‘Fed up taxpayer’ seeks revolt

Marnie Knight Tax revoltMonte Sonnenburg, Simcoe Reformer
SELKIRK – A campaign is underway to get a tax revolt going in Haldimand County. “Fed up taxpayer” Marnie Knight of Selkirk is circulating a letter inviting disaffected residents to a public meeting at Cayuga Secondary School three weeks from now. Knight has been at the forefront of the campaign in Haldimand against industrial wind turbines. She has since taken on a laundry list of grievances related to other issues in the county.

At the Feb. 21 meeting, Knight wants to talk about skyrocketing water and sewer rates, the potential closure of three fire halls, and council remuneration among other items. In an interview this week, Knight said Haldimand council has been badly out of step with public opposition to wind projects. She says council should be doing more than passing the blame onto the province.

“Civil disobedience is not an easy thing, and I’m among the most law-abiding citizens you’ll want to meet,” Knight said. “But there comes a time when you want your democratic rights, and they are just being eroded out from underneath us. I hope this catches on. I’m sick and tired of being ram-rodded. I hope people come out. It’s time.”

Council recently received a report from the London consulting firm POMAX that recommended the closure of fire halls in Fisherville, Moulton and Byng near Lowbanks. The same report recommends beefing up fire resources in South Cayuga. Council will consider the report at its committee meeting March 4. Read article

22 thoughts on “‘Fed up taxpayer’ seeks revolt

    • thanks for the vote of confidence..!!! haha but right now just want to wake up our council.. I have a question and hopefully someone can help me. I was checking out different websites and came across a tax revolt in Barry’s Bay area. Problem is, I can’t seem to find it again. They had signs about no taxes and I wanted to find out where I can get some of these before Feb 21st meeting. If you can help me I would be eternally grateful. thanks in advance and hope to see everyone at the meeting!!!!

  1. It was suggested here in North Middlesex, I think about a year ago. I was against it at the time. It’s something that will only be effective if a very large number of people come on board.
    There are a lot more people upset now. It might be time.
    The nice thing is that it isn’t illegal. It isn’t even civil disobedience, and the penalty is just interest. You can go up to 3 years before they can do anything, and even then, if you start making payments, they have to wait.
    If you have credit card debt, you will actually save money by withholding taxes and paying down your credit card. I’ve done it in the past just because I had other debts with higher interst rates.
    AND it would get some attention!

    • This is true… and if we can get enough people on board across all the county’s doing this… when it is time to pay our taxes, I am pretty sure they will be up for negotiating the interest. They will just be happy to have the principle paid!! But it has to be a majority willing to get on board. Hope to see everyone at the meeting on Feb 21st!!

  2. I am already doing this.
    You get a mail from your municipality with your fictional name on it ALL CAPS LETTERS which is the corporation they registered you at birth. However you are a living spirit in a human vessel in lower case letters as a live spirit.
    You mail it back to sender and state deceased in red pen around the all cap fictional name,never open it,as then you have then consented and are now contracted ands obligated to there bill. They will try to keep sending this but you keep doing this.
    Your choice to loose the fear or slay the beast.
    I have already registered my legal fictional name to rest and told them not a party to their fraud and became a living spirit in this human vessel.
    It is called wake up time. Have fun

    • Itt really is not a bargaining chip as you are not consenting to their fraud in all cases they need your CONSENT as you are the trustee and they are the public servant administrator. Never give them consent and you tell them what they need to do. It is now time to reverse the roles as they need to know really who is the trustees we are.and they made a mess of it.

      • Hey D p l,
        The participating municipalities did receive citizen consent – however,
        it could be argued – in a deceitful way.

      • I newer gave them consent to be a lab rat and i had given all our locals a lot of info before they okayed it before the green energy act. i have given them my instructions that i will not stand by with anymore of this crap and fraud.

  3. I’m with you. Why should we be paying for services which we feel have not been rendered properly. If they want to be paid…then they need to work for us….the democratic majority, not the windweasels.

  4. Throw them all out!
    All politics – are local politics

    ‘[excerpt] “Civil disobedience is not an easy thing, and I’m among the most law-abiding citizens you’ll want to meet,” Knight said. “But there comes a time when you want your democratic rights, and they are just being eroded out from underneath us. I hope this catches on. I’m sick and tired of being ram-rodded. I hope people come out. It’s time.”’

    Spot on!
    ‘[excerpt] ….Haldimand council has been badly out of step with public opposition to wind projects. She says council should be doing more than passing the blame onto the province.’

    Mark you calendars – February 21st.

    • I want to thank everyone that is willing to take a stand personally against the corruption and arrogance of all levels of government. I am truly hoping that we have people from all over the county and anyone else that has had enough of their tax dollars being squandered. I personally am tired of being “told” that I don’t know what I am talking about.I am tired of having council condecending to me every time I voice a concern about how and what they are doing to represent the people that voted them in. Our illustrous Mayor has no trouble telling us he will pass a moritorium but then turns around and does a TV ad for Samsung welcoming them into our community!! And then has the audasity to tell the taxpayers at a meeting, that was the biggest mistake he ever made and he regrets doing it!! Really?? He can spend thousands of dollars putting signs up for cyclists routes.. and don’t misundertand me.. I have nothing against cyclists and tourism.. but then we close a needed service such as 3 fire stations… again rural. I personally can’t handle anymore of this insanity, It is time to take to step out of my comfort zone and I hope there are others that are willing to stand with me in sending a message to our government… all levels. They are accountable to us… not the other way around!!

  5. The worst thing that can happen to these “corrupted” politicians is for the taxpayers” to get a feeling that they can actually fight back and begin to “control their own destiny”!!!
    It catches on and as a group gives people the feeling that they are “not alone” in this struggle and empowers them.
    Once everyone realizes that without THEIR money, these weasels are “dead in the water”!
    Withhold the $$$ and the parasites shrivel up and die!

    • We have finally realized that WE have the power. Money is their Achilles heel. They cannot survive without it!!!!! So simple, yet so unbelievably effective! We can all afford NOT TO PAY!!

      • I absolutely agree with you!!! It is time for taxdpayers to realize that we employ the politicains and not the other way around.. We need to come together and take our rights and power back!! I have said from day one… it is about my democratic rights being stripped away that I have the hugest issue with.. that is what has allowed 186 turbines to comr into my county. This doesn’t even cover the turbines coming into everyone else county’s. Enough is Enough..

  6. This may be of value for all of us

    They the crown are desperate to drag in the ‘person’ in order to regain their jurisdiction, since it is NOT intrinsic. But we are not legal fictions/“persons”. All codes, rules, regulations, ordinances, statutes, bylaws, bills, acts, policies, legislations, and charters apply only to persons. We are living human beings. “every one”, “persons” and “owner”, and similar expressions, include (mean) Her Majesty and an organization. See CCC, §2,Interpretation. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a policy manual solely for employees of the government; see: CCRF §52 & 32. So, unless we are a corporate employee, i.e.: a “person”, i.e.: a dead entity, then NONE of their “laws” applies to live human beings.

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