Sept 17, 2008
It’s been only 7 days since Gary McHale became a certified Independent candidate in Haldimand Norfolk, but Diane Finley has already made it clear she sees him as a major threat to her ambitions of being re-elected.
After Haldimand Mayor Marie Trainer told the Simcoe Reformer that “McHale’s candidacy guarantees that the rest of the field would have to talk about Haldimand’s ongoing problems related to native land claims”, Finley confronted her in what I as a voter would interpret as an effort to silence one of very few legitimately objective voices.
It’s understandable that Finley was riled by the mayor’s comment however as she likely realized at that point that McHale will force her to answer for her complete failure as an MP to the people of Haldimand Norfolk. Indeed if I were Diane Finley I too would be terrified of Gary McHale as his platform of accountability will make her policy of lying to the people and then hiding from them quite difficult to maintain during an election.
It appears that in a desperate effort to figure out how to deal with McHale, she may have phoned the last person on the planet that anyone should ever speak to, Julian Fantino as she is now spewing the same tired rhetoric that he has been for nearly 2 years.
“My concern with Gary McHale is that the peace in Caledonia is very fragile; very fragile,” Finley said. “It doesn’t need anyone stirring it up, and frankly that’s all I’ve seen him do.” This is what she told the Simcoe Reformer when asked about her comments to the Mayor.
Fragile peace is what Fantino (and now Diane Finley) calls the oppression of the human rights of Caledonia residents that is enforced by the OPP in order to appease Native criminals, and as for her claim to have seen someone do something in Caledonia, that’s a bold faced lie as Finley has avoided Caledonia like the plague for 2 ½ years while those who elected her begged her to help end their suffering.
One thing we can safely assume with Finley is that if voted back in, she will not stir anything up in Caledonia. She will ignore the terrorism taking place against residents just as she ignored Sam Gualtieri when he was nearly killed by Native thugs, and if she has her way the entire situation will quietly fester while she rides out another term in office and collects a nice fat pension from the tax payers she failed so miserably.Jeff Parkinson Embarrassed former volunteer for the campaign of Diane Finley