Archive for the ‘CANACE’ Category

September 9, 2013

By Jeff Parkinson

When I started CanaceHD in September of 2010, it was nothing more than a stable place to host The Ernie Palmer Story which I knew I would soon be filming, but a series of events lead me to an experiment which has worked out somewhat better than expected.

With over a Million views I thought it might interest some to know a bit about how CanaceHD came to be.

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By Jeff Parkinson

He was the hero in every Western, & I don’t mean those half assed Acid or Spaghetti Westerns, but real horse riding, varmint wrangling, ass kicking men. The kind of rare mix of the best characters portrayed by John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and Gary Cooper rolled into one, but with far more style.

On October 6, 2012 Merlyn lost a valiant 12 year battle with cancer & we lost a friend, colleague, mentor, inspiration, & without question one of the most unique people our society has ever seen.

When a person dies there tends to be a lot of hyperbole about them because nobody wants to remember any flaws that their loved one may have had. In this case however you’ll find none of that because Merlyn Kinrade was a character that no writer in history could have dreamed up.

A socialite at heart, Merlyn loved to entertain, but he was never afraid to put the so called upper class in their place. Be it the mayor, the OPP commissioner, his local council, or a room full of negotiators, Merlyn always had the time and the fortitude to sit down and tell them why they’re wrong and he’s right. I don’t phrase that in the past tense because it remains true that they’re wrong & he’s right.

There are far too many stories of this occurrence to be told in one sitting, but one of my favorites is the night he walked in the back door of a closed meeting of federal negotiators at the Caledonia arena.

Not knowing he wasn’t supposed to be there, he made himself at home and spent hours taking everyone to task for failing his family and his community. They tried to feed him from their lavish tax payer funded buffet but he refused to touch it. They tried to calm him with platitudes but he refused to waver.

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Leaders meet and talk and plan but the problems persist with little or no progress.

The Mayor was elected on promises he continues to uphold, the Premier was elected on promises he continues to ignore.

When leaders on the right carry out their promises the left leaning media crucifies them for the truth. When the left leaning leaders do irreparable damage and outright lie, it becomes a grey area not worthy of even a comment. Right is right and wrong is wrong.

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By Jeff Parkinson

On April 21st 2012, Mark Vandermaas attempted to walk down the municipal road known as Surrey Street in Caledonia Ontario; he was assaulted by Mohawk “Warrior” Ken Green. Taking decisive action the OPP commander on the scene, Zupanic had Vandermaas arrested within seconds.

Yes it was Vandermaas, the victim of a crime who was immediately arrested, handcuffed, and placed in a little steel cage in a paddy wagon where he would remain for the next 2 hours. What was Mr. Green charged with you may ask. Nothing. Why? Because in Ontario race based policing is alive and kicking.

Zupanic followed this with directions to his officers. Arrest anyone on the non-Native side of the police line If they move one step. Not the Natives who were free to roam the line making threats and trying to provoke the peaceful residents and activists.

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There are many people whom purport to be Christians, some non-practicing, others by convenience, but few by conviction.

When I hear Christians say, they are fearful of the many illegal situations Haldimand County has endured, is most puzzling to me.

Does God not command you, to fear not?  And doesn’t fearing the unknown, show a complete lack of faith in the Lord?

Try Psalm 23!  I will fear no evil.

Regardless of whether you’re a Christian or not, doesn’t the breakdown of the rule of law/justice, not concern you?

So let’s not sit around and grumble to our neighbors, about the slap on the wrist Richard Smoke received, for nearly killing Sam Gaultieri, it’s not his fault it’s yours.

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January 12, 2012

On January 9, 2012 a note was left on Doug Flemming’s windshield exclaiming that “The Caledonia 8 is going down tonight and you’re the first to bite the bullet Flemming”. The night is of course over and nothing happened, but it was one in a long line of efforts over the years to intimidate us into backing off.

Winston Churchill once said “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” A sentiment that rings as true 7 decades later as it did during WWII.

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January 11, 2012
By Merlyn Kinrade, RCN (retired)
 

We have lived with an unacceptable and unlawful situation in Haldimand County and in particular Caledonia that is known as DCE as well as Stirling Woods.

Both sites have witnessed their share of violence, and the OPP will assert that there have been many arrests of the perpetrators.  But how many convictions?  The one conviction that comes to mind is that of Richard Smoke.  I believe most people, if not all, in this community expected that, at last justice would be served in the sentencing of this felon.

Alas it just wasn’t to be.  Why?

Now to the questions:

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December 8, 2011

By Jeff Parkinson

On December 7 2011, I learned of an OPP raid on one of the illegal smoke shacks around Caledonia that was about to take place, and decided to check it out.

At first it appeared that the OPP were going to get the job done. They brought plenty of officers, a moving van to clear out the house the squatter built behind the shack, enough trucks and vans to take away anyone who interfered, and presumably some kind of orders to get the job done.

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December 6, 2011

By Jeff Parkinson

For those who have not yet heard, The Caledonia Eight is a group of people who on December 3, 2011 were arrested on Surrey Street in Caledonia because of the color of their skin. A trait over which they have no control.

The group consisting of Gary McHale, Merlyn Kinrade, Randy Fleming, Bonnie Stephens, Jack VanHalteren, Mark Vandermaas, Doug Fleming, & Jeff Parkinson had their freedom taken from them for walkilng down a public road owned by the Corporation of Haldimand County by order of the McGuinty government who does not own the road.

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March 4, 2011

By Jeff Parkinson

During the CANACE truth & reconciliation rally on Sunday February 27, Gary McHale had a long, respectful conversation with Six Nations Elder Jan Longboat. Unfortunately the two leaders were surrounded by radicals who insisted on interrupting repeatedly, but ultimately the respectful dialogue continued until the two came to an agreement to separate the 2 sides.

The plan was simple. McHale would take the CANACE crew and residents South down Argyle Street, and Longboat would lead her people north to DCE.

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Dec 1st, 2010 

By Jeff Parkinson 

While Julian Fantino managed a very narrow victory in the Vaughan by-election on Monday, it’s more than a bit note worthy that the supposed “star candidate” for the CPC won his home town riding by less than 1000 votes with the full weight of top party officials including the Prime Minister behind him. 

Looking back at what was an interesting campaign, Fantino and the Conservative Party of Canada pulled out every trick they had to squeak out a win that was too close to call until after midnight. 

When the rumours began flying that Fantino would be embraced by Stephen Harper, we did everything we could to be absolutely sure that the CPC were aware of Julian’s salty past before they made it official. The announcement was timed to precede the release of Christie Blatchford’s book which makes clear that Fantino not only failed as OPP commissioner, but went out of his way to abuse his power. 

A fully informed Harper nonetheless fast tracked Fantino into the party in a very undemocratic fashion shoving him down the throats of loyal Conservative voters and members of the party alike. This created an instant backlash within the party as high profile long time members began contacting members of CANACE to voice their disgust and help us craft an anti Fantino campaign. 

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June 11, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

On the sandy shores of Georgian Bay, Balm Beach offers spectacular sunsets, superb restaurants, bountiful amenities, and the chance to see some maniacs commit arson, vandalism, and assault without fear of the ever vigilant OPP.

John Marion and his family moved to a beautiful beach front home in Tiny Township for the same reasons that anyone else buys a house on the beach, but their dream home was turned into a nightmare by a group of juvenile minded thugs, and the OPP, all over a fence.

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June 2, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

Yesterday, CANACE executive director Gary McHale was a guest on the Michael Coren show on CTS. The appearance was another milestone for us and for Haldimand County as Coren is a national show with a very well respected host.

This brings us one large step closer to informing the general public who in many cases are still clueless about what’s happening in small town Ontario.

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May 10, 2010

Despite harassment from very determined opposition making a desperate effort to stop Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas from speaking, the Aboriginal Policy forum at Mount Royal University in Calgary was a great success. Not only were they allowed to speak, but both received a hearty hug from Six Nations spokesman and one time DCE occupier Wes Elliot.

Although I was unable to make the trip out west, we still have exclusive video of the presentation, which is what you’re here for so let’s get to it. Please note that these are best viewed at 480p, and may require time to buffer depending on your connection.

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April 27, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

The thing that’s most striking when speaking to any of the victims of Caledonia is how abandoned they feel. Race based policing and government cover ups have done their job of leaving many residents who were plenty feisty in 2006 feeling as though there’s little more they can do.

Some come to all of the rallies in the hope that their voice will be heard, but most feel that they have been abandoned by their government and their police force and that their voices have been squashed by forces much larger than they. A public meeting held last night by CANACE will however hopefully give them some new found hope. Change is in the wind, and I’m hopeful that everyone can see it.

On May 5th 2010, CANACE director Gary McHale and Voice of Canada’s Mark Vandermaas will be invited speakers at a National Aboriginal Policy forum at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Their purpose is to address the policy makers and intellectuals about the disastrous effects of appeasing criminals who hide behind their aboriginal ancestry, and they will be in elite company.

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