The Ottawa Citizen, front page, November 12, 1985 below.
It is NOW 32 years since the global political atmospheres of the time were so poisoned, it appeared the US and the Soviets were heading for a clash for the 1st time since the Cuban Missile crisis. They were shouting at each other in Public, and the rhetoric was escalating!
In the unique position of being able to hand Prime Minister Trudeau letters directly Face to Face, without any intermediaries as he entered or left the House of Commons the last 7 years he held power, I urged him to undertake his Global Peace Mission and I was glad he did. The escalating poisoned atmospheres started to De-escalate.
Below is the link to a CBC report from that Time. Then, CanaDa acted, and was perceived by other Nations as an Honest Broker and Peace Maker in this world. These days, Canada is ready to jump into any of America's Imperialistic war without question by the Public.
Prime Minister Trudeau was the 1st Western Democratic Leader to break with the US policy of isolation and non-recognition of China. Facing Reality, Trudeau visited China 20 years earlier, in 1973, and started Diplomatic relations. The whole world followed CanaDa's example, and the rest is History.
With no real change or thaw in the atmospheres 2 years later, The Spirit moved me to make this Public Declaration. This was long before the world was being held hostage to the War on Terrorism, Libya and Syria being the latest phase of that ongoing War that will expand to it's illogical, destructive conclusion - Armageddon, the war to end all wars, and possibly humanity itself.
The following is taken from the now deleted Wikipedia Biography of Ray Joseph Cormier A small cabal of Wikipedia Editors were so offended by it being included in there, they edited it to be as negative as possible and then nominated it for deletion 3 times for being non-notable. The 3rd time they got their way.
Months after it was deleted, the best version of it re-appeared online in Worldlingo, and was translated into all the major languages of this earth, including 2 dialects in Chinese. Unfortunately, months after that, Worldlingo deleted ALL the Wikipedia Biographies as a cost cutting measure. I didn't think of making back up copies of all those languages.
On Remembrance Day, 1985, in the presence of The Governor-General of Canada, The Prime Minister and other government Leaders, the Military, the Ambassadors of the Nations, and 25,000 People, Cormier added the Spirit of these words after the moment of silence, and after all the institutional religions prayed to God there should be no more war.
During the silence as the wreaths were laid, everybody in person heard these deliberately slow spoken words:
"Hear O people and Nations, even to the ends of the Earth, the Word of the LORD God, who is, and was, and is to come, The Almighty.
The LORD has a controversy with the people.
Do you do well to honour the dead, and yet, deny the God of the Living?
Why do you follow the vain traditions of men, and make of no effect, the Principles of God?
You come here for one hour, one day a year, in a great show of Public Patriotism, and then forgetting, go back to work and make the same careless mistakes made by the generations prior to the 1st and 2nd World Wars.
Hitler is dead, but it's his legacy that remains. A Soviet-American military-industrial complex consuming $trillions of dollars every year, holding the entire World hostage............"
"Hostage" was the last word he said, perched on a bus shelter roof, as police got up and grabbed his megaphone. He was arrested for shouting, causing a disturbance, convicted and fined $250. He appealed without a lawyer to The Supreme Court of Canada.
Supreme Court of Canada
Designed and built by Ernest Cormier It had not occurred to Cormier to appeal his 1977 conviction for shouting, causing a disturbance, with the unusual 1 condition of probation, "Not to attend on the Sparks Street Mall, or any other Street in Ottawa for the purpose of SPEAKING or shouting."
The media reporting and recording the news for posterity, no Member of Parliament, Lawyer, Civic action group, or any media recognized the imperative to protest such blatant un-Democratic action by the State, and the conviction stands.
Appealing the conviction of shouting, causing a disturbance for his prophetic action on Remembrance Day 1985, he pursued the matter to the Supreme Court of Canada. He was pleased to see the same three Justices, including Chief Justice Antonio Lamer, who heard another application from him the previous year, presiding over the Leave to Appeal. The rules allow fifteen minutes for the "viva voche" or "live voice" hearing, in addition to submitted documentation.
The documentation included a previous Supreme Court ruling no one can be convicted of 'shouting, causing a disturbance' unless an actual disturbance akin to a riot occurred, not just because the authorities were upset.
No such disturbance happened, or the Justices would have already known about it. That would have been reported Nation wide. The MSM did not even report it the next Day, but waited until the conviction, 2 months after the incident.
They Reserved Judgment, meaning they will talk it over with the 6 other Justices and let me know. They could have dismissed my Leave to Appeal on the spot. They would not take on the case. No explanation necessary.
No problem! The political tensions between the US and the Soviets were completely de-escalated within months after the action.
For those paying attention these Days, those tensions are on the rise again, especially since the Russians stopped the US orchestrated regime change War in Syria.