January 18, 2010
How would you renovate a $400,000 home that you had just purchased? A new kitchen or bathroom, perhaps some nice shrubbery or maybe a simple welcome mat would suffice? If you’re Dalton McGuinty you tear it to the ground. After all it’s only taxpayer’s money he’s playing with here, and with a running tab of $80 Million that we know of and counting, what’s another half a mil right?
As part of their out of court settlement with the Liberals, Dave Brown & Dana Chatwell signed Chatwell’s childhood home over to McGuinty once they had finished moving into a much nicer neighbourhood than the DCE. This took place on January 14, and by evening the government had moved in and posted signs warning of supposed asbestos.
By morning a demolition crew was hard at work razing the house to the ground. None of the workers were wearing any sort of respiratory protection, and the signs warning of asbestos were nowhere to be found. Funny how truly awful the McGuinty government is at maintaining its own web of lies.
The official explanation is now “health and safety reasons” but the reality is far more pathetic. A meeting was held by the Six Nations Band Council to discuss the merits of stealing property vs. purchasing it, and there was discussion of occupying the Brown Chatwell house as soon as it was empty. This was reported in the Turtle Island News, so to prevent another illegal occupation, the McGuinty government decided to smash the nearly half a million dollar home to the ground.
There was of course a much more simple and logical solution. Retract the orders for the OPP to enforce race based policing and let them do their job. Give them whatever reinforcements are needed, and watch as the lawlessness comes to a screeching halt.
McGuinty who is in the process of having his crown employees clear his OPP commissioner of the criminal charge of attempting to influence a municipal official just doesn’t have the guts to admit that he’s been wrong since the day this nonsense started in 2006, and isn’t ready just yet to back down from race based policing, so the house was levelled.
After attending a bizarre court hearing for the Fantino case in Cayuga, CANACE went to the demolition site where I captured some of the carnage which is presented here. There’s plenty more I could say, but if a picture is worth a thousand words then this editorial is about to become rather long winded.
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