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When I returned home last night after our final protest rally (that’s my wife and me to the right) prior to getting out most of the rest of the 60,000 ‘Conservatives Against Fantino’ brochures we have been blanketing Vaughan parking lots with during the past four weeks, there was an email from a journalist I respect asking simply, “Any predictions about byelection?”

Here is an updated, edited version of what I sent him:

PREDICTION? Well…first things first

I read in London Free Press recently that reporters were being told that Genco (Libs) people were telling them they expected to lose by a landslide of 10K. A CPC contact in Vaughan who was supporting Genco (the Liberal candidate) tells me the ‘source’ was a CPC plant and it was pure BS. Says Genco started down 20% but has now closed gap to pull even. (I seem to recall a Globe & Mail article w/similar stmt, but not sure 100%.)

My/our impressions from our experiences in Vaughan:

Our team of about 15-20 regulars from Caledonia got out between 40-50,000 of our brochures during the past few weeks, mainly by leaving them on cars in parking lots. What was really interesting is how often new people were reporting how pleasantly surprized they were by the warm reception they got from people they met during the day, how most people seemed to know about Caledonia (at long last!) , and how no one was rude to them. They also reported that people weren’t throwing the brochures away, but noticed that after getting in the car, the car wouldn’t move for about 5 mins because they were reading the brochure. (It is very eyecatching and extremely hard hitting.)

  • Conservatives Against Fantino brochure: ‘Caledonia: Fantino’s legacy of Lawlessness & Racist Policing Policies’ [PDF]

We began each Sat/Sun with a protest in front of Fantino’s HQ for which media including the Vaughan Citizen (love those ladies!), Rogers Cable and CBC showed up to interview us. This fabulous photo of the loyal Caledonia Contingent – who regularly drove 1.5 hours each way just to make sure their town’s suffering wasn’t forgotten in this election – was taken yesterday (Nov 28/10):

101128 Caledonia Contingent at Fantino HQ

My friend, CANACE co-founder Merlyn Kinrade (who is also featured in Helpless) and I are both former peacekeepers and, since Fantino/McGuinty ‘justified’ suspending the rule of law in Caledonia by claiming it was a ‘peacekeeping’ operation we both wore our blue berets for some of our rallies in front of Fantino’s HQ in protest of this illegal peacekeeping mission on Canadian soil for the media. Rogers Cable did a stand up interview w/me on that topic, said the story would be aired in Richmond Hill area, so I didn’t catch it. This picture is after the Rogers reporter left last week’s rally and was taken by CANACE co-founder Jeff Parkinson as we were handing out flyers at the Price Chopper grocery store which is 100 feet or so from Fantino’s HQ – in the background.

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  1. VoiceofCanada, Nov 29/10: Prediction: Caledonia & Canada win Vaughan byelection by landslide

POSTED BY: Mark Vandermaas info@voiceofcanada.ca

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– FANTINO PROTEST POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE –

[5:28pm, Oct 14/10] We have decided to cancel the planned protest for tomorrow at the ‘GTA Rally for Julian Fantino’ event in Vaughan.

We knew that Gary McHale would be unable to speak because of his campaign to win a seat on Haldimand Council, which left Mark Vandermaas and Jeff Parkinson to travel to Toronto to speak. Unfortunately, Mark is too ill to travel from London to attend, so we must cancel the event. We apologize. The event will be rescheduled when key speakers and supporters are available. 

We appreciate your understanding, and would be grateful if you would share this with your contacts who may be planning to participate.

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The Conservative Party of Canada is having a rally for Julian Fantino this Friday in Vaughan, and we are organizing a protest to take place outside the venue, details below:

– JOIN US IN PROTEST AT –

Conservative Party of Canada ‘GTA Rally for JULIAN FANTINO’
Riviera Parque Banquet Hall
2800 Highway #7, Vaughan, Ontario
(East of Jane & #7, north of 407. Directions: #400 to #7, east past Jane) MAP

Meet here at 6:00 pm for speeches by longtime Caledonia ‘rule of law’ advocates Mark Vandermaas (CAF co-founder)  & Jeff Parkinson (CANACE co-founder)

(Registration for CPC guests begins 6:30 pm, Fantino rally starts 7:30 pm)

NOTE: We are NOT entering the venue to disrupt Fantino’s event.  

JOIN US to send a message to Stephen Harper and the voters of Vaughan  

“…front line officers were sold down the river by…Gwen Boniface and Julian Fantino, who either subjugated themselves to government will, held their tongues, or respectively dreamed up the disastrous operational plan for Caledonia…”

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While Gary McHale & Merlyn Kinrade were reaching the massive CHCH TV audience yesterday to pour lumps of coal on Fantino and the Conservatives, John Tory’s guest on his show at CFRB 1010 was none other than Christie Blatchford.

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