Archive for the ‘McGuinty’ Category

Thank you to the Mayor and council for their despicable and successful attack on the Regional News as today’s edition becomes the last.

Thanks to the many cowards too numerous to mention, that sat back and allowed their neighbors to be attacked, while Julian Fantino and Chris Lewis’ OPP officers looked on.

Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and the business community that chose the almighty dollar over justice.

Thanks to those that won’t accept the class action money, and in not doing so, rewards McGuinty for bad behavior as well as a total disregard for law and order.

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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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January 14, 2011 

By Jeff Parkinson 

Last night, (Jan 13 2011) Governor General Award winning author Christie Blatchford was a guest on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin where she discussed Caledonia and her book Helpless – Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy and how the law failed all of us. 

Viewers were weighing in throughout the 32 minute interview via a web chat with mixed opinions. Some still fail to understand that there is no valid claim to DCE, some think that the words “land claim” possess the magical ability to absolve those who utter them of any responsibility for their actions, and some finally understand the facts that we have been presenting to the public for almost 5 years. 

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January 11, 2011 

By Jeff Parkinson 

Starting 2011 on a happy note, the illegal “broken promises” shack on highway 6 south of Caledonia was smashed to the ground today in a combined effort by the Six Nations Band Council, the Six Nations Police, and the OPP. 

For those who may have missed it, here is some very satisfying, wholesome, heart warming, fun for the whole family footage from CHCH news that I have taken the liberty of slowing down so that those of us who don’t support selling bags of insect eggs & human feces riddled contraband tobacco that was probably scraped off the floor of a factory in China to children, may watch it repeatedly.

There is for the moment no audio in this clip because Youtube didn’t like my choice of Tiny Tim singing Tip toe through the tulips as a soundtrack.

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Update: A few people have reported difficulty in viewing these video’s at 720p (HD) so I have changed the embedded video’s to play at a lower resolution.

By Jeff Parkinson

In my early days with CANACE in late 2006 and early 2007, I was on a very regular basis told stories that saddened and repulsed me. I sat and listened to each and every resident who was willing to share with me what they had endured and over the course of 4 years; I thought I had heard the worst of if not all of them.

One exceptionally disturbing story unfolded in the summer of 2009, and managed to fly under the radar of many including myself. Many of us heard that a smoke shack had gone up at the farm of Caledonia resident Ernie Palmer, but I didn’t know too much about it at the time. We had a particularly busy year, and by the time we slowed down to catch our breath, the shack was gone.

I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Palmer on October 13 2010 and he generously allowed me to record that meeting. The only things I knew for sure when I arrived were that the facts were largely unclear to me, and that an interview with him would be interesting. The media reports that I had read in 2009 painted him as a collaborator, and the County had charged him with bylaw infractions for hosting the smoke shack.

I explained a bit about myself to Mr. Palmer and made clear to him that my objective was simple. I wanted to leave that day with the necessary information to tell his story in his words. I wound up spending a day with him, and the things I learned were absolutely shocking even to a 4 year veteran of the Caledonia crisis.

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September 28, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

It’s no secret that the McGuinty Liberals have declared war on traditional power generating facilities such as the coal fired plant at Nanticoke, and that they’re hyping going “green” as an investment in our futures, but in their effort to appease environmentalists, are they going to go too far?

Plans to place wind farms and solar farms across the province have been talked about for years, but steps are being taken to make that a reality now and one may be coming closer to home than we think.

McGuinty is hell bent on spending a fortune installing monstrous windmills that will raise our hydro rates astronomically, and he’s got his eye on Haldimand County. Unlike many other municipalities who have passed resolutions calling for a moratorium until these machines are proven safe, Haldimand has set aside a reported 40,000 acres of land for Dalton to use.

There is no shortage of vacant land in Haldimand. The Liberals have ensured this by allowing development to be brought to a halt by Native extremists, but what McGuinty most needs is Crown land.

Renewable resouce?

Some Haldimand residents who live next to such land have learned that they can do nothing to stop wind farms from being built next door because much of it is Crown land. Complaining to the County will do nothing as they have no authority over the land, and trying to express concerns to the McGuinty Liberals has certainly not yielded positive results for residents with far more serious concerns than a windmill.

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July 7, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

For some time now, we’ve known that Julian Fantino was a lame duck commissioner. Sure he can still talk to the few who would want to listen, or rabble about how he is the commissioner, but we all know he’s on his way out, and nobody is crying the blues about it.

What we’ve not known until today is who would be hand picked by Dalton McGuinty to replace him. Would he find a genuine law and order police officer, or another lap dog to take Julian’s place? Speculation gave way today as McGuinty announced that deputy commissioner Chris Lewis will take the reigns when Julian steps down on August 1st.

I don’t think I’ve ever met Mr. Lewis, but after nearly 4 years of steady involvement in Caledonia, I do know a few things about him.

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June 30, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

With the HST cash grab coming into effect tomorrow, many people still don’t know exactly what they’ll be paying 8% more for after midnight. As part of the 74% of taxpayers opposed to having McGuinty put his greedy hands in our wallets, I decided to check into it and the results are interesting.

A few very minor concessions have been made to make it seem as though Dalton is not trying to bankrupt families, but ultimately the guy who got elected on a platform of not raising taxes is about to hit your bank account hard.

Coffee which costs $1.52 will not see an increase, but a $60 tank of gas will now cost you $64.80, so if you burn a tank a week that’s $249.60 more out of your pocket each year.

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June 23, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

Attacks on Ontario infrastructure are escalating quickly this month, and from the sounds of things it’s going to get much worse before it gets any better. We bowed down quickly to threats of blockades if Natives were not made exempt from the HST that will increase the cost of living for the rest of us by 8% on July 1st, but giving in to them seems to have fuelled the desire of some to wreak havoc on innocent people.

A group of Natives decided to shut down highway 403 last weekend where it meets the Lincoln Alexander Parkway in Hamilton, so the OPP and Hamilton Police shut down the highway so that this little group of malcontents could “march peacefully” on a major highway. Never mind the impact on countless thousands of people trying to go about their business on the fathers day weekend, some Natives wanted to walk on the freeway, so the cops helped them do it.

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April 21, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

After 2 ½ years of wrongful prosecution for political gains, the Crown finally stayed the counselling mischief not committed charge against activist Gary McHale today in a Hamilton Court. There are plenty of theories as to why now, but my personal best guess is that it has a lot to do with Gary closing in on criminal charges against senior McGuinty government officials.

With court ordered disclosure in hand, McHale was creeping slowly closer to being able to connect the dots between the inspector who arrested him for a crime that nobody has ever heard of, and the Deputy Minister for the McGuinty government.

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In a disgusting show of disrespect for the people who pay his salary, a top crown official in Ontario first tried to wait out CHCH veteran Al Sweeney at the Cayuga courthouse last week, and when he failed at that he simply refused to speak to the media.

Apparently the new position of the Crown who is supposed to represent us is that we’re to be kept in the dark about how they choose to use the authority and abuse the trust that the public places in them. This cowardly move comes after the crown stayed charges against senior OPP officials for their role in targeting activist Gary McHale to be arrested.

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March 12, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

Caledonia residents Merlyn Kinrade and Doug Flemming are not planning to take the decision to hand over DCE to Six Nations quietly. Mr. Kinrade is going to hold a series of rallies starting with the Anti Racism rally during International anti racism week on March 21st, and Doug Flemming is planning a series of smoke shack rallies beginning April 11th.

Most people do their best to ignore the gaping hole in democracy that is the Douglas Creek Estates and go on with their lives in the hope that the Extremists who have terrorized their town in the past will simply decide not to do it again. It’s a strategy that may sound good to some in theory, but in practice it has simply allowed those who are desperate to make people forget about the dangers of DCE to further their agenda of getting closer to handing it over.

The reality is that DCE remains a sink hole that has drained the province and the County of countless dollars in failed policing, utilities for illegal occupiers, and the dead stop of all development in an area which was once set to explode. Wal-Mart pulling out of Dunville at the sight of some Mohawk Warrior flags is a perfect example of what could have been for Haldimand County.

We’re in a deep recession, and every penny of the taxes paid by everyone reading this combined will never begin to cover the cost of appeasing the DCE thugs. You work hard for your money so that those who choose to illegally occupy land in Ontario don’t have to.

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February 3, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

As everyone is aware by now, the McGuinty government had their crown employee Milan Rupic dismiss the criminal charge against fellow McGuinty employee Julian Fantino this morning. It’s no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention that a politically motivated dismissal was coming.

The media coverage has been so fast and furious on this case that even CANACE can’t keep up, but of the dozen or so newscasts I’ve seen today, one stood tall above the rest. In fact it might be the greatest segment of any newscast I have ever seen.

From the Globe & Mail

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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.

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An exercise in futility may be the most appropriate way to describe the crown’s efforts in Cayuga court yesterday.

Christie Blatchford of the Globe & Mail summed up the session quite nicely in her latest column stating: The absurd exercise lends credence to speculation that the AG was planning to stay the charge against the OPP boss yesterday, but was outfoxed by Mr. McHale, who complained in writing last Wednesday that the earlier date wouldn’t allow him to prepare properly or present his evidence to the Crown.” If you have not yet done so I can not strongly enough recommend reading her column here.

After Gary McHale succeeded in having a criminal charge of attempting to influence a municipal official laid against Julian Fantino, the crown needed a plan to make the charge that they argued against in Superior court go away to appease the government who signs their pay cheques while still somehow appearing neutral to the public.

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