Archive for September, 2007

Former Brantford City Councillor and current developer Mike Quattrociocchi speaks in depth to Bill Kelly of CHML about the details of Native Criminals shutting down his Grand River Avenue development.

In this must hear interview he talks about trying to work with Six Nations who told him he had nothing to worry about until he had invested the money to get started, then revealed their true nature. His meeting with the Six Nations Confederacy this past weekend where he was ridiculed by them for his efforts, and the absolute failure of our Police and the McGuinty government to protect the rights of Canadians against these attacks.

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A video clip on website may have forced Quebec’s provincial police to admit undercover officers were involved in a protest this week, and in an age of proliferating cellphones with video capability, ordinary citizens are poised to become watchdogs of police accountability, experts say.

A clip appeared on the website showing a union leader confronting three apparent protesters at the North American Leaders’ Summit in Montebello, Que., accusing them of being police officers attempting to incite violence at an otherwise peaceful demonstration.

After days of denials, the force admitted Thursday the trio were, in fact, police officers, but not the “provocateurs” protesters made them out to be. Protesters and the union leader seen in the video, Dave Coles, note the video clearly shows a fist-sized rock in the hand of at least one undercover officer.

In the past, such a debate likely would not have progressed beyond the he-said-she-said sphere, but video evidence posted on the World Wide Web for all to see left the Surete du Quebec with few options.

“It obviously raises the level of accountability and weakens what, in Ottawa circles, is called plausible deniability, which is a good thing,” said Errol Mendes, a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of Ottawa.

“I think plausible deniability is one of the great evils of modern free and democratic societies.”

“It’s good, in terms of accountability in these situations where in the past all you’ve had is what people say happened and a lot of doubt amongst the public for the reason that protesters have an agenda,” said Duff Conacher, co-ordinator of Democracy Watch.

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On a rare break from his duties as a traffic cop, Julian Fantino made the crucial mistake of opening his mouth when asked a question (you shouldn’t have removed the duck tape big guy) and in a few paragraphs managed to spit in the face of every resident of Caledonia.

For those who aren’t yet familiar with the story, Greenpeace pained the words “NO COAL” on the side of a boat bound for Nanticoke last week and Fantino reacted by sending in hundreds of OPP officers complete with boats and helicopters. In fact local news stories reported a flood of OPP standing by at the Nanticoke Generating Station for days before Greenpeace ever entered the area.

3 Greenpeace activists were arrested for mischief and after testifying at the hearing that saw Terrorist Shawn Brant freed on bail, Fantino took the time to talk to the Toronto Sun and blew a gasket over the relatively harmless if annoying actions of Greenpeace.