October 31, 2016

Trudeau names six Ontario Senators, including one “top cop” with a questionable past

Brian LilleyArchive

We now have six new Senators from Ontario, all hand-picked by Justin Trudeau.

He calls them non-partisan and I’m sure others will also weigh in on that question in the coming days but for now, I want to focus in on one of his choices.

Gwen Boniface is heralded as the first woman to head the Ontario Provincial Police, breaking the purported glass ceiling.

But, there’s another first under her belt that I’m not sure many would want to celebrate.

Watch as I explain her connection to the two-tiered policing system that developed under her watch in Caledonia.

There were confrontations, violent protests and years of scuffles with police. Even journalists were assaulted at times while the OPP stood by and did nothing to stop it as long as the perpetrator was native.

In her efforts to address the violence which led to the death of Dudley George, the OPP was encouraged to go too far the other way and attempted to make amends with natives by punishing the people of Caledonia.

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commented 2016-11-02 14:48:42 -0400
Harper did not “stack” the Senate as some put it because he probably knew the “hue and cry” that would result if he did! Also, he wanted to and tried to reform the Senate to make it an elected Senate, but the Supreme Court would not let him do that! Also, to use the “notwithstanding” clause probably would have plunged the country into a constitutional crisis! This clause continues to be one of the most controversial clauses in the Constitution.
commented 2016-11-01 20:26:57 -0400
Salvation through separation..!
commented 2016-11-01 19:29:38 -0400
In 2002 two Caledon O.P.P. oficers shot my son four times after stopping him driving a stolen car. Witnesses claimed there was no need to shoot him as he was unarmed, and stopped by a police barricade. The officers were both cleared by the SIU as well as the judge in the case.
commented 2016-11-01 17:35:14 -0400
Abolishing the Senate would have been impossible without Quebec and Ontario agreeing to it. Even trying to reform the senate proved impossible. The best thing left was for him to stack it. As far as I understand in order to reform the senate he needed to pass a bill, that would then need SENATE approval. Other words the Senate had the last word on whether to reform itself. Crazy.
commented 2016-11-01 13:37:00 -0400
Senator Boniface should help push through any new legislation that appeases the aboriginals, as Justin has promised. Non-partisan, I think not. What a sham to think a Liberal PM would ever appoint a non-progressive.
commented 2016-11-01 12:44:17 -0400
“What difference does it make at this point wheter Onterrible selects brain sucking zombies to these positions – it’s gone chubby, the province is gone, part of the rust belt, a province of self-loathing slaves run by the most corrupt kleptocracy in the nation – it’s so fvucked, a few more parasites sucking on its withered corpse can’possibly fvck it more or even hope to un-fvck it.”

“We are so screwed.”

Very true, the Liberal corruption runs very deep. There is no difference between the federal or provincial Liberal party. Same backroom boys with their long standing policies of nepotism and cronyism, simply different divisions within the same Red Tent. Ontario is fubared beyond repair, the rest of the nation is a mere few steps behind. Have to admire their handiwork though, everything that the Liberals touch politically becomes bloated then decays rather rapidly, an amazing talent and very destructive.
commented 2016-11-01 12:44:00 -0400
That’s another item Harper screwed up; he didn’t abolish the Senate. Even if the Supreme Court (an unelected pack of Lawyers) ruled against him, he could have used the non-withstanding clause.
The same with Pipelines and Indians owning the Country; that’s why the PM has the non-withstanding clause. Harper never used it once to my knowledge.
commented 2016-11-01 10:18:29 -0400
Jay Mac…….slaped my knee and howled after i read your post. You just had to add conservative in quotes. The irony!
commented 2016-11-01 06:52:02 -0400
I remember the day Solicitor General Bob Runciman, “Conservative”, announced her appointment in a press conference at the Kingston waterfront.

“The Ontario Government and the Solicitor General are pleased to announce today the appointment of Gwen Bonafice to the office of Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. This appointment was made purely on the candidate’s merit and no other factors were taken into consideration.”

And at that point, every cop with any interviewing experience would have slapped his leg and howled in derision “Liar, liar, pants of fire!” Because, when an excuse, alibi, or assurance is proffered when it has not been asked for or is not otherwise necessary to the narrative, you can bet your bippy that it is a cover of sorts.
commented 2016-11-01 06:25:37 -0400
@shebel Raj…unfortunately people don’t know how their government or public policy works. They vote the way you would pick a dance partner (back in the days when people danced with partners).

Or they vote on a one issue grievance.

There is another nominee that concerns me. Gwen Boniface is the tap root of “the pussy pass” in Canada…the double standard in prison sentences served.
commented 2016-11-01 02:59:38 -0400
Justin must really think that normal folk are pretty dumb. The thing IS - Justin— that normal folk that follow Politics KNOW that you are really Dumb. What is your next step to Betray Canada ?
commented 2016-11-01 02:45:41 -0400
That is because you are White skinned. You have the ability to look after yourself and create a new life and Prosper sort of like the Orientals.
commented 2016-11-01 02:36:25 -0400
Could it be argued that Justin Trudeau is a Ukrainophobe? None of the six Ontario nominees to the Senate are Ukranian. Not one. And this is 2015.
commented 2016-10-31 23:14:39 -0400
I always wished that Harper would stack the Senate with 30 year old Conservatives. He did not. Probably , because the MSM was ready to Crucify him— he left 22 seats. Now , Justin -the little boy with no integrity , and nothing else to do with his life -will stack the Senate- with Takers—- that will bleed Canada dry- both Monetarily and Culturally.
commented 2016-10-31 22:21:43 -0400
Justin is a Ukrainophobe , he moved that office from Vegreville to Edmonton because of his hatred for Ukrainians.
Doing my progressive impersonation, how was it?
commented 2016-10-31 21:41:52 -0400
What difference does it make at this point wheter Onterrible selects brain sucking zombies to these positions – it’s gone chubby, the province is gone, part of the rust belt, a province of self-loathing slaves run by the most corrupt kleptocracy in the nation – it’s so fvucked, a few more parasites sucking on its withered corpse can’possibly fvck it more or even hope to un-fvck it.

You get the government you deserve and Ontarislobovians deserve the zombie government they have.
commented 2016-10-31 20:45:56 -0400
I’ve heard the backgrounds of the new senators from this and last week. Non-partisan is not a term I would use.

We will be in for decades of politically correct decisions. Ridiculous laws will be allowed through and intelligent laws will be sidetracked.

We are so screwed.
commented 2016-10-31 20:17:24 -0400
Yes, under Boniface the OPP became just a Liberal serf…………I wonder if it had anything to do with the very high salaries they get. Anyway, I lost faith in that PC police force,,,,,,, I have no respect for them. Fantino did not help.
commented 2016-10-31 20:12:07 -0400
Mike and Al, just what Jack said. Harper had his chance to stack the senate, and chose not to. That move alone seems to me that Harper is quite comfortable with the Trudeaus government.
commented 2016-10-31 19:59:25 -0400
Jack, I think the reason he didn’t stack the senate (as much as I wish he would have) was to give the people what they wanted. If they wouldn’t vote for common sense then give them the @#$% they asked for. If the people haven’t suffered enough it is their God-given right to suffer some more.
commented 2016-10-31 19:39:27 -0400
I agree. Justice SHOULD be the same for everyone.
commented 2016-10-31 19:22:23 -0400
It finally is happening. It is his prerogative to stack the senate. The real question is why Harper didn’t do this his final year in power. He knew there were vacancies so why didn’t he protect us from this by stacking the Senate himself?
commented 2016-10-31 19:13:29 -0400
Kelvin…..I’m not sure what you’re getting at. Help us understand.
commented 2016-10-31 19:02:05 -0400
Why would Harper publicly comment on them?
commented 2016-10-31 18:47:36 -0400
Any word from Harper on these appointments? Ya, I didn’t think so
commented 2016-10-31 18:47:04 -0400
Being from Alberta, I am not really knowledgable about Caledonia beyond Blatchford’s articles and reprises by Sun and Rebel. However, if Boniface is the source of that corruption then it is little wonder she was appointed by the Liberal Party of Corruption to the Senate. I think her appointment signifies how non-partisan Baby Doc’s appointments are.
commented 2016-10-31 18:36:51 -0400
I believe the Caledonia threats are still current to this day.
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