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Conservatives Against Fantino

Christie Blatchford - HELPLESS, on bookshelves Oct 26/10

Christie Blatchford - HELPLESS, on bookshelves Oct 26/10

The site is being readied by longtime Conservative supporters for the specific purpose of campaigning against and defeating Julian Fantino in the riding of Vaughan and cabinet minister Diane Finley in Haldimand-Norfolk should the Conservative Party of Canada make the mistake of nominating Fantino as a candidate for the next federal election. 

We have advised the party to wait at least until they have had a chance to read Christie Blatchford’s upcoming book, ‘HELPLESS: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us, due on bookshelves Oct 26/10.

The title of Blatchford’s book tells you, and should tell the Conservative Party everything they need to know about Caledonia, and the failure of the OPP. The book relates Fantino’s role in its misery (he was appointed as commissioner of the OPP in October 2006 when he took over from Gwen Boniface when the worst of the violence was over.) 

Fantino’s intimidation tactics against non-native activists and politicians who spoke out against his force’s racial policing practices, and his blatant favouritism towards native protesters who terrorized Caledonia are legendary there and have no place in the Conservative Party or a future Harper government.

We do hope our party will do the right thing, but it is – unfortunately – necessary to send a strong message that they will pay a price if they choose otherwise. We have watched Diane Finley and the Harper government remain virtually silent for four years while the Ontario Provincial Police and the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty conducted racial policing under a cabinet minister’s nose in Haldimand County and called it ‘peacekeeping.’  

Gary McHale, one of the organizers of this campaign, received 4,821 votes (10% of total votes) when he ran as an independent candidate in Haldimand-Norfolk against Finley and a high profile Liberal candidate in the 2008 election under a platform of law and order due to the silence of the government on issue. 

More resources will be added should it become necessary to launch the campaign against Fantino and Finley. For now, please see the following: