The Italian language newspaper Corriere is reporting that Prime Minister Harper will be in Vaughan to announce that former OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino will be the Conservative candidate for the riding:
VAUGHAN – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be at Vaughan next Friday to announce the nomination of Julian Fantino a representative of the Conservative Party in the next-elections that should take place in December along with two other-elections that are to be held in Manitoba and a fourth in the district of Prince George-Peace River, which will be vacated on 25 October by the Conservative MP Jay Hill has already announced his resignation.
- Corriere.com, Oct 08/10 (translation): Harper launched toward the conquest of the GTA
- Hat tip to CanadianSense Politics, Oct 09/10: Julian Fantino: Vaughan Star Candidate
An insult to Caledonia, an insult to justice and an insult to Conservative supporters
We have been working behind the scenes and posting key evidence online to try to help the party understand that having Fantino as a candidate is not in its best interests in that it signifies that the CPC is willing to embrace a future that includes racial policing directed against innocent victims of extremism as an alternative to protecting those victims. We want no part of any party that embraces such views. As one prominent Conservative supporter in Haldimand who understands the issues better than most told us privately, ”This is just wrong.”
I suggested that the party at least wait until they had a chance to read Christie Blatchford’s book, HELPLESS: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, And How The Law Failed All of Us, due on bookshelves Oct 26th. (We just received advance copies today), and I provided an extensive list of documentation and other resources online:
- Caledonia Victims Project, Oct 07/10: Toronto Star gets critical facts wrong on Fantino Caledonia charge
- Caledonia Victims Project, Sept 17/10: Message for federal Conservatives: Fantino as candidate = slap in the face to Caledonia victims
Sorry it had to come to this: ConservativesAgainstFantino.ca is born
It is now apparent that the party has decided to put short term gain ahead of fundamental justice, the rule of law and the concept of equality before the law in embracing Fantino’s outrageous conduct in Caledonia. We have now launched a website in support of an campaign to convince other Conservative supporters to join us in working to defeat both Julian Fantino in Vaughan and Haldimand/Caledonia MP Diane Finley as part of a long term plan to force the party to be conservative while protecting basic civil liberties and the rule of law.
As lifelong Conservative supporters who have seen and experienced the very worst of Fantino’s excesses (we have outstanding lawsuits against him for defamation, and against the OPP/Ontario government for false arrest – we were trying to raise a Canadian flag, really!) we are sorry our party has sunk so low and crossed a line that should never have been drawn.
You can learn more about us and about our strategy on our new site. If you feel the same after visiting our site, send us an email and let us know if you’re willing to help. If you’re a CPC insider you need to get on the phone ASAP and start telling the party’s leadership it’s still not too late to stop this despicable decision.
Mark Vandermaas, Founder
Co-founder, Conservatives Against Fantino