Great Moments in the History of White People in Canada, Part Two

by Kevin D. Annett

 united church of canada

It’s all about the Real Estate, Mate: What they didn’t teach me in Sunday School

“I have secured the land and arrested the pagans.”- Missionary and land speculator John Ross, Ahousaht, British Columbia, October 1, 1903

We can’t have Kevin Annett upset the applecart over the Ahousaht land deal” – John Cashore, British Columbia NDP Environment Minister and United Church clergyman, November 5, 1994, just prior to Kevin’s firing without cause from St. Andrew’s United Church

I regret to inform you that the internal disciplinary procedures of the United Church fall outside the jurisdiction of my department … I cannot intervene in the church’s actions against Reverend Annett” - Ujjal Dosanjh, British Columbia Attorney General and cabinet colleague of Cashore, May 14, 1997

Come now Kevin; you don’t really believe there’s a separation of church and state in this country, do you?” - Provincial Conflict of Interest Commissioner H.D. Oliver, June 4, 1997

 

A decade before he learned to despise and fear me, John Cashore was the first person to congratulate me on my maiden homily at Vancouver’s First United Church, where he was the minister in 1986.

“If all your sermons are that good Kevin, you’ll have an outstanding career in the United Church!” he effused as he pumped my hand on that memorably ironic Sunday in October.

John lived to regret his remark.

Alas, my anticipated career as a professional God Talker never came off, but I did learn how to give dirty politicians like John Cashore many sleepless nights.

John’s particular insomnia was caused in the summer of 1994 when I surfaced a lucrative inside deal he had cooked up as an NDP provincial government minister to profit his corporate backer Weyerhauser and protect his own United Church of Canada from a potentially disastrous scandal.

It was all about old growth cedar trees, and the little brown human remains they concealed.

In 1903 a man very much like John Cashore had arrived on the stormy coastline of what we call Vancouver Island that was the ancestral homeland of the Ahousaht indigenous people.

The man’s name was John Ross, and as a Presbyterian missionary he was also given by “the Crown” the power of a cop, a judge and an Indian Agent. As such, John set up what became the United Church’s Ahousaht “Indian residential school” where over half the local Ahousaht children died. The zealous John Ross systematically arrested any Ahousaht who wouldn’t incarcerate their children in the death trap called a school. And in the process, he also stole nearly half of the Ahousaht’s land.

John’s multiple role as priest, child trafficker, land grabber and magistrate wasn’t all that unusual when one considers that his Presbyterian church and its descendent, the United Church of Canada, were conferred with the legal power of a bank and land broker by the merry old Crown of England.

After all, how else do Civilized Christians ensure that all those big trees and fishing grounds end up in the right hands?

John Ross was an efficient multi-tasker. Within a few months the formerly independent Ahousahts had been corralled into church and residential school and their traditional chiefs locked up by Ross and his band of “special” Indian constables. And not coincidentally, the richest Ahousaht land and its lucrative old growth cedars was also brought into the fold of what became the United Church of Canada.

Worse the luck for John Ross, he had to hurriedly vacate the premises one spring day in 1909 when he was implicated in the death of a child at the residential school: one Carrie George, age eight, who was the only daughter of his chief adversary, the traditional Siem Maquinna George.

But Ross’ legacy remained.

In 1952 the United Church began selling off the stolen Ahousaht land to their various financial backers, including the logging company MacMillan-Bloedel. And in 1994 the latter signed away the Ahousaht land to the biggest lumber multinational in the world, the American company Weyerhauser Ltd., after my old fan John Cashore secretly set up the whole deal through his new cabinet position as the provincial Environment minister.

Naturally, the Ahousahts never got a penny from the deal. John Cashore profited, however, courtesy of Weyerhauser, as did his own United Church of Canada, whose history as the original land grabber in Ahousaht was carefully shielded from public scrutiny by Cashore through his governmental office.

End of story? Uh uh. Enter stage left yours truly, who stumbled my way into the whole sordid mess in October of 1994 after learning about it from one of Chief Maquinna’s descendents, one Earl George, an Ahousaht elder who frequented my Port Alberni United Church.

Well wait just a darn minute! I exclaimed in an imprudent letter to my United Church bosses in Toronto after getting the low down from Earl, including how the church had made big bucks off the Ahousaht deal. We’re not supposed to profit off stolen native land! It even says so in our church policy manual!

Ah, the naivety of youth.

John Cashore’s personal role in tossing me from my pulpit and eventually from my livelihood and family surfaced in the year following my unceremonious cashiering out of the United Church of Canada.

As co-conspirators tend to do under pressure, one of the Presbytery church officers who’d arranged my firing, one Win Stokes, spilled the beans at the United Church kangaroo court “de-listing hearing” that robbed me of my profession.

Under cross-examination and obviously in an effort to cover his own ass and shift the blame, Stokes blurted out that John Cashore had insisted on my expulsion after saying to him that “We can’t have Kevin Annett upset the applecart over the Ahousaht land deal”. Stokes admitted that Cashore had also made sure that Ahousaht elder Earl George never completed his training for United Church ministry.

Business as usual in the Great White North, of course. But none of it sat right with me, having still not awoken to the way things are.

And so soon after my expulsion from the church I diligently sought out one H.D. Oliver, a retired provincial court judge who had been dubbed the Commissioner to investigate charges of “conflict of interest” by British Columbia politicians. And so in earnest I brought to him the case that John Cashore had used his public office to profit and protect his buddies in the church.

I could have guessed what the obese Mr. Oliver would say the moment I was ushered into his august presence in a downtown Vancouver board room.

He listened with an amused smirk as I laid out the facts to him. He only interrupted me once, to comment that he too was a United Church member. But seeing that I still didn’t get it, Oliver finally sat back after I was done and said to me with that same wry insider’s grin,

Come now Kevin; you don’t really believe there’s a separation of church and state in this country, do you?”

And as for the Ahousaht people: no, they never did get their land back, and most of them never saw a penny from all the mega profits squeezed out of all those slaughtered cedar trees. But their Around the Fort suck hole chiefs sure did: guys like Cliff Atleo, father of the future Assembly of First Nations Grand Chief Sean “Tonto” Atleo, who made a bundle through his own logging company called Ilsaak Limited that wiped out the last old growth trees on Ahousaht land.

I hear that John Cashore still turns a funny shade of green whenever my name is mentioned. But hell: that’s the price of civilization.

Great Moments in the History of White People in Canada

 Part One: How the Fix Began, or, Sweeping Up the Little Bones

Sunday, April 14, 1996 – Port Alberni, British Columbia

With a foresight unusual for United Church of Canada bureaucrats, Marion Best and Virginia Coleman of the General Council Office convene a secret meeting this evening with top officials of the west coast Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC). The latter have recently commenced the first major class action lawsuit against that church for the crimes committed by its employees in its Alberni Indian residential school.

Marion and Virginia have brought along their cheque book.

The confidential conclave is not without a touch of irony, for it takes place at St. Andrew’s United Church, the former clerical abode of the Reverend Kevin D. Annett, who has just recently been fired without cause and threatened with defrocking by the same top church officers after he imprudently began asking questions about missing brown children at the said school.

Unfortunately for the beleaguered duo of Marion Best and Virginia Coleman, one of Kevin’s associates, the Reverend Bruce Gunn, is present that night at the secret meeting with the west coast chiefs. And like the proverbial fly on the wall, or snake in the grass, depending on one’s viewpoint, Bruce Gunn later gives to the sadder but wiser Reverend Annett a blow by blow account of what transpired.

The buck that evening stops with Virginia Coleman, who as General Secretary of the United Church brandishes an offer she is sure the chubby NTC chieftains will not refuse.

“The United Church is willing to provide some monetary compensation to a limited number of our former residential school students” she declares, her eyes never lifting from her attorney’s carefully worded script. “But there are two conditions to our offer.”

One can assume that at this point, visions of something more than sugar plums are starting to dance in the heads of the Indians who are present, all of whom learned the score while children themselves in the local death camp called a residential school.

The first condition is that you must agree to restrict your litigation to issues of personal injury and not matters of a criminal nature, such as the alleged killing of students. And the second condition is that you must disassociate yourselves from Kevin Annett and his claims of murders in the Alberni residential school.

Our faithful observer, Bruce Gunn, was surprised by the speed with which the august body of aboriginal leaders gobbled up the deal. Nelson Keitlah, Cliff Atleo and all the other NTC brass who were present that evening swallowed what was offered to them, but not, of course, before demanding an added sweetener in the form of certain considerable benefits that would accrue to themselves personally as part of the backroom arrangement.

Not surprisingly, there was a general atmosphere of good will and “reconciliation” prevailing afterwards among the pale and brown skinned aficionados who were present that night. That spirit of course did not extend to anyone outside the Arrangement: especially to Kevin Annett, his family, or any of the many thousands of residential school “survivors” who could now expect, at best, a few drops of blood money.

Those of us who occasionally wonder why no native politician in Canada has ever called for a criminal prosecution of the churches that killed 60,000 of their own relatives should remember the Port Alberni meeting of April 14, 1996. For that night’s Arrangement set the pattern for all of the subsequent concealment of Genocide in Canada by the churches that did the killing and their willing accomplices who call themselves “First Nations leaders”.

Son of Sellout Shawn Atleo (left) meets Son of Satan

United Nations head censured as ITCCS activates new campaign to disestablish criminal powers

A Global News Update from the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – Monday, May 2, 2016

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 Kevin Annett’s “speaking and recruitment” tour expands to Canada and Europe, activates indigenous missing children inquiry in America

https://youtu.be/LO24lP6MWPQ

Update One: New York City – Censure, Remove top UN leader

A motion to officially censure and remove United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon from his position will be introduced this morning by a group of delegates and NGO officials at U.N. Headquarters in New York.

The motion is prompted by Ban-Ki Moon’s refusal to fulfil his oath of office and expel three convicted criminal regimes – Canada, Great Britain and the Vatican – from the U.N. General Assembly, as requested by a Letter of Demand given to him on March 31.

“The Secretary General is protecting and colluding with regimes proven to have committed and concealed the murder of children, and are still engaged in crimes against humanity” remarked Kevin Annett, who delivered the Demand Letter to Ban-Ki Moon’s office on March 31 on behalf of the ITCCS, whose common law courts lawfully convicted the three criminal states of genocide and criminal conspiracy.

“Ban-Ki Moon had thirty days to respond and he didn’t. So now it’s up to the international community to stop these regimes when the so-called official leaders refuse to do so.”

Speaking from an ITCCS conference at Mount Shasta, California today, Kevin and other ITCCS officials outlined a new international campaign to enforce its common law court verdicts against Canada, Great Britain and the Vatican by disestablishing and replacing these powers. (See following report)

Update Two: Mount Shasta – Global Conference activates “grassroots revolution”

After gathering in closed session for three days, top ITCCS officers and field secretaries from six nations approved a new international campaign to replace criminally-convicted regimes with sovereign common law Republics.

The ITCCS campaign will include establishing Peoples’ Assembles and common law courts of record to “actively reclaim the law and government from the murderous corporate elites who are destroying our liberties and our world”, according to Elise Depardieu of the ITCCS General Council.

“We will use the same methods that convicted and deposed Pope Benedict: a grass roots revolution based on people directly reclaiming lawful power in their own communities. You can expect to see the citizen arrest of known and convicted child killers and the seizure of their property and assets.”

As part of this campaign, in Sacramento, California aboriginal survivors of Catholic-led genocide announced today a plan to launch their own common law courts to prosecute and halt land theft, child trafficking and murder among their people. Their courts will also conduct “the same kind of exposure of the ongoing genocide that Kevin Annett has so successfully achieved in Canada”, according to a spokeswoman of the Navajo nation.

Representatives of the new indigenous coalition met this past week with Kevin Annett during his speaking tour across northern California.

Update Three: Kevin Annett tour to expand to Canada, Europe

Spurred by a growing demand for his two new books (“Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion” and “Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada” - amazon.com) , Kevin Annett will expand his “speaking and recruitment tour” across Canada and Europe during the spring and summer months.

Besides giving book readings and lectures, Kevin will work with local activists to conduct training workshops in the common law and spiritual-political reclamation.

“I’ve had invitations from Vancouver to Ireland to Russia” remarked Kevin today. “Our work has finally hit a critical mass and people everywhere are moving from awareness to action. Both of my books are part of the historical movement that brought down a pope and showed people how they can win against oligarchies, and that’s inspiring a new kind of groundswell.”

To book Kevin as a speaker or to order his books, see www.createspace.com/6052421 and www.createspace.com/6085632 , or write to hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com .

Issued 2 May, 2016 by the ITCCS Central Office, Brussels

https://youtu.be/LO24lP6MWPQ

Note: Attached is a link to both a you tube broadcast of this notice and a breaking interview with Kevin Annett by award winning broadcaster Dennis Bernstein of KPFA Radio, Berkeley, conducted on April 28)

 

Unrelenting, Live from New York: Exclusive MNN TV Interview with Kevin Annett (March 31, 2016)


Nobel Peace Prize nominee and “banned Canadian” Rev. Kevin Annett is interviewed by veteran civil rights leader Colia Clark from New York City’s MNN TV. This exclusive March 31 interview features Kevin discussing one of his recently published books “Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion” in which he describes his valiant and successful twenty year struggle to expose and prosecute genocide and child murder in Canada by church and state. See also www.murderbydecree.com. To order Unrelenting see www.createspace.com/6052421 .


https://youtu.be/aEYGLA7WoSM

​(Note: There is a one minute gap at the start of this video – please proceed to the 50 second mark to begin)​

Expel Canada, United Kingdom and the Vatican from the UN General Assembly: Letter of Demand issued to Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon

Breaking News from the United Nations:
 
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Kevin Annett outside the United Nations prior to the delivery of the Demand Letter to Ban-Ki Moon – Kevin holds a copy of “Murder by Decree”
 
New York City: (Dateline 31 March, 2016)
 
A Public Notice and Letter of Demand was issued today to Ban-Ki Moon, U.N. Secretary-General, calling on him to fulfill his Oath of Office by barring three convicted criminal states from membership in the General Assembly. Those states are Canada, the United Kingdom and the Vatican – “Holy See”.
 
The Demand was submitted to the UN Secretariat by a delegation from the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) and its North American Field Secretary Kevin Annett.
 
A copy of the Demand Letter follows.
 
Along with the Letter, which requires a response from Ban-Ki Moon within thirty days, the delegation presented to his office a copy of its recently-published report on Genocide in Canada entitled “Murder by Decree”, which contains incontrovertible evidence of the genocidal acts and intents of these states towards indigenous people in Canada.
 
Kevin Annett, interviewed outside the United Nations today, stated,
 
“I would be surprised if the Secretary-General refused to reply, considering the diplomatic nature of the Demand Letter and the public and legal perception that his lack of a reply would generate that he is colluding with the criminal states in question”.
 
The Demand Letter and the report “Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada” can be viewed at www.itccs.org and www.murderbydecree.com . Further updates will be posted this week.
 
Issued by the Central Office of the ITCCS, Brussels
31 March, 2016
 
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Diplomatic letter of Demand and Public Notice

Issued to Ban-Ki Moon in his personal and fiduciary capacity as Secretary-General of the United Nations

From the Executive Council of the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

On the Thirty First Day of March, 2016

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

BE ADVISED that according to our investigations and the lawful proceedings and verdict of our affiliate, the International Common Law Court of Justice, the United Nations member and observer status states of CANADA, the UNITED KINGDOM and the HOLY SEE and their fiduciary officers have been duly convicted and found guilty of planning, perpetrating and concealing Crimes against Humanity and a Criminal Conspiracy against the indigenous nations of Canada and the children of the world, including the death of more than 60,000 native children;

AND BE FURTHER ADVISED that the crimes of these three bodies corporate and their fiduciary officers, including the planned genocide of indigenous nations and the organized trafficking, torture and murder of children, are continuing today;

AND BE FURTHER ADVISED that accordingly, these three bodies corporate constitute transnational criminal organizations under international law, and specifically according to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Criminal Organizations (2000), and therefore as rogue terrorist states may not lawfully retain their status as either full or observer status members of the United Nations in any capacity whatsoever, and must be expelled from the U.N. General Assembly and all of its bodies.

THEREFORE, Mr. Secretary-General, LET IT BE KNOWN BY THIS DIPLOMATIC LETTER OF DEMAND AND PUBLIC NOTICE that we, the Executive Council of the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State and our affiliates in thirteen nations require that you fulfill your Oath of Office and public duty by instituting immediate expulsion proceedings against CANADA, the UNITED KINGDOM and the HOLY SEE (Vatican) and their associated bodies, as proven and convicted criminal organizations.

AND THEREFORE LET IT BE FURTHER KNOWN that as of this day we place you, BAN-KI MOON, on public notice that if you fail to initiate such expulsion procedures against these three criminal states our Tribunal will consider and declare you to be aiding and abetting the crimes and obstruction of justice of those states. In that eventuality, we will work through our affiliates at the United Nations to publicly censure and expel you from your office as an accessory to Crimes against Humanity.

IN WITNESS TO and as an accompaniment to this DEMAND AN NOTICE, we are formally presenting to you as of this day, March 31, 2016, a summary of the evidence of the crimes of the said states of CANADA, the UNITED KINGDOM and the HOLY SEE / VATICAN in the form of our just-released publication ‘Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada”, which is an exhaustive summary of these crimes and the lawful conviction of the said criminal states through the verdict of the International Common Law Court of Justice dated February 25, 2013. (www.murderbydecree.com)

Mr. Secretary-General, we expect a reply to this LETTER OF DEMAND AND PUBLIC NOTICE within thirty (30) days of its receipt by your office, after which we will take further measures to see that justice is done.

Sincerely,

The Executive Council of the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – A Citizens’ Tribunal of Conscience established under the Law of Nations on June 15, 2010

Central Office, Brussels

itccsoffice@gmail.com

USA office: 386-492-2395

www.murderbydecree.com

www.itccs.org

cc: United Nations members states, delegates and affiliates

the world media

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Breaking News: Historic Book exposing the ongoing Canadian Genocide is now online

Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada – A Counter-Report to the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’

 

​This book can also be ordered in hard copy format at ​https://www.createspace.com/6085632

Break the Silence on the continuing slaughter of the innocent – Order and share the most censored book in Canada! 

Its editor, Kevin Annett, is presently on a North American speaking and book launch tour publicizing ‘Murder by Decree’ and a new campaign to uncover and stop child trafficking and ritual killing. 

Contact him for media interviews and speaking engagements at hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com or at 386-492-2395

Exclusive Report: Missing Women in Canada – The Cause

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In this you tube clip, new evidence shines a light on the forces behind the continued disappearance and death of aboriginal women on Canada’s west coast. Kevin Annett shares some of that evidence from the just-released report “Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada” (amazon.com , itccs.org) including his personal knowledge of the disappearances based on his years of work in Vancouver’s downtown east side . A new approach to stopping these crimes and those responsible is proposed .
To order a copy of “Murder by Decree” see: www.createspace.com/6085632

Amazon review of Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion by Kevin D. Annett

Reviewer: Angelyn Ray, MSW

March 1, 2016

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Once a generation, if we’re lucky, a prophet arises among us who will relentlessly call us out on our insane abuses of the innocent and vulnerable, and who will also enlighten a path for those among us who are ready to surrender our ignorance and complacency.  For us, this prophet is Kevin Annett.  There are others, thankfully, but none I know of whose call is as searching and clarion as his.

In Unrelenting, Kevin Annett moves us along seamlessly from his own roots, to their flowering in his eviction not only from the church ministry but also from life as he knew it, to the international movement he has stirred.  Naming his passionate detractors and attracting wounded witnesses and a few survivors of the genocidal Canadian holocaust, he airs children’s buttons and bones, charred and buried in dirt, entangled in the roots of trees planted to cover the crimes.  He bares the horrors hidden underneath the robes that swagger within the courts, churches and palaces.

Kevin Annett details the long trail of progress through truth-gathering and truth-telling to strategic action, when he spearheaded the creation of the International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ).  Public summonses were issued, not to the usual scapegoats, but to the usurpers of royal thrones and to the papacy itself.  No guns, no bombs, just the power of the truth ferreted out, fearlessly told, and finally administered by common law.  The world knows about the pope’s resignation; now the inside story is told.

The paradox of enlightenment is that the greater the beam the greater the darkness that is exposed, and the darkness revealed in Unrelenting is of such a depth that, even while cheering the toppling of the usurpers of power and decrying the murders of the little ones, we would gladly look the other way, returning to our preoccupation with our own births and deaths and all that goes between.

We can conspire to kill the messenger, lash out in resistance, avert our eyes, or just stand in awe.  Or we can take in the stark revelations and allow them to permeate our reality and influence the ways in which we proceed.  How we cross that Rubicon and where we alight on the opposite shore will differ for each of us, with the caveat:  there is no return.  Such is the effect ofUnrelenting upon the sincere reader.  Yet, the author does not leave us in the furnaces or the hells he has exposed; there is a path home.

Few authors can present their own narrative with as much coherence and flow, born of relentless honesty and unfaltering focus.  Time and what the rest of us do will reveal the ongoing effects of what is past; and whether what is done as recorded in Unrelenting remains the most important story in memory, or the beginning of a global healing that is long overdue.

- Angelyn Ray

Kevin conducting readings from Unrelenting:

​”Unrelenting” can be ordered through Amazon.com or at ​

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Canada’s Most Censored Story and the man who brought it to light:

An epic crime and the struggle to expose it is recounted in two new books

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Now available through Amazon.com and Createspace.com

Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada – A Counter-Report to the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ - $20.00

 Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion by Kevin D. Annett – $15.00

Order your copy now through the createspace.com sites listed or by writing to hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com  or by phoning 386-492-2395

 

Now available: Murder by Decree – The Crime of Genocide in Canada

A Counter Report to the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”
Edited by Kevin D. Annett
 
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400 pages; List Price: $20.00
“Murder by Decree” is an uncensored record of the planned extermination of indigenous children in Canada’s murderous “Indian residential schools”. It is issued as a corrective Counter Report to the miscarriage of justice by Church and State known as the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC).
 
 
Based on eyewitness testimonies and archival documentation deliberately suppressed or ignored by the TRC, “Murder by Decree” proves that the genocide of indigenous people began as a religion-led campaign and continues to be a deliberate governmental policy in Canada. This Counter Report reveals these startling facts:
 
 
- Over half of Indian residential school children began dying the very first year these church-run facilities were opened
 
- This huge mortality rate continued unabated for over a half century because of deliberate practices of germ warfare according to a prescribed monthly “death quota”
 
- Evidence of these crimes and their intentional nature has been continually destroyed by the RCMP and the Catholic, Anglican and United Church since at least 1960
 
- The same genocide continues today, is aimed at indigenous women and children, and is driven by foreign corporate interests hungry for native lands and resources
 
 
Murder by Decree is issued by The International Tribunal for the Disappeared of Canada (ITDC), an international coalition of jurists and human rights groups. The ITDC was formed in December, 2015 to investigate the disappearance of people in Canada, prosecute those responsible and prevent a further whitewash by Canada of its Crimes against Humanity.
 
 
This report is an answer to these crimes and an urgent summons to the world and to all Canadians to live no longer under genocidal regimes.
 
 
Published by the ITDC Central Offices in Brussels and Toronto. For more information: disappearedofcanada@gmail.com