Barrett calls for Bartolucci to resign – again “First Caledonia – now G20,” Barrett

For Immediate Release:
December 15, 2010

Queen’s Park – Two and a half years after first demanding the acquiescence of Ontario’s Solicitor General over injustices in Caledonia area land disputes, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is reiterating his call for Rick Bartolucci to step down.

Barrett first insisted Bartolucci step down in May, 2008 following a Dunville Chronicle article noting that Six Nations band chief Bill Montour, “gave credit to Michael Bryant for talking to the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services (Solicitor General) who reportedly told the OPP to stand down.”

Barrett is renewing his call following the latest of four separate inquiries/ reviews into G20 law enforcement.

“Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin’s Caught in the Act, adds to an ongoing inquiry from former Ontario chief justice Roy McMurtry, a review by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, and a review by the Toronto Police Services Board,” Barrett reported. “In Caledonia we’ve waited four years, have had over 5,000 petition government, joining with Opposition calls for an inquiry, and we still have no action.”

Barrett wondered how a government in good conscience can see that justice concerns in Toronto are put under government’s microscope, while Caledonia concerns are ignored.

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For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at
(519) 428-0446 or (905)-765-8413, 1-800-903-8629