Justin Trudeau Should Meet With Gerald Stanley’s Family


Trudeau is supposed to be the Prime Minister of all Canadians, which means he represents those who oppose the verdict in the Colten Boushie case, and those who support the verdict.

Considering the amount of attention and discussion the Gerald Stanley verdict received, it was right for Justin Trudeau to meet with the family of Colten Boushie.

Because the PM (regardless of party), plays an important role as a symbol for the country, it makes sense that he would sit down with Colten Boushie’s family, hear their pain, listen to their concerns, and offer them his sympathy for their loss.

However, by the very same thinking, Justin Trudeau should also meet with Gerald Stanley’s family.

While Gerald Stanley’s family did not lose a family member, their lives have been changed, and they have been through a very difficult two years.

In fact, that’s what Liberal MP Robert Falcon-Ouellette said, as reported by the National Post:

‘“I know most people don’t want to hear that right now,” he told the newspaper. “(But) the Stanley family and many farmers in Saskatchewan have the feeling that their property is not respected and people come on to their farms and steal their stuff. “I feel sorry for them. They’ve essentially lost two years of their lives. They’ve faced legal bills and great difficulty.”’

Falcon-Ouellette makes an important point here.

After all, Gerald Stanley’s family didn’t ask to be put in this situation, and they face a reality in which help is always very far away and where people have to take their own security upon themselves.

Farmers keep our country fed and make the entire rest of our economy possible, and they are rarely acknowledged by our leaders, and the realities of living in rural Canada are often ignored by those in power.

Yet, as pointed out in the National Post article, many farmers feel that it easily could have been them in Gerald Stanley’s shoes:

“Mark Pashovitz believes he and other Saskatchewan farmers are easy targets. They live in rural, isolated areas where it often takes police longer to respond to crimes. And their farm vehicles and equipment are tempting for thieves. That’s why he said he recently donated $1,000 to an online fundraiser to help pay the legal bills of Gerald Stanley, a white farmer acquitted last week of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a 22-year-old Cree man.”

Just as the family of Colten Boushie are Canadian citizens and deserve to be heard, Gerald Stanley’s family are also Canadian citizens, and also deserve to be heard.

If Trudeau were to meet with the Stanley family, he would send an important message of striving to listen to all voices and moving our country closer to true national unity, even in the midst of division and anger.

Unfortunately, Trudeau and the Liberal government have so far shown themselves more concerned with scoring political points and dividing the nation for their own advantage, instead of bringing us all together as Canadians.

Spencer Fernando

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59 comments Add yours
  1. I’m not a farmer but live in a rural area. Like other rural residents, I’ve been on the receiving end of acts of theft, property damage, intimidation/threats, and other illegal trespassing activities multiple times. These incidents were very stressful and it’s an ongoing concern.

    Property rights need to be respected. It’s that simple. Otherwise, conflict is inevitable between land owners and perpetrators as this case has proven.

    Where are the voices in the Trudeau government standing up for one of the most fundamental laws in our land? Without property rights, we no longer have a civil society. All I hear are crickets though. Seems like Trudeau wants to divide and fan the flames of discontent.

    There is something truly wrong with Trudeau as many have noted. While he and his cabinet are virtue signalling big time over this case, my gut is telling me we are not going to arrive a better place once all the dust has settled.

    1. I grew up in a rural community and I know exactly what you are talking about! Property rights must be respected and the property owner should have the right to protect their property by whatever means deemed necessary!

      1. Our soldiers go to other countries to help the people defend their rights & freedoms & yet us Canadians aren’t allowed to defend ourselves. How fair is this?

    2. Trudeau wants to “fan the flame of discontent” as you put it just like his mentor and buddy Barack Hussein Obama. They are both demented s–t disturbers but both very charming.

  2. This is very important.Do not hold your breath that the Prime minister will meet the Stanley family.I am asking the same question if this was a white family and a First Nations jury.Why is race been played in this.The Prime minister and the Justice Minister went to far over the line.What if an appeal goes forward and they lose it.I lay the blame at the feet of this Government.

      1. Please send money to Slanley on their go fund me page
        if only them nice men had asked for help with the flat tire at the first farm this hellish mess could have avoided

  3. We should all be allowed to protect our property regardless of where we live. I worked hard all my life for what little worldly possessions I now have and I will fight to retain what is mine until my dying day. After that, you’re welcome to it. This man should not be villified for fighting for himself and his family.

  4. That’s right. Trudeau should meet with Gerald and find out just how scared he was when confronted with a gang of men trying to steal his ATV and being threatened. He should also talk about how the PM has made his life unbearable by the things he has said about the trial being in-fair and has now placed Gerald’s life in jeopardy.

  5. I too lived on a farm and had vandalism and break ins, animals stolen or just killed for fun I guess, windows and doors broken etc. it is very scary as no one neighbour was too close and the police took over two hours to arrive., but were very helpful and told me to have a gun locked up but close and ready to use if necessary, but no it was not indigenous people that were doing this to us over the years we lived there.
    Please remember the Canadian Constitution gives us no property rights, it is the Governor General and Senate that have given us this right. Other Commonwealth Countries have also put this in their constitutions.
    I am very sorry for the young man that was killed and for his family, but the Stanley family had little choice but to be afraid and threaten back and yes the government should be supporting both sides especially the ones that come and threaten a family at their home if it had been opposite and the Boushie family was being threatened?? We need fair laws everyone equal including our government and maybe our education system could actually teach them so we know what protects us and what does not.

  6. Trudeau has shown his ignorant bias and has no credibility! He has attacked the juducial system and has ensured that there would be no unbiased outcome of an appeal, in effect making an appeal impossible, without enraging the public. Trudeau and his gang have created a problem that they seem intent on to exacerbate.

    1. The Liberals led by Trudeau are self-interested. They don’t care about Canada’s growth and development. Many are simpletons like so many Democrats in the states. I think of Pelosi, Schumer, Waters when I see the performance of Mckenna, Morneau, Trudeau and, of course, the crickets who only chirp when signaled. The Butts/Trudeau agenda is sinister. It encompasses the demise of our economy, our safety, security, justice system, freedoms and culture. Canadians will rally but will it be too little, too late to avoid the worst?

  7. In my humble opinion Trudeau has no business meeting with either family and that also goes for the Justice minister….that he has met the Boushie family he should also meet with the Stanley family…..but truthfully this meeting should not have occurred period…there is still lots that could happened and Trudeau and the Justice minister have put both feet in it!!!! Trudeau will do anything to show off his socks!!!

  8. I think Trudeau is making it very clear by his dividing tactics, that he is trying to foster and grow Canada in his image and to hell with the rest of us that oppose his ideologies.

  9. I’m not a farmer, but live in a small city. Over the years, I’ve had to call the cops 8-10 times…car broken into, sheds…. drunks sleeping on my yard, my deck, ….I’ve been aggressively approached for money while cutting my lawn, etc. years ago felt like a prisoner in my own home because two drunks were screwing in my back yard and the cops had to be called three times before they were chased away, only to move to another yard and continue their attempted sex…mid-afternoon. My daughter was downstairs one night when she screamed as there was a man’s face in the window. I didn’t even think, I grabbed a knife and tore out of the house, ready to stab the sob….
    I totally support Gerald Stanley as in that last incident I cited, I’d have been in a worse situation than he. I would hayve driven the knife into him …whether he had a weapon or not!
    The violations, the harassment, the disrespect and criminal activity is endless. Yes, need I add, every single time it involved an aboriginal! Am I racist? Who the hell knows anymore? I’d be just as livid and furious if they were whites.
    Pulling this race card is nothing but a deflection and avoidance to acknowledge and accept responsibility for these disgusting acts. Criminal behavior is a way of life for natives…check the stats….but as soon as they’re nabbed or killed in the process, they yank the race card.
    Please note that weekly there’s a murder or two on a reserve but no one protests. Involve a white guy and it’s racism.
    Sorry for my rant. Our mentally deficient pm is doing nothing but further divide the country and nothing to address the fact that ALL Canadians need to feel safe on their properties.
    One day I hope he learns his lesson ….how would he feel if his family was repeatedly victimized by the ones he caters to?? Yea, we know, he’d probably hand them a cheque!

    1. Well said, Elizabeth. Something has to be done about this idiot but doesn’t look like anyone will ever take him on. Can’t believe he still has a fan club after all the stupid & disgusting things he has said & done. Guess these people are still admiring his hair & socks and have no clue what he is up to
      So many people never watch or listen to news because they don’t want to know what he is doing & don’t care.

    2. I feel your pain and; although I’m British, I’ve been following every thing that TURDEAU has done. His party is exactly that just for his amusement, he has 50% males and 50% females, not on merit just because they dance to his tune. He is funded by Soros and Rothschild’s and he needs to be stopped and stripped of his office and his stupid socks. The man’s a moron and needs to feel what it’s like for the everyday Canadian.

  10. As a child a family relative was placed in a difficult situation by a trespasser. I feel for the Stanley family, they never asked for what happened did they? As for our Prime Minister if he reals wants reform why does he not change the appointments process for the Supreme Court of Canada? How many French judges? How many French senators, how much money for the CBC French language service? Or is that kind of profiling and discrimination A-OK? As a Canadian of Scottish descent I know there were Scots who came to North America long before Christopher Columbus. And the first PM of Canada was a Scot. So much for Justin’s father Pierre idea that Canada was bilingual and bi cultural country. I do not know what Justin is up to and I do know that during WW2 Justin’s dad was not serving Canada by being over in Europe. Frankly I think the two were and have been stirring up a pot in some ways. Frankly if I was the media and others I would be asking Justin what kind of country he was trying to create when he wanted to set up his own land, his own country in the area of Montreal and in the Laurentians? A truthful answer might expose more of who Justin really is? And how many know that during WW2 that his father was reportedly a Nazi sympathizer. I wonder how many ever would have voted for Pierre if they new his real stripes, colours during WW2.

  11. Now who paid for the losers’ costs: the taxpayers? Then Stanley should have his legal costs reimbursed. Trudeau, selfish Trudeau. The farmers are the ones who need the law changed to protect them against the thieves, thugs, murderers of the indigenous groups.

  12. Strange that he would interfere with the justice system, and favor the Aboriginals and not look at the big picture while not seeking the truth. he should meet with the Stanley’s and show equality for all Canadians!!! His discrimination and jumping before he has all the facts is really appalling and just causes more racial division, tension and no trust, (He did that with the hijab thing too). When Federal government was consulted by my group (Justice for Tim Mclean) in 2013, 2014 re: the mutilation and beheading of Tim Mclean on a Greyhound bus in 2008, we were informed that the matter was a provincial one and they could ot interfere in provisional decisions. The killer was an Asian man who was designated NCR and now lives just blocks from me. Today Trudeau shows prejudice, favoritism for Aboriginals and Muslims – and prejudice. racism, condemnation for Whites!! Seems ironic for a little potato who is a paleface!! Sad!!

  13. Once again JT has driven the wedge deeper in his quest to divide this great country, it will take years to correct the damages done by our current elected party. It is a sad time for hard working Canadians.

  14. Coultin Bouchie is NOT a Canadian citizen. He’s First Nation which means independent government and independent laws. They do not live under the same laws as we do and expect Canadians to pay for them.

    1. and therein lies the problem……all people in this country should be treated the same. Same rules, rights and responsibilities. One justice system for all. This is the 21st century , not the 19th. Having that same system for all does not undermine the culture of the Indigenous people. Until we can all get along as “people”, it will continue to be a sad state of affairs. Unfortunately our political leaders choose to sweep matters under the rug or in the case of the imbecile in power right now, make matters worse.

    2. He also came up from the United States to join hosting mother on the Red Pheasant Reserve, so possibly he is also an American.

    3. In what ways does Canada pay for First Nations folks?? There isn’t free taxes, free housing etc etc like people like to pretend.

  15. I’m sure Trudeau and his property is surrounded by guards. I’m sure if a gang of men, no matter what color or race, were to enter Trudeau’s backyard or property and threatened him, I’m sure his protectors would have their guns out ready to shoot.

  16. I couldn’t agree with you more. I’ve thought this all along.
    Along with equal representation and the whole Canadian is a Canadian bit, there is a huge hole in this story that isn’t being told. I’m so sick of all the main line media using the term white farmer in the absence of the equally racist term thieving red skin. I know, it sounds terrible but as usual the liberal media gets away with it as is minorities are the only ones who struggle with racism and oppression.
    Nothing has been mentioned about pending charges for the others involved, the oversight of the band Chief and Counsel, the deep rooted corruption found in the band council, the lack of intervention by the more immediate First Nations community and the absence of previous criminal justice against Colten that may have saved his life.
    Trudeau and his Ministers are about to embark on another political tirade and revamping of legislation to pander to yet another minority group pissed off with the PM for not keeping his original promises. He will attempt to appease that voting block with attention, money and specific cultural legislation to ensure the 2019 election swings his way. I see it as an extreme move of disrespect toward all Aboriginal people because there is no more sincerity here than in his promise to the veterans. I think that all First Nations people are smarter than that to be bought out again with cheap platitudes. There is already legislation on the books that provides for the unique needs of Aboriginals found in our justice system.

    October 3, 2001
    On April 23, 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R v.
    Gladue [1999] 1 S.C.R. 688. The decision provided the Supreme Court’s first
    interpretation of s. 718.2 (e) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The section, which was
    part of a comprehensive series of amendments made in 1996 to the sentencing law in
    Canada, says:
    718.2 A court that imposes a sentence shall also take into consideration the
    following principles:
    (e) all available sanctions other than imprisonment that are reasonable in the
    circumstances should be considered for all offenders, with particular attention to
    the circumstances of aboriginal offenders.
    The Court stated that these amendments represented a change in the way judges should
    approach the sentencing process (para. 33). The Court noted that Canada, compared to
    other countries, showed an overreliance on incarceration as a response to criminal
    activity. This was particularly the case with respect to Aboriginal people:
    If overreliance upon incarceration is a problem with the general population, it is of much
    greater concern in the sentencing of aboriginal Canadians. (para. 58)

    This allowed First Nations communities to become personally involved in the sentencing of their own people. providing culturally diverse options for the court system to consider. Where are these compassionate actions taken by the Red Pheasant Reserve, that if implemented may have saved Colten’s life. Where are the pointing fingers when asked about the steps taken within his own community that did not bring about a better result? When did the Chief stand up and ask for help from the justice system that once again could have saved his life. And where does personal responsibility enter in to sharpen the focus upon all who are at fault? Its easy to blame the white mans courts and policies but the First Nations already have in place their own form of discipline and restorative justice which has EQUALLY failed Colten. If the justice system could have better served Colten and his friends, they may have been in jail, and rightfully so for simply breaking the law, but at least he would still be alive.
    Mr. Trudeau, do the right thing and agree to also speak with Mr. Stanley. You just might learn something.

  17. I really wish they would quit using white farmer. I honestly don’t believe it would be different if they would have been yellow black green grey. I think this happened due to poor judgement and the lack of respect for other peoples property and livelihoods. You honestly don’t see farmers out looking for trouble, we have enough trouble trying to keep out cattle fed, healthy and our crops protected from all that mother nature has to throw at us. Just my opinion.

  18. Mr. Spencer, you may have a bit of truth in this atricle, but it is up to the farmers family to ask to
    meet with the PM as did the Boushie family. And to the rest of you and your comments protecting you property is important, but pointing fingers at a particular group of people is discriminating. Have you ever seen a group of caucasion teenagers drunk and disorderly? I was raised on a farm in north central AB and the natives/metis were not the ones stealing gas and tearing up the fields with their vehicles…it was a group of white do-gooders.

    1. And there is the point of it not being racial , it could have been any group of trouble making thieving , drunken adults !!!! No has said Mr Stanley felt threatened be cause of the color or their skin !!!!!!

      1. That’s not what folks are saying though. It’s the jurt verdict that is bringing up racial issues and justice for Indigenous people.

    2. Maybe Mr. Stanley cannot afford the trip to Ottawa to meet the idiot that is running our country…. He has a lot of expenses to pay for because of the criminals that drove into his yard that day to steal and vandalize his property. Who do you think payed for the deceased mother’s ticket to Ottawa to meet the idiot running our country, our tax dollars that’s who. I understand that white kids can be just as stupid, I have witnessed it. But had the deceased been white and Mr. Stanley been found innocent, there would be no protesting and no one would get to meet the idiot running our country.

  19. I can’t believe Trudeau, why is he still in office he is a complete idiot. Our laws are there for a reason. My friends son was stabbed and killed by a cab driver yes he was drunk , but he was not a violent person, a witness heard them arguing and said he was walking towards the apartment tehn he was attacked and stabbed. There was no trial there were no charges filed where was his justice where was the Prime minister then. The cab driver had mental issues and was off his meds. where was the media hype was it cause it was it wasn’t sensational enough for them, no minority both white males. His family was left with no answers.

  20. I did a lot of reading yesterday in the National Post and Ottawa Citizen. There were two articles, with videos that were originally in the National Post and the editors of the Ottawa Citizen thought their readers would be interested in seeing/reading them. That is how they ended up in the Ottawa Citizen. One article was entitled: “What you need to know about the Gerald Stanley trial” and the other was all about the gun Gerald Stanley was using. Not much is being said in the papers about the other side of the story….how these natives tried to steal the ATV, how they hit someones truck, and especially how one of them went up to MRS. Stanley and punched her in the face!

  21. Most reports of this story give only one or two facts, the rest is media hype trying to get readership.
    HERE ARE SOME OF THE ACTUAL FACTS:
    Gerald STANLEY and Colten BOUSHIE
    1. There were five (5) people all over 20 years of age and all drunk.
    2. They drove 15 miles on a flat tire.
    3. They stopped at other farms.
    4. When they stopped at the Stanley farm (supposedly to get help), one of
    the gang jumped on the ATV quad and ripped around the farm.
    5. The person on the ATV quad attempted to run-down Mr. Stanley’s son.
    6. The person on the ATV quad smashed into Mrs. Stanley’s car.
    7. Mr. Stanley fires two shots in the air to get their attention.
    8. Mr. Stanley walks to the SUV and Colten Bouchie is sitting behind the
    steering wheel.
    9. Bouchie has a .22 Rifle on his lap.
    • From here on it is: “He said, they said”. The jury has to decide. Was this racism? Does a person have a right to protect his family? Do you have to let someone else destroy your property while you wait for the police to arrive? Why did the young man not come to the door and politely request help?
    The media has not done its job of reporting the ALL facts, and they have been reporting in such a fashion as to stir-up hatred.
    • Most Canadians have sympathies for both sides. Indians are good people. Non-Indians are good people. However, there are situations where our laws (court system) have to make decisions when those involved will not all be happy.

  22. There has been many accounts written, this one was by person who lives on a reservation. I have not used her name

    “A lot of what has been going on around this Stanley trial makes me sick for whats its doing to our community. My niece said it best. We need prayers.
    Additionally there are so many unanswered questions. Regardless of the verdict when it comes our community is sorely wounded mainly due to people, groups and posts with race based agendas.
    Following I take issue with a couple of points raised by Rob Feist. He’s a lawyer so like him its kind of long winded and not intended
    to be conclusive in anyway. Just a couple of observations.

    Your epistle on the events of that day raises some questions Rob.
    (1) Your implication that Gerald Stanley is lying raises one question. I too was inclined to believe that given the complexities and unlikelihood of this whole “hang fire” defense that he was not telling the truth. Its takes more than a bit of stretch to believe this. I can’t help but think that if this man, Gerald Stanley is choosing to lie for his defense he missed a far more glaring opportunity to seize a credible plea of “self-defense”.

    The fact that Stanley only loaded three rounds in the clip tells me he was under some duress or he would have loaded the whole clip. Most pistol clips hold more than three rounds. When you load a clip under duress might you fumble, might you miscount? Does someone under duress always count the exact # of rounds? (I know of course most lawyers would catalog the exact # of rounds in a ledger somewhere but most ordinary people under stress probably don’t). Still I find it a stretch to buy this “hang fire” theory. However if this man was going to lie to fabricate a defense he left the most glaringly obvious ACE he could have played on the table and he didn’t use it. If he is indeed a lair all he had to do, was say he saw the rifle between Boushies legs when he reached through the window and he instantly had a justifiable self defense motive. But Gerald Stanley doesn’t do that? He says he didn’t see the gun and goes with this highly unlikely “hang fire” defense even taking the stand (which he didn’t have too) thereby exposing himself to cross examination. Either this man is incredibly honest, or incredibly stupid or both. If this man is indeed a liar this was his most unassailable ticket out of jail and he didn’t play it.
    (2) “Setting the scene” as you describe it Rob. Allow me to add some context to your version of events that balmy sunny summer afternoon which I find might be somewhat lacking in your version of “setting the scene”.
    So lets look at what have we got here?
    Well as you point out Rob,“on the day in question, an SUV carrying Colten Boushie and four other young people came on to the Stanley farm”.
    That’s it? Nothing more than that? Like, were these “young people” just skipping down the road carrying baskets of wild flowers or what? Where’s the context here? What a beautiful platonic summer scene in rural Saskatchewan.
    According to eye witness testimony at the trial (some of whom were companions of Bushies in the vehicle) the group had been drunk for days, drinking from a “60 pounder” (stolen in a previous break in) and shooting from a gun they had in the car (one occupant has previous firearms convictions and is prohibited). They leave the swimming hole and head for home. On the way this innocuous “SUV” is noticed by a staff member as it passes by a bible camp with a hundred fifty children in attendance. The staff member notices the vehicle because its not quite as non-descript as your description would lead one to believe. Its loud, the muffler is missing, the tail pipe is dragging underneath the car spewing gravel and its completely missing one front tire driving on the rim.
    A little further down the road this noisy vehicle and its occupants pulls into a neighboring farm where a 74 year old woman watches in terror (her words) as an armed man exits the vehicle and attempts to break into a pickup in her yard. Breaking the
    rifle gun stock he’s wielding in the process. (the gun turns out to be loaded). They fail to steal the truck (witness admits).
    So how might we describe the developing “scene” now? Would it be completely inaccurate to say we have a carload of armed drunks displaying slightly aggressive and maybe even violent behavior ? Or does it suffice to merely, as you say Rob, describe them as just a group of “young people”?
    They now head on down the road to the Stanly farm ostensibly to ask for “help”. (this testimony is from witness’s who have already admitted lying under oath and now give contradictory testimony).Except upon entering the Stanly yard no one asks for help and instead they proceed directly to a gold colored pick-up in the yard which they enter, then they attempt to start a nearby ATV (still no verbal request for “help”) but by now the Stanley’s, father and son, are on the scene hollering. The dilapidated vehicle (SUV) now swerves towards the Stanley’s (close enough that Sheldon Stanley is able to smash the windshield with a hammer) and careens across the yard, where is smashes into another of the Stanley families vehicles in the direction of where Mrs Stanley, ( who’s safety Stanley says he’s concerned about at this point) is mowing the lawn.
    Two males exit the vehicle and Gerald Stanley, having gone into the shop at some point to retrieve his gun during this melee, fires two warning shots in the air. Somehow Bushie (who you say is sleeping through all this?) gets from the back seat to the drivers seat where he is killed by bullet from Stanley’s gun. I’ll stay out of the contortionist hang fire debate and how did Colton get into three different seats before he was shot in the drivers seat. Lots of unanswered questions.
    Here’s my question for you Rob. Do you think context is relative or important at all here? Does “an SUV carrying Colten Boushie and four other young people came on to the Stanley farm” accurately illustrate the context of the rapidly escalating and dangerous situation as it unfolded that day? Does this maybe sound like a nightmarish scene out of a “Mad Max” movie? Do you think given this context there might some potential for harm for anyone present in these circumstances at the time? Do you think context is important?
    There is a lot more at stake here than the fate of Gerald Stanly and the horrible impact on all the families involved in this tragedy. At stake is the peace and harmony between everyone in our community. At stake is the path to a future of equal opportunity, social harmony and happiness for our children and grandchildren.
    Agenda driven biased assessments, agenda driven opinions and posts won’t heal the wounds this trial has brought to our community. They serve instead to widen the divide and serve only to advance the cause of the ugly specter of racism. We must be honest and unrelenting in a comprehensive assessment of what happened that day, honestly weighing all the contributing factors, without prejudice, that contributed to the tragic outcome of that day. Finally we must all accept the truth whatever it is.
    To succeed in this we must come together! All of us. Both sides without prejudice or bias, to heal our community.

  23. In Saskatchewan, we feel very vulnerable. The Stanley trial is an example of this. In the Stanley case, he was not even complaining about his property being stolen, he was only worried about (the people intruding on his property) hurting his family. This is what he was protecting. Even after the trial…he still has to go back to court and answer to an ” unsafe storage of firearm charge” while the drunk people on his property had a loaded rifle in their possession, plus running at his son with their vehicle, beating up his wife and they are offered “immunity”…they are the “perpetrators”. I know their Colton lost his life here, but Stanley did not mean for this to happen…he did not initiate any of this. Where is his and his families’ protection in this story. His life was totally destroyed in a very short time as he was innocently mending fence with his son, on his farm?

  24. Yes , Gerald Stanley and his family’s lives have been totally changed.I know people who live in the area, and have been told that he and his family have moved off the farm and have it up for sale.

  25. First nations continually have the country in court to sue,sue,sue. Hate to stoop to the same level but the bands need to be individually sued each and every time members of said band commit crimes against law abiding citizens and their rights, including Gerald Stanley. Cameron would very quickly provide effective leadership if his bottom line was in jeopardy!

  26. Sadly rural Canadians are placed in a position of being damned if they defend or possibly dead if they do not. Part of the problem is our justice system seems to have a catch and release approach to repeat offenders on property crime. Time to lock them up until trial, and show there are serious meaningful punishments for breaking the law. This case is not about race it is about rural crime.

  27. Maybe the Stanley Family has no desire to meet with Trudeau!
    Tootoosis pushed to rally the FN together in support of Colten, in doing so she created a bias in every FN person. As a result, they wound up with an all white jury. They brought a lot on them selves.

  28. Ha, nope. Gerald Stanley shot and killed someone, he doesn’t need sympathy and people’s money. If I had killed someone, regardless of the circumstances, I would be horribly torn up about it and apologizing, I would’ve tried to do first aid. He didn’t give a shit at all.

  29. As almost all of your writings I agree completely, however I don’t believe that it was necessary to state Stanley was a white farmer. It just feeds into the discrimination viewpoint. This case had nothing to do with colour and everything to do with protecting what was his.

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