TVO’s ‘The Agenda’ tonight: ‘Christie Blatchford: Helpless in Caledonia’

Randy Fleming poster (arrested for walking down Caledonia road with a Canadian flag)

Randy Fleming poster (arrested for walking down Caledonia road with a Canadian flag)

UPDATED — Helpless author Christie Blatchford will be appearing on TVO’s The Agenda tonight at 8:00 PM to discuss Caledonia:

Revisiting Caledonia with Christie Blatchford: Is there a double-standard of justice for aboriginals and non-aboriginals in Ontario?

The segment will be approximately 30 minutes long. The other 30 minutes is devoted to an interview with former Toronto Police Chief Bill McCormack.

UPDATE: Video, comments and document links posted via Webchat

1. Video:

2. Web chat comments & court docs: I was able to comment and post links to supporting court docs throughout the show to rebut the myth propagated by some viewers/posters that Six Nations has a valid land claim to the Haldimand Tract. Also, I was allowed to post a link to our ‘post-Helpless Reading List’ page on the HelplessByBlatchford.ca site. My comments are reprinted below; you can read all comments at this link:

[Comment From VoiceofCanada VoiceofCanada : ]

Double standard? Oh yes! Fantino & McGuinty justified it by calling it a ‘peacekeeping’ mission, and citing an Inquiry that DID NOT study the issue of native violence against innocent residents. When will media and Opposition confront the McGuinty gov’t on these policy frauds so true healing can begin? Mark Vandermaas, Caledonia Victims Project

[Comment From VoiceofCanada VoiceofCanada : ]

Two separate Superior Court judges in 2 separate court injunctions in Hagersville and Cayuga related to illegal occupations have stated that the recognized reps of 6N have not made a claim for possession or return of the land and that any claim made would not succeed. Can send court docs to interested parties.

 
Mike Miner:

If you have links to them, post them here.

[Comment From VoiceofCanadaVoiceofCanada: ]

Hi Mike, docs for court injunctions re land claims: 1. http://caledoniavictimsproject.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/1536412-ontario-ltd-v-hccc-hdi-ruby-floyd-montour-hazel-hill-cayuga-occupation-may-june-2008/

[Comment From VoiceofCanada VoiceofCanada : ]

Court doc #2 re Hagersville occupation: http://caledoniavictimsproject.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/john-voortman-associates-v-hccc-hmf-hagersville-occupation-april-2009/ (sorry, hitting Enter key by mistake)

[Comment From VoiceofCanadaVoiceofCanada: ]

1. We are not on native land…6N were refugees from the US. who were allowed, by the grace of Canada, to settle here. 2. Joan Holmes (who also testified at the Ipperwash Inquiry) prepared a detailed report on the history of the Haldimand Tract for the Superior Court judge hearing the Brantford injunction and she concluded 6N had no claims there. Judge ruled against native occupations. Read her report here: http://voiceofcanada.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/feb-02-09-holmes-report-re-brantford-injunction.pdf. Mark Vandermaas

[Comment From VoiceofCanadaVoiceofCanada: ]

You can read the strongly worded Superior Court Brantford injunction against the lawlessness here: http://caledoniavictimsproject.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/101118-brantford-v-montour-hdi-reasons.pdf

[Comment From VoiceofCanadaVoiceofCanada: ]

Mike, if you don’t mind posting this, we have compiled a ‘post-Helpless’ reading list for those who have read Christie’s book and wish to understand, in more depth, the vital policy issues that need to be addressed now that the stories of the victims has been told: https://helplessbyblatchford.wordpress.com/post-helpless-reading-list/ Mark Vandermaas Founder, Caledonia Victims Project Co-founder, HelplessByBlatchford project (not endorsed by Blatchford or publisher)

[Comment From VoiceofCanadaVoiceofCanada: ]

It’s so sad that the not one of the 3 groups who victimized Caledonia – 6N, OPP, Ontario govt – chose to participate in this discussion about the innocent victims they created. This has been the pattern for 5 years.

3. Page comments: I was also able to post this comment on the same page, below the webchat feature:

We must expose ‘peacekeeping’ and ‘Ipperwash Inquiry’ policy frauds
“Double standard? Oh yes, and Fantino & McGuinty justified it via an (illegal) ‘peacekeeping’ mission and an Inquiry that DID NOT study the issue of native violence against innocent residents. When will media and Opposition confront the McGuinty gov’t on these policy frauds so true healing can begin? Mark Vandermaas, Founder Caledonia Victims Project”

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POSTED BY: Mark Vandermaas info@caledoniavictimsproject.ca  

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About Mark Vandermaas

I am founder of Israel Truth Week, and I'm the 'Liberate Israel Training Guy.' I train pro-Israel advocates in how to use Israel's land title deed-the Mandate For Palestine-as a powerful moral narrative to counter the false 'occupation' vilification. Also, founder of VoiceofCanada.ca and the Caledonia Victims Project.
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