Archive for August, 2007

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It appears that not only does our Government support Two Tier Policing we now find out that the Government supports Two Tier Health Care.

Just how many years has Health Canada been telling people that smoking is bad for you? Suddenly Health Canada has decided that Native Tobacco is a HEALER of diseases.

The Ad complain tells us that Commerical Tobacco is a KILLER and causes Cancer, Stroke, Heart Disease, Emphysema, Impotence, Infertility and Death.

Traditional Native Tobacco is a HEALER and it brings about Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth. [see Poster]

Health Canada provides funding for this Aboriginal Tobacco Strategy, but if you click on the photo you will see that Health Canada added the following disclaimer to the bottom of the poster:

“The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.”

Surprise, Surprise.

We pay money to promote smoking by Aboriginal Youth while Aboriginal Health Problems related to smoking are the highest of any group in Canada.

Health Canada is not the only one to suddenly support smoking.

Read the full astonishing story here and hear the radio ads paid for by your tax dollars promoting smoking to children.

Courtesy of www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

By Gary McHale – www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

According to the Mayor it is Mr. Sloat who is directing council to pass the motion to read the Mayor’s Email. Mr. Sloat attempted to clarify this point by getting Mr. Pearce to state that Sloat wasn’t the one behind the motion. 

But is wasn’t too hard to see which council member was leading the charge because Mr. Sloat made the debate over the motion very personal – directly attacking the Mayor and her staff.

While Bartlett, Boyko and even Grice tried to find a middle ground it was clear Mr. Sloat would settle for nothing but all emails in his hands.

When Bartlett and Boyko presented the argument that no one wanted to read the Mayor’s email, Sloat was clear – I want her Emails.

Mr. Sloat’s argument was he missed an event that the Mayor went to and that was because she didn’t give him the email. The Mayor’s answer is that her staff forwards all emails that are either labelled Mayor & Councilor or includes a request to another council member.

I guess Mr. Sloat didn’t think that maybe this event he is so concerned about didn’t have his name on it in the email. Maybe the person who invited the Mayor didn’t include Mr. Sloat’s name and that is why he didn’t get a copy. 

Mr. Sloat is an experienced council member and I would ask why he cannot get people in his riding to email him directly instead of going through the Mayor? He does have an email account so why not ask why the person in his riding failed to email Mr. Sloat directly – maybe because Mr. Sloat wasn’t invited.

Mr. Sloat claims that he had nothing to do with creating the motion. Somehow his views are the ones expressed in the motion and somehow it just happens to be a personal problem he claims to be having with the Major but he didn’t help create the motion.

 

Read the full story here.

By Gary McHale – www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

One of the more surprising things that I heard at the Council Meeting last night was Boyko’s speech about how the first resolution title “Mayors Office Correspondence Management” was being called ‘Snooping’. He used the word more than once to refer to resolution that council had before it the previous week.

 He didn’t say that someone may think it is snooping or that people have told him it may be snooping, he was very clear that “it is snooping”. Boyko is an experienced councillor and who am I to disagree with his inside information on why last week’s motion was put forward. 

What is surprising is that according to Boyko’s judgement of the resolution, Ricker, Bartlett, Sloat and Pearce, who all had a hand in creating the resolution and/or bringing it forward, were trying to snoop.

Well quite the judgment call by Boyko towards the people who created and brought forward this resolution. Again let’s be clear, Boyko didn’t say that someone may think it is snooping, he declared it was snooping.

 

The solution to the snooping, for Mr. Boyko, was to have the new CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) be the one reading the email.

So let’s get this straight, Mr. Boyko saw the resolution to Ricker’s, Bartlett’s, Sloat’s and Pearce’s snooping was to have the New CAO be what?… the chief Snoop? 

How is controlling who is snooping change whether it is snooping?

How is a paid snoop any better than an elected snoop?

By Gary McHale www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com 

 

One has to hand it to Grice for informing the public about the Revenge factor as the motivator behind the Email motion. During the debate about the Email motion Grice did a little speech in which he talked about a united council. To be more exact he was pointing to the press release by the council that blamed Harper and Harper alone for the ongoing problems on DCE. 

The Council was united that the OPP shared no blame. The Council was united that McGuinty should not be blamed at all. Grice and all the councillors wanted to blame Harper alone and thus they issued their press release. 

Grice stated last night that the Mayor publicly went against this within a few short hours.

 

       

Grice and Council were completely united that it was time to help McGuinty’s re-election campaign and say almost word for word what McGuinty and Fantino have been passing by the public as the truth for months. What McGuinty wants most is for the public, just before the election, to think that he has handled Caledonia properly.

 

 

How exactly, Mr. Grice, was Harper to stop the attack on the CHTV camera crew?

It is the OPP not the RCMP who police  Caledonia – maybe you didn’t notice that point?

 How exactly, Mr. Grice, was Harper to stop McGuinty from buying DCE? How was Harper to stop McGuinty from appealing Judge Marshall’s decision? 

 How was Harper responsible for appointing Fantino, the bully who has you so scared to speak out because he threatened to sue you?

It doesn’t take much logic to conclude that in Grice’s mind the council needs access to the Mayor’s email to ensure that she doesn’t speak out.

Now Mr. Grice didn’t directly say this – what politician directly says anything?  But he talked about how upset he was by the Mayor’s actions over the press release and this he did while debating the email motion.

Grice didn’t say the motion was needed so he could know about events in the area or because he was missing being invited to such events. He didn’t talk about how the motion was to allow for better bonding between the Mayor and the new CAO – those were Boyko’s and Bartlett’s speeches.

How, exactly, is passing this email motion to help? 

 

 

 

 

 

He stated, “Will this solve the problem? No. Will it help? maybe”. I got one clear message from Mr. Grice’s speech – How dare you mayor speak out. We told you what to say.

Fortunately for Haldimand County Mayor Trainer is no puppet.

Last week councillors were told to “Beware” by the county lawyer. What exactly are they to ‘beware’ of is not completely clear since the letter has not been made public. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs warned the Council to seek legal advice, but again it is not completely clear why since council stopped the Mayor as she was reading it out.

The new improved resolution by council was to remove them from the list of people intercepting the Mayor’s email.

Now I am not saying that these possible charges would hold up in court nor am I saying that a local council has the authority to override the Criminal Code of Canada. What I am suggesting is that council suddenly wanted their names off the list of people ‘intercepting’ the Mayor’s email.

 

Read the full story here. Much more at www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

Here is the resolution to deny your privacy.

Ist Resolution – Aug. 3, 2007

Resolution Re: Mayors Office Correspondence Management

WHEREAS THE Mayors’ office receives a considerable volume of correspondence through written or electronic form;

AND WHEREAS THE MAYOR has acknowledged in the past that management of this correspondence, especially e-mails has been overwhelming to the point where many e-mails may go unanswered of otherwise not responded to;

AND WHEREAS the management of this correspondence is critical to the effective operation of the County;

AND WHEREAS the dissemination of this correspondence to the remainder of Council as well as the Clerk is if utmost importance to successfully conduct the business of the Corporation;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED;

THAT ALL correspondence sent and received through the Mayor’s office including all e-mail addressed to the Mayor by title or name, be copied to all councilors as well as the County Clerk;

AND THAT the Mayor’s assistant implement this direction for all hard copy correspondence;

AND THAT the General Manager of Corporate Services through the information Systems Division ensure that all e-mail sent to the Mayor by title or name, is automatically copied to all Councillors and the County Clerk;

AND THAT any questions or concerns from Councillors regarding specific correspondence to the Mayor’s office be first directed to the Mayor for a response and if required, the matter be referred to Council in Committee under the “Inquires, Announcements and Concerns of Councillors” part of the agenda.

 August 13, 2007

Lots of detailed information about this historic meeting is being made available via this site,  www.voiceofcanada.ca and www.caledoniawakeupcall.com so I am going to just give you the straight brutal facts as they happened.

Democracy in Haldimand County is now dead. Your right as a citizen to communicate privately with your elected Mayor was Squashed in an unprecedented and unthinkable vote at tonight’s Council Meeting.

Buck Sloat voted that your privacy in speaking your mayor means nothing

Lorne Boyko voted that your privacy in speaking with your mayor means nothing.

Leroy Bartlett voted that your privacy in speaking with your mayor means nothing

Tony Dalimonte voted that your privacy in speaking with your mayor means nothing

Don Ricker voted that your  privacy in speaking with your mayor means nothing.

ONLY Craig Grice had the guts to stand up and vote against this absurd resolution which violates the privacy of each and every citizen of Haldimand.  

In very weak and thinly veiled attempts to justify their votes, Buck Sloat stood up and angrily proclaimed that he missed out on attending a private function for which the invitation was sent to Mayor Trainer. If someone wanted him at their function, is it not logical to assume they would send an invitation to him?

Leroy Bartlett offered the explanation that this is nothing personal against the Mayor (which of course it is) and that this is about better communication between the offices of the Mayor and the soon to be replaced Chief Administrative Officer.

Lorne Boyko repeated the same propaganda that this is about a “good relationship” between the Mayor and the CAO. A good relationship based on the complete undermining of the authority of the Chief Executive Officer of the County, Mayor Marie Trainer. If that makes sense to anyone, please feel free to comment and explain so that I too may understand this twilight zone logic.

Kudos to Craig Grice for having the guts to stand up in the middle of this insanity and say that he has no interest in the personal email of the Mayor.

Congratulations are also in order for the way Mayor Trainer handled herself against these jackles tonight. She made it very clear that at no time did any member of Council have the guts to say to her face that they felt there was a problem with the way the email system works, that this is an outright attack on the privacy of her constituents, and many other excellent statements that will be reported on in the coming days. She also made a point of explaining to those in attendance after the vote that your emails to her are no longer private.

Audio and Video from this meeting will be coming soon on www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

Much more detailed information is forthcoming. Those are the basics of tonights Council meeting. Your rights mean nothing to your councillors, and they feel they have to right to undercut the authority of the CEO of the County Mayor Trainer because one of them missed a function that nobody sent him an invitation to personally.

Jeff Parkinson
Jeff@CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

Native Protesters Occupy Stirling Development in Caledonia

Aug 10, 2007

Early today, about 5:30 am, Native Protesters arrived at the Stirling Development in Caledonia. They quickly put up their flags and signs.

 

More photos are available here

Reports thus far indicate 20-30 Natives showed up with their signs (KKKanada and the usual propaganda about how Canada is Genocidal against them) and have vacated the site already. The developer gave in to their threats and is reported to be moving his heavy equipment off of the site today.

The appeasement of Native Criminals continues and the pattern has been clearly set. They show up long enough to scare away the developer and then leave because they know they can’t get away with another DCE.

Stay tuned to www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com for the latest as it happens.

 August 8th, 2007

Each and every resident of Haldimand County who cares about Democracy is needed in Council Chambers this coming Monday night August 13th @ 6pm as Council continues to try to force through a resolution to deny the public the right to privacy in their correspondence with Mayor Marie Trainer. Council was forced today to defer this issue until Monday by a request from the Ministry to investigate whether they are even legally allowed to pass such an absurd resolution and the issue will be spoken to on Monday night at 6pm.

I have just returned from spending 2 days in Cayuga at Haldimand County Council meetings and have witnessed with my own eyes Haldimand Council fighting desperately against democracy and the citizens who elected them.

As those who read the previous post by Mark Vandermaas are aware, Council set forth a resolution that they should each be copied every email and every piece of letter mail coming and going from the office of Mayor Marie Trainer. This is being done out of sheer contempt for the fact that Mayor Trainer refuses to join them in becoming puppets for the McGuinty Liberals. Many residents do not wish to speak to their Council member because they will not receive a response or would prefer to receive an honest one so they go to the only person they know still speaks for and represents them, Mayor Trainer.

This was designed to sneak through quietly by being on the Tuesday morning after a long weekend and buried in the agenda for the day with other business so nobody would notice. Donna Pitcher – Haldimands Unheard Voice made us aware of the situation and I attended yesterday August 7 along with Mark Vandermaas, and some citizens of Haldimand.

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Having just finished reading what at a glance looked like it would be an excellent article in Toronto Life, I find it unfortunately necessary to rebut some complete untruths being told by this Mainstream Media Outlet.

The article is entitled “Promised Land, portrait of a community under siege” and is written by Marci McDonald. It contains an excellent section on Ann Marie Vansickle who spoke at the first March for Freedom in 2006 about the suffering her family has endured as a result of the Terrorist occupation of DCE, and then quickly degenerates into an incredibly biased piece of work. The author is clearly convinced that there must be both “good guys” and “bad guys” on both sides of the occupation, and she has chosen Gary McHale to be the “bad guy” on the non Native side.

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By Gary McHalewww.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com 

A year ago we released the Liberal Plan for resolving Caledonia. It was clear that McGuinty was using the Alliance to influence the residents as McGuinty made secret deals with the Native Protesters during the low media period of August. 

 One of the problems McGuinty has had is the fact that Mayor Trainer speaks out – the only Haldimand Council member who does. McGuinty needed to have Mayor Trainer silenced and therefore the best way was to have her lose last Fall’s election. 

The Alliance, being lead by Ken Hewitt, was to help ensure Mayor Trainer didn’t win the election. The Alliance backed Lorraine Bergstrand to be the Mayor in the election. [Link to Leaked Liberal Plan]

 

 

Lorraine Bergstrand phoned me and told me she had no connections with the Ontario Liberal Party and she was not working with the Alliance to remove the Mayor. Here are some points to remember:

  1)      Prior to my posting of the Liberal Plan, McGuinty was proud that he, unlike Harris or the Federal Government, was handling Caledonia quite well and would have a quick resolution. 

 2)      After posting the Liberal Plan, McGuinty suddenly started saying that Caledonia was a Federal problem. 

 3)      Ken Hewitt who claimed to have no connections with the Liberals ran for nomination for the Federal Liberals. 

 4)      Lorraine Bergstrand, who claimed to have no connections with the Liberals, will be running against Toby Barrett in this Fall’s election. Which party is she running for… the McGuinty Liberals. 

 The Alliance Failed to fulfill McGuinty’s desire to replace Mayor Trainer.

After last year’s election, McGuinty needed another way to silence the Mayor and to regain control of Haldimand Council. In steps Fantino – the bully of residents and of the Council. Fantino was hand picked to ensure that by the time the provincial elections were to take place no residents nor the Mayor would be able to speak out against McGuinty.

This is why Fantino spent the months of Dec-March going on TV, Radio and doing newspaper interviews to slander residents and anyone who spoke out. If what Fantino was doing was okay for an OPP Commissioner then why has he been so quiet since April 7 after being exposed to the media for bullying the council?

Fantino threatened [Email] the elected council members. [FantinoGate] The Canadian Taxpayers Federation called for Fantino to be fired. [Link] Peter Kormos, NDP MPP, stated it was an attack against democracy and Fantino should be removed. [Radio Link] Any council member who spoke up was threatened with lawsuits.

 

McGuinty’s Control of Haldimand Council

What bugs McGuinty the most is that he cannot control Mayor Trainer. Fantino effectively has silenced Councilor Grice who is too spineless to stand up to Fantino’s threats. It was the council, including Grice, who voted against including McGuinty in the County’s Press Release a few weeks ago about who to blame for the on-going occupation.

Regardless of the following facts, Grice and the council put all the blame on the Harper Government. 

1)      Harper Government has claimed since day one that the DCE is not a legal claim in Caledonia

2)      McGuinty went to court to fight against the injunction to remove the Natives.

3)      McGuinty bought DCE and then went to court to overturn the criminal charges against Native Protesters.

4)      McGuinty publicly stated the Native Protesters could LIVE on DCE.

5)      McGuinty paid for the Hydro & Water so Native Protesters could LIVE for free on DCE.

6)      McGuinty made it illegal for any non-Native to enter DCE without the wishes of the Native Protesters. – Trespassing charges would be laid.

7)      McGuinty repeatedly claimed he was looking after DCE and was doing a better job than Harris did in Ipperwash.

8       McGuinty appointed Commissioner Fantino.

9)      McGuinty is happy with Fantino’s approach in Caledonia. But according to council McGuinty shares no blame for the on-going problems in Caledonia – only Harper does.

 

The Mayor is the sole source of problems for McGuinty.

Mayor Trainer is the only one willing to speak up and the only one willing to tell the truth about what is happening – when was the last time Councilor Grice informed the public about what was happening? 

Therefore, McGuinty needs to control the means of communications that Mayor Trainer has.

In a modern world that means email. It should not surprise people that council suddenly wants to have access to all Email to/from Mayor Trainer one month before the Provincial Election campaign goes into full gear.

If they achieve this, what will be next, opening up paper mail before the Mayor gets it? Tapping her phone conversations? 

The Mayor is the only person exposing how the Council is kissing McGuinty’s ass and they don’t like it. Fantino silenced Grice and now Council wants to ensure control over the Mayor’s voice – this is a direct attack on Democracy itself. 

It is now up to the People to decide whether Democracy is Important.

 

In what is becoming an all too familiar scene in Canada, Natives decided this morning that property in the process of development in Brantford belongs to them and shut down construction.

Work on the 250 homes for which foundations have already been laid and 50 have already been sold ground to a halt as Natives set up under the guise of an “information protest” this morning.

Quote – Osprey Media, Brantford Expositor Online

“A group of about 10 natives with placards and banners gathered at the busy corner of Garden Avenue and the Johnson Side road where city trucks were busy hauling fill material from the area. The protesters are unsure of how long they will stay in the hot, dusty road but city workers agreed to stop the trucks by noon.”

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By Christine McHale

August 2, 2007

 
 
 
 
The recent report by Ontario‘s Auditor General exposed wild spending of grant money by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. The minister in charge was Mike Colle, since being appointed to this ministry in 2005. Now he has resigned in disgrace. At least that was a step in the right direction.
 
Too bad that this McGuinty Liberal had his priorities all screwed up.

 

It is also painfully apparent that Mike Colle, one of McGuinty’s Liberals, has his spending priorities all screwed up. He did, after all, approve giving the Ontario Cricket Association $1 Million taxpayers’ dollars. That’s about 30 times more than what the long term care home received for that oh-so-important diagnostic medical equipment. And the funny part is, the Ontario Cricket Association only asked for $150,000. So this means the Ontario Cricket Association was more fiscally prudent than Mike Colle, one of McGuinty’s fine Liberals.

 

Perhaps cricket, and to be sure, cricket is a fine game, is more useful than health. It certainly is more fun than being poked and prodded by diagnostic medical equipment.