Archive for the Endorsements Category

Generation Zel! Radio: ‘This Election – Dare to Believe’

Posted in Campaign News, Endorsements, Liberals smear McHale on October 14, 2008 by Mark Vandermaas

The Gary McHale campaign was very pleased when Richard Robillard of Generation Zel! Radio ( informed his listeners he was, for the first time in his life, not going to vote Conservative, but for Gary McHale. 

Richard has followed the Caledonia crisis closely and has supported the efforts to restore the rule of law in Haldimand. He spent about an hour with Gary during the Delhi Fair and wrote his original endorsement shortly afterwards.

Richard has just posted a new Thanksgiving endorsement reminding voters that Gary truly deserves their support:

So this election, I’ve decided to go with the maverick. The one who has promised to stand up for our area because he doesn’t have to tow a party line. The one who has been in our area addressing the black eye that is ruining our economy. The one who shows passion, leadership and integrity. I know how this man stands on an issue because he makes it clear. Love him or hate him, at least you know he will defend Haldimand-Norfolk. I ask you to give Gary McHale strong consideration when you go to the ballot tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving.

Generation Zel Radio (, Oct 13/08: This Election – Dare to Believe

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Gary and Dr. Eric debate issues as Finley campaign self-destructs

Posted in Campaign News, Endorsements on October 4, 2008 by Mark Vandermaas

This post is a commentary based in part on Jeff Parkinson’s article, ‘Liberals endorse McHale?‘ in which he mused about Liberal candidate Dr. Eric Hoskin’s apparent recognition of Gary’s contributions to Caledonia.

The McHale campaign very much appreciates Dr. Eric’s endorsement of Gary’s contributions to Caledonia, and we would agree that he IS too good for Ottawa – but they’ll just have to get used to him up there.

If Gary was good in Dunnville, you should have seen him tonight at the Cable 14/Hamilton Spectator televised debate! Dr. Eric came on strong in the beginning, but Gary nailed him on the Carbon Tax and especially, on Caledonia when he asked the doctor if there was race-based policing in Caledonia.  When he didn’t answer right away, Gary insisted, “Yes or no, is there race-based policing in Caledonia?” Then he pulled out Toby Barrett’s historic Haldimand Proclamation for Peace, Order and Good Government and asked if Dr. Eric would endorse it. Dr. Eric, unfortunately, highlighted his complete naivety of the Caledonia situation by saying he hadn’t read it! I gave a copy to one of his aides afterwards, so perhaps he’ll have time to read one of the most important documents ever written by a Canadian politician in recent memory before he meets Gary again at the Caledonia debate on Monday night.

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Ipperwash community leader endorses Gary McHale

Posted in Endorsements on October 2, 2008 by Mark Vandermaas

Mary-Lou LaPratte lived through it all in Ipperwash: a land claim against her home; a home invasion; devastating & demoralizing race-based policing; the violent take-over of Camp Ipperwash; the complete withdrawal of police services by the OPP following the death of Dudley George; years of crime and intimidation by native protesters; abandonment by governments; the insulting exclusion from the Ipperwash Inquiry of all testimony and evidence from non-native residents; and, finally, the deja vu trauma of watching history repeat itself in Caledonia, Hagersville, Cayuga and Brantford.

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Gary gets warm receptions in Dunnville, Caledonia Fair

Posted in Campaign News, Campaign Photos, Endorsements on September 29, 2008 by Mark Vandermaas

Gary in Dunnville

Gary started off Saturday, Sept 27th at the Farmer’s market in Dunnville and met many people who were upset by the continuous party politics put forth by both the PC and Liberals. People want someone to truly represent them in Ottawa and not a person who will forget about them after being elected. 

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Generation Zel! Radio endorses Gary McHale

Posted in Campaign News, Endorsements on September 25, 2008 by Mark Vandermaas

“So for the first time in my voting career, I will not be voting Conservative. I am not putting a Conservative sign on my lawn.

“I am supporting a candidate who will stand for me, stand for my community, and stand for Haldimand-Norfolk. I am supporting a candidate who will put our issues ahead of the party, because he has no party to be accountable for. Just the electorate. I am supporting Gary McHale.”

Richard Robillard (Roby)
Generation Zel! Radio, Sept 24/08: Diane Finley’s Biggest Fear — Gary McHale

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