September 06, 2008
Haldimand Mayor Marie Trainer had some interesting thoughts for the Brantford Expositor and the Simcoe Reformer when asked this week about Gary McHale running for MP of Haldimand Norfolk in the upcoming federal election. (story)
“With McHale in the race, Trainer says Haldimand’s quest for peace, law and order, stability and justice will feature prominently in the coming campaign. She says McHale will force the other candidates to state their position on the issue of two-tiered justice.”
She’s very clearly implying that without Gary McHale, the other candidates would simply ignore the critical issues facing Haldimand County, and this is coming from a Mayor who has had plenty of dealings with Diane Finley over the past 2 ½ years, so she has some insight into the thought process of the PC candidate that the rest of us do not as nobody has been able to meet or speak with her about Caledonia.
In fact with McHale in the running it stands to reason that both Diane Finley and the Liberal candidate Eric Hoskins will have to answer simple but vitally important questions that both would have otherwise been able to dodge. Where have they been while Caledonia has been under attack? What is their view of race based policing? What have they done to help expose and put an end to it? What steps would they take to bring an end to the residents being victimized both by Native Radicals as well as by OPP Policies?
The assertion that without McHale, peace, justice, law and order would have been cast to the side comes from a mayor who has been on the front lines, sat with her constituents and heard their horror stories, stood with them as they were attacked, seen with her own eyes that the OPP are unwilling to prevent Natives from committing crimes let alone arrest them for it, and had Commissioner Fantino attempt to threaten her into silence on these issues.
Even the media has come to understand that it is the OPP and the McGuinty that has tried to slander McHale’s credibility. In the same story we read, ” Despite the OPP’s and the McGuinty government’s attempts to cast McHale as a troublemaker, Haldimand Mayor Marie Trainer thinks his candidacy is positive.”
As a constituent I’m fascinated by how much McHale has changed the landscape of an election that hasn’t even officially been called yet, and I can’t wait to see what happens over the next 6 weeks.