We have many testimonials in terms of our pro bono work that seeks the well-being of all who call Canada home and utilization of tax dollars within rule of law. There is only one, however, from a judge. In section (140) of Marsden vs. Taylor 2006 CanLII34124 (ONSC) Reasons for Judgment Justice Quigley says:
“The Marsdens appeared in front of me for a number of hours on three separate occasions and I had ample opportunity to observe first-hand the fiery, dedicated and fiercely determined manner in which Mrs. Marsden undertook her decision-making responsibilities on behalf of her late mother, Mrs. Bourgoin.”
Dave may not seem as fiery (which I prefer to describe as passionate) dedicated and determined in the protection of the democratic principles embedded in our Constitution as I am. However, let me assure readers he is. He just does not feel as comfortable publicly expressing himself as I do.
Dave and I arrived in Canada in 1971 completely oblivious of its dark history in terms of internments and seizure of property by the Canadian government. It was last year when researching the issues covered in this book that we learnt thirty-three years ago Prime Minister Mulroney publicly acknowledged Canadian government wrong doing from the distant past. After addressing the wrong doing associated with Japanese Canadians, he made what we believe was a sincere promise to the people of Canada
“……and our solemn commitment and undertaking to Canadians of every origin that such violations will never again in this country be countenanced or repeated.”
Dave and I thought when we applied for landed immigrant status that this commitment was already firmly in place and would be strongly and willingly enforced through rule of law. Whether called confiscation of property and internment, the language of the Prime Minister, or theft and forcible confinement as we call it; it should not make any difference to those who have committed to serve and protect residents of Canada. This autobiography opens up our health,
safety and access files that contain shocking evidenced truths. These truths need to be addressed if ever we are to sing again, with any kind of conviction, of a Canada that is glorious and free.
Prime Minister Mulroney’s daughter is the Attorney General of Ontario at the time this book is going to print. We have often seen the truth of “the apple does not fall too far from the tree” with our own family. We believe after the Hon. Caroline Mulroney learns the truths our autobiography reveals, she will show that she is without a doubt, her father’s daughter. Whatever your political stripe we ask that you take a few minutes out of your day to encourage her and her colleagues. We all need encouragement. Your e-mail might just be the one that results in them showing Canadians, and the world, that the baton passed to them through this book is in very capable hands. You can reach the Premier, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Attorney General, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services (responsible for OCCO) and Minister of Municipal Affairs at:
To identify that you are responding to what you have read in our autobiography make sure you put marsdens.ca in the subject line of your e-mail.
Anne and Dave Marsden
Community Health, Safety and Access Advocates
February 26, 2019
“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 NIV