Michael Bryant disparages the human rights of Non Natives

Posted: April 8, 2008 in Caledonia, Corruption, Headlines, Jeff's Blogs, Michael Bryant

April 8, 2008

In an article in the Toronto Star today, Aboriginal affairs minister Michael Bryant demonstrated a likely explanation for his refusal to speak to Caledonia residents, and took a step toward becoming as much of a mockery as Julian Fantino.

The Star decided to ask Bryant for his opinion on Julian having to face the Ontario Human Rights commission for his active suppression of the rights of Non Natives, and despite the fact that Bryant is clearly clueless on the topic, he had this to say:

“Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said the human rights complaint doesn’t help resolve a complex situation dating back hundreds of years. Most people don’t have much sympathy for Vandermaas or McHale after their tense rallies in the divided town, he said.Caledonia feel that they’re individuals who are just trying to get attention for themselves and are, in fact, stirring it up.”

“Their activity, generally-speaking, is extremely harmful and, as far as I can tell, unwelcome by everybody,” Bryant said. “I know a lot of people in

The human rights complaint was never designed to help resolve a complex situation dating back hundreds of years. It was designed to hold Fantino responsible for the race based policing by his force in Caledonia for the last 2 years.

Mr. Bryant apparently feels his lack of sympathy for victims of race based policing is shared by “most people”. Personally I don’t think most Canadians are as callous, gutless, foolish, and overpaid as Mr. Bryant despite his claims that you are.

Why exactly are our rallies tense? For no other reason than because the violent terrorists on DCE may choose to throw a tantrum and rampage, while the OPP having been neutered by Fantino do nothing to stop them.

Who are these people he claims to know a lot of in town? He has refused to meet with the residents, so are we to believe that the opinion of the camera man he used to film his YouTube videos and the person who served him his coffee represent “a lot of people”

What are our activities harmful to other than the egos of the DCE terrorists, the mental health of Julian Fantino, and the end goal of Bryant’s to quietly buy the silence of people and businesses?

Based on his statement to the Star, I must surmise that Michael Bryant uses YouTube to speak to residents because he knows so little about the situation in Caledonia that without a script to read from, he’s only capable of the kind of bigoted filth he spewed today.

Jeff Parkinson
Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality
Caledonia Wakeup Call
  1. Annie says:

    And in there lies the problem. A government hell bent on recognizing only one side of the problem. I cannot imagine what the residents are going thru. It is not there fault that they own a home on what is now the ever expanding “treaty land.” That fault lies clearly with the governments who refuse to do anything to settle these matters.

    I think the residents of Calendonia have shown such restraint in there behaviour they are to be commended. NOT condemned. The charter of human rights and freedoms in Canada is there to say ALL OUR EQUAL. Which means I have the same rights as you, no more, no less. Until the police, and Bryant recognize that one concept nothing will get settled. The way the residents of Calendonia are suffering makes me ashamed. Ashamed that we have a government who is more interested in appearances than people. I wish all of you luck with the human rights commission, if they rule on the letter of the law, you will win. If they commission rules on politics than we have NO LAW, and no charter of rights.


  2. Dear Jeff:

    As one of the the objects of Bryant’s outlandish insults I have to thank you for your very eloquent take on his attempts to belittle my right to submit a complaint to the OHRC and the rights of non-natives generally.

    I have today written to the OHRC to advise them of my serious concerns about the Minister’s remarks. I told them, however, that before I filed a formal complaint, that I wanted to see if the Bryant would apologize and, therefore, make a complaint unnecessary.

    I have also sent a letter – cc’d to the Premier, the Minister and my local MPP, Deb Matthews asking for her help in obtaining the apology. I also tried to open the door with her regarding discussions about how to protect the rights of non-natives during land claim disputes. I sent her (and all cc’d) a copy of Toby Barrett’s ‘Haldimand Proclamation.’

    I’m hoping to get the docs up soon. In the meantime, thanks again for a most excellent commentary!



  3. Jafo says:

    You guys just don’t get it. In your case, I suspect that knock to your noggin you suffered earlier this year wasn’t the first time that has happened. Keep hitting it on the road. There may be hope for you yet. Gary and Mark are beyond help. You can’t get much lower than those two. You’re getting there yourself, boyo.

  4. caledoniawakeupcall says:

    Jafo you are no doubt the best example I could hope to find of just how vicious those who support the lawlessness in Caledonia are. As you can see ladies and gentlemen, this person thinks it appropriate to make fun of a serious head injury and wish more of them on me for failing to see things as they do.

    That I published this one comment of yours Jafo should be taken as the exception rather than the rule. The simple reasons I don’t often allow your comments is they generally don’t add anything to the discussion, and you spent most of June 2007 attempting to flood this site with “so many posts that you’ll have to disable posting”

    Now you can finally get some rest as I posted one of your comments and everyone gets to see what a contemptible human being you are.

  5. common sense says:

    It is obvious why there is racial discrimination when it comes to this problem; and its simply because the non-native town members have jobs, have lives, and don’t blame everybody else for their problems. For that reason – but not the only reason – the non-native town members don’t rally up and use violence – or actions that are tantamount to violence – thus allowing the police to act as they should and arrest the offender. One offender is easily dealt with in a small town. 500 offenders is not. The answer is for the town to adapt. Deal with 500 offenders the way Toronto would deal with 500 offenders. Give them a chance to submit to the law, and if they don’t comply, arrest them like any large city would.
    criminals in mass are nonetheless criminals.
    Now the obvious question is: but the town is not equipped for that?
    the bovious answer is: use resources from the province, i’m sure there is enough to go around. If toronto can call in the army to clean up snow, certainly if a small town is dealing with a rampant criminal problem they can come and fix that too.

  6. Aaron says:

    Keep in mind that each of us in Ontario is paying the heating, hydro and water and sewage bills of the occupiers of DCE. This is stupid. The whole place must have been bulldozed long time ago, just as the occupiers moved in.

    Providing free lunches to the thugs only generates more thugs, and I am not referring to the natives – the fact that Ontario government bowed to the violent occupiers of the land means that any violent occupier will be treated exactly the same. Or different? Based on what – race? Uh-oh…

  7. Amanda says:

    Gary McHale I think your promise to deal with the Natives is much needed and I’m glad that someone is making a point to deal with it. My Father lives in Caledonia with his girlfriend and When I go to visit it is disipointing to see the flags of our Nations fading riping into the gloomy sky and I’m not saying we are bad but niether are all the natives it is those who chose to persist on innoying there town and country it is their own falt for thinking things will be solved with Violence. The problem with the media saying bad things about either sides is that they stereo type the workers and other people of the Herritage. It’s not the police that are not doing anything about it, it’s the bosses that tell them. The police who go out there don’t want to lose their jobs therefore losing a lifestyle for their family so they nod their heads in agreement and keep their comment to themselves. The Natives as well aren’t ALL protesting. In fact there’s probably some that are against what the other native are doing.

    I see your point on how the justice is not being served to the natives but if you were One of those many workers who have to do as they’re told to do you might go a little easier on them, and as well as the natives if you were living in the communitie and you didn’t want to be frowned apon by being against your neighbours you may just refraze the word you use to descibe who’s making this protest drag on!

    I thank you and hope you take my letter seriously. ( P.s My appologies on my spelling. I am a high schooler at Delhi District Secondary School and I am in Gr 10. I feel very strongly about my oppinions)

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