Please visit new CANACE corporate site:

30 07 2008

Please visit to access the CANACE corporate site.

New corporation, new CANACE website

Until July 2008, Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality existed as an informal group of activists working together for a common goal. This, the original site, is hosted on the system and was operated by current CANACE Vice-President Mark Vandermaas without oversight of the group. was redirected to the actual URL of this site which is ‘

CANACE is now a Canadian Corporation

With the help of donors from inside and outside Caledonia, we have now registered a federal corporation to create an accountable, legal entity as we continue to move forward with the struggle to preserve the rule of law in Ontario and promote reconciliation between native and non-native peoples based on truth, justice and respect for the rights of all citizens regardless of race or grievance.

Effective 1930 EST July 30/08 a new site was created on the Wordpress system at to reflect our new corporate status. The domain has been re-directed there. 

This site will remain online in order to preserve links to existing stories, but will not be updated. Please visit the new CANACE corporate site at to see the latest edition of pages and stories.

Mark Vandermaas, Vice-President
Director of Research
CANACE (Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality)


CANACE counters T.R.U.E. attempt to rewrite Caledonia history

30 07 2008

The Brantford Expositor today published a letter written by CANACE President and Executive Director Gary McHale intended to expose the attempt by a group called ‘Two Row Understanding Through Education’ (TRUE) to blame the media for the well-deserved black-eye native extremists are receiving in the media.

Brantford Expositor, July 30/08
Letter to Editor by Gary McHale,
Executive Director of CANACE
T.R.U.E.  – Meeting held little truth [PDF]

Mr. McHale made it clear that CANACE believes that if true healing is to begin, native extremists owe an apology to the innocent victims – both native and non-native – of their lawlessness, and that CANACE will not allow them to rewrite history:

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CANACE founders cited by Ryerson Review of Journalism

24 07 2008

CANACE is pleased to announce that the prestigious Ryerson Review of Journalism has recognized the work of co-founders Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas for their contributions to news coverage of the Caledonia crisis via their respective websites, and

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CANACE files 32 new charges: Extortion, Intimidation

16 07 2008

UPDATED Aug 12/08

CANACE Executive Director Gary McHale today filed a total of 32 new charges against 8 different individuals involved in alleged extortion, illegal smoke shacks, illegal occupations and road blockades in Caledonia, Cayuga, Hagersville and Caledonia.

These charges have yet to be certified before a judge before a summons or warrant for arrest can be issued.

More charges will be filed in coming weeks. See news release for complete details:

CANACE news release, July 15/08 (UPDATED Aug 12/08):
32 Charges filed including Extortion

Today’s charges are in addition to the 9 already certified against Floyd and Ruby Montour for Extortion, Intimidation and Mischief neither of whom have been convicted at trial and are, therefore, presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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CANACE editorials: Canadian justice not for sale

15 07 2008


On July 13/08 CANACE issued three strongly worded editorials to aggressively confront an attempt by a coalition of Brantford builders called the Haldimand Tract Good Neighbours Coalition to sell out Canadian justice by urging municipalities to turn over taxpayers’ monies to the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI), an organization that has shut down development sites in Hagersville, Cayuga and Brantford with intimidation and illegal occupations.

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OPP tell CANACE: Land Title deeds do NOT prove ownership

13 07 2008
UPDATED 1100 EST July 23/08

This article is based on an inquiry from a reader, Jim Edgeworth, regarding a CANACE report for which we had yet to post the supporting video evidence. Thank you for your inquiry, Jim. Readers can obtain additional background information from the reference links at the end of this article. 

“I saw an article that quoted an OPP officer as stating ” The Ontario Land Registry is not considered proof of ownership by the OPP. I would like to track that down.

“If true it is a interesting situation. Why register any property with the Ontario Gov.? The Banks will need to review all loans that are secured with Real Estate. The Ontario Gov. will sooner or later exhaust all places to hide from doing the job they were elected to do. The USA is in a mortgage meltdown, Canada could do better with this!”

CANACE REPLY: Hi Jim. Thank you for the inquiry. Yes, it’s quite true.

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CANACE ‘extortion’ charges certified by Ontario Court of Justice

8 07 2008
UPDATE 2017 EST July 15/08:
UPDATE 2115 EST July 11/08

UPDATE 1115 EST July 10/08:


One of the most important legal decisions in Ontario’s history with respect to ending landclaim lawlessness was released today in a Cayuga courtroom by Justice of the Peace Dan M. MacDonald when he announced that summons for Floyd and Ruby Montour were to be issued so that they can face criminal charges in connection with their occupation of construction sites in Cayuga and Hagersville.

CANACE Executive Director Gary McHale originally filed 9 charges against the two via private ‘informations’ heard by the court on June 17/08, all of which were certified by the Justice today:

  • Floyd Montour (5 charges): Extortion, Intimidation, Mischief (x3)
  • Ruby Montour (4 charges): Extortion, Intimidation, Mischief (x2)

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