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Conservatives Against Fantino

www.MooseandSquirrel.caConservative blogger ‘Natasha’ who runs the very conservative and very well-written ‘Moose and Squirrel’ blog ( has become the first blogger to announce her withdrawal of support from the Conservative Party of Canada in a letter to the influential Blogging Tories website in which she terminates her relationship over the party’s decision to appoint former OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino as a candidate in the riding of Vaughan.

As noted in her letter, however, her decision to disassociate herself from the site was premised on a belief that the CPC had failed her with its choice of Julian Fantino as a candidate, and not that the operators of the Blogging Tories had behaved inappropriately in any way (see also, Comment section below).

In an email to Blogging Tories co-founder Stephen Taylor sent at 11:44 PM last night (Nov 27/10), she wrote:


The Conservative Party’s choice of Fantino to represent them in Vaughan leaves me with no other choice than to withdraw support for the Tories. Therefore, in protest of Fantino, please remove my blog and feed link from the Blogging Tories site. I will remove the link to the Blogging Tories from my site, as well.

–Sheila (aka Natasha of Moose and Squirrel:

Moose & Squirrel defends Caledonia victims against the ‘just following orders’ defence on behalf of Fantino

HELPLESS: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us, by Christie BlatchfordNatasha – as I will continue to refer to her – has picked up a number of stories about Caledonia from me during the past year to share with her readers. Once conservatives starting defending Fantino after the release of Christie Blatchford’s book Helpless by suggesting he was ‘just’ following McGuinty’s orders and wasn’t responsible for Caledonia’s lawlessness, she allowed me to respond in detail with links and documentation so that readers could access the facts in order to understand the issue from the perspective of a former soldier/peacekeeper who has served on the front line in Caledonia for the past four years:


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POSTED BY: Mark Vandermaas