Archive for the ‘Trial of the century’ Category

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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November 28, 2008

Having attended the mammoth trial of epic proportions this week to testify, I had the interesting fortune of appearing immediately before Julian Fantino. As I have not yet finished giving evidence, I was not able to sit in on the rest of the day’s proceedings, but I did have my first face to face encounter with Julian Fantino in the hall on my way out.

The first thing to become evident from looking at Julian was that he has absolutely no regard for anyone’s hard earned tax dollars and appears to live in a bubble world of his own from which he tries to dictate to the rest of us.

First there was the special reserved secure underground parking that was reportedly provided for him as the streets of Hamilton are not good enough for Mr. Fantino to park or walk on. Then there was the elevator that was locked down for his use. Maybe the man feels compelled to press all of the buttons at the same time and they had to lock up an elevator so that it could be remotely directed to its destination?

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November 21, 2009

The McHale trial for “counselling mischief not committed” ground to a halt today due to one of those legal nuances that Fantino hates being bogged down by. It seems that since those responsible for this bogus charge were acting under Julian’s orders to ignore the fact that Gary didn’t actually do anything wrong, nobody realized until today that if found guilty of making a suggestion not taken, Gary could spend 5 years in jail.

Throughout the proceedings that have taken place over the last year, many people in the judicial system have stated that they had never heard of counselling mischief not committed, and the crown has stated from the beginning that they (as ordered by Fantino) were only seeking travel restrictions on McHale even if he were to be found guilty at trial.

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Mark November 20, 2008 on your calendar ladies and gentlemen as today is a day that your children and their children’s children will be learning about in history classes for generations to come.

In fact it’s such a monumental event of gargantuan, humungous, mind blowing, future altering, awe inspiring, unthinkably behemoth proportions that I feel before we can even discuss what’s going to happen this day, we must first observe the history of November 20 of years gone by before they’re dwarfed by what is to come.

On November 20, 1194 Palermo is conquered by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI. 1789 New Jersey becomes the first State to ratify the Bill of Rights (how fitting), 1910 the Mexican Revolution begins, 1945 Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals begin at Nuremburg, 1962 the Cuban missile crisis ends, and in 2008 the trial of the century is about to begin.

Today the trial that will settle what some may call the most serious charge in Canadian history will commence. Today Gary McHale goes on trial for Counselling mischief not committed.

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