Someone posted a link to an interesting Facebook page a few days ago. The discussion had nothing to do with Kevin Annett, nor with anything I’ve been writing about. The link was for the New Canada Party- the person who posted it was just asking if anyone knew anything about them. They piqued my interest, so I went to the page and checked it out. And, wow, was I ever surprised to see what I found there…
According to Wikipedia, the New Canada Party is a short-lived group that existed back in the 60’s. I’ve searched on Google for more information, but haven’t been able to see anything recent about this party. So, it is rather curious to see it being revived on Facebook. Particularly, because of the people involved- but, also because of the content.
You can imagine how surprised I was to discover that lots of the content on this page seems to be about Kevin Annett. The above example was posted my Marci Lane- she’s a co-conspirator of Annett’s who has been running his radio show ever since Nell Cole walked away from it. Marci is a very active supporter of Annett’s, I’ve been hounded by her online many times.
So I decided to do some research and dig into who the members of the group were. When I joined, there were only 55 people (a few others have joined recently) so it was a rather easy task. It was also rather shocking- I never expected to what I would discover doing this.
First, about Judy Rebick. She’s not a member of this group- but, she is connected to several members, and her name keeps connecting to people involved in this whole mess. She’s also deeply connected to people in the Black Bloc world- and one of convicted G20 kingpin Alex Hundert’s greatest supporters. She has so many connections to people who are meddling with indigenous affairs that I thought it was important to make the connections here.
Now, let me share some short bits of information on the other people involved in the group:
1. Kevin Annett
We all know who Annett is by now. He’s the con-artist who lied about finding children’s bones at a ‘mass grave’ at the Six Nations reserve in Brantford Ontario. Kevin has three accounts on Facebook (that I know of)- curiously, two of his accounts are members of this group. I never expected to find him here when I checked-out the page.
2. Marci Lane
As I have explained, Lane is one of Annett’s most staunch supporters. She runs his radio show, and she is also all over the net writing things to promote Annett’s activities.
3. Harsha Walia
Wow! This is probably the most interesting find of all- it is a very small world to find Harsha in this group. She’s the leader of No One Is Illegal, and a prominent supporter of Black Bloc activities in Vancouver. Like Rebick (who she is closely associated with) Wallia is deeply involved in meddling with indigenous affairs. Walia has had connections with Annett in the past, but it was my understanding that she had severed them. But, now, I am led to wonder what her involvement is with all of this.
4. Pat Atkinson
Seeing Atkinson here is another big ‘wow’. Atkinson is a recently retired NDP (Canada’s lefty socialist party) Member of the Saskatchewan legislature- she is famous for being the longest serving female member. Atkinson was the leader of the opposition, and also held a number of cabinet positions including minister of social services, health, education, Crown corporations, and finance. Atkinson is connected with Judy Rebick, and was a real power-player in Canadian politics. Has she jumped-ship for another party?
5. Jim Brown
Jim Brown is the administrator of this page. He also runs parkavenuegazette.com a site that is labelled as “Supporting the New Canada Party”. The page appears to have a lot of focus on issues in Quebec, including much content with an ‘anglophone nationalist’ focus. And, curiously, the page has an article right up-front supporting the battle for the High Park Mounds- an action led by radicals of the Six Nations over part of Toronto’s High Park where there is a claim that there are burial mounds (though, most people don’t believe they are). An interesting fact about the mounds is that the city was planning to build a BMX track by a man named Jay Hoots from Vancouver. Hoots was also involved in designing a track in North Vancouver that was coincidentally also being built on what claimed to be burial mounds.
6. Rob Morgan
Rob works for the Vancouver Area Network Of Drug Users (VANDU) based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. I’ve written a lot about VANDU and how they are funded by Vancouver Coastal Health. VANDU is a radical organization that campaigns for “drug user’s rights”. They are also deeply connected to Harsha Walia, and people like David Eby. The more I dig into this group, the smaller the world seems.
7. Tom Swanky
Swanky is a researcher and public speaker who focusses his work on the issue of smallpox and it’s introduction to indigenous communities. Swanky’s work was also quoted in Annett’s book Hidden No Longer.
So, I’m still researching a number of other people connected with this page- and, I’ll be digging deeper to find out more information about the New Canada Party. Is this a real party now? Is it being revived from the old one, or did they just choose the same name? Why are they so focussed on Kevin Annett, and what are the member’s connections to him? What are Harsha Wallia & Pat Atkinson’s connection to all of this?
This is a very interesting collection of people to see grouped together. Now, if the page had 100’s of members, I’d perhaps not be so curious about how some of the people came to the page. But, considering how small the group is, and who is there- my curiosity has definitely been piqued.
If you, my dear readers, have any information to share- I’d greatly appreciate your input…