Fantino building smoke screen?

Posted: April 29, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Deseronto, FantinoGate, Jeff's Blogs, Natives, OPP

With recent comments from OPP commissioner Julian Fantino such as “Enough is enough … we’re just not going to take it any more”  ” Police are neither the cause of the problem, nor are they the solution to the problem ” and “Aboriginal land claims and issues surrounding conflicts in Caledonia and Deseronto are federal matters and there has to be a response from Ottawa”, one has to start to question the mental health of our beloved commissioner.

There has been a response from Ottawa. There is NO valid claim by Natives to the Douglas Creek Estates. The responsibility of the Federal Government during a land claim dispute such as DCE is to handle the land claim itself. The criminal occupation of the land is the responsibility of the Provincial Government, and the OPP. I’m sorry to break this to you Mr. Fantino, but you sir are the commissioner of the OPP so this is your problem.

The image that appears to be building here is one of a man at his wits end, who may soon decide to retire from his job as OPP commissioner due to excessive stress placed on him by mean people who blame him for circumstances he claims are beyond his control.

In my opinion this is nothing more than a carefully calculated attempt to build a smoke screen around the fact that he will most likely resign in shame when called upon to do so by Solicitor General Monty Kwinter at the conclusion of 3 separate investigations set in motion by complaints to the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services for Defamation, & Intimidation of elected officials. If by chance his career survives beyond the conclusion of these complaints, there are no doubt plenty more to be filed against him until it becomes impossible for his superiors to ignore his wreckless and purely political handling of the OPP.

This attempt to paint himself as a victim rather than someone who used his power to do nothing to stop criminals from living at tax payers expense on DCE, allow racial profiling against non Natives by the OPP, waste countless tax dollars having hundreds of Officers guard a hydro pole from a couple of guys who wanted to put up Canadian flags, slander Gary McHale, Mark Vandermaas, and anyone who dares to join them in standing up for what’s right, and become little more than an extended press secretary for Dalton McGuinty is very sad indeed.

Jeff Parkinson,
Caledonia Wakeup Call
  1. Virginia Labelle says:

    This is a very informative and thought provoking article. I think that the author has brought to our attention, some real issues that have been not so obvious to those of us on the wrong side of the smoke screen.

    Great Work! Keep it up and I’m looking forward to reading future articles with your name on them.

  2. Jen Burton says:

    Well Mr. Parkinson, you have definitely opened my eyes to this issue and at the very least I will now take some time to learn more about this subject and what is really going on.

    Very impressive article!

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