes – I DID all I thought was in my power to defeat it without adding animosity to the community in which it occurred.  This discrimination is not ‘theoretical’ – and it is something that I condemn, with every fibre of my being!!!

It is my deepest held principle that all humans must be treated as equals in the eyes of the law:  this focus on the individual is the only way we can prevent the erosion of innate civil liberties that ‘group-politics’ of the totalitarian/collectivist Cultural Marxism is fighting to defeat.

This is why I am just as upset that people were discriminated against for NOT being ‘natives’ as I am that people were discriminated FOR being ‘natives’!!!

Yet, this is exactly what has happened in Caledonia…

Read the latest shameful details here.

As long as people are discriminated against on the basis of race – whether ‘in’ or ‘out’ is irrelevant – we can never have equality of citizens before the law!

And that is shameful – however anyone may try to justify it!

Update:  more information with pictures and video about what had happened in Caledonia.

Reminder – Caledonia: No More Nightmares

A quick reminder that tomorrow night (22nd of March, 2011), the ‘Caledonia:  No More Nightmares’ presentation is coming to the National Archives Library on Wellington Street.  From ‘The Free Thinking Film Society’:

The Free Thinking Film Society  & The International Free Press Society Announce
Caledonia: No More Nightmares

The Free Thinking Film Society and the International Free Press Society are proud to present an evening on Caledonia.

This four-part presentation by Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas – two longtime Caledonia ‘rule of law’ activists who provided a significant portion of the evidence and background for Christie Blatchford’s shocking book Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed Allof Us begins with an introduction to the crisis from the victims’ perspective, and then picks up where Helpless leaves off by examining the national issues at stake; the racial corruption of the justice system by police and government; and concludes with concrete recommendations for moving forward.

* How the Ontario government subverted the Charter of Rights and its own Police Services Act by conducting an illegal ‘peacekeeping’ mission on Canadian soil and misleading the public about its use of the Ipperwash Inquiry’s recommendations to justify its policy of refusing to protect non-natives.

* How the Ontario government and OPP repeatedly attacked the character and motivations of non-native rule of law activists, but remained completely silent about the critical role played by anarchists and anti-Israel groups in supporting native crime groups in Caledonia and Brantford for their own anti-capitalist objectives since May 2006.

* How aboriginals, too, have been untended victims of policing policies that allow illegal occupation sites to become lawless ‘home-free zones’ for rape, assault, arson, drug use and gun violence.

* How the Ontario government interfered with Caledonia policing, and used the OPP to target non-native activists.

* How the Attorney General stopped a terrorism charge from proceeding against a native blockade ringleader.

* How OPP officers, including senior brass, intervened with reference letters in order to attempt to obtain reduced sentences for native protesters and/or ensure charges against them – including several for assaulting police officers – were not laid at all.

* How the former OPP Commissioner met and joked with native protesters at a meeting on Six Nations called to seek his help in eliminating criminal charges, but refused the Haldimand mayor’s request to meet with Caledonia’s most aggrieved non-native victims.

* How native radicals use vexatious land claims to create instant government payouts for themselves while opening the door to legalized lawlessness.

* How OPP officers, while secretly under the direction of native ringleaders, broke Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) protocols during a Dec 01/07 protest by residents at an illegal smokeshack — which was selling cigarettes to the town’s children – during which non-natives and police officers were repeatedly assaulted and some sent to hospital – including one who suffered a permanent brain injury.

McHale and Vandermaas will conclude with a discussion of their proposed ‘Caledonia Act’ – a list of specific legislative and policy recommendations based on their combined eight years experience working as full time volunteers to confront race-based policing in and outside the courts.

In today’s ‘post-Helpless’ search for answers to the question, Where do we go from here?’ McHale and Vandermaas set out a realistic healing process for Caledonia and Six Nations that is founded, not on the demands and appeasement of radicals, but on time-tested concepts of truth, justice, equality, and respect for all human beings irrespective of race, religion or grievance.

All guests will receive a copy of the presenters’ ‘Caledonia Act’ recommendations as well as a DVD containing just a small fraction of the evidence at their disposal – 600+ files consisting of documents, photos, and videos as submitted to Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice by Mr. McHale in his defence against a $7.1M SLAPP suit (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) filed by the Ontario Provincial Police Association in 2007 against him after he claimed police officers were not upholding their oaths of office in Caledonia.

Signed copies of Christie Blatchford’s Helpless will be available for sale.

This event should not be missed by any Canadian politician or policy researcher who cares about one of the most important issues facing Canada today – the preservation of our country’s rule of law in the face of extremist factions seeking to destroy cherished Canadian values for their own selfish ends.

Who will be at Caledonia:  No More Nightmares 

Gary McHale

Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality

In 2006, Gary McHale created CaledoniaWakeUpCall.com in response to the failure of media to accurately report the facts of Caledonia. The site now has more than 14,000 news stories and documents read by over one million visitors, and Gary has been interviewed more than 700 times by journalists across Canada.

In 2007 Gary formed Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality to oppose race-based policing in Ontario. His quest has resulted in numerous death threats, and denial of legal counsel and rental accommodations out of fear of reprisals by aboriginal protesters.

Gary spent a night in jail without charge for wanting to raise a Canadian flag, and was later forced to defend himself against what Christie Blatchford called a ‘bizarre’ charge of ‘counselling mischief not committed’ which was withdrawn after two senior OPP officers were charged with Obstructing Justice.

Blatchford’s Helpless, which lays out irrefutable evidence proving the OPP did, indeed, follow racially-based orders not to uphold the rule of law in Caledonia, acknowledges the assistance Gary and wife Christine provided to the author.
Mark Vandermaas

Caledonia Victims Project

Mark Vandermaas is a former Canadian soldier and UN peacekeeper. After his arrest on Dec 16, 2006 with Gary McHale while attempting to raise a Canadian flag, Mark put his career as a real estate broker on hold to work as a full time ‘rule of law’ activist.

He was the leader of the 2007 Ipperwash Papers project, and has written more than 400 Caledonia-related articles for his blog VoiceofCanada.ca.

In 2010 Mark started the Caledonia Victims Project to begin organizing the key evidence and background information which will be needed by post-Helpless policy researchers.  He and Gary are co-founders of the HelplessByBlatchford project – a resource created to educate Canadians about the many important issues raised by the Caledonia crisis.

Merlyn Kimrade (Caledonia Resident)

Merlyn Kinrade has lived more than 60 years of his life in Caledonia. He is a former member of the Royal Canadian Navy who served on one of the most famous ships in Canadian naval history, HMCS Haida. His service included a tour of duty in Egypt on a United Nations peacekeeping mission during the 1956 Suez crisis. He has a long history of contributions to the children of Caledonia and Six Nations through sports sponsorship and coaching. For the last four years he has – as a co-founder of CANACE – Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality – worked with Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas, and others from his community to end race-based policing in Ontario.

Jeff Parkinson

Jeff Parkinson is a co-founder of Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality and is the organization’s Director of Multi-media Production. His uncanny instincts with his video camera have proven invaluable in gathering crucial evidence used in private prosecutions, and in the defence of falsely accused rule-of-law activists. With assistance from CANACE co-founder Gary McHale Jeff made legal history by winning two important Ontario Superior Court rulings related to the right of citizens to file private prosecutions in the cases of R. v. Parkinson 2008 and 2009. He will be introducing a video summary of ‘The Ernie Palmer Story‘ – taken from his 8-part interview with a Caledonia resident who was intimidated into allowing an illegal smokeshack on his property.

Doug Fleming (Caledonia Resident)

Doug Fleming has lived in Caledonia all his life, and grew up with many friends on Six Nations. He has been active in opposing the lawlessness in his town, and once even set up his own illegal smoke shack in front of an OPP station under the name ‘Doug’s Smokes’ in an unsuccessful attempt to get arrested in order to dramatize police refusal to enforce the law against the blight of native-run smokeshacks selling contaminated, un-taxed tobacco products to the town’s children. Doug’s brother Randy is one of the four people arrested by the OPP for walking down the street with a Canadian flag. Both Randy and Doug were protrayed in artist Barb Patterson-Tuck’s 2008 award-winning depiction of the Caledonia crisis entitled ‘Caught in the Middle.’

Marie Trainer

Former mayor of Haldimand County

Mayor Trainer’s family has lived in Haldimand County since the early 1800′s. She married the “the boy next door” and together they ran a successful business — Hagersville Tire Service — for 25 years.  Marie lost her husband in 1979 and was left to raise three boys (who were 5, 7 and 11 at the time), run a business and take care of a cow/calf/beef operation alone.

She was asked in 1985 by the Hagersville Chamber of Commerce to run for Council. Voted in, Marie was then asked three years later to run for Regional Councillor. Voted in, three years later, she ran for Mayor and again was chosen by the people of Haldimand. Marie was Mayor for 16 years and on council for a total of 22 years.

Mary Lou Ambrogio

Mary Lou Ambrogio is the Vice President of the Canadian chapter of the International Free Press Society, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization  whose mission is to promote free speech principles across Canada and the world at large, through seminars, conferences, books, film and music. The society defends individuals and organizations that are being persecuted for having stood up for free speech. IFPS-Canada’s accomplishments include bringing Ann Coulter, Philippe Karsenty, Kurt Westegaard and Bat Ye’or to Canada.

About Free Thinking Film Society
The Free Thinking Film Society was established in 2007 in Ottawa to provide an outlet for filmmakers and moviegoers alike who are looking for an alternative to the ‘alternative’. In other words, we celebrate the efforts of risk-taking documentarians whose work espouses the values of limited, democratic government, free market economies, equality of opportunity rather than equality of result, and the dignity of the individual, all underscored by a healthy and patriotic respect for Western culture and traditions. Although there are a lot of courageous voices in the non-fiction film industry producing thoughtful pieces of art which reject cultural relativism, central economic planning and American culpability for all that ills the world, you wouldn’t know it by looking at the listings for most art house cinemas. We’re dedicated to changing that by bringing these exciting and challenging documentaries to Canada’s capital.

 

About The International Free Press Society
The International Free Press Society-Canada, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote free speech principles across Canada and the world at large, through seminars, conferences, books, film and music. Among our values and goals is the desire to broaden debate on important issues by exposing people to a diversity of views in a variety of settings.

 

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Caledonia: No More Nightmares!

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Caledonia:  No More Nightmares!
 

Signed copies of Christie Blatchford’s book “Helpless” will be on sale!

We will have a limited number of signed copies of Christie’s book for sale at our event on Caledonia.

Where to buy tickets 

Tickets will be available at the door. 

You can also buy tickets at four locations in Ottawa on Monday morning.

1.  Compact Music, 785 1/2 Bank Street in the Glebe.

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3.  Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank Street).

4.  Ottawa Festivals (47 William Street).

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Caledonia:  No More Nightmares
March 22, 2011, 7 PM
Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington

Admission:  $20.00, Students $10.00

The Free Thinking Film Society and the International Free Press Society are proud to present an evening on Caledonia.

This four-part presentation by Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas (pictured above) – two longtime Caledonia ‘rule of law’ activists who provided a significant portion of the evidence and background for Christie Blatchford’s shocking book Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us begins with an introduction to the crisis from the victims’ perspective, and then picks up where Helpless leaves off  by examining the national issues at stake; the racial corruption of the justice system by police and government; and concludes with concrete recommendations for moving forward.

Part 1: Caledonia’s Victims

Part 2: Caledonia Policy Issues

Part 3: The Smoking Gun of OPP Corruption

Part 4: The ‘Caledonia Act’: No More Nightmares

Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas – with help from Caledonia residents – tell even more of the untold story of Caledonia based on the ‘smoking gun’ evidence behind racially-based policing policies enacted by the Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario government to appease native radicals while allowing innocent residents to be terrorized, intimidated and traumatized:

  • How the Ontario government subverted the Charter of Rights and its own Police Services Act by conducting an illegal ‘peacekeeping’ mission on Canadian soil and misleading the public about its use of the Ipperwash Inquiry’s recommendations to justify its policy of refusing to protect non-natives.
  • How the Ontario government and OPP repeatedly attacked the character and motivations of non-native rule of law activists, but remained completely silent about the critical role played by anarchists and anti-Israel groups in supporting native crime groups in Caledonia and Brantford for their own anti-capitalist objectives since May 2006.
  • How aboriginals, too, have been untended victims of policing policies that allow illegal occupation sites to become lawless ‘home-free zones’ for rape, assault, arson, drug use and gun violence.
  • How the Ontario government interfered with Caledonia policing, and used the OPP to target non-native activists.
  • How the Attorney General stopped a terrorism charge from proceeding against a  native blockade ringleader.
  • How OPP officers, including senior brass, intervened with reference letters in order to attempt to obtain reduced sentences for native protesters and/or ensure charges against them – including several for assaulting police officers – were not laid at all.
  • How the former OPP Commissioner met and joked with native protesters at a meeting on Six Nations called to seek his help in eliminating criminal charges, but refused the Haldimand mayor’s request to meet with Caledonia’s most aggrieved non-native victims.
  • How native radicals use vexatious land claims to create instant government payouts for themselves while opening the door to legalized lawlessness.
  • How OPP officers, while secretly under the direction of native ringleaders, broke Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) protocols during a Dec 01/07 protest by residents at an illegal smokeshack  — which was selling cigarettes to the town’s children – during which non-natives and police officers were repeatedly assaulted and some sent to hospital – including one who suffered a permanent brain injury.

McHale and Vandermaas will conclude with a discussion of their proposed ‘Caledonia Act’ – a list of specific legislative and policy recommendations based on their combined eight years experience working as full time volunteers to confront race-based policing in and outside the courts.

In today’s ‘post-Helpless‘ search for answers to the question, Where do we go from here?‘ McHale and Vandermaas set out a realistic healing process for Caledonia and Six Nations that is founded, not on the demands and appeasement of radicals, but on time-tested concepts of truth, justice, equality, and respect for all human beings irrespective of race, religion or grievance.

Early arrivals will be treated to a pre-presentation ‘bonus’ screening of a compilation video composed of footage recorded during the Caledonia crisis which will begin showing at 6:30 pm. (The video will be available on YouTube after the event.)

All guests will receive a copy of the presenters’ ‘Caledonia Act‘ recommendations as well as a DVD containing just a small fraction of the evidence at their disposal – 600+ files consisting of documents, photos, and videos as submitted to Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice by Mr. McHale in his defence against a $7.1M SLAPP suit (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) filed by the Ontario Provincial Police Association in 2007 against him after he claimed police officers were not upholding their oaths of office in Caledonia.

Signed copies of Christie Blatchford’s Helpless will be available for sale.

This event should not be missed by any Canadian politician or policy researcher who cares about one of the most important issues facing Canada today – the preservation of our country’s rule of law in the face of extremist factions seeking to destroy cherished Canadian values for their own selfish ends.

Am I black or am I white?

OK, sounds pretentious, but…what if, one day, you realized that people with whom you identified ethnically thought you an outsider?  A few years back, my (then) neighbour told me she had had to come to terms with exactly that…

 

At that time, my son was still a toddler, and her daughters (only a few years his seniors) thought him a doll.  They would play with him endlessly, and he ate it up:  big girls like me, Mom!  And as is neighbourly, we would often chat as we watched them play.

This lady had many interesting stories.  She was ‘black and proud of it’!  Her origins were Caribbean, but she grew up in North America and derived a lot of her strength and self-identity from the achievements of great leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  She used to get mad when people would use endless euphemisms to avoid saying the word ‘black’ or ‘negro’, demanding that those are beautiful words, and nobody should shame them.  You get the picture.

Her husband was also an immigrant, who came here from Western Africa.  One day, she told me that when they first got married, they decided to visit his family in Africa so that he could introduce her to his parents.  Wonderful, his parents loved her, she loved them, all went better than they had hoped for.  My friend told me she felt newly alive, reconnecting with her (generations removed) African heritage.

Yet, it was there, in that small African village, that she had to face this existential crisis.

One day, she was walking to the market, and the usual crowd of kids were running after her, calling out happily.  After all, they were not used to many visitors from so far away – and they were happy and friendly.  But, by this point, my friend had learned enough of the local language to understand what they were calling out:

“There goes the white lady!” and “The white lady smiled at me!” and so on…

At first she looked around, thinking there must be another visitor:  but no.  In their eyes, she was ‘the white lady’!

My neighbour laughed as she told me this story.  But she added seriously, until that day, she never realized that the lighter shade of her skin would make her appear ‘white’ to black African kids.  And that she kept thinking about this, for years….

Oh, don’t get me wrong:  having re-examined who she was, she came out strong and laughing.  But, next time you look into the mirror, ask yourself: if people suddenly saw you as the opposite of who you think you are, would you be able to come through it laughing?

All of us humans came from Africa at some point…   

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