CBC National News stories vindicate CANACE founders

3 02 2010

CANACE is pleased to announce that on Feb 02/10 investigative reporter John Nicol of the CBC National News published two important stories about our work.

The first focuses on how we came to have OPP Commissioner Fantino charged with a criminal offence:

Both the cops and the Six Nations people believed McHale and Vandermaas were agitators bent on encouraging unrest. Some even went so far as to accuse the pair of being white supremacists who didn’t like the province’s handling of the native demands. But anyone who believes in justice being open and transparent might just consider them heroes with what they’ve accomplished so far in Ontario courts.

Where the police have turned a blind eye, they have shone a spotlight and laid private charges, with astonishing success. To date, they have won four cases in Superior Court and now — against serious odds — have succeeded in laying criminal charges against OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino, the province’s top cop, for influencing or attempting to influence municipal officials.

CBC News, Feb 02/10: The 2 men who are putting a police chief on trial [PDF]

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CANACE: Restoring Property Rights and the Rule of Law to Ontario

12 07 2009

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by Gary McHale, Executive Director, Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality (CANACE) 

The CANACE mission is simple: restoration of the Rule of Law in Ontario by ending Race-Based Policing practices through the use of peaceful, democratic methods. This is done via public protests & media attention; public & private educational presentations; gathering and reporting of evidence; and using courts & tribunals to show that the Constitution; Charter of Rights and Freedoms; Criminal Code; Police Services Act; Human Rights Code; and Canadian jurisprudence are not subject to the discretion of the McGuinty government.

090629 Cayuga Courthouse 0041. CANACE has made legal history in defence of citizens’ rights v. misfeasance by public officials:

In 1986 the Federal Law Reform Commission stated, “The authors agreed that private prosecutions were necessary because they enabled citizens to bring even police or government officials before the criminal courts where the government is unwilling to make the first move.”

This is in keeping with the will of Parliament: “The right of a citizen to institute a prosecution for a breach of the law has been called ‘a valuable constitutional safeguard against inertia or partiality on the part of authority’.” (Dept. of Justice, Federal Prosecution Service Deskbook)

1) Parkinson v. R., 2008 ensures private prosecution appeal hearings (seeking an Order of Mandamus) are open to public scrutiny.

2) Parkinson v. R., 2009 ensures that a Justice must issue process if evidence supports a charge.

3) McHale v. R., 2009 stops the Crown from interfering with a citizen’s right to present evidence of a crime.

4) McHale v. Attorney General of Ontario, 2009 ordered OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino to face a Criminal Code charge under s.132(2): Influencing Municipal Official.

Combined, these rulings – accomplished without legal representation – ensure that any citizen in Canada can lay a criminal charge against government officials if they have supporting evidence.

rrj-july2008-cover-210px2. CANACE founders Gary McHale (CaledoniaWakeUpCall.com) & Mark Vandermaas (VoiceofCanada.ca) cited in 25th Anniversary edition of Ryerson Review of Journalism for Caledonia coverage in ‘Disputed Land, Failed Coverage,’ which outlined how media failed to cover the Caledonia crisis. In 3 years CANACE founders have participated in over 600 media interviews.

3. CANACE news conferences in the Queen’s Park Media Studio:

1) March 14/07: ‘Ipperwash Papers‘ – how the Inquiry suppressed evidence from non-native victims.

2) April 14/07: ‘FantinoGate‘ – Fantino’s threatening email to Haldimand Council members (scroll down to QP news conference links)

3) Dec 05/07: ‘Smokeshacks & Violence‘ – OPP blames victims for illegal smokeshack protest violence.

4. CANACE has authored four in-depth reports on Native extremism and Race-Based Policing:

1) The Cost of Native Occupations

humancosts-210px2) The Human Costs of Illegal Occupations

3) Legalized MYTHS of Illegal Occupations

4) McGuinty’s Ipperwash Cover-up: the Caledonia Legacy

5. CANACE has presented to the Caledonia Rotary Club and Brantford Council (Reconciliation: the CANACE Path)

WE NEED HELP: the Rule of Law is slowly being restored in Ontario by ordinary Canadians who, despite extreme financial difficulties, have decided they will not stand by and allow McGuinty’s government to legitimize racial policing policies, but this process will take years.

Native protesters receive money from both levels of government which enables them to carry on prolonged protests and illegal activities. The Ontario government actually offered $200K-plus to pay legal expenses for seven native protesters (London Free Press, March 27/08: Jailing of native protesters raising ire). Meanwhile, law abiding citizens struggling to oppose state-sanctioned lawlessness are left to suffer the costs themselves.

Financial assistance will make it possible for us to continue to defend and protect the right of Canadians to live in a stable democracy governed by the rule of law in accordance with the Charter.

More CANACE info:

1. List of accomplishments: CANACE Founders’ Resume 

2. Reference material: ‘Race-Based Policing

3. Statement of Principles: ‘We Believe…

Contact: Gary McHale, CANACE, P.O. Box 2083, Caledonia, Ontario  N3W 2G6, info@canace.ca

Banking: Scotiabank – acct # 30882-019216

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New CANACE corporation, new CANACE website

31 07 2008

UPDATED 1825 EST July 31/08

Until recently, CANACE existed as an informal group of activists working together for a common goal. As our credibility grew, however, potential donors and supporters made it clear they wanted to see CANACE become formalized and more accountable.

With the help of donors from inside and outside Caledonia, we have now registered a federal corporation as we continue to move forward with the struggle to preserve the rule of law in Ontario and promote reconciliation between native and non-native peoples based on truth, justice and respect for the rights of all citizens regardless of race or grievance.

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CANACE founders cited by Ryerson Review of Journalism

24 07 2008

CANACE is pleased to announce that the prestigious Ryerson Review of Journalism has recognized the work of co-founders Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas for their contributions to news coverage of the Caledonia crisis via their respective websites, CaledoniaWakeUpCall.com and VoiceofCanada.ca.

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OPP tell CANACE: Land Title deeds do NOT prove ownership

13 07 2008
UPDATED Jan 14/10: see new section, ‘Signs of Progress’

On May 12/08 a Cayuga builder authorized CANACE to gather evidence to support criminal charges against natives who had shut down their townhouse development. CANACE co-founder Jeff Parkinson was filming as Executive Director Gary McHale asked the OPP site commander Sergeant Michaud for an explanation as to why he and his officers were refusing to enforce the law – and received a shocking admission: 

Sgt. Michaud explains that Ontario's Land Title deeds are NOT sufficient proof of ownership for the OPP. May 12/08

Video 1: shows, A: the Sergeant explaining that land title deeds are not sufficient to prove land ownership to the OPP’s satisfaction and B: that the OPP is being directed by the Crown Attorney not to enforce the law. 

This conversation took place just 5 days after CANACE released its ‘Legalized MYTHS of Illegal Occupations‘ report in which we exposed the complete lack of legal justification for allowing native protesters to victimize property owners.  

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CANACE fights for Canadians against incredible odds

6 07 2008

UPDATED 1135 EST July 26/08

UPDATE 2153 EST July 08/08: CANACE ‘extortion’ charges certified by Ontario Court of Justice. Two native protesters now face total of 9 charges for Intimidation, Mischief and Extortion thanks to CANACE Executive Director Gary McHale.

This article was excerpted from a VoiceofCanada piece, ‘McHale wins judicial review hearing in Cayuga court!,’ in which CANACE Director of Research Mark Vandermaas provided some insight into the enormous price paid by CANACE Executive Director Gary McHale to oppose race-based policing in Ontario in order to dramatize the amazing accomplishments of a man who has every reason to give up, but refuses to do so.

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How YOU can help restore justice in Ontario

29 04 2008

knight-w-sword.jpgIn light of recent events in Caledonia and Deseronto, some people have written to us wondering what they can do to help us restore Ontario as a place where all people are equal before the law without resorting to violence.  

We have some ideas for you listed at the end of this document, but the best thing you can do is to join CANACE (for free) and add your name to our growing list of Member Advocates.

If you already know you want to help, go straight to the bottom and get started. If you’d like to know why you should support CANACE in this important Canadian civil rights movement, keep reading…

CANACE was there from the beginning

For more than 18 months, the people who founded the Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality (CANACE) have – with vital support of proud and patriotic Canadians in and outside of Caledonia – dedicated many thousands of hours to researching, exposing and peacefully protesting the lies used by the OPP and the McGuinty government to justify the racially-based policing practices that have torn apart Ontario communities and traumatized thousands of lives, native and non-native, in the process.

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