National Day…

Two recent stories as many many more are needed for the future of truth and reconciliation to truly unfold!

After a year standing in-between the logging industry and some of the province’s last intact old-growth forest, the Fairy Creek blockaders are celebrating a victory. 

On Tuesday the Supreme Court of B.C. ruled the logging company Teal-Jones would not be allowed to extend its injunction, which expired at 4 p.m. 

Land defenders say there’s still a lot of work to be done before the province’s remaining 2.7 per cent of the most ecologically rich and productive old-growth forests is protected, but that the ruling could reduce RCMP violence on the frontlines.

Pacheedaht Elder Bill Jones, who has welcomed blockades on his territory since last August, said he’s “elated” by the news.

Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, which is one of the parties fighting for Indigenous children to be compensated, said the judicial reviews Ottawa launched took direct aim at central calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada regarding child welfare and Jordan’s Principle. 

“This is the moment for Canadians, with the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation tomorrow and knowing that these are some of the top calls to action, to get ahold of their elected officials and say, ‘put down your sword.'” 

“They have been fighting this case against First Nations kids to get equitable services and their families to get help to recover from the residential school trauma for now 14-and-a-half years … the Canadian people are now at a place where they want to see the TRC calls to action realized.

no more Mr. Nice Guy…

CLICK LINK for CBC News article

Former prime minister Stephen Harper heads the advisory committee of a Toronto-based company now looking to facilitate the sale of cutting-edge surveillance technology to the United Arab Emirates — a country with a troubling human rights record.

AWZ Ventures finances Israeli surveillance technology systems, including facial recognition and crowd detection systems and services that deliver comprehensive information on individuals in real time.

Court Painter hopped on his studio time machine and gathered together a number of images from the Harper Years that depict Mr. Harper’s affection for surveillance and his ongoing business ties to the Middle East.

thought you should know…

Court Painter is seen admiring his latest fantasy painting.

Court Painter receives rare but much appreciated praise for his non voluntary vow of poverty in running a bohemian style ,financially deprived , poverty-stricken, impoverished, necessitous, beggarly , penurious, impecunious, indigent portrait painter studio.

The digs have been described as substandard ,below standard, below par, bad, deficient ,defective, faulty. imperfect, inferior, mediocre, abject, appalling. abysmal, atrocious, awful ,terrible, dismal, dreadful ,unsatisfactory, low-grade, second-rate, third-rate, jerry-built, shoddy, crude, tinny, trashy, miserable, wretched, disappointing, lamentable, deplorable, pitiful, inadequate ,insufficient, unacceptable, execrable, frightful, crummy, diabolical, rotten, sad, tatty, tenth-rate and rubbishy…can you believe it!

However, not being one who spends a lot of valuable creative fuel on decor ,he can always be seen whistling while he works on his next masterpiece!

In contrast to his artistic life style, he thought you should know of a few ambitious titans of capitalism who chose a different route … a route that leads to the wow factor at the end of their rainbows…like in wow how much gold is in that pot…wow…how is that possible?? WOW!

(Court Painter by the way hasn’t got a pot to piss in, fortunately his studio is on a back alley.)

Court Painter & his assistant AHM appear to be the brunt of amusement to Elon the Titan.
Source: Visual Capitalist Datastream

something else was happening…

Pam Palmater


The election result is yet another sign that Canada is becoming fertile ground for far-right groups

By Pam Palmater MACLEANS September 21, 2021

The PPC got more than 800,000 votes, and that should worry all of us

Excerpt from article:

While most political analysts were focused on whether the Liberals would hold on to their minority government, something else was happening throughout election night: the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) popular vote count continued to rise. In fact, they more than doubled the votes for the Green Party. In 2019, the PPC had almost 300,000 votes. But this election, at last count, the current total is more than 800,000—more than double that of two years ago. While none of the candidates in the PPC—not even leader Maxime Bernier—has won a seat, the party has been able rally the angry anti-maskers and those opposed to pandemic health measures under their far-right umbrella. A closer look at some of those who’ve joined the party include those who were rejected by the Conservative party or gained some degree of notoriety from racist rhetoric, or are opposed to pandemic health protections. And almost a million Canadians support them.

An Ass on his ass on his ass

red serge/yellow surge…

Court Painter presents a colour update to the red serge dress uniform of the RCMP to better reflect the contemporary attitudes and modus operandi of upper management and too many rank and file.

mo·dus op·e·ran·di/ˌmōdəs ˌäpəˈrandē,ˌmōdəs ˌäpəˈrandī

  1. a particular way or method of doing something, especially one that is characteristic or well-established.

Our lawyers are headed to Federal Court next week, face to face with the RCMP.
We’re demanding accountability after a nearly seven-year delay in our complaint against the RCMP for illegal surveillance of climate organizations and Indigenous land defenders.
In November 2020, we launched our lawsuit against the RCMP Commissioner for extreme delays in responding to public complaints.
On September 21 and 22, we’ll be in hearings at the Federal Court.
Our lawyers will show the court how delays have plagued the complaints system for over a decade, and how the RCMP Commissioner can frustrate the complaints process by sitting on reports for years on end.
BC Civil Liberties Association 
Tel: 604.687.2919 | Toll-free: 855.556.3566 | 
306-268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5
Unceded Coast Salish Territories. 

Sexual harassment settlements

In October 2016,the RCMP commissioner apologized for what he referred to as “shameful conduct” by the organization. An internal investigation determined that up to 20,000 female officers and civilian employees since 1974, may have been the victim of harassment, discrimination, and/or sexual abuse.

On July 8, 2019 the National Post announced that a $100 million settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit against the RCMP for sexual harassment. Compensation for proven claims over the 45-year period would range from $10,000 to $222,000 each.

The 2016 settlement for $100 million covered female officers who had been sexually harassed in the RCMP since September 1974. A second settlement in 2019 for $100 million was for women in non-policing roles at the RCMP.

We could go on but you get the picture and the need for a dress uniform colour change.

Remember how brave and photogenic the Mounties were in the red serge before the yellow surge…or was it the lighting….

Premiers undertake(r) changes…

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced Thursday that the province will implement mandatory masking, a proof of vaccination policy and a requirement for government employees to get vaccinated or receive negative tests.

Saskatchewan had the highest COVID 19 case rates per capita over a seven-day period as of Thursday, and the second-lowest vaccination rates among provinces.

On Wednesday, Premier Jason Kenney announced new COVID 19 measures, including limits on social gatherings and strict regulations on businesses, workplaces and places of worship and a new proof-of-vaccination program where Albertans will be required to provide proof of immunization or a negative COVID-19 test to enter certain establishments where the business has agreed to comply with the program.

Alberta, which has the highest case rates and the lowest vaccination rates in the country, declared a public state of emergency Wednesday.

anti vaxxer trusted news…

Court Painter went to a news source most trusted by almost everybody whose anybody!

Horrified Anti-Vaxxer Discovers Every American Who Got Smallpox Vaccine In 19th Century Now Dead

LYNCHBURG, VA—Astounded by the damning information, local anti-vaxxer Pete Dixon was reportedly horrified Thursday after discovering that every single American who got a smallpox vaccine in the 19th century was now deceased. “We’re expected to follow along blindly with the CDC, but if people would simply look to the history, they’d see that the thousands of people who were inoculated against smallpox in the 1800s have since dropped dead,” said Dixon, telling reporters that it was disgusting that the mainstream media had refused to share any stories about Americans who had taken the government-mandated vaccines, only to eventually perish from complications including respiratory failure, cancer, heart attack, stroke, or cholera. “They act like these shots are completely safe and tested, but I guarantee that future historians are going to look back on this time period centuries from now and discover that everyone who took the Covid vaccine is dead, too.” Dixon added that despite the media’s constant downplaying of alternative medicine, not a single person in the 19th century had died from ingesting ivermectin. 

yet to be told…

The full story of what happened in the SNC-Lavalin affair has yet to be told, says former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in a scathing new book recounting her time in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.

In “Indian in the Cabinet, Speaking Truth to Power,” Wilson Raybould suggests that while the Trudeau government has considered the question closed, the SNC-Lavalin affair may not be over.

“I knew what he was really asking. What he was saying. In that moment, I knew he wanted me to lie – to attest that what had occurred had not occurred,” Wilson-Raybould said.

Trudeau in response said,“I did not want her to lie. I would never do that. I would never ask her that,” he said. “That is simply not true.”

Court Painter has pulled many 2019 images from the mists of time and vast archive to illustrate the turbulence of the Great Dominion as seen through his keen ,unvarnished eye and steady hand on the brush . Enjoy!