Breaking News: Julian Fantino facing criminal charge

Posted: December 31, 2009 in Caledonia, CANACE, Craig Grice, FantinoGate, Gary McHale, Headlines, Jeff's Blogs

December 31, 2009

Thanks to the tireless efforts of CANACE and Gary McHale who has been pursuing this particular case relentlessly for 2 years, OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino is now facing the criminal charge of Attempting to influence a municipal official.

Attempting to influence a municipal official is found under the criminal code section dealing with Offences Against the Administration of Law and Justice, and subsection municipal corruption. Section 123 (2) (b) which can be found here.

Municipal corruption

123. (1) Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years who directly or indirectly gives, offers or agrees to give or offer to a municipal official or to anyone for the benefit of a municipal official — or, being a municipal official, directly or indirectly demands, accepts or offers or agrees to accept from any person for themselves or another person — a loan, reward, advantage or benefit of any kind as consideration for the official

(a) to abstain from voting at a meeting of the municipal council or a committee of the council;

(b) to vote in favour of or against a measure, motion or resolution;

(c) to aid in procuring or preventing the adoption of a measure, motion or resolution; or

(d) to perform or fail to perform an official act.

Influencing municipal official

(2) Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years who influences or attempts to influence a municipal official to do anything mentioned in paragraphs (1)(a) to (d) by

(a) suppression of the truth, in the case of a person who is under a duty to disclose the truth;

(b) threats or deceit; or

(c) any unlawful means.

See the official ruling from Justice Crane here

See the evidence here

See more on Julian’s deplorable behavior as commissioner of the OPP here

Plenty of questions remain of course including what effect this will have on Julian’s plans to run for mayor of Vaughn, his failed reign as OPP commissioner, and what position the crown will take on this matter.

Will they choose to ignore the blatant evidence and the ruling of a Superior Court Judge in order to stay the charge to cover for Fantino, or will they actually carry out their duty to the public regardless of the political affiliation of the offender?

Much more information on this case will be coming shortly but in the meantime Happy New Year Caledonia!

Jeff Parkinson

  1. Andre Lafond says:

    It,s about time that someone let,s Fantino know that we will not live under a OPP Police state or rules, we
    are proud Canadians wanting the best outcome to this whole situation one way or another without anyone,s right,s being stepped on, the Government,s of our great nation needs to be more assertive in this whole mess, why ? because they were the one,s who messed it up to begin with.

    my only concern is that we all follow the laws of this land (CANADA)and that we all be treated the same, natives or non natives and if that cannot be ashieved then maybe it,s time to shut down all reserves across Canada and let them pay taxes like we do along with all the other querks they recieve that only we the taxpayers could only dream of getting,both sides have got to give not just one side, and please quit hiding behind all the different bands that you have because me Joe Blow I see one native then another there is nothing to tell me they are indeed different,

    as for the folks living around Caledonia do not give up, the whole globe is watchingwhat is going on in this small town, God Bless both sides and may we all some day call each other brother and mean it from our hearts.

  2. Trevor says:

    This is wonderful, and congratulations to Gary McHale. It is mind boggling that we are being bullied by the same government, using police as enforcers that purports to fight injustice elsewhere on the globe. I look forward to seeing Fantino’s feet held to the fire for the abysmal abandon of law and order for the poor law abiding, tax-paying citizens of Caledonia.

  3. John Guy says:

    Right or wrong, to think that this sort of stuff as not been going on since the fabrication of our so called democracy, would be hipocracy. We live in a society that first off, has no justice. I am firm believer in human rights, but I also believe in justice. We dont see justice, just go sit in a show cause hearing, watch as we release criminals, who yes, are innocent until proven guilty! Nevertheless, pose a huge risk to public safety, but we release them on on the simple notion we are upholding their charter rights.

    Trudeau legacy! Ironic a legacy that imposed more harm then good on our society, interesting legacy that now seems to help out coporations more so then the people, ironic for a liberal. Anyhow, to think that he was working alone and no outside political influence was present, would be crazy, he might take the fall, but the question is like always is he just a scape goat!

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