Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Fwd: Within the History Quiz about Zundel I was letting Ezzy Baby Levant know I had figured out his joke in calling his Sun TV show the same name CSIS gave the agent sniffing around his old boss Preston Manning on behalf of Mulroney

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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:41:55 -0700
Subject: Out of Office until September 26 Re: Within the History Quiz
about Zundel I was letting Ezzy Baby Levant know I had figured out his
joke in calling his Sun TV show the same name CSIS gave the agent
sniffing around his old boss Preston Manning on behalf of Mulroney
To: motomaniac333@gmail.com

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos <motomaniac333@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:41:51 -0300
Subject: Within the History Quiz about Zundel I was letting Ezzy Baby
Levant know I had figured out his joke in calling his Sun TV show the
same name CSIS gave the agent sniffing around his old boss Preston
Manning on behalf of Mulroney
To: pm <pm@pm.gc.ca>, "justin.trudeau.a1"
<justin.trudeau.a1@parl.gc.ca>, PREMIER <PREMIER@gov.ns.ca>, premier
<premier@gov.ab.ca>, dfildebrandt@taxpayer.com,
ezra.levant@sunmedia.ca, themayor <themayor@calgary.ca>,
"jason.kenney.c1" <jason.kenney.c1@parl.gc.ca>, "John.Williamson"
<John.Williamson@parl.gc.ca>, scoop <scoop@huffingtonpost.com>,
warren@daisygroup.ca, Lemphersn@pembina.org, "joe.oliver.c1"
<joe.oliver.c1@parl.gc.ca>, MulcaT <MulcaT@parl.gc.ca>, leader
<leader@greenparty.ca>, "david.akin" <david.akin@sunmedia.ca>,
jmc@mcbd.ca, pol7163 <pol7163@calgarypolice.ca>, "Dale.McGowan"
<Dale.McGowan@rcmp-grc.gc.ca>, "bob.paulson"
<bob.paulson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca>, mclellana <mclellana@bennettjones.com>
Cc: david.raymond.amos@gmail.com, radical <radical@radicalpress.com>,
merv <merv@northwebpress.com>, "terry.seguin" <terry.seguin@cbc.ca>,
"steve.murphy" <steve.murphy@ctv.ca>, "nick.moore"
<nick.moore@bellmedia.ca>, oldmaison <oldmaison@yahoo.com>, andre
<andre@jafaust.com>, "peter.dauphinee" <peter.dauphinee@gmail.com>,
"t.wilson" <t.wilson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca>, abromberg
<abromberg@bnaibrith.ca>, rmarceau <rmarceau@cija.ca>, "steven.blaney"
<steven.blaney@parl.gc.ca>, Mackap <Mackap@parl.gc.ca>

"The Source" must be a an inside joke for neo cons even Val Meredith did not
mention it in her report. hoaever it is mentioned here N'esy Pas?


The problem the Reformers had long ago was how did they know that Mulroney
and CSIS had just one Source?

Who does the lawyer Ezzy Baby work for now? Mulroney's butt buddies in
Quebecor? Yep.

Except for his flellow lawyers and number one fanboyz Petey Baby MacKay and
his fat daddy Elmer, does anyone trust Mulroney and Luc Lavoe anymore?

----- Original Message -----
From: <motomaniac_02186@hotmail.com>
To: <sasseville.serge@quebecor.com>
Cc: <lavoie.luc@quebecor.com>; <motomaniac_02186@yahoo.com>;
<martine.turcotte@bell.ca>; <michel.lalande@bell.ca>;
<jean-francois.legault@bell.ca>; <christopher.ginther@bell.ca>;
<atvnews@ctv.ca>; <bcecomms@bce.ca>; <info@obamaforillinois.com>;
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 5:18 PM
Subject: Ask Mr. Mulroney about me

Brian Mulroney
c/o Luc Lavoie
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Quebecor Media Inc.
(514) 380-1974
(514) 236-8742 (cell)


I just called Luc Lavoie's office and left a message but not my phone
number. From now on I want hard copy. Lets just say Mulroney should have
done the Right and Honourable thing a long time ago, particularly as soon as
I notified the lawyers working at Cendant Corporation. I served them once in
person and once by confiremd US Mail. Maybe Belinda should have had him call
me when I contacted her. I know I am the reason he did not speak at the
Conservative leadership convention. I also know Mulroney, Arthur Hamiliton
and John Crosbie were likely some the lawyers who advised Harper to shut up
about what he knew about the Arar Commission.

I had a great laugh to see the spit and chew between Senator Kerry and
Mulroney but I also know that Mulroney is the reason that Forbes and Sun
Media has not reported my doings with the SEC in the USA or even my of run
for Parliament. Ain't it funny how everyone said Fundy was a riding to watch
but no one whispered my name. I know I do not have to be redundant and
send the same documents and wiretap tape to you that I sent to Mulroney and
his many associates long ago before I complain of all the various companies
and lawyesr he is in bed with. Title 18 in the USA will make all the lawyers
fall on their own sword. Hell even you guys claim the merits of the internet
and email is just as efective as the US Mail in the litigation process. Ask
Frank Quatronne or Martha Stewart about that before you disagree. Bill
Gates' lawyer offered no comment so I sent that bastard US Mail just to rub
it in. IF you think I am pissed off you are right. Brian Mulroney could have
easily stopped the distruction of my Clan's beloved Beach House but he would
rather have stood with his corrupt friends than me. Or is it simpler than
that? Did Mulroney just want his peice of the action in the fraudulent Real
Estate transaction by Coldwell Bankers because he thought I had no hope of
stopping it myself? We all know how Mulroney loves money. Airplane deals
proved that.

What say you J. Serge Sasseville do you stand with your boss and his
peers or me? I know Lavoie will hang with Mulroney until the bitter end.
Perhaps you may wish to confer with Martine Turcotte or Robert C. Pozen,
they have just received the most recent hard copy of material. Proof of my
contact with Mulroney can be found within the stuff if perchance he tries to
call me a liar. There is still time for you three folks to act in a ethical
manner and uphold the law according to the Rules of Professional Conduct.
After Sept 3rd your are too late. that is the day Massachusetts Trail Court
tries to call me a criminal and I demand a jury of my peers.

This is not an offer to settle before I file my complaints. That came
along ago to Mulroney and his buddies. Now I look forward to arguing the
bastard or any lawyer he chooses to send against me. I had offered to settle
with BCE before I complained of them but the deal was off the instant they
tried to puill a fast one in an effort to delay me in the hope no doubt that
some bad acting Yankee might put a stop to me when I return to the USA.
Their silence since has spoken volumes. Martine should have contacted me the
instant ATV got the hard copy like i told her they would. I will forward you
some of our email exhange so that we may all get to know each other quite
well. these emails will be forwarded to many others but I ain't telling you
who. My next emails come byway of Yahoo as a double check in case you choose
to block me.

Say hey to Mulroney for me and I will try to say hey to Kerry for you.
Maybe Ms. Turcotte will share with you what she knows about Kerry and
Mulroney will tell her what he knows about William Cohen and why he quit
Cendant Corp so fast. Maybe Joe Day will tell you about Barack Obama and me.
I am about to tell Obama about Day. Turn about is fair play. Obama used my
stuff against Senators Edwards and Kerry to become a big wig in Beantown
last month. I can use a Senator from Canada to take the wind out of his
sails the following month. An Alliance dude once called Sun Media a bunch of
scumbags. I would have to agree and laugh because it was a case of the pot
calling the kettle black.

Cya'll in Court :)

David R. Amos

153 Alvin Ave.

Milton MA. 02186

----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
To: cynthia.merlini@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Cc: ottawacomments@state.gov ; McLellan.A@parl.gc.ca ;
vverma@cavalluzzo.com ; Marlys ; motomaniac_02186@yahoo
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 10:58 AM
Subject: I just called your office


My name is David R. Amos I am a Canadian citizen and a permenant
resident of the USA.

I am returning to the USA on my own free will to answer false
allegations supporting criminal charges placed against me by
Dorchester District Court in Boston. Docket # 0407CR004623.

No one will speak to me about this matter including the Police, the DA
or the Clerk.

I suspect foul play and the false charges have been laid in order to
compel me to return to the USA before my actions within the Arar
Commission have an effect.

I suspect that agents of the DHS will pounce on me as soon as I enter
the USA just as they have done in the past.

In an effort to protect myself, my rights, my interests and my freedom
I must answer the malicious summons but not before making many people
aware of my plight and demanding that Ronald A. Irwin finally do
something to defend the rights of a fellow Canadian.

Many people will be watching to see if I can make it to court on
September 3rd. I am the most curious of all.

In the past I have explained my concerns to your office in great
detail but to no avail but at least I have Anne McLellan's signature.

Although I cannot call the Ambassador to court in the USA, I certainly
can in Canada.
The same holds true for Argeo P. Cellucci in the USA.

Both Ambassadors are lawyers and all I have to say about that is shame
on you sirs
Honourable is a word you do not even understand, you certainly do not
deserve it for a title.

Check my word before you call me a liar or worse.

I did run for Parliament and told many people about the state of our
democracies. If my adversaries kill me now it will be a political
reason that caused my demise. I want everyone to know my blood will be
on your hands.

Perhaps the RCMP should send someone to watch over me rather than
wasting our precious resources teaching a Yankee Carpetbagger like
Argeo how to ride a horse.
Cellucci appointed most of the corrupt judges I have encountered and
Ashcroft directed Michael Sullivan to remove our matters to federal
court within weeks of my serving Cellucci in Canada. Even Cellucci
admited that Sullivan was too dumb to be Governor so they appointed
him US Attorney and that gave an old buddy of Cellucci's Tim Cruz a
chance at Sullivan's old job.

What say you Cynthia Merlini? Should you wake that old lawyer Mr.
Irwin up and send him out and about Beantown to ask a few questions on
my behalf? If I make it back to Boston I will have many questions for

At good place to start would be the Suffolk County DA's office. I have
a letter from his Assistant Gerald P. Stewart dated July 29th that
contains no information or answer to the letter I sent him. However he
does admit to receiving much material for you to review. His number is
617 619-4000.

As I said I just called your office and got the usual voicemail that
is usually never returned. I will now call back and try to talk a
person rather than a machine. I have a record and witnesses to my
calls because I don't trust lawyers to do the right thing.
Some of the lawyers within the Arar Commission are attempting to
charge me with criminal harrassment as well for simply emailing them
proof of the truth. What planet are lawyers from?

Ms. Verma, I have heard nothing from you. Has Senator Joe Day
forwarded the material I gave him to the Arar Commission yet?

I will be giving more to the RCMP tomorrow.

When will some lawyer or other public servant begin acting within the
scope of their employment?

The fact that the dumb bastard, Michael J. Sullivan certifies that it
was so don't mean that it is a true statement.

A true statement is that desperate men do desperate things. If you
don't think that I have many a low man in highs places cornered by
their own lack of ethics and integrity you should go view the material
I sent the DA and many others.

My work is done. I have proved my point and protected my family's
interests. Now it is my turn to employ lawyers.

Cya'll in Court:)

David R. Amos

153 Alvin Ave.

Milton MA. 02186

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ottawa - Comments" <ottawacomments@state.gov>
To: "David Amos" <motomaniac_02186@hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:20 AM
Subject: Out of Office AutoReply: I just called your office

Dear Sir/Madam,

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comments. Please be assured that they have been carefully reviewed.

If your message included an inquiry, our Information Resource Center will
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----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
To: lsewell@canadians.org
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2005 7:27 AM
Subject: Fw: Hunky-dory EH Petey

----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
To: Stronach.B@parl.gc.ca ; Mackay.P@parl.gc.ca ; Jack Layton ;
Easter.W@parl.gc.ca ; Cadman.C@parl.gc.ca ; Casey.B@parl.gc.ca ;
Cc: McDonough.A@parl.gc.ca ; Matthews.B@parl.gc.ca ; macaul1@parl.gc.ca ;
Godin.Y@parl.gc.ca ; Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca ; Anderson.D@parl.gc.ca ;
Anderson.Da@parl.gc.ca ; david.anderson1@sk.sympatico.ca
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 7:12 PM
Subject: Hunky-dory EH Petey

I got a better one for ya Petey Boy. "Thar she blows". I bet Belinda is
really pissed off at everybody and is letting off some steam. If I were you
I would start bailing out of your new party like any other rat that would
desert a sinking ship. That is one boat that could never float. The way you
back stabbed your way into its creation will likely never be forgotten. Some
of the new Senators Martin just appointed proved that didn't they? Right now
you are just hanging on and kissing Harper's arse because nobody else will
ever trust you in their Dory except maybe the diddler, Billy Matthews. He is
used to turningcoat and needs help bailing out his punky little craft. I
think the liberals are tired of him by now and Johnny Crosbie is likely
pretty pissed at him too. I think you two dudes should be good company for
each other as everybody else tries to distance themselves from a couple of
cry babies that call themselves Maritimers. You were born there alright but
a lair lawyer and a nasty old diddler reflect poorly upon the rest of us.
But bad apples fall from the best of trees. The sooner the better so that
they don't suck the sap out of the good ones.

Dare to argue me Petey Boy? I am ten times meaner with no temper than
the man that pitches silly fits kicks chairs. I would kick your arse in a
good debate. I would laugh if you asked me to step outside, head for the
door and quit talking immediately in a sincere effort to kick your arse in
the street. Win or lose, rest assured I would have fun. Fighting is a true
Maritime tradition. EH MacKay? Feel free to try to call me a liar. Everybody
knows it would be a case of the pot trying to call the kettle black.

"The Nova Scotia MP described his relations with Conservative Leader
Stephen Harper as "hunky-dory, everything's great - that's a good Maritime
Forwarded Message

Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 10:14:47 -0800 (PST)

From: David Amos" motomaniac_02186@yahoo.com

Subject: Attn Don Amos

To: MEC.investors@magnaent.com, dhart@pattersonpalmer.ca,

As I stated within an earlier email, Scott Daruty finally called me
back and pissed me off. He picked the wrong guy to try and toy with. I will
take up my concerns with Magna byway of Daruty and Cellucci down here in the
Yankee courts. I have much proof of what I sent Belinda Stronach long before
she ever became a Member of Parliament up home. I will deal with her in a
political fashion first to see if she is interested in up holding the public
trust while protecting her interests in Magna. Good luck with your
conscience as a lawyer named Amos as you check my work. Here is my phone
number 506 434-1379 if you have any questions before deciding whether or not
to uphold the law and protect the investor's interests in Magna from my
necessary civil actions. I gave my material to Argeo P. Cellucci in Canada
in July of 2002 before I sent the Sheriffs out with my first complaints. I
know by the fax numbers at the top of my first complaint that it was
Ashcroft and Cellucci that directed the US Attorney to try to make my
complaints evaporate. Now that Cellucci speaks for Magna and Belinda speaks
for Canadians there is a couple of Amos boys that should have along talk
about many things. But forget trying to label me as your brother until I am
assured of your integrity. I have a high contempt towards lawyers and their
sense of ethics for very justifiable reasons.

Note: forwarded message attached.

----- Original Message -----
From: Harper, Stephen - M.P.
To: motomaniac_02186@hotmail.com
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 8:29 AM
Subject: RE: They read this stuff Monday
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----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
To: Harper.S@parl.gc.ca
Cc: premier@gov.nl.ca ; tedcardwell@mail.gov.nf.ca
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 7:31 AM
Subject: Fw: They read this stuff Monday

----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
To: rarespade@nfld.net
Cc: Byron Prior
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 7:28 AM
Subject: They read this stuff Monday

Liliana Longo Senior General Counsel
September 15th, 2004
C/o Assistant Commissioner Gerry Lynch
RCMP B Division Headquarters
100 East Hills Rd
PO Box 9700
St. Johns NF A1A 3T5

RE: Corruption


Please find enclosed an exact copy of all material served upon
Lieutenant Governor Roberts by my friend Byron Prior. The copy of wiretap
tape numbered 139 is served upon you in confidence as law enforcement
authorities in order that it may be properly investigated. I have also
enclosed a copy of the correspondence between the RCMP External Review
Committee and I. As you review the same material they got, you can see the
folks in BC were contacted almost one year ago. Apparently the dumb bastards
don't know how to read. If these are the best lawyers Anne McLellan has got
to send against me, the government is about to be embarrassed big time by a
simple Maritimer.

Whereas I have now received my answer from the Lieutenant Governor of
New Brunswick and the RCMP External Review Committee, I am about to file my
own complaints. I have given up on my native land protecting my dumb ass. If
you have any questions may I suggest that you take my matter up with Anne
McLellan or Jack Hooper.

With respect to my friend Byron Prior's sad complaint, let me be the
first layman to congratulate the RCMP in the fine job they did covering up
his matters for the benefit many corrupt politicians for some many years. It
is too bad that the RCMP weren't so diligent in upholding the law. Lets see
if I can have any luck tearing the mask of virtue off of the RCMP and the
likes of T. Alex Hickman for the benefit of all the simple folk like Byron
and I.

Shame on all of you. Say hey to the cop in the picture that was
guarding Harper on June 19th will ya? I need to know his name and summons
him to court to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
He can bring his god along to help if he thinks it necessary but I would
rather he bring his conscience. What say you? If I don't get an answer from
you by Oct3rd. I will be due to sue you too. What do you think should I
complain of the RCMP in a court Newfoundland or New Brunswick?

I already know Byron's answer.

Cya'll in Court :)

David R. Amos
153 Alvin Ave.
Milton, MA. 02186

September 10th, 2004

Brian Mulroney
Ogilvy Renault
Suite 1100
1981 McGill College Avenue
Montréal, Quebec H3A 3C1

Jean Chrétien
Heenan Blaikie
Suite 700
81 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6K7

RE: Me suing you and your little dogs too.

Hey you two Evil Old Smiling Bastards,

Today Coldwell Bankers showed me their ass so I kick yours. You
didn't really think I would leave you two out of the circus. Did ya? I was
just waiting for something you can't take back. Methinks that in Canada you
should be the stars of the show. Although all the other crooks won't mind
that you steal the show. Paul Martin and Steven Harper should make for fair
rivals as the clowns as they point back and forth at each other and then at
you two dudes. After all you fellas did seem to get away with the most
lucre. If that is how lawyers measure successful lawyers methinks you two
Quebecers take the cake. Everybody knows what I am talking about I am just
making it my business to prove it.

Jean, you should never forget that you were Wayne Easter's boss
when he allowed Ashcroft and his cohorts to keep trying to have their way
with me last November. As soon as landslide Annie got his job, she was quick
to finger him to blame. What say you Frenchie? If you can simply prove to me
the priest Bill Elliot acted according to his conscience after I enlightened
him about Cardinal Law and Paul Zed, I will eat your hat and let you off the
hook but you will still have a little explaining to do to the people
recorded on the wiretap tapes. Ottawa is all abuzz these days with
sponsorship money. My, my how quick we forget the dead. I truly believe
there are many ghosts killed by tainted blood that have yet to hear the
truth of their demise. If anyone were to ask me the dude you appointed by
the name of Howard Wilson did a shitty job of covering up for your friend
Paul Martin's ethics. If I were you wouldn't seek the counsel of your little
dog Frank McKenna. He was raised down the road from my old bike shop. It
seems he knows more as politician about how to help pig farmers get ahead
than as a lawyer on how to help pigheaded layman find justice. Trust me, he
will never understand mutts.

As for you Brian, everybody knows I am the reason that you chose
not to speak at the Conservative Convention. My emails to Belinda and all
the others did the trick and you know it as well as I. Ain't it too funny
how Brian Tobin just quit Belinda and her big daddy's company. Ask him why.
I dare ya. But never forget that he is a layman sitting in the catbird seat.
What he squawks about may hang you all. There are many ghosts lingering
about the Ocean Ranger that would like to hear the truth of their demise.
Before you argue me give my friend Byron Prior a call after he stops filling
your ear about your friends John Crosbie and T. Alex Hickman maybe he will
tell you what you already know. While you are at it ask him about the MP
Bill Matthews and his sister.

Brian, what everybody doesn't seem to know is how many times we
have crossed paths in the USA in recent years because of your associations
with all the other crooked lawyers and their assorted companies down there.
Cendant Corp is the finest example of me versus you but then there are the
Forbes dudes as well. I will wager you are shocked that I am still alive,
Aren't ya? I allowed the bastards in Coldwell Bankers to sell the Beach
House just so I could sue your fat ass in the USA. That matter is far from
over. Call Francis Galvin if you don't believe me. The only men smart even
to realize I just might pull this off were William Cohen and David
Aufhauser. Too bad for them they couldn't be smart and ethical. I bet Cohen
screamed at you when I served him in his office in Washington. Watch UBS
scream at their new General Counsel. I find it hilarious how Aufhauser also
joined an organization called CSIS in the USA. Do you think Jack Hooper will
get the joke?

Please find enclosed exactly the same material sent to Adrienne
Clarkson. The copy of wiretap tape numbered 139 is served upon you in
confidence as officers of the court in order that it may be properly
investigated. I have also enclosed a copy of an affidavit of mine that was
discussed in New Brunswick Provincial Court today. I will leave it to you to
ask your Yankee Carpet bagging buddy David Lutz to scurry about and figure
out how to cover your arses. By the time you read this letter I will be back
in the USA and talking a lot in court on the public record about you and
many others in Canada. I you disagree, sue me. I double dog dare ya to. But
I bet I sue you first. Trust that I won't settle. I want a public hearing in
order to properly shame you.

When we finally do meet in court, my first questions will likely
be how do all the ghosts of your past allow you to sleep at night. No amount
of money could appease the conscience of an ethical man. Apparently lawyers
know something I don't. One thing you don't know is that I can't see any
reason why I should not sue your law firms too. I consider them Bernard Lord
and Frank McKenna all to be your little dogs. Can you trust your crooked
little pets not to settle with me and tell the truth about you? I would love
to know what the Queen and Adrienne are talking about right now. Should Paul
Martin's shaky government be allowed to stand? If not what sort of new
government could rise from the evil rubble. Would the Public Trust be upheld
next time around by many independent candidates such as me? It wouldn't hurt
to have a bunch of pigheaded laymen not affiliated to any party asking a lot
of questions and stressing the ethics of political lawyers everyday. Even if
the dead can't speak. all living Canadians should hate you bastards for
NAFTA alone. Why we all don't speak up on behalf of the unborn is beyond my
understanding. Perhaps we should dig up Louis Riel and ask him why that is.

Oh ye who claim to be so right and honourable, what say you now?

Cya'll in Court:)

153 Alvin Ave.
Milton, MA. 02186

More laws won't mean less terror
Experts warn of 'giving the devil the benefit of the law'
Law Times By David Gambrill

Expanding the power of criminal law will not stop terrorism, say
legal academics, and may instead lead to the permanent imposition of
extraordinary emergency measures and concentrated state power.

Quoting a character in the Robert Bolt play, A Man for All Seasons,
Oren Gross, a Benjamin Cardoso School of Law professor, issued a general
warning against "giving the devil the benefit of the law" in order to make
the public feel more secure.

"Extravagent terrorist attacks such as those on Sept. 11 tend to bring
about a rush to legislate," Gross told a legal scholars' conference convened
to discuss the federal government's new antiterrorism legislation, bill
C-36. "The preventative relief [is thought to] be, 'If only we add new
powers to police, if only we add to the Criminal Code, if only we revamp and
reinvigorate existing offences, then our nation is going to be secure.'"

But such logic tends to lead to a concentration of power at the
level of government, he says. Citizens may relinquish their civil liberties
out of fear, encouraging the state "do whatever it takes" to make terrorism
stop, he says.

"Governments tend to overreact," says Gross. "Terrorism from below
may, to some extent, be replaced with terrorism from above." Legal scholars
who spoke at the conference echoed Gross' caution. Some worried that Canada
is permanently entrenching the temporary emergency powers found in the 1988
Emergencies Act.

"My answer to the question, 'Can emergency powers be normalized?' is
yes, they can be," says U of T law professor David Dyzenhais, a South
African studying the emergency powers employed by the South African
government under apartheid. "But when they are normalized, what we have is a
violation of the spirit of the rule of law."

U of T math professor Peter Rosenthal, a lawyer at Roach Schwartz
and Associates in Toronto, suggested the federal government should have used
its powers under the 1988 Emergencies Act instead of drafting new
anti-terrorist legislation.

Enacted by the Mulroney government, the Emergencies Act gives the
federal government limited exceptional powers to deal with four types of
emergencies: threats to public welfare, threats to public order,
international emergencies, and war.

International emergencies, says the act, arise "from acts of
intimidation or coercion, or the real or imminent threat of serious force or

For an international emergency, the act can be put into affect for
60 days and must be reviewed by Parliament before the deadline can be
extended. It includes powers to limit or restrict travel, ban public
assemblies, remove non-citizens from the country, and enter and search
premises without a warrant. The powers in the act are explicitly subject to
the Charter.

The Emergencies Act replaced the War Measures Act, which the Trudeau
government used to arrest and detain 465 Quebeckers in 1970. The federal
government invoked the War Measures Act after the FLQ kidnapped Quebec
provincial cabinet minister Pierre Laporte, who was found assassinated one
day after the act was declared.

The so-called "October Crisis," when the War Measures Act was
implemented, started a debate in Canada about when it is appropriate to
suspend civil liberties. The Trudeau government came under heavy criticism
for employing the act.

U of T constitutional law professor Lorraine Weinrib noted the
federal government has studiously avoided using the language of "emergency
measures," even though it has incorporated such emergency powers into its
anti-terrorist legislation. The same emergency powers are available under
the Emergencies Act, she says, albeit for limited periods of time and under
strict supervision of Parliament.

"I would say the government did not use the Emergencies Act here
in response to the problem of terrorism because it did not want to engage in
this type of review process," says Weinrib. "It preferred to continue what
has been highly discredited under the War Measures Act experience - namely,
the concentration of power in the executive."

For this reason, many scholars at the conference encouraged the
courts to review the legislation carefully. Federal government lawyers have
called the proposed anti-terrorist legislation"Charter-proof." But that
doesn't mean the anti-terrorism legislation should be enacted, says U of T
law professor Kent Roach.

"We may too quick to accept . . . what the government's lawyers —
or indeed any lawyers — conclude it is permissible to do," he says.

Roach listed several extraordinary police powers found in bill
C-36. Most notably, the bill allows police to arrest and detain a person
without a warrant, on suspicion the suspect may be carrying out a terrorist
activity. It also creates "investigative hearings," in which suspects are
compelled to give testimony that might incriminate them.

Roach was particularly critical of the hearing process, the powers
of which, he insisted, haven't been around since the English 'Star Chamber'
in 1641.

"Compelling a person to talk to the police in an investigation in
which he or she may well be implicated offends our traditions of respect for
the right of silence during police investigations," he says. "These
traditions date back to the abolition of the Star Chamber in 1641."

The Star Chamber, associated with the English Courts, was reviled
for its use of torture. As late as 1614, a Somerset clergyman, Edmond
Peacham, was interrogated on the rack before the Star Chamber in the
presence of the attorney general at the time, Sir Edward Coke.

Roach acknowledged the bill gives detained individuals the right
to counsel at such hearings, but such representation provides cold comfort.
"It gives people subject to investigative hearing the right to counsel —
even though, in many cases, the lawyer will simply have to inform the target
that he or she must talk or else face prosecution or continued detention,"
he says. One danger in forcing people to talk is that they might lie, says
Roach. A combination of perjury and prosecutorial zeal could may lead to the
kind of wrongful convictions associated with the "Birmingham Six" and
"Guilford Four" in England, he says.

In the early 1970s, the IRA bombed pubs in Birmingham and
Guilford, England, killing more than 21 people. Under pressure to convict
the terrorists, police arrested 10 people in connection with the attacks.

In 1989 and 1991, respectively, a British court of appeal
released the Guilford Four and Birmingham Six after finding they had been
wrongly convicted.

This article does not constitute legal or other professional advice and no
responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining
from action in reliance upon material contained in this article is accepted
by the author or Canada Law Book Inc.

(c)Law Times Inc. 2004. All rights reserved.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
To: Romina Sestito
Cc: cynthia.merlini@dfait-maeci.gc.ca ; tor_news@tor.sunpub.com ;
martine.turcotte@bell.ca ; corp.website@sunlife.com ;
kcarmichael@bloomberg.net ; davies.carl@nbpub.com ; news@timestranscript.com
; oldmaison@yahoo.com ; nbombud@gnb.ca ; advocacycollective@yahoo.com ;
brad.green@gnb.ca ; dayja@sen.parl.gc.ca ; dan.bussieres@gnb.ca ;
slevin@mail.house.gov ; Layton.J@parl.gc.ca ; Efford.J@parl.gc.ca ;
Easter.W@parl.gc.ca ; Mackay.P@parl.gc.ca ; scotta@parl.gc.ca ;
Brison.S@parl.gc.ca ; davidorchard@sasktel.net ; rosent@math.toronto.edu ;
Comartin.J@parl.gc.ca ; pm@pm.gc.ca ; Dryden.K@parl.gc.ca ;
Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca ; Valeri.T@parl.gc.ca ; Dosanjh.U@parl.gc.ca ;
randall.shafer@comcast.net ; cei@nbnet.nb.ca ; Moore.R@parl.gc.ca ;
alltrue@nl.rogers.com ; caomc@nb.aibn.com ; jeffrey.rudman@wilmerhale.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 8:56 PM
Subject: Ron Show this to Joyce this is too funny

What are you trying to do sucker me? I am telling my own tale in court.
I am suing your company, Bell Canada. Get it?

May I suggest that you talk to your own lawyer, Martine Turcotte and
decide what planet you all come from. I just got out of a jail after being
put there by the bastards your lawyers assisted to cover up the crimes
practiced against me. Discuss my troubles with Robert C, Pozen or Martine
Turcotte not me. If you or any of your company wish to communicate with me,
address your concerns to my attorney, Joyce Richardson. Turcotte should have
her number.

If Sunlife ain't figured it out yet as to why I am about to sue
them. They had best check with Jeff Carp about the stuff I sent him at MFS
and his prior association with Hale and Dorr. Jeff Rudman would be good
fella to start with but defintely not the last within the aforesaid law

David R. Amos

----- Original Message -----
From: Romina Sestito
To: 'David Amos'
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 4:01 PM
Subject: RE: My turn to tell a tale.

Dear David,

I would like to thank you for your recent email to W-FIVE. We review every
story idea that we receive and give it serious consideration.

At W-FIVE we have a limited number of stories to complete in a year, and
although we do not plan to pursue your suggestion at this time, your letter
will remain on file for consideration at a later date.

We do feel your story is an important one and we appreciate your input.




----- Original Message -----
From: motomaniac_02186@hotmail.com
To: cwhite@wob.nf.ca
Cc: michel.lalande@bell.ca; jean-francois.legault@bell.ca;
christopher.ginther@bell.ca; atvnews@ctv.ca; bcecomms@bce.ca;
newsroom@globeandmail.ca; p.macewan@balmoralfarm.ns.ca;
dean.macdonald@actwu.ns.ca; elizabeth.macpherson@hrdc-drhc.gc.ca;
brenda.reid@aliant.ca; martine.turcotte@bell.ca; info@hoeyassociates.ca;
Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2004 1:09 AM
Subject: RE: The lack of out "Out of Office AutoReply" last time spoke
volumes to me


I am pissed off at both BCE and the Aliant Strikers. Elizabeth
MacPherson's expertise would have to know no bounds to calm me down and talk
of settling before I sue BCE and many a lawyer working for the government.
She does work for Paul Martin's dudes. Right? Perhaps she should ask a fella
from the other side Rob Moore why that is. Perhaps Dean Macdonald should
call me before I leave Canada. 506 434 1379. I can explain things much
clearer than Rob Moore ever could. Tomorrow I wiil explain myself to some
Aliant strikers that know of me before I go.

I think BCE is playing the same delay type game with me as they are
with the strikers. However when I read that the strikers were chanting
"Where are the politicians?" I laughed. I did stand amongst the strikers as
a politician and you all ignored me. I remember how rude one of the
strikers was when I tried to talk to him in Reggie's Resturant in Saint John
in early June when I wa running for Parliament. I then went to listen to
their leaders speak and just shook my head and split as the cops and the
strikers all looked at me as some sort of troublemaker. I am certain I could
have been of some help to end their strike against BCE somewhat more
quickly. It is not as complicated as Mr. Hoey suggests. I am awful curious
what Aliant spokeswoman Brenda Reid will have to say about this stuff once
she views it. I will be listening but I have given up trying to talk sense
to my fellow Canadians because I am too busy defending myself from corrupt
Yankees. I suspect that the DHS and the FBI will not want to permit me to
stand in court on Sept 3rd. I think they may pounce on me as soon as I land
at the border so I must bring witnesses as I did once before.

I have released myself from my own promise not forward our email
exchange when I received no auto rely for the last email I sent to you. Ms.
Trurcotte, I suspect you are in the office or not very far from your email.
Afterall you do work for a telecomunication company.

I did not have a favorable meeting with the Police Commissioners in
New Brunswick and I suspect foul play waiting for me when I return to the
USA. Therefore I have decided to send my family back to the USA first and
had them mail the same stuff to Robert C. Pozen while I remained and mailed
the same stuff to you. You should both be receiving identical mail in two
countries at the same time you read this email. However CTV AM and it's
legal expert Steven Skurka has had this stuff for ten days and I have heard
nothing from them or you. If simple ethical conduct had been applied, I
doubt that there would not have been any delay in contacting me.

I have also elected to inform as many ordinary people as possible of my
plight before I go. Some of those people shall be the Aliant people out on
strike against your company. Perhaps the people that speak for them will
take me a little more seriously now that their strike has gone on so long
and take my stuff to Charles W. White for me. All my alarms and bells and
whistles went off when I saw that he practiced law in Newfoundland. I would
really love to know his opinion of my doings with the SEC and Putnam
Investments. Perhaps he would like to say hey to Constable Jim Case, Danny
Williams, John Crosbie and T. Alex Hickman for me.

Wheras Mr. Hoey knows so much about so many things related to
telecommunications and is so aften qouted in the media, perhaps he would
like to listen to a few wiretap tapes for the Arar Commission.

David R. Amos

August 26, 2004

Martine Turcotte
BCE Inc.
1000 de La Gauchetiere ouest.
Bureau 3700.
Montreal. QC H3B 4Y7

Robert C. Pozen
c/o Jeffrey N, Carp
MFS Investment Management
500 Boylston St.
Boston MA. 02116-3741

Sir and Madam,

Please find enclosed the hard copy that Ms. Turotte had
requested. It is exactly the same material that I served upon the Lieutenant
Governor of New Brunswick before I met with the Police Commission in
Fredericton yesterday. The copy of wiretap tape numbered 139 is served upon
you in confidence as officers of the court in order that it may be properly
investigated. I have also enclosed a copy of our recent email exchange, a
copy of a letter served upon Gary R. Greenberg amongst others before I left
the USA and returned to Canada to run for Parliament. There is also enclosed
a copy of a summons and related documents. Obviously I must return to the
USA and court on September 3rd

If no lawyers or law enforcement authorities steps forward on Sept
3rd at my arraignment and tells the truth, the whole and nothing but the
truth about these matters, I will consider all lawyers and their companies
that I have contacted to be willing participants in the conspiracy against
me. If anyone bothered to check the bottom line of my Clan's first two
complaints you will see that 3 times that amount is far from chump change. I
have no understanding as to why Ms. Turcotte would call me so promptly after
my call to Mr. Pozen asking for hard copy as soon as possible and then just
a quickly take a vacation and not want the stuff she had just requested. I
strongly suspect that it relates to my last statement to her about the
wiretap tapes. I did not contact Ms. Turcotte first. I called Mr. Pozen. She
called me under his direction from the USA and now it appears that she
wishes to play the game of hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil just
like W5 and the SEC did years ago. Why else would Ms. Turcotte not be
available until the week after I am to answer criminal charges against me in
another country?

As I stated to Ms. Turcotte during her phone call to me on August
16th, 2004, I will be providing several original tapes to the Arar
Commission in order to support my allegations before I return to the USA. I
certainly hope that some lawyer in the legal department of BCE does the
right thing for the benefit of their employer before Sept 3rd. Sept 8th is
way past to late for Ms. Turcotte, Mr Pozen and I to confer. After that date
I send summons not emails or hard copy of materials in the mail. I will also
release myself from my own promise and begin forwarding our email exchange
around the world. Two can play the media game. Then perhaps we shall see if
the lawyers working for the Aliant Strikers will know how to read fast and
act ethically quickly.

in Court

David R. Amos

153 Alvin Ave

Milton, MA. 02186

From: martine.turcotte@bell.ca
To: motomaniac_02186@hotmail.com
Subject: Out of Office AutoReply: I am curious
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:51:48 -0400

I will be out of the office until September 8, 2004. In my absence please
contact Michel Lalande (514-391-8386 - michel.lalande@bell.ca) for BCE
matters and Jean-François Legault (514-870-2899 -
jean-francois.legault@bell.ca) or Chris Ginther (416-353-4330 -
christopher.ginther@bell.ca) for Bell matters.

Veuillez noter que je serai à l'extérieur du bureau jusqu'au 8 septembre
2004. En mon absence, veuillez contacter Michel Lalande (514-391-8386 -
michel.lalande@bell.ca) pour toute question relative à BCE et Jean-François
Legault (514-870-2899 - jean-francois.legault@bell.ca) ou Chris Ginther
(416-353-4330 - christopher.ginther@bell.ca) pour Bell.

Political pressure mounting to end strike by Aliant Inc. employees

HALIFAX (CP) -The union representing 4,300 striking Aliant workers has
called on Atlantic Canada's premiers to help get both sides back to the
bargaining table.

Dean MacDonald, business agent for the Atlantic Communications and Technical
Workers Union, said Monday the premiers have been silent on the
four-month-old strike for far too long.

"There's over $50 million in wages being taken out of Atlantic Canada and
nobody seems to want to pay any attention to that," said MacDonald.

The request for action came as more than 1,500 employees at Atlantic
Canada's largest telecommunications company marked four months off the job
with a noisy march through downtown Halifax.

The strikers chanted and carried signs that read Where Are Our Politicians?

MacDonald added that while he doesn't want the premiers involving themselves
in federally regulated negotiations, it's important that somebody speak up
about the economic toll the strike is taking.

Rob Batherson, a spokesman for Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm, said the
provincial government is concerned and has taken up the issue with Ottawa.

"What we have been doing is trying to urge the federal minister of labour to
take action and bring both sides back to the table," said Batherson.

"We will be looking to increase the pressure. It's been four months and we
are very concerned about the impact it's having on Nova Scotia."

There have been no negotiations since Aliant's 4,300 operators, technicians
and clerical staff went on strike April 23 to back contract demands. The
workers are looking for better health and pension benefits, higher wages and
limits to contracting out.

A brief attempt at exploratory talks with a conciliator broke off after just
two days last month.

Many of the strikers at Monday's march said they are determined to stay off
the job for as long as it takes, but some also expressed fear for the future
regardless of the dispute's outcome.

Charlene Emmett, a customer sales representative, said she didn't think the
strike would last as long as it has.

As a junior member of the company with just four years of service, she is
now fearful of losing her job.

She added that even if she survives, it will be hard to face the 1,800
managers who have been continuing to work in place of the strikers.

"If they weren't doing our work this would have been over a long time ago,"
said Emmett.

HALIFAX (CP) - Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm has joined a growing chorus of
politicians calling for a resolution to the long-running strike at Atlantic
Canada's largest telephone company.

However, more than political rhetoric will be needed to end the
four-month-old dispute involving 4,300 workers at Aliant Inc., an analyst
warned Wednesday. Hamm has written to federal Labour Minister Joseph
Fontana, urging him to try to resolve the dispute, said Rob Batherson, a
spokesman for the premier.

The letter encourages federal officials to "step up and use their power to
bring the parties together and reach a settlement that's fair," Batherson

The letter from Hamm, who was not available for an interview, echoed similar
remarks from P.E.I. Labour Minister Elmer MacFadyen.

MacFadyen said Wednesday it's been too long since there has been any
progress in talks between the unions and the federally regulated company.

"It's time the federal government tried to get them back to the table,"
MacFadyen said.

"The last time they met was in July, and now it's coming onto the first of

MacFadyen said the strike has cost the economy of his small province an
estimated $5 million since it began April 23, as operators, technicians and
clerical workers struggle to get by on $250 a week in strike pay.

Both MacFadyen and Newfoundland Labour Minister Joan Burke said they have
discussed the issue with Fontana.

"It's having an impact on the economy," Burke said. "But more importantly
it's impacting those individual families."

Eamon Hoey, a senior partner with a Toronto-based consulting firm for
telecommunications management, said words of encouragement won't be enough
to sort out the complicated labour dispute between Aliant and its unions.

"Moral persuasion ain't going to work here," Hoey said.

"If you step in between two individuals having an argument, you'd better
come to the table with something new that's going to make them sit back, go
back to their chairs and say, 'There's a lot of sense to what this person's

"The government's got to have something that's going to make that happen,
and I don't think they have."

Hoey said the heads of companies across the country are becoming more and
more frustrated by government interference and what they see as rules for
business that favour unions.

He said companies are doing what they can to compete in a global market
brought on by free trade agreements and other initiatives.

Aliant, a subsidiary of Bell Canada, and its unions are currently trying to
hammer out the company's first collective agreement since the region's
provincial telephone utilities merged in 1999.

Aliant spokeswoman Brenda Reid said the company and unions have been working
with mediators appointed by the federal Labour Department, but to no avail.

"We appreciate that other people are interested in our situation, political
and otherwise . . . but the fact is we are working very hard to find a

Hoey criticized the union for some of its actions, such as encouraging
customers to change their long-distance providers for the duration of the

"You can't hit the company with a mallet and a four-by-four thinking they're
going to come back to the table when the negotiations are very complex," he

A Nova Scotia legislative committee on economic development has asked
Aliant, the union, and federal labour officials to attend an emergency
meeting in an effort to kickstart talks.

Liberal Russell MacKinnon, chairman of the committee, said there is a
growing sense of frustration with the dispute -both because of the hardships
for strikers and because of problems with service at strike-bound Aliant.

"There are a considerable number of single-parent families that are involved
with this strike, particularly single mothers, and this is their only source
of income," MacKinnon said.

"This is having a major negative impact. People's lives are being adversely

Court ruling weakens privacy of e-mail

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

A court case in New Brunswick has prompted legal experts to warn that e-mail
accounts are not nearly as private as many people believe.

The case involves Toronto-based Loblaw Cos. Ltd., which is trying to find
out who has been e-mailing employees salary information about senior
managers in the company's distribution division.

According to documents filed in the Court of Queen's Bench, someone obtained
confidential payroll information for a number of managers and then sent an
e-mail to employees with the details. The company traced the source of the
e-mails to an account with Aliant Telecom, which provides telephone and
Internet service across Atlantic Canada.

This week, after a brief hearing, the court ordered Aliant to give Loblaw
all information about the e-mail account.

Loblaw officials declined to comment on the case. Shane Goguen, Aliant's
lawyer, also declined to discuss the case beyond saying the company will
comply with the order. Loblaw has yet to say whether they will pursue the
matter further in the courts.

The case is one of the first of its kind in Canada, but Michael Power, an
Ottawa lawyer who specializes in privacy issues, said Canadians better get
used to having their e-mail accounts subject to these kinds of challenges.

"I think you will find more and more lawyers are quite comfortable seeking
electronic evidence and accordingly applying to the courts for orders
seeking the production of information," he said. Internet service providers
"are not immune to this trend and they are really a target since they may
hold information, i.e. e-mails or records of communications."

He added that "in the past [request for e-mail accounts] have come in the
criminal context. But as lawyers get more and more comfortable with the idea
of dealing with electronic evidence you are going to see it come up more in
the civil context."

This week, New York-based Verizon Communications Inc., the largest phone
company in the United States, was forced to give a record industry trade
group the names of on-line subscribers accused of illegally copying music
over the Internet.

Verizon has been locked in a prolonged legal battle with the Recording
Industry Association of America over access to millions of Internet account
holders who download music. The industry group argues it requires only a
subpoena from a U.S. federal court clerk to gain access to the accounts.
Verizon argues that is too easy and is open to abuse. But so far, the courts
have sided with the trade group.

Mary Kirwan, a lawyer with security specialists Kasten Chase Applied
Research Ltd. in Mississauga, said the Loblaw and Verizon cases demonstrate
a new trend in access to on-line accounts.

Internet service providers and telephone companies "are faced on a global
basis with a deluge of requests from law enforcement and independent
watchdogs for the names of subscribers," she said. "Depending on [the
companies'] particular bent and the jurisdiction, they either give it up
quietly or they fight."

Ms. Kirwan and Mr. Power noted that a new federal privacy law comes into
effect in January that will require all companies to secure confidential

"If it's really sensitive information, you better have damn good security,"
Mr. Power said. "If it's less sensitive, you better take care of it and
don't leave it lying around in open files."

He added that under the new law, "if you don't follow [security] benchmarks,
you may be considered negligent and then could suffer damages."

August 19th, 2004

CTV AM legal expert Steven Skurka
75 Prince William St.
Saint John, NB E2L 2B2

Re: Your Expert and my rights

To whom it may concern,

Please forward the enclosed material to your legal expert, Mr. Skurka at the
following address: 11 King Street West, Suite 1100, Suite 420, Toronto, Ont.
M5H 4C7, Phone 416 214-4611. I do not have a lot to say to him right now. I
am just being a man of my word to his associate that hollered at me and
wanted to know my business. I do know my rights and he should know the law.
I expect him to uphold it.

The enclosed material should explain my problems to Mr. Skurka in great
detail. If you wish, please read anything you like but be careful not to
listen to the CD. It is a copy of a wiretap tape numbered 139 and it is
served upon him as an officer of the court in order that it may be properly
investigated. Both Mr. Skurka and I will have to rely on your ethics. Isn't
that interesting? As Mr. Skurka can see Bell Canada's lawyers may want a
hard copy of this stuff because a lot of it is not in the web site I
directed them to.

I will look forward to Mr. Skurka's response. It is a dilemma but if he
applies ethical thought he will be ok by me and be trulyworthy of the label
"legal expert". I must ask you ATV dudes why you did not bother reporting my
bid for a seat in Parliament. You didn't call you didn't write and you did
say shit. Why? I know you don't love me but please explain why you are
worthy of a license to broadcast. Are not my fellow Canadians entitled to
know that I was in the running?

I wonder what would have happened if you had neglected Paul Zed and failed
to tell folks about him. What say you now?

Cya'll in CourtJ

David R. Amos
153 Alvin Ave.
Milton. MA. 02185

----- Original Message -----
From: martine.turcotte@bell.ca
To: motomaniac_02186@hotmail.com
Cc: bcecomms@bce.ca ; W-Five@ctv.ca
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:28 AM
Subject: RE: I am curious

Mr. Amos, I confirm that I have received your documentation. There is no
need to send us a hard copy. As you have said yourself, the documentation
is very voluminous and after 3 days, we are still in the process of printing
it. I have asked one of my lawyers to review it in my absence and report
back to me upon my return in the office. We will then provide you with a

Martine Turcotte
Chief Legal Officer / Chef principal du service juridique
BCE Inc. / Bell Canada
1000 de La Gauchetière ouest, bureau 3700
Montréal (Qc) H3B 4Y7

Tel: (514) 870-4637
Fax: (514) 870-4877
email: martine.turcotte@bell.ca

Executive Assistant / Assistante à la haute direction: Diane Valade

Tel: (514) 870-4638

email: diane.valade@bell.ca

-----Original Message-----
From: David Amos [mailto:motomaniac_02186@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 6:12 AM
To: Turcotte, Martine (EX05453)
Cc: bcecomms@bce.ca; W-Five@ctv.ca
Subject: I am curious


I did not receive a response from you to the last email so I am not
certain if you received it. I must inform you that I will be closing my
briefcase in Yahoo for public view at the end of the week. I have a great
deal of material to add and I only wish certain parties to view it. I opened
it for you the other day as an act of good faith. Mr. Pozen can check my
work in the dockets of the various courts around Boston they are a matter of
Public Record my files are not. As you can see by this and some following
emails. I am very busy dealing with criminal matters first before filing
civil complaints in the USA. As I told you when you called a lot has been
happening. I have made a lot of cops mad at me and I don't trust them a bit
particularly after the Police Commission is willing to check their work so i
have been busy watching my back and covering my butt. However that does not
mean that I have not thought about our conversation and was curious about a
few things.

I was glad to receive your call and impressed by the fact that you
were more than willing to receive the material and a copy of the wiretap
tape in particular. Your stated willingness to uphold the law was a rare
statement to me. However I was curious why you only mentioned my voicemail
to Mr. Pozen and not the email to your company and the news program that it
owns. Did they not inform you as well? If they didn't I am not surprised
because I have some other rather interesting denials from the Media. the
most interesting would have to be from the PBS program called Frontline when
I introduced its producer Michael Sullivan to the US Attorney Michael J.
Sullivan. Now that is a story well worth W5 telling. Too bad they showed me
their ass. As a courtesy to you and a further act of good faith, I will not
forward this email to anyone else until after I return to the USA and
nothing has been resolved between BCE and I and I am compelled to name it in
my complaint. I would find it very hard to believe that Mr, Pozen does not
know everything he needs to know about me right now.

I had also called a lawyer, Steven Skurka who had a week long little
special on CTV . I had tried to inform him that I knew my rights his
assistant hollered at me. You from speaking to me yourself that I am not a
rude character. I found it too funny to be treated that way and I had
resolved to serve him this stuff byway of the local ATV Station that had
presented his smiling talking head to me. That is why I was telling you that
you could get this stuff from the local ATV station. I found it quite
strange that you did not rely on them to send it on to you. Thus I must make
an extra copy to comply with your request.

I know the date stamp on the forwarded email is incorrect but that is
because my old laptop goes to the first year in it when I boot up and
sometimes I am too busy or tired to bother changing it. However MSN tracks
it with the true date. Brad Smith and I have a bone to pick as well and I
have been checking his work rather closely since he ignored my letter to him
last year. His boss Bill Gates is gonna be very angry and Brad Smith and
Steve Balmer in the near future if I have anything to do with it. If you do
act ethically and immediately I will settle with your company very cheaply
in comparsion to the bottom lines of my first two complaints. In fact I will
be so impressed I will immediatlely offer you a better job than the one you
have now. Please study the material I will provide you closely and ask me
any thing you wish.

I will do as I promised and send the material you requested as soon
as I can put it all together. Right now I am on the move and far away from
my printer. Is the following your correct address? Perhaps you should
consider sending someone to the my meeting with the Police Commission in
Fredericton next week in order to hear me speak of these matters to law
enforcement before I return to the USA. Once I do return there I will serve
the Mr. Pozen the material as promised and call him to testify in my pending
trial. The following emails should explain some of my concerns to you. My
wife will be in Canada next week as well to pick up our kids. I will allow
you to speak to her if you wish. She has had a nervous breakdown over the
legal crap and I do have her Durable Power of Attorney pursuant to M.G.L.
201 B. Mr. Pozen can ask Robert S. Creedon Jr. about that document. I argued
it with him before the entire Judicuary Commitee on Sept. 18th 2003.

I will call you in a minute to make certain that you get this and the
following emails.

David R. Amos

Martine Turcotte

1000 de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Floor 41

Montreal, Quebec H3B 58H Canada

Tel: (514) 870-4637

Fax: (514) 870-4877

----- Original Message -----
From: moto maniac
To: martine.turcotte@bell.ca
Cc: motomaniac_02186@hotmail.com
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 2:48 PM
Subject: Thanks for asking

Martine Turcotte
1000 de la Gauchetiere Ouest
Floor 41
Montreal, Quebec H3B 58H Canada
Tel: (514) 870-4637
Fax: (514) 870-4877

Re: Robert C. Pozen and the rest of the fellas

I will send the material as you requested and I will send some forwards
of emails sent to others about these matters. The files contained here are
older. Much has happened since I came home and ran for Parliament. I will
return to the USA to begin litigation as soon as the Canadian authorities
assure me that I will not be harassed by the DHS in the USA.

I have unlocked the files for you. This wicked stuff. Trust me I am not
smart enough to make this up and just dumb enough not to quit defending our
rights and interests. Feel free to ask me anything you wish in order to
stress test my ethics to the max.

I will settle with your company very cheaply if you simply tell the
truth to the Arar Commission and the Media interests that your company
controls do the same for the public benefit. The same holds true for Mr.
Pozen in America. All he has to do is go to Norfolk Superior Court and start
reading what is left of the dockets and then act ethically immediately. Tell
him to say hey to Francis Galvin, Charles J. Kickham Jr. and J. Owen Todd
for me.



----- Original Message -----
From: David Amos
To: W-Five@ctv.ca
Cc: bcecomms@bce.ca ; oldmaison@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 1980 4:07 PM
Subject: My turn to tell a tale.

I think is time to let a little something out of the bag for the benefit of
a few Maritimers who think they know something about the Media.I did notify
CBC, the Rogers crowd and Harry Steele's folks that I knew a little bit
about the Media and that I had written a book about it. Problem is I need an
editor and I believe I may have found one.He comes in the form of a
disenchanted newspaper man. But the thing is I want to put it on the web for
all to read for free so there is no money in it for him. So I guess I wiil
sue some big company with a Prima Facia complaint and settle for a lesser
amount out of court.

Lets just say I am looking hard at you dudes. I had zeroed in on the Yankee
media long ago and I am certain folks within the Ottawa Citizen and
Democracy Watch had checked my work(Hey Duff say hey to Dan for me) I have
crossed paths with many of Globemedia's people many times for many reasons
and I can easily prove it. What I haven't bothered to tell them that I knew
the reason Gobal etc never mentioned me was Frank McKenna and the Irving
influence because basically that was a no brainer anyway.

However If Globemedia and all their cohorts didn't think I knew about the
influence Robert Pozen in Boston, you had best think again. then give Mr.
Spitzer, Mr. Galvin, Mr. Shelby and Mr. Donaldson a call and drop my name
along with Mr. Nesters and Mr. Koski's and tell them my stuff is off to the
Arar Commission I am heading back to the USA to call Mr. Pozen and many
folks he calls friends to court.

Perhaps in Ottawa Bill Rowe will truly speak for the common man after all if
the worm turns on his buddies. How do you people sleep at night? What say
you? Why not get honest with the world and I will settle cheap? I will give
one of your lawyers something real soon before I serve Mr. Pozen his just
due byway of this lawyer

Jeffrey N Carp
MFS Investment Management
500 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116-3741

Perhaps he should call Putnam investments or the Brookline Savings bank and
say hey to Mr Chapman and Mr Tripp for me. I just called Bob Pozen at 617
954-5707 and introduced myself so that he can never say that he never heard
my name.
MFS set to agree to second settlement
· MFS set to agree to second settlement

00:00 EST Wednesday, March 31, 2004


00:00 EST Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Sun Life Financial Inc.'s Boston-based mutual fund arm will agree to a
$50-million (U.S.) settlement today with U.S. regulators over allegations
the firm directed trading commissions to brokerages in exchange for
preferential treatment, according to people familiar with the matter.

Sources said Massachusetts Financial Services Co. will announce a deal with
the Securities and Exchange Commission this morning that will also include
"compliance reforms," in addition to a token $1 disgorgement penalty.

Eric Morse, a spokesman for MFS, declined to comment. A spokesman for the
SEC refused to discuss any talks with the firm.

The embattled fund company is hoping this settlement will enable it to move
beyond the intense public and regulatory scrutiny it has endured in the past
several months.

In early February, MFS agreed to a $350-million settlement with the SEC and
New York State Attorney-General Eliot Spitzer for allegedly permitting
improper trades in some of its bigger funds. That figure included
$225-million in penalties and restitution to investors, along with
$125-million in fee reductions spread out over the next five years.

The fallout within MFS, which manages about $140-billion in assets, was also
considerable. Its two highest-ranking officials -- chief executive officer
John Ballen and president Kevin Parke -- were each fined and slapped with
temporary suspensions by the SEC, leading to their departures from the firm.
Long-serving chairman Jeffrey Shames also retired in the aftermath of MFS's
problems, and was replaced by Robert Pozen, formerly a senior executive at
Fidelity Investments and onetime associate general counsel at the SEC.

Mr. Pozen has been charged with cleaning up the mess, and tightening the
firm's internal controls.

He has already hired new legal and compliance officers, added monitoring
staff, and imposed a ban on so-called "soft dollar" transactions. The firm
also prohibited the practice of directing trading fees to brokerages in
exchange for being placed on a preferred list of customers and receiving
better visibility for its funds.

This latter arrangement, known in industry circles as "pay for play," is at
the centre of MFS's pending settlement with the SEC. Sources said the
current settlement talks advanced fairly quickly because of the voluntary
compliance improvements MFS has undertaken.

In a recent interview with The Globe and Mail, Mr. Pozen attacked the basis
of the regulator's case as "very weak" and said it should have raised this
as a problem when it conducted audits of the company.

Nevertheless, he said he hoped to settle the matter quickly, in large part
to avoid a costly legal battle and prevent nervous investors from pulling
their money out of MFS funds. So far, the damage has been contained to one
major client, the Illinois Teachers Retirement System, which fired MFS last
month as lead manager on a $664-million portfolio.

The SEC is investigating about a dozen other fund companies for directed
brokerage, although sources say MFS will settle individually, rather than as
part of a group.

Last fall, brokerage powerhouse Morgan Stanley agreed to pay $50-million to
settle charges it failed to tell investors it was promoting funds with which
the firm had a special arrangement. Morgan Stanley had a "Partners Program"
of 14 funds, including MFS, that paid "substantial" fees in return for the
brokerage steering their funds to investors, the SEC claimed.

The regulator indicated a few months ago it would begin investigating a
number of fund companies for directing commissions, but did not say which
firms it would target.

Sun Life revealed in a filing that MFS was under investigation for this
practice just a couple of weeks after its first settlement with the SEC and
Mr. Spitzer. The news came as a surprise to most observers, some of whom
criticized the insurer's CEO, Donald Stewart, for not disclosing this probe

MFS is hoping to recoup some of the $175-million it must repay investors
under the terms of the first settlement by suing firms and individuals that
engaged in market timing and late trading of its funds. Market timing
involves making frequent trades in and out of funds in order to cash in on
minor pricing discrepancies. It is not illegal, but is usually prohibited by
many fund companies, since the quick trading can raise administrative costs
and undermine returns to investors.

----- Original Message -----

From: R. S. Webb

To: Amos David

Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 12:50 AM

Subject: Fw: possble story

----- Original Message -----

From: R. S. Webb

To: Amos David

Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 9:15 PM

Subject: Fw: possble story

----- Original Message -----

From: W-FIVE Viewer Mail

To: 'R. S. Webb'

Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 3:03 PM

Subject: RE: possble story

Dear Mr. Amos,

I would like to thank you for your email to W-FIVE, sorry for the delay in

We review every email and story idea that we receive here at W-FIVE and give
it serious consideration. Your email has been forwarded to our executive
and senior producer for review. If we are interested in pursuing your idea
further, you will be contacted by one of our researchers.

Thanks again for your input. Your interest in our program is much



Production Coordinator


-----Original Message-----
From: R. S. Webb
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 2:28 PM
To: W-FIVE@ctv.ca
Subject: possble story

I am a Canadian Citizen who thus far, as a plaintiff, has two Lawsuits in
the US District Court of Massachucetts they are numbered 02-11686- RGS and
02-11687-RGS. They were removed to that Court from the Norfolk Superior
Court by the US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan very improperly. However they
shall remain there because of my status as a Canandian Citizen. Judge Sterns
has not even held a Conference about the matters because he likely does not
want to hear the matter because I have presented all Members of the Bar with
their worst fear of a catch 22 problem. Accordinging to law he is late. I
have complained of 47 defendants 34 of whom are State Defendants( the
Attorney General, The Commission of Judicial Conduct Board of Bar Overseers
etc) and 3 are Federal Treasury Agents. Some of the defendants are over two
months late in their answer to the Summons. The smallest suit amounts to 188
million dollars in the form of relief. There is a lot to these matters and
too much to briefly explain. But in a nutshell my wife's Aunt, who is buried
beside Rose Kennedy, left my wife some money. It was stolen by her relatives
in executing the estate. No news there. But the crooks are very well
connected politically and every part of the old crony network in Boston
covered for them. The crook and our cousin, Charles J. Kickham Jr of the
Kickham Law Office on Beacon St, has been past President of Bar
Associations. He has sat on the Board of Governors of Harvard Law School
etc. I have given much information to many members of the press who have
simply ignored some interesting facts. What should be somewhat newsworthy is
how far a wild colonial boy has come in prosecuting Pro Se the most profund
Yankee carpetbaggers. My next two lawsuits Under title 18 are wickedly
righteous. I have left one copy of much information in Saint John New
Brunswick at a lawyer's Office, Mosher and Chedore 33 Charlotte St if some
one wishes to view them. I can be reached at this Cell number 506 434- 1379

David R. Amos


Canadian Media Deregulation Provides Insight Into FCC Proposal

Critics of consolidation say the integrity of the news is being
undermined by the effects of concentrated ownership

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct inaccuracies.
Please see the corrected version here.

The original version of this story (see below) posted on May 29,
2003 incorrectly stated that Canada's two national newspapers, The Globe and
Mail and the National Post, recently laid off their online editorial staffs.
According to globeandmail.com editor Angus Frame, there have been no recent
editorial layoffs at globeandmail.com; the site's 18-person staff continues
to write and edit stories that are published exclusively online. The
National Post did not have dedicated online editorial staff, and did not
have online editorial layoffs. The story also failed to acknowledge that
the country's largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, also has a significant
online operation.

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to unveil new media
ownership rules June 2 that some experts believe may change the face of
American journalism.

The new rules would allow media companies to own television stations
and newspapers in the same cities.

The FCC barred companies from owning newspapers and TV stations in
the same market in 1975, but big media owners like the Tribune Co., Knight
Ridder, MediaNews Group and the New York Times say it's time to lift that

They argue that cross-ownership makes for better journalism:
Staffers working for companies that own newspapers and TV stations in the
same market can work together to create richer, multimedia news reports that
can then run in the company's paper and on their stations and Web sites.

Advocates say the synergies of convergence lead to cost savings,
increased advertising revenues and greater efficiencies.

Cross-ownership already exists in some markets: The FCC granted
about 40 exemptions to the cross-ownership rule in cases where a company
already had television or radio stations and a newspaper in a single city.
The FCC also granted exemptions in larger markets after media mergers
produced cross-ownership situations.

'The concentration of ownership in a lot of major Canadian cities is
of interest for a lot reasons, but mainly because it provides too much news
coming through one pipeline.'
--Russ Mills, former publisher of the Ottawa Citizen

The Tribune Co., for example, owns television stations and
newspapers in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Miami.

How further media consolidation and convergence would play out if
the FCC does lift the ban on cross-ownership has been the subject of hot
debate in the weeks leading up to the commission's June 2 vote.

Experts familiar with the rapid consolidation of media in Canada say
the U.S. should look northward for some lessons on what loosening
cross-ownership restrictions could mean to journalism in the U.S.

In Canada, the deregulation of cross-media ownership occurred
gradually over the last 20 years. Within the past eight years, it has led to
massive consolidation of media companies.

Most of Canada's news media -- including newspapers and broadcast
stations in all of its major cities -- are in the hands of two media giants:
CanWest Global Communications Inc., and Bell Globemedia -- a division of the
country's largest telephone company, Bell Canada.

The rapid media consolidation in Canada has inspired an
often-acrimonious debate over whether Canadian journalists are able to
report objectively on social and political issues and whether the country's
corporate media has allowed business interests to undermine the role of
journalism in a modern democracy.

"Based on the experience in Canada, dropping restrictions on
cross-ownership certainly hasn't worked out well," said Russ Mills, former
publisher of the Ottawa Citizen in Canada's capital city, who was fired by
CanWest in a fight over editorial independence.

"The concentration of ownership in a lot of major Canadian cities is
of interest for a lot of reasons, but mainly because it provides too much
news coming through one pipeline," he said. "When companies use ownership to
control the news, and they do have the ability to do so, it hurts everyone."

Though the two media conglomerates said cross-media consolidation
would improve online journalism, many media observers say online journalism
at local papers has gone downhill in the wake of consolidation.

The country's two national newspapers, the National Post, half-owned
by CanWest, and The Globe and Mail, owned by Bell Canada's media wing,
Globemedia, have laid off the online reporters and editors at the two papers
that once produced copy separate from print editions.

The two papers, former online staffers said, were the only ones in
Canada that were doing something other than simply repurposing content from
newspaper pages into newspaper Web sites.

Executives at Bell Globemedia and CanWest have defended the
cutbacks, saying they were a result of cost-cutting efforts and
consolidations undertaken after spending billions of dollars to acquire
newspaper and broadcasting properties.

Consolidation accelerated in 1990s

Canada's restrictions on cross-media ownership were carved largely
from regulatory decisions on broadcasting licenses made since the 1950s by
the Canadian Radio-Television Commission -- Canada's version of the FCC.

By the mid-1980s, Canadian media experts say, exceptions to
cross-media ownership rules had eroded the cross-ownership ban to the point
that it was unenforcable and largely ignored.

By the mid-1990s, consolidation of Canadian media companies had
accelerated on the strength of dot.com economics. And in 2000, CanWest, the
second largest broadcaster in the country, announced a $3.5-billion deal to
purchase a majority of the nation's newspapers -- including papers in the
nation's 12 largest cities.

Within weeks, Jean Monty, Bell Canada's CEO at the time, announced
that Canada's largest phone company had set its sights on owning both
content and the multimedia pipelines into consumers' homes.

The decision prompted Bell Globemedia to purchase the Globe and Mail
and the nation's largest TV network, CTV, in 2001.

Despite the rising consolidation of media outlets, the massive
purchases of newspapers by CanWest Global and Bell Globemedia took many
Canadian journalists and media-watchers by surprise.

CanWest and Bell executives convinced Canada's CRTC that convergence
was necessary to attract advertising revenue and reduce costs if newspapers
in many Canadian communities were to survive. And they promised that
resources from new revenues would be devoted to improving the quality and
reach of journalism through the Internet.

When questions about convergence arose during CRTC hearings on both
companies' broadcast licenses shortly after their newspaper purchases, they
promised regulators that they would separate management of news-gathering
operations by their television stations and newspapers.

Officials from the Canada National Newspaper Guild complained that
keeping management separate would not prevent companies from forcing
journalists to perform work for both newspapers and television, to the
detriment of journalistic independence.

Critics -- including journalism professors, journalists, newspaper
and broadcast union officials, and some government officials -- have argued
that the quality of journalism has gone down, not up, as a result of

Joyce Smith, an assistant professor at Canada's Ryerson University,
teaches online journalism and worked on the online staff at the Globe and
Mail before those employees were laid off last year.

She said the one opportunity to see convergence succeed might have
been missed by Bell Globemedia in its efforts to cut costs to recoup some of
what it spent on media acquisitions.

"What I found interesting was that the actual idea of convergence
wasn't a hit with people working with just the newspaper or just
television," Smith said. "Where it really happened was with the online news
team. There were things the TV folks could clearly do much better with the
online newspaper. By pooling resources, it all did work much better.

"But in the tradition of journalism," she said, "reporters were
asking, 'What does this mean for me? Does it mean that I have to file
stories to the Web and then do stand-ups in newsroom, while doing my piece
for the deadline at the end of the day?'

"Basically, (owners) wanted reporters to be one-man bands," Smith
said. "That has been played and replayed here. It made sense from a business
model, but journalists, especially those who have been around for a while,
went into newspapers and TV for a reason. Some are great at doing both, but
not everyone has the same aptitude. And no one has the time in the day to do
it all. Some of the expectations were outrageous."

Canada reexamining changes

While U.S. media critics and media executives have been testifying
over the past few weeks in Senate hearings on the proposed changes in the
FCC's media ownership rules, Canada is busy reexamining what has come of its
own cross-media consolidations.

Two inquiries are underway by Canadian government officials to
explore the impact of cross-media ownership and consolidation on
journalistic integrity and media responsibility.

The Canadian Senate's Committee on Transport and Communication began
taking testimony at the end of April on those issues and is expected to
report its findings within the next year.

A House of Commons committee on Canadian heritage is expected to
release an 800-page report next month on its own yearlong investigation into
the impact of media concentration and political efforts by corporations to
ease restrictions on foreign ownership of Canadian media.

But media-watchers, who have a ringside seat on Canada's great media
debate, say they are doubtful that government investigations will produce
any new regulation on media conglomerates.

"The horse is out of the barn," said Arnold Amber, director of the
National Newspaper Guild of Canada. "But the good news is that this has at
least inspired a vigorous national debate on press freedom and

Amber and other critics of media convergence said promises of more
stories and better information from combining print and broadcast news
staffs have largely failed in Canada.

"Bell Globemedia is talking about restructuring and selling off its
media wing," Amber said. "The failure of convergence to bring in revenues
was primarily responsible for the resignation of Bell Canada's CEO, Jean
Monty," who stepped down in April 2002.

Geoffrey Elliot, vice-president of corporate affairs for CanWest,
said that convergence has not led to revenues, or the reduced costs, the
company had hoped for.

But Elliot, and other supporters of cross-media ownership, argues
that all sides have benefited from consolidation.

"We are a family-owned business that saw an opportunity in which the
whole was greater than the sum of the parts," Elliot said. "We saw
substantial potential synergies on the sales side by putting television and
newspaper assets together, since they both serve primarily advertising
clients as sources of revenue, and serve a combination of local and national

Amber said the companies likely saw their primary financial
advantages from a convergence of back-office technologies -- combining
circulation, sales, printing and management operations.

But it was something else that brought issues to a head in Canada
over media consolidation and sharing newsroom resources: The loss of
diversity of voices within the Canadian media took on new importance,
observers say, after a series of events that led to accusations of
censorship and political bias by CanWest's owners.

In December 2001, CanWest -- which owns 11 major dailies and 22
smaller papers in Canada -- issued a directive to its newspaper editors that
they would be expected to run three editorials per week that reflected the
position of CanWest's owners on political or social issues.

The decision was met with a spate of criticism -- especially when
editors were told that other local editorials were not to contradict those
from corporate headquarters.

A byline strike ensued at the Montreal Gazette, and inquiries by the
newspaper guild there led to findings that work by columnists and
cartoonists was spiked when it conflicted with opinions from corporate

Several journalists quit; some staffers published a protest Web

The furor finally boiled over into the public arena last June when
Russ Mills, the publisher of the Ottawa Citizen, was fired by CanWest for
running a series of stories and an editorial that outlined alleged political
and financial irregularities in the administration of Canadian Prime
Minister Jean Chretien.

Elliot, the CanWest vice president, said the controversy arose
because Mills failed to let CanWest's owners know in advance of the series
or the editorial -- which called on Chretien, a friend of CanWest patriarch
Israel Asper, to resign.

Mills said he had not sought permission for either the investigative
series, or the editorial, because he believed in preserving "editorial

The problem, Mills said, was that the new owners were trying to
dictate local editorial policy from corporate headquarters.

Elliot described the concern over attempts at a national editorial
policy -- which has since been largely abandoned –- as a tempest without

He said CanWest's owners were "well within their rights to propose
national editorials," and that their actions were no different that those of
other newspaper ownership groups prior to media consolidation.

"There has never been any effort to control what was published in
news stories," he said.

Since his firing, Mills has become an outspoken critic of media
consolidation in Canada, and he testified in April before the Canadian
Senate committee conducting media hearings. He was also awarded a Neiman
Fellowship at Harvard University and is the incoming dean of the journalism
program at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

Meanwhile, Mills' firing prompted a public opinion poll by Canada's
largest media union that found that the incident had caused the public to
lose confidence in the media's editorial independence.

The results, union officials said, showed that Canadians were
concerned about press freedom and wanted the government to look into
problems associated with media concentration.

Peter Murdock, then vice-president of the communications union, told
Canada Newswire that the poll "demonstrates that Canadians want their
journalists protected from the whims and prejudice of media barons. It is a
grim warning to media corporations and government that Canadians believe
that the very integrity of the news that feeds our democracy is being
undermined by the effects of concentrated media ownership."

It is clear that online journalism at Canada's newspapers has
changed dramatically under CanWest's corporate control.

The company replaced independent newspaper Web sites with a common
site, Canada.com, which allows consumers to access local news by clicking on
the community they are interested in.

Elliot said community news on the Web site comes from local
newspapers and television stations, and said that consolidating that
information on a single Web site provides consumers better access to local
news across the country -- as well as reduces costs.

Bruce MacCormack, former head of interactive media at CanWest, said
supplementing newspaper and television content with a common Web site has
made access to news more efficient and allowed the corporation to serve
consumers better.

"The consumers of online media … were also television viewers and
newspaper readers, and at different points in the day, different media were
the best way to reach those people," MacCormack said.

"Someone watching television in the evening could be told about
stories being developed for the next day's newspaper, which is read on the
commuter train as people go to work," he said. "Then, during working hours,
the Internet was the most effective way to get them up to date on news, and
tease them for television use at night."

"These were handoff mechanisms that worked to reach people, so
consumers and the public were able to access services in the most
appropriate media, for whatever method they could best be served."

CanWest recently filed testimony with the FCC to support the
relaxation of cross-media regulations in the U.S. That testimony challenges
media critics on their central objections to cross-media ownership.

"Today's media market is the richest and most diverse in the history
of modern media," the document says. "Cross-ownership has strengthened media
companies and encouraged greater diversity and more sources of information.

"Experience," it adds, "simply does not support the contention of
some opponents of cross-media ownership, that consumers would have access to
fewer point of view, or would see only repackaged versions of the same
content across multimedia platforms."

Smith, the Ryerson professor -- despite her criticisms of the
handling of online media opportunities in Canada -- said she sees
differences between media ownership consolidation in Canada and in the
United States.

"In the U.S., because of the size of the market, the chance of one
or two owners gobbling up everything, I think, would be less than in
Canada," she said. "But there is some caution in that.

"If you are thinking about journalists, there are wonderful things
about operating in a converged environment. It was really exciting thinking
we could potentially have video, and it may be good for news consumers in
the sense that (online video) will be a faster way of converging types of

"But you get a lot of the same stuff. There is no alternative. You
are going to lose some (editorial) voices in the process."

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