“By stating that “We stand by our decision and the policy behind it, but we are interested in hearing your opinion on the issue”, Ms. Kelly is soliciting public support (vindication?) for her position by using biased, partial quotes, which did not form part of my OPC (Ontario Press Council) complaint of February 8th, or of my prepared statement to the OPC panel to be used at the hearing.”
An early decision has been made on my Ontario Press Council complaint.
I had been told that the final decision would not be made until September, but the OPC notified me of their ruling by email on July 5th, text below. It is not yet included in the current listing of June decisions in the “Recent Decisions” section of their website, and I will be watching for it to appear. I will also be watching to see it appear on the Aurora Banner website also, as will be ordered by the OPC as a matter of standard procedure.
“I approached it as a labour arbitration hearing, got all my facts and arguments marshalled, and went right after Metroland from the start because, as the person complaining, I got to go first.
After a lot of backward and forward debate and questioning, I believe that I won overwhelmingly on points. Metroland was constantly defensive while I was very much on the attack, and I kept notes and saw that the panel questioned the Metroland representative far more than they did me, and they were far more probing with him.”
“…I have no intention of giving credibility to your omission by debating it with you, nor do I think this matter can be satisfactorily dealt with by my setting a precedent for you to justify any future repetitions merely by offering to publish a rebuttal.”
Below is a copy-and-paste of the text of a letter I received yesterday from the Editor-in-Chief of the York Region Media Group subsidiary of Metroland Media, following a complaint I sent to them on December 31st last year, and the text of my response appears below that, together with links to background material.
Nothing much can be done until a decision is made by the Ontario Press Council, which will be considering the matter at its June meeting.
Although I like writing, and try to get two items up per day, that isn’t always possible. Right now, it’s a combination of the snowstorm, and of meeting the deadline to file an Ontario Press Council complaint, (see “Canada: Blatant smearing of White people by the media” posted Jan. 3rd, 2013, and “Racist vandals and the police as political performers” posted Dec. 30th, 2011, links below.)
“The education director of the Toronto District School Board stepped down Thursday, effective immediately… he made no specific reference to the numerous examples of his work that appear to have relied heavily on the words of others… In his writing of the (Toronto Star) article, he explained, he had copied material from elsewhere and then gone back and used it, apparently in the belief that it was his own. He made no mention of other instances.” (Emphasis added -JG).
“I am not a student anymore. I am an adult and an educator. I should know better. And I must set a clear example for the nearly 250,000 students at the TDSB… I put my fate in the board of trustees and I am open to discuss a process” – TDSB Director Chris Spence.
“The (above) article recaps the events of a couple of years ago involving threats and racist graffiti aimed at Seun Oyinsan and Rita Brown, a mixed-race couple living in Newmarket… However, in a Toronto Star article published on February 1st, 2012, we are told that Anthony Burke, 63, of Bradford, who was charged with criminal harassment and other offences in this matter and subsequently convicted, is himself black…
Below is a listing of key Canadian politicians, with links to news and other items showing their support for Israel.
The only one who comes out anywhere near fair and neutral is the Green Party’s Elizabeth May.
“In 2009 when Israel’s 22-day blitzkrieg was over, nearly 1,400 Palestinians had been wiped off the planet of whom four-fifths were civilians and 350 children, and over 5,000 wounded… Israel had destroyed or damaged 58,000 homes, 280 schools, 1,500 factories, water and sewage installations and 80 percent of agricultural crops. The cost to Gaza’s civilian infrastructure was estimated at $660 to 900 million while the total economic cost was put at $3 to 3.5 billion.” (Emphasis added).