The Election is in Question!


 Bruce the Blight

Bruce the Blight


There seems to be an issue with the Election results in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula!

The ballots had clear instructions on how to mark them however there were several hundred ballots that had been improperly marked and not disqualified as spoiled.

The ballots in question were marked with an X as apposed to the dot being filled in.

Apparently the scrutineer’ argued that the  ballots in question would be ok if they coloured the dots on new ballots attached them to the ballot marked with the X.


Rejection of ballots

(2)The deputy returning officer shall reject from the count all ballots and votes in a ballot that do not comply with the prescribed rules. 1996, c. 32, Sched., s. 54 (2).

Which gives rise to the thought that there is something rotten in Demark or at the very least the Town of South Bruce Peninsula!

What if I marked my ballot with an X to purposely spoil my ballot because I was protesting??? Wouldn’t I be deprived of my vote the way I intended it?

It seems to me that if the law says that a vote is spoiled then the vote is spoiled!!!! No one has the right to remark a vote after it has been  submitted!

Now I was not there so I don not know what happed but I do know the vote was close in many instances there for I believe that the spoiled ballots should be rejected!

On another note, Corporations are not allowed to vote, that is clear, however c corporation that owns property in the community, pays taxes and contributes to the community. A corporation is treated as a citizen in every other respect of the law however it is not allowed to vote. The CEO of a corporation is held responsible for every thing the corporation does and is personably liable for any taxes not paid. Or for any laws broken by the corporation. That being the case why are corporations being denied to vote through their CEO or Directors???

Getting back to the situation at hand, the Clerk should have, in my opinion, disallowed the spoiled ballots period!!! There is no question. Having said that, how can we declare winners we the spoiled ballots are counted.

How many ballots were spoiled? We don’t know. Was it a few or a few hundred or maybe a thousand???

In an election this close there is no room for error!!!

In the food business there is a saying “When in doubt throw it out” !

If there is any doubt in the validity of a ballot it should and must be disqualified!!!











Bruce the Blight

Bruce the Blight



In keeping with my tradition, the winners are exactly the opposite to what I predicted!!!

Congratulations to Mayor Janice Jackson, Deputy Mayor Jay Kirkland, Anna Vukovic, Craig Gammie and Matt Jackson Well Done!!!

As I recall I supported all the people that lost in the last election!

Hopefully  this time around things will get on the right track faster!

I tip my hat to all that ran, it takes considerable courage to maintain your position in spite of others. Thank you!!!

Craig, Janice and Anna did an outstanding job standing their ground! They will, I am sure, do an even more outstanding job running our town.

All three of them are not afraid to stand their ground and go for not only what they believe, but for what is best for our community.

The die has been cast, the future is our oyster! We have a great new council and the opportunity to bravely go where ever we want to go!

Let’s all get behind this great new team and build a town to be proud of!!!

Three Cheers!!!!




Oh Oh Canada!


 Bruce the Blight

Bruce the Blight

For the better part of fifty years I have been involved in Real Estate ownership, in Ontario in some form.

I have witnessed the erosion of property rights in this Province, first as minor inconveniences, then as intrusions and now it has become a threat to our very existence. I have wondered how this happened and the lights came on!

We let it happen!

We as Canadians are trusting and caring folks generally . We want everyone to be happy and if we can avoid confrontation by sucking it up we, we do.

Canada and Ontario is not unique in this problem of disappearing property rights. I have met with and talked to people in the US, England, Africa, Australia and New Zealand who are of the same opinion, that is that the concept of ownership means that we have the right to pay taxes and that is about it.

This wasn’t in the brochure!!

Property ownership, historically, has been the foundation that we built our nation on! To own land was the dream embraced by the majority through out  the history of man. To own land represented true freedom.

The promise of land is what motivated people to come to this country. It is how we as a nation grew to what we are.

The British, came here and basically, conquered this land through osmosis. They found the Aboriginals willing to share their home with these new found friends and bought into their promise of a better life and vast improvements to their society. Fact of the matter is that they got suckered and gave in to the demands and twisted motives, through Treaties that would inevitably, force them to surrender their ownership to the Crown. The Natives say, when the British came, they brought the Bible, now we have the bible, they have the land.

Once the Crown achieved presumed ownership, they needed willing slaves to develop and plunder the vast resources in this new found land. So they offered free land, provided you came and worked the land. What a great idea. It worked!

The Crown, created Letters Patent as a means to show ownership as it pertains to property, but also for the creation of Corporations amongst other things.

The Letters Patents for land, generally, granted all rights to the land, to the Patent Holder, their heirs, assigns and successors in title forever, with what ever reserves the Crown kept, such as mineral, timber or water rights etc.. In doing so the Crown gave up all rights to the land subject to the reveres stated.

People came from far and wide so that they could enjoy the benefits of ownership, something far beyond their reach in their  country of origin. An opportunity to own land and build a dream.

The dream is now becoming a nightmare!

The seeds of this nightmare came quickly. Government grew faster than the population. At the time of writing this article 80% of the revenue raised by taxation in the Province of Ontario is dedicated to supporting the Civil Service. This is not sustainable!

The population of this Province, in order to make a living, takes everything you have to give and then some.

The more need created, requires more Civil Servants to service the need. The more the  need expands, the more growth is required to service the need. The result is that the government must generate more revenue in order to provide services for the need created by them to ensure their existence. If you work for the government you have only one purpose… to prove that it takes two people to do your job as then you become a supervisor.

Land is wealth! Without land there is no food. Without land there is no mining, forests or minerals no growth.

It all started out innocently in basic terms. Government was formed on a municipal level to assist in the creation of an environment conducive to promote the development of an economy so that the movement of goods and services could propagate. This movement was cast by the property owners.

The property owners, in order to maximize growth and development needed an organized market, a labour force, which needed housing , transportation, education and medical services.

The farm house kitchen tables were the meeting place which sparked the creation of Municipalities. Markets were created on donated land to the enterprise and hospitals schools and churches soon followed.

Town halls were created right after the Churches and schools. The towns were run by volunteers, usually the wives and sons and daughters of the land owners meeting in kitchens graduated to church halls and then community buildings.

The churches looked after the poor and the moral values of the community.

As time progressed the municipalities wanted to expand their markets and create trade with other communities which increased the demand for better transportation and communications along with standardization, which led to county, and provincial organizations governed by a body that would oversee and govern all. Every thing was governed by British Common Law as directed by the Crown.

Historically the jurisdiction of the Municipalities hasn’t changed since the very beginning of the Municipal Acts in the Province of Quebec, Upper Canada, Quebec or Ontario. It was always understood that the Municipalities could not plan for something that it didn’t own. This goes back to the Magna Carta as early as 1215.

A municipality in England was considered “community owned”. A manor village was patented by the Crown with a fixed term of years, it was then considered community housing.

Because of the manner in which Canada was settled, there was no ownership by the community unless the community purchased or acquired land by donation. Once the land was acquired by the community, it was zoned or designated. Prior to that there could be no designation without a dedication in the deed or patent as prescribed by the Crown.

The designation was in fact listed on the deed, grant or patent registered on the title of the property. Fact of the matter is like any form of government, municipalities cannot do indirectly what they cannot do directly.

We have to understand that Municipalities and the Provinces are merely Corporations owned by the shareholders (citizens), run by a Board of Directors (Councils) that are elected by the shareholders. The Municipalities were not created by the Province. They were created by the Crown by way of Letters Patent.

Today, we are faced with more and more restrictions imposed by a government or government body, turning those restrictions into cash flow for them. Permit fees, licence fees, property taxes, inspection fees, application fees, processing fees, not to forget fines,  application fees, land use fees, sign permit fees, encroachment fees and the list goes on. This is not going to stop until we stop it!

With ownership comes the responsibility to protect what you have. If you don’t protect your property rights, they have no value. If those rights had value you would protect them. Fact of the mater is that  property ownership is fast becoming a liability because of the erosion of our rights. Our complacency has resulted in the creation of “land the liability”.

As our rights diminish, the value of the land declines, assuming there is value. The future dims and the potential dies.

As long as we as a people, insist on ignoring the history of our Common Law and demand more laws to control our neighbors without challenge or review, we will see the elimination of private property ownership as defined by Common Law. Remember if a law or by-law is created to control something it is also controlling you!

British Common Law is the very root of our society. We must fully understand  that unless property is owned by the Crown in right of Canada, the Crown in right of Ontario, public lands owned by the Federal, Provincial (commissions and agencies etc.) and Municipal corporations (local boards), or property where the actual property owners have knowingly (without demand for permission/license, trickery, or duress) has entered into an agreement with said corporations, there is no regulatory authority without full compensation. We have to know that not even those elected or their staff have any right to violate the Constitution or the Criminal Code of Canada.

The fact that we allow our governments to create regulations that never see the light of the legislature, there will be laws that counter existing laws. The  people creating the regulations, in the majority of the cases, are using templates that nobody reads or researches before they make the regulation. Our Elected representatives even on a local level, are plagued with mountains of paper each week, two days before the meetings. They cannot possibly read all the material, let alone research it, before they vote on it.

Our elections are popularity contests that anyone can run regardless of their knowledge base. They may win the election by catering to one special interest group or another to gain power. If you have enough money you can buy what ever you need to influence the outcome of any election.

Our Municipal governments are the means to effect change. We have to educate them as to what their job really is, as their direction has been manipulated by the Province to that of a puppet through our complacency.

If we let the civil service continue creating laws by way of regulation, we are surrendering by  acquiescence and our grand children will pay the price.


Educate yourself and stand up for your property rights. They are your property rights! Granted by Patent of the Crown forever. This is our land.

We have to start on the Municipal level. The grass roots and then work up.

It has been found that the law schools of this country have not been instructing lawyers in historical law, the law of equity or the common law.

To quote Laura Legge, a prominent lawyer and past treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada:

“And, in my opinion, having been a lawyer for fifty-six years, if you don’t understand the law of equity, as well as the common law, how in the world can you be a lawyer in our legal system?”

That tells a story!



Craig Gammie …Master of Half Truths!

Mr. Gammie posted the following comment in response to my posting:

Sauble Land Claim The Gift That Keeps On Giving!


The Saugeen Ojibway First Nation may have filed a lawsuit claiming 66 feet. But they don’t own it. Only if and when the courts say they own it will they own it.

Both SOFN claims are groundless.

Craig Gammie

It is easy to understand, given statements like his, why the Indians say “White man speak with forked tounge!

Craig, the facts are:

The Royal Proclamation of 1736 granted everything north of highway 21, (a line between the mouth of the Potawatomy to the mouth of the Saugeen river and all points north to Tobermory) to the First Nation People. Again, in 1851 the Royal Declaration declared exactly the same.

The Crown agreed to reserve the same for the First nations people.

In 1855 the Natives signed a surrender treaty wherein which the Natives agreed to surrender to the British provided that the land of the Peninsula would be held by the Crown “In Trust” to the benefit of the Natives. The Crown was to build a road from the mouth of the Saugeen to the mouth of the Potawatomy, a one mile strip of land between the two points was allocated for that purpose.

The Crown sold the land in the one mile strip and did not give the funds to the Natives. Further to that, and as part of the Surrender agreement, the road allowances were allocated subsequent to a survey of the said land. As part of that, there was a road allowance decreed encompassing a road along the shoreline around the whole of the Peninsula allowing 66 feet in from the waterline to be paid for when the roads were opened, this never happened either. Further to that the Natives were allocate an 11 kilometer stretch of water out from the shoreline around the entire peninsula. This fact is acknowledged and embrace by the BNA of 1867 and reaffirmed when Trudeau brought it home.

In the Land Claim of 1994 the Natives, have honoured all Crown Patented lands but have demanded the return of the unopened road allowances and payment for the utilized road allowances.

The Natives have take their action out in the Haig at the World Court, as they believe they will not obtain a fair Trial in the Canadian system. Something I believe to be true.

Mr. Gammie states: “Only if and when the courts say they own it will they own it.” Let me think about this for a minute…We as a Country, have agreed to do something, reaffirmed it in the BNA and in our Constitution,  pissed backwards and have said in essence… I know we said we would but you have to prove we said we would in a Court, that we pay the Judges.Oh and by the way we are going to keep all the money until you prove we said it while we argue every little point. “

There are 226 outstanding land Claims in the Province of Ontario today! The Courts and the Government have displayed outright contempt and racism towards the Natives historically. We as a people, represented by our Government have trapped the natives on reserves plundered their land, the same land that we promised to hold for them in trust, stolen any and all benefits from the trust and now we want to go to Court and make them prove that we are not all a bunch of lying thieves before Judges that we pay. Sounds fair to me!!  NOT!

Remember we as a people took two generations of the Native children, placed them in residential schools and brain washed those same children into believing that they were second class scum of the earth then sent them home to their families on reserves that were underfunded and poverty stricken and now we wonder why they are fighting back!

Yes Craig you are a true Politician! Tell everyone what they want to hear, get what you want, then deny everything until it is proven in a court, which you control, that you said it. You really have proven that you should never be elected in my opinion!!!!

Definition of TRUST in Canada

In common law legal systems, a trust is a relationship whereby property is held by one party for the benefit of another. A trust is created by a settlor, who transfers some or all of his or her property to a trustee. The trustee holds that property for the trust’s beneficiaries. Trusts have existed since Roman times and have become one of the most important innovations in property law.[1]

An owner placing property into trust turns over part of his or her bundle of rights to the trustee, separating the property’s legal ownership and control from its equitable ownership and benefits. This may be done for tax reasons or to control the property and its benefits if the settlor is absent, incapacitated, or dead. Trusts are frequently created in wills, defining how money and property will be handled for children or other beneficiaries.

The trustee is given legal title to the trust property, but is obligated to act for the good of the beneficiaries. The trustee may be compensated and have expenses reimbursed, but otherwise must turn over all profits from the trust properties. Trustees who violate this fiduciary duty are self-dealing. Courts can reverse self dealing actions, order profits returned, and impose other sanctions.

The trustee may be either an individual, a company, or a public body. There may be a single trustee or multiple co-trustees.

The trust is governed by the terms under which it was created. In most jurisdictions, this requires a contractual trust agreement or deed.

Say what you are going to do and do what you say you are going to do! Otherwise you are just the lying scum of the earth!

The oath of Office is a promise not a formality!!!!



Deep within a Hick

Bruce on the Bruce


 From the time I was a child I noted that I was different from my peers. I was always the example of what was bad. A non conformist, a radical. I didn’t follow, I chose to be on my own. I enjoyed sports such as skiing and tennis. Needless to say I was not a team player.

  I recall a time when I was very young, my father parked his car in front of the local credit union  and stated “these people and their institutions are nothing short of communists they will destroy this country and the spirit that created it.” I didn’t exactly know what he was talking about then but as long as he was buying the candy I was in support of what ever he had to say. That is until I turned sixteen and he took me  some forty mile from home gave me ten…

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One in Hand or Two in the Bush!!

Bruce on the Bruce











 Being composed of: Part Lots 6,7,10 and all of z lots 8& 9, Conc. 22. Part of Lot 10, Concession 23, Part Lots 1-6, Jones Range, Township of Keppel, County of Grey, Being Part 1 on Plan 16R-3283 and Part of Lot P, Part of Lot S, Town of Wiarton, County of Bruce, Being Part 1 on Plan 3R-4269. An area of approximately 820 acres.

 At the Purchase Price of One million eight hundred thousand dollars ($1,800,000.00) with a good faith deposit in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) due and payable upon acceptance of this agreement by all Parties inclusive of the Township of Georgian Bluffs and to be…

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Sauble Land Claim The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

Bruce the Blight

Bruce the Blight


When is enough, enough??

Yabder4 raised the issue a week ago and I, at his urgings made some calls and got some info with respect to same.

What is at issue is where exactly the Saugeen Reserve ends. Is it at 6th street or at its present position?


The Native side is that they have the original Survey and Notes and the Province says they have a newer more better survey showing the opposite!

Now I could only get our costs back to 2002 as I cannot not seem to get any information on what Amabel Township has paid:

2002 $12,036.03
2006 $15,280.14
2007 $11,033.49
2009 $6,974.10
2010 $4,082.44
2011 $2,050.63
2012 $7,076.59
2013 $48,230.19
2014 $50,712.54
TOTAL TO DATE $157,476.15

DONNELLEY AND MURPHY is the Law Firm acting for the Town.

The fact of the matter is we continue to pay on a Moot point!

The Royal Proclamation of 1736 and the Royal Declaration of 1851 acknowledged the whole of the Peninsula as owned by the Natives. The Surrender of 1855 acknowledge same in the treaty.

Where the Reserve ends from our standpoint is irrelevant. The Saugeen Ojibway Nation owns 66 feet in from the waters edge and 11 Km out from the waters edge. So let us for a moment assume that the Province is right. The Natives lose. They then put up a fence  66 feet from the waters edge, we have no beach! Guess we showed them!!!!

A joint management agreement as proposed by the Feds sees no fence either way!

We spent so far arguing about nothing in excess of $150,000 over 12 years, who knows what was spent before that.

We have no idea what the Feds spent nor do we know what the Province has spent! Wait a minute we are the Province and the Feds and they operate on our tax dollars.

We are fighting against ourselves!

Let us assume that the Feds and the Province spent at least the same, being grossly conservative that would equate to half a million dollars to think about what we have no right to in the first place!

Bankers, Lawyers and Thieves!!!!