CANACE is holding a protest march in Caledonia next Sunday at 1:30 pm to once again try to raise a Canadian flag across the street from the occupied Douglas Creek Estates where 3 Canadians (including VoC) have been arrested while attempting to do so.
If you would like to know why flag-raising events are so important, please see the links at the end of the article.
Flag Raising Event
May 24, 2009
Start at 1:30 pm outside the Lion’s Hall in Caledonia
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. demonstrated that by Marching down a road you could change a nation. There is no more peaceful way to demand your Rights and Freedoms than simply walking down a road and raising a Canadian Flag.
OPP Race Based Policing Policies are now a fact as testified to in court by OPP Officers. In direct violation of the Charter of Rights the OPP have discriminated against non-Natives as well as repeatedly failed to protect non-Natives against the violence committed by a handful of thugs.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
By joining CANACE (Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality) on May 24 you can send a powerful message to the OPP and to McGuinty’s Government that you will not submit to the illegal actions of the OPP.
Our elected officials may not have the backbone to fight against Race Based Policing but the People can demand change. Average people coming together to confront an injustice.
This is your community. It IS worth standing up for!
For more information you can email info@CaledoniaWakeUpCall.com
or phone Merlyn at 905-765-5131
The OPP have already threatened to arrest Caledonia resident Merlyn Kinrade should he attempt to put up the flag he served under as a UN peacekeeper in the Canadian Navy. Three other Canadians, including resident Bo Chausse have been similarly arrested. Here are some links that will help you understand the importance of supporting the struggle to defend the values represented by the Canadian flag.
1. OPP Racial Policing - the proof:
McHale hearing: OPP officer confirms existence of racial policing!
VoiceofCanada feature: The Barrett Proclamation
VoiceofCanada, May 20/09: MPP Toby Barrett: Double standard for highway blockades?
VoiceofCanada feature: Lessons from Dr. King
3. Governor Faubus calls in Arkansas National Guard to appease violent white racists. President Eisenhower calls in 101st Airborne to protect black students from the State of Arkansas.
Wikipedia: Little Rock Nine
4. McGuinty stands by as OPP calls out London riot squad to help appease violent native racists:
VoiceofCanada, Sept 16/08: Human Rights complaint forces Fantino to tell truth (Part 1)
5. White people can learn and apply Dr. King’s lessons, too:
VoiceofCanada, Sept 16/08: Human Rights complaint forces Fantino to tell truth (Part 2)
The OPP, the Ontario and federal governments, and all the collaborators who have sat in silence counting their money and/or votes are on the wrong side of history. Not so for protest organizer Merlyn Kinrade.
Seventy-four year-old Kinrade – long-time Caledonia resident, formerly of the Canadian Navy, former UN peacekeeper, father, and generous community contributor, will quite likely be arrested this Sunday as he stands against racial policing and acquiesence to violent native racists.
I can only hope you will be there to watch and support this great man as he attempts to make Canada a better place for his children and yours.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
Co-founder, Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality