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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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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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UPDATE: With over 2000 unique views and climbing, my thanks to all who have taken the time to read this story. Perhaps if we get the word out to enough people, greedy Mr. Fantino & the OPPA will finally leave these families in peace.
 
November 11, 2010
By Jeff Parkinson – www.JeffParkinson.ca 
 
Months after his reign as OPP commissioner ended, Julian Fantino is still trying to bully innocent victims into silence. The man Stephen Harper is said to have hand picked to run as the Federal Conservative candidate for Vaughan is trying to force the families of 2 disabled men who were shot and killed by police to pay him $17500.
 
The people Fantino wants cash from include 83 year old Evelyn Minty whose disabled son Douglas was shot dead outside her Elmvale home on June 22, 2009 and Ruth Schaeffer whose son Levi suffered from Schizophrenia and was shot through the heart at his private camp site in Northern Ontario by OPP officers on June 24, 2009.
 
The lawyer for the Minty and Schaeffer families, Julian Falconer calls the move to seek costs police intimidation which it certainly appears to be, and stated to the court “because the families have asked for police accountability, they will now be punished.”
 

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August 26, 2008 – Updated August 29, 2008 with comments from Toby Barrett.

When Julian Fantino was caught making threats to Haldimand council in 2007, there was hope that his reign as commissioner would be brought to an end. Mayor Trainer went on TV and radio to help expose the story, and even mainstream media started wondering if Julian should be fired.

Unfortunately Councilor Grice who had been specifically targeted by Fantino for daring to speak freely decided to do what he felt was right for his political career instead of what was right for his constituents by refusing to sign a police service complaint, and the story faded away before Fantino could be held accountable.

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Originally published by the Brantford Expositor.

As one who initially helped conceive the Six Nations’ land development protocol, I would like to speak to its merits and the thoughts behind the idea in the light of recent criticism from developers, mostly, about the protocol and the fees proposed. (Edit: Extortion)

The idea came as we saw the enormous cost, (Edit: Potential for Extortion) for all concerned, of reclaiming (Edit: Illegally occupying) a relatively small piece of land in Caledonia. Not only the financial cost but also hours of lost time with our families, (Edit: Go home and stop illegally occupying DCE then) lost hours of employment income, fines, jail time and criminal records and loss of personal and friendly relations with the Caledonia folk and the animosity now ingrained. (Edit: Terrorizing the citizens of the town may have something to do with the loss of friendly relations with them)

So why not devise a way to circumvent future conflict by creating a permit process whereby the Six Nations Confederacy would have an opportunity to (Edit: Extort money from developers) comment on development of land (Edit: Issue threats) whose true ownership has yet to be resolved in a fair and equitable resolution process?

This permit process would serve many useful purposes. Developers would be made fully aware of (Edit: Things that are not their concern and that they have no legal duty to consult on) the nature of the history of the land in question and whether Six Nations, not being completely against development, has any concerns regarding archeological, environmental or culturally significant concerns. (Edit: Wants money)

The permit fee, just as a fee to any municipality, (Edit: Which are governments unlike the group of organized criminals extorting builders) would be an administrative fee to conduct the required research of the concerns mentioned above. Now Six Nations can act in a proactive manner rather than reacting with all its potential for misunderstanding and conflict. (Edit: Make even more money on their illegal occupation of DCE by threatening to attack developments that don’t pay up)

Read the full unedited story here

CaledoniaWakeUpCall and VoiceofCanada have obtained a copy of the Statement of Claim for a $12,000,000 lawsuit against Gwen Boniface, Julian Fantino, Brian Haggith and the Province of Ontario by Caledonia residents Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell.

One very important part of the lawsuit filed against the OPP and Government by Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell, is the suffering that they have endured at the hands of the DCE protestors and the OPP who are supposed to protect them. These people have been denied very basic rights that we are all entitled to and any of us could be next so we should pay careful attention to this. Under the McGuinty / Fantino regime this could easily happen to anyone living in Ontario. My comments will be italic as we look once again at the official court documents:

The occupation by the protestors of Douglas Creek Estates has received wide local and national coverage since the beginning of the occupation on February 28, 2006.

The prolonged occupation by the protestors, which has been allowed by the defendants in contravention of the respective duties, has created an impression among prospective purchasers of property in Caledonia and the surrounding area that Caledonia is not a safe community.

As a result of the public nuisance for which the owner of Douglas Creek Estates, the Minister of Infrastructure and Renewal is responsible, and as a result of the negligence of the OPP, Commissioners Boniface and Fantino and Inspector Haggith, the false imprisonment and assault and battery of Brown, the trespass and illegal surveillance, and as a result of the misfeasance in the public office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Renewal, Commissioners Boniface and Fantino, Inspector Haggith, the Minster of Aboriginal Affairs, the Minister of Community Safety, and Correctional Service, and the Attorney General for Ontario, the plaintiffs have suffered the following damages:

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CaledoniaWakeUpCall and VoiceofCanada have obtained a copy of the Statement of Claim for a $12,000,000 lawsuit against Gwen Boniface, Julian Fantino, Brian Haggith and the Province of Ontario by Caledonia residents Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell.

That the OPP hid a camera in the home of a citizen is bad enough, but the way they played on the fears instilled in these people by the Native Protestors on DCE makes it even more despicable. My comments will be in italic as we learn more from the official documents of the lawsuit:

Brown and Chatwell returned to the property at approximately 1:30a.m. on December 17, 2006 to find that the residence had been broken into and ransacked. Electronics and computer equipment were smashed, racist and vulgar comments were painted on the walls, furniture was broken and overturned. Brown and Chatwell reported the incident to the OPP.

During subsequent investigations of the break and enter, the OPP conducted extensive interrogations of Chatwell and Brown and made significant inquiry as to whether Chatwell and Brown ransacked their own home. Interrogations of Brown and Chatwell lasted several hours.

After the break-in and the ransacking of the plaintiff’s residence, the OPP suggested to the plantiffs that the OPP would install a security system including an alarm and motion lights with surveillance cameras inside the lights. Brown specifically required that cameras would only be installed outside the residence and not inside. The OPP expressly confirmed that no cameras would be installed inside the residence, only outside. Brown was present when the lights with the hidden camera were purportedly installed outside the residence. Brown was told the motion lights installed at the rear of his residence contained a surveillance camera. The security system was installed on or about December 21, 2006.

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CaledoniaWakeUpCall and VoiceofCanada have obtained a copy of the Statement of Claim for a $12,000,000 lawsuit against Gwen Boniface, Julian Fantino, Brian Haggith and the Province of Ontario by Caledonia residents Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell.

Part of the lawsuit filed against the OPP and Government by Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell is based on the allegation of Commissioner Fantino, and Boniface before him breached their duties as OPP officers. Being the highest ranking officers at the time makes this an even more serious allegation which warrants our attention. My comments will be in italic as we continue to learn from the official court documents of the lawsuit:

Pursuant to s. 41 of the Police Services Act, Commissioner Boniface and Commissioner Fantino owe a duty to the plaintiffs to ensure that the police officers of the OPP carry out their duties in accordance with the Police Services Act.

Commissioners Boniface and Fantino have breached their duty by:

Knowingly allowing police officers under their authority to violate their Police Services Act duties,

making a policy decision not to enforce the laws of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the county of Haldimand on Douglas Creek Estates and on the Property of the plaintiffs,

instructing officers of the OPP not to make any arrests of protestors without prior authorization from OPP headquarters in Orrilia,

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CaledoniaWakeUpCall and VoiceofCanada have obtained a copy of the Statement of Claim for a $12,000,000 lawsuit against Gwen Boniface, Julian Fantino, Brian Haggith and the Province of Ontario by Caledonia residents Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell. 

The suit itself is not only against the Government and OPP force, it’s filed against the Province of Ontario, OPP Commissioner Gwen Boniface who was in charge when the criminal occupation of DCE began, OPP commissioner Julian Fantino, and OPP inspector Brian Haggith who was in charge in Caledonia at the time.

The $12 Million is arrived at as follows: $5,000,000 against Gwen Boniface, Julian Fantino, and Brian Haggath for misfeasance in a public office, negligence, false imprisonment, assault, trespass, illegal surveillance, and breach of the plaintiffs rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 

$5,000,000 against the crown for private nuisance, misfeasance in a public office of her servants and agents, and in vicarious liability for the conduct and torts committed by Gwen Boniface, Julian Fantino, and Brian Haggith, and the Crowns agents, servants and/or employees.

$2,000,000 for aggravated and punitive damages. 

We have all heard about many of the terrorist activities that took place in full view of OPP officers who refused to come to the aid of innocent victims, so I’ll focus on a few incidents cited in the lawsuit that are not as well known to the public.

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CaledoniaWakeUpCall and VoiceofCanada have obtained a copy of the Statement of Claim for a $12Million lawsuit against Gwen Boniface, Julian Fantino, Brian Haggith and the Province of Ontario by Caledonia residents Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell.

We have said publicly that the OPP will do everything legal and illegal to ensure that residents cannot speak out in a democratic society.

The OPP wilfully will violate people’s Charter Rights for assembly and for Freedom of Expression. The following paragraphs from the lawsuit demonstrate how the OPP will try to pressure people to agree to allow the OPP to arrest us and those who speak out. Even after the OPP are turned down you will read that the OPP ‘repeatedly’ called Dana Chatwell to get her to agree to lay charges. 

We can just imagine what the OPP would be telling the public if they were able to pressure Dana into agreeing. The OPP knew full well we were not trespassing but they didn’t care… they wanted to lay charges so they tried to get someone to lay charges against us.

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CaledoniaWakeUpCall and VoiceofCanada have obtained a copy of the Statement of Claim for a $12Million lawsuit against Gwen Boniface, Julian Fantino, Brian Haggith and the Province of Ontario by Caledonia residents Dave Brown and Dana Chatwell. 

We cannot find a better way to say what the lawyer has already stated below:

 Misfeasance in Public Office 

113. The agreement by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs made with the native protestors and the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy and Council on or about April 21, 2006, not to proceed any further with any criminal charges arising from the raid by the O.P.P. on April 20, 2006 is outside of his authority and improperly interferes with the lawful duties of police officers of the O.P.P., the duties of Commissioner Boniface, Commissioner Fantino, and Inspector Haggith and the duties and obligations of the Attorney General of Ontario and constitutes misfeasance in public office. 

114. The Plaintiffs plead that the agreement made by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs was made with the knowledge and acquiescence of the Attorney General of Ontario and that such acquiescence constitutes a violation of s. 5(b) of the Ministry of the Attorney General Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.17, as an administration of public affairs that is contrary to law and constitutes misfeasance in public office.

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Courtesy of www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

By Gary McHale – www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

According to the Mayor it is Mr. Sloat who is directing council to pass the motion to read the Mayor’s Email. Mr. Sloat attempted to clarify this point by getting Mr. Pearce to state that Sloat wasn’t the one behind the motion. 

But is wasn’t too hard to see which council member was leading the charge because Mr. Sloat made the debate over the motion very personal – directly attacking the Mayor and her staff.

While Bartlett, Boyko and even Grice tried to find a middle ground it was clear Mr. Sloat would settle for nothing but all emails in his hands.

When Bartlett and Boyko presented the argument that no one wanted to read the Mayor’s email, Sloat was clear – I want her Emails.

Mr. Sloat’s argument was he missed an event that the Mayor went to and that was because she didn’t give him the email. The Mayor’s answer is that her staff forwards all emails that are either labelled Mayor & Councilor or includes a request to another council member.

I guess Mr. Sloat didn’t think that maybe this event he is so concerned about didn’t have his name on it in the email. Maybe the person who invited the Mayor didn’t include Mr. Sloat’s name and that is why he didn’t get a copy. 

Mr. Sloat is an experienced council member and I would ask why he cannot get people in his riding to email him directly instead of going through the Mayor? He does have an email account so why not ask why the person in his riding failed to email Mr. Sloat directly – maybe because Mr. Sloat wasn’t invited.

Mr. Sloat claims that he had nothing to do with creating the motion. Somehow his views are the ones expressed in the motion and somehow it just happens to be a personal problem he claims to be having with the Major but he didn’t help create the motion.

 

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By Gary McHale – www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

One of the more surprising things that I heard at the Council Meeting last night was Boyko’s speech about how the first resolution title “Mayors Office Correspondence Management” was being called ‘Snooping’. He used the word more than once to refer to resolution that council had before it the previous week.

 He didn’t say that someone may think it is snooping or that people have told him it may be snooping, he was very clear that “it is snooping”. Boyko is an experienced councillor and who am I to disagree with his inside information on why last week’s motion was put forward. 

What is surprising is that according to Boyko’s judgement of the resolution, Ricker, Bartlett, Sloat and Pearce, who all had a hand in creating the resolution and/or bringing it forward, were trying to snoop.

Well quite the judgment call by Boyko towards the people who created and brought forward this resolution. Again let’s be clear, Boyko didn’t say that someone may think it is snooping, he declared it was snooping.

 

The solution to the snooping, for Mr. Boyko, was to have the new CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) be the one reading the email.

So let’s get this straight, Mr. Boyko saw the resolution to Ricker’s, Bartlett’s, Sloat’s and Pearce’s snooping was to have the New CAO be what?… the chief Snoop? 

How is controlling who is snooping change whether it is snooping?

How is a paid snoop any better than an elected snoop?

By Gary McHale www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com 

 

One has to hand it to Grice for informing the public about the Revenge factor as the motivator behind the Email motion. During the debate about the Email motion Grice did a little speech in which he talked about a united council. To be more exact he was pointing to the press release by the council that blamed Harper and Harper alone for the ongoing problems on DCE. 

The Council was united that the OPP shared no blame. The Council was united that McGuinty should not be blamed at all. Grice and all the councillors wanted to blame Harper alone and thus they issued their press release. 

Grice stated last night that the Mayor publicly went against this within a few short hours.

 

       

Grice and Council were completely united that it was time to help McGuinty’s re-election campaign and say almost word for word what McGuinty and Fantino have been passing by the public as the truth for months. What McGuinty wants most is for the public, just before the election, to think that he has handled Caledonia properly.

 

 

How exactly, Mr. Grice, was Harper to stop the attack on the CHTV camera crew?

It is the OPP not the RCMP who police  Caledonia – maybe you didn’t notice that point?

 How exactly, Mr. Grice, was Harper to stop McGuinty from buying DCE? How was Harper to stop McGuinty from appealing Judge Marshall’s decision? 

 How was Harper responsible for appointing Fantino, the bully who has you so scared to speak out because he threatened to sue you?

It doesn’t take much logic to conclude that in Grice’s mind the council needs access to the Mayor’s email to ensure that she doesn’t speak out.

Now Mr. Grice didn’t directly say this – what politician directly says anything?  But he talked about how upset he was by the Mayor’s actions over the press release and this he did while debating the email motion.

Grice didn’t say the motion was needed so he could know about events in the area or because he was missing being invited to such events. He didn’t talk about how the motion was to allow for better bonding between the Mayor and the new CAO – those were Boyko’s and Bartlett’s speeches.

How, exactly, is passing this email motion to help? 

 

 

 

 

 

He stated, “Will this solve the problem? No. Will it help? maybe”. I got one clear message from Mr. Grice’s speech – How dare you mayor speak out. We told you what to say.

Fortunately for Haldimand County Mayor Trainer is no puppet.