Saturday, 18 November 2017

WWII Veteran Appalled at Lack of Justice and Rule of Law in Canada, Vows to Spend Rest Of Life Ensuring Justice for Others

 More from the Desk of Alan Blanes.

 We have previously reported on the story of Alan an his father Harold Blanes many times as they continue to push for the restoration of the rule of law in the economic sector.
CBC's Go Public also featured the Blanes and their quest for justice this summer.
CBC Go Public Reports on Forged Documents

Another of many posts from the desk of Alan Blanes.
Finance Ministry Guilty of Obstruction of Justice

 Below is further dialogue from Mr. Blanes on the subject of financial fraud in Canada across all spectrums that is perpetuated and aided by the very regulators that are supposed to protect us.


"Dear supporters of the Valid Governance Principles of Original Society Culture - as compared to the Immaterial, Incompetent and Irrelevant Nonsense that is Plaguing Securities Regulation in BC:

Earlier today, I answered a question from a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Advisory Council on the deliberate dehumanization and bad faith that has been imposed on my father, Harold Blanes, by the government standing by and defending regulatory capture that uses fraud and issuance of counterfeit contract documents in order to trap senior citizens who are seeking Guaranteed Saving Certificates. 

The fact that the government of BC allows such bad faith, may forfeit it of having governance over this field. It is time that there is real restoration of the pre-colonial values that are needed if we are to have credible investment regulation. 

On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 6:42 PM, Alan Blanes <> wrote:
Yes Ken - Dad signed a form marked "Great West Life" on February 1, 2007 that stated that it would provide an income no later than the end of the first calendar year [which would be 2008]. My parents at the time assumed that this was just an insurance scheme to guarantee the proposed GICs. After this - the next day, my mother Gladys Blanes, was admitted to hospital and lived until Feb 28, 2007. Instead, this non-performing false offer of contract, that was signed, did not "provide an income", it provided a $25,000 drop during the last quarter of 2008. This means nothing to the fraud enabling and facilitating regulative sham agencies. It never registers with these enablers to ask a simple question: "why were all the forms that were given to Harold and Gladys Blanes riddled with misleading hints of "guarantees" when they were instead covertly serving up mutual funds?" Do not regulators have any clue of the fact that this constitutes deceptive dealing? If they do not grasp this, why do they not grasp it?
How anyone could believe that this nonsense documents that dad was "asking for segregated funds and just not remembering" - defies credulity. I expect that the government of BC will clue in that it has to challenge this dehumanizing bilge, or its authority to regulate investment could be threatened has having no legitimacy. Courts have been providing many decisions that confirm Indigenous title in BC - and when a level of government proves that it is incompetent to oversee investment regulation, then the other governance structure must be investigated as to whether it would govern investment according to Original Society rules. No elder abuse...No violation of Mother Earth...Only investment that leaves us better off in 7 generations --- those values may have to replace the colonial rip off model.
I will be speaking to sincere Green Party activists who are familiar with the writings of Prof. Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) about the possibility of banning colonial investment customs that include elder abuse and deception in their business model. I have completely had it with non-regulation of investment in this province, and I know that on this Remembrance Day, my dad is just not willing to allow his experience of impunity for bad faith dealing - to mean that his client experience will be used to further destroy the protection of good faith dealing... something that everyone must demand.
Here is a link to Professor McAdam's book: m/?module=swm_ecommerce&page= product_detail&categoryID=4& productID=102
I will keep you apprised of anything that may come from this.


On Nov 10, 2017, at 6:36 PM, Alan Blanes <> wrote:

Good afternoon to Doug MacKay, BC Securities Commission and Stuart Cavers, BC Ombudsperson:
Just a reminder Doug, from our conversation last week, when you stated that you would contact the Complaint Department of BCSC and find out when precisely the Harold Blanes' complaint concerning his experience with Investors Group, was officially acknowledged as a complaint with the BCSC. Since then, we are in receipt of no answer.  When you are able to provide this information, please send a copy to "".
Mr. Stuart Cavers has requested that all information pertaining to genuine complaint origination with the BC Government be given to him by today's date. 
I would appreciate your co-operation in getting the record clearly understood at all levels within the Government of BC that, for years, Harold Blanes has stated that he contracted in good faith for GICs to be held in trust by Investors Group in 2007. Instead of that company  following through on what was stated in the March 15, 2007 signed agreement, they told Harold Blanes two years later, in 2009 "You are not a client of Investors Group...You are a client of Great West Life". The Investors Group company claimed that Harold Blanes actually asked for segregated funds but has forgotten about that due to "failing memory" [sic]. 
Despite sympathy from BC Government departments, Harold Blanes has seen nothing but the enabling of fraud, by the unwillingness of each official to acknowledge simple factual records. 
The letter from Sheila Vickery of the Complaint Department of Investors Group from August 17, 2009 stated that there is no evidence that Harold Blanes ever asked for GICs. The letter of Tom MacKichan from Jan 7, 2010 claims that Harold Blanes chose against GICs due to them not paying enough. This is not supported by the FACTUAL RECORD, as it clearly demonstrates that Harold Blanes did in fact ask for GICs from the record signed March 15, 2007. 
The question arises: Why have BC Government Ministries chosen to ignore the fact that an elderly senior can demonstrate that he did in fact ask for GICs and the protestations of this from Investors Group are disproven by the paper trail? The question is "why": ... Does not the Government of BC have a commitment to protect the elderly from predatory deceptive dealing??? Are the retirement years of an old WWII veteran that expendable - that he can be put through years of unending hell, when a simple questioning to Investors Group on the matter of whether Harold Blanes, or did Harold Blanes not, sign a request for GICs on or about March 15, 2007, and if so, what would have nullified this part of the record??? 
Harold Blanes is one of about 60,000 WWII veterans who is still alive out of over a million who acted to protect Canada as a representative democracy, at Juno Beach in 1944. He did his share to enable us having an accountable form of governance. The letters from Heather Wood of the Ministry of Finance demonstrate no acknowledgement of a rationale of any kind, for the inexcusable abuse that is being suffered by Harold Blanes. He acted in good faith at all times - yet blatant lies and treachery, are being defended by the BC Government against this citizen. Simply repeating that the regulators believe he never requested GICs is just not good enough, when the record shows the opposite. 
Harold Blanes would like to know - if BCSC is aware that the IIROC Rule 2500 is supposed to be carried out on new and modified accounts - and the portfolio file shows clearly that this process was never conducted - why does the BCSC not regard this as indicative that IIROC is not capable of any form of "enforcement", if it fails to treat its own rules seriously? 
Harold Blanes is not going to sit back and expect to have to get another $51,000 bill for legal services over something like this, that he was forced to spend over the Canaccord case. He wants to spend his remaining time on Earth ensuring that his experience does not become a benchmark for corrupt investment management - he, as a responsible citizen, does not want future people to be treated as expendable "marks" to be sacrificed for maximization of profits within a system of organized impunity for blatant, overt swindling. 
Please give Mr. Cavers the record of when Harold Blanes' originating complaint was received, and also if you would provide a reason for failing him so completely and needlessly, and also please try to justify the fatal level of stress that this derelict policy imposes on those who are trying to uphold responsible and honest business practices. I - as an advocate for Harold Blanes, have been diagnosed with a very hormone-dependent form of cancer. I can only surmise that the reason for this is that my system has had to generate unusual amounts of cortisol - as a reaction to the constant frustration suffered by the dehumanization and neglect that passes for governance of the investment industry. 
I do not give up hope that eventually the impulse to stick up for simple accountability will emerge within a social democratic form of government. 
Best regards,"
Alan Blanes, for:
Harold C. Blanes
More to come


  1. A poem sent by a SIPA researcher:


    He was getting old and paunchy
    And his hair was falling fast,
    And he sat around the Legion,
    Telling stories of the past.

    Of a war that he once fought in
    And the deeds that he had done,
    In his exploits with his buddies;
    They were heroes, every one.

    And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
    His tales became a joke,
    All his buddies listened quietly
    For they knew where of he spoke.

    But we'll hear his tales no longer,
    For ol' Joe has passed away,
    And the world's a little poorer
    For a Veteran died today.

    He won't be mourned by many,
    Just his children and his wife.
    For he lived an ordinary,
    Very quiet sort of life.

    He held a job and raised a family,
    Going quietly on his way;
    And the world won't note his passing,
    'Tho a Veteran died today.

    When politicians leave this earth,
    Their bodies lie in state,
    While thousands note their passing,
    And proclaim that they were great.

    Papers tell of their life stories
    From the time that they were young,
    But the passing of a Veteran
    Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

    Is the greatest contribution
    To the welfare of our land,
    Some jerk who breaks his promise
    And cons his fellow man?

    Or the ordinary fellow
    Who in times of war and strife,
    Goes off to serve his country
    And offers up his life?

    The politician's stipend
    And the style in which he lives,
    Are often disproportionate,
    To the service that he gives.

    While the ordinary Veteran,
    Who offered up his all,
    Is paid off with a medal
    And perhaps a pension, small.

    It is not the politicians
    With their compromise and ploys,
    Who won for us the freedom
    That our country now enjoys.

    Should you find yourself in danger,
    With your enemies at hand,
    Would you really want some cop-out,
    With his ever-waffling stand?

    Or would you want a Veteran
    His home, his country, his kin,
    Just a common Veteran,
    Who would fight until the end.

    He was just a common Veteran,
    And his ranks are growing thin,
    But his presence should remind us
    We may need his likes again.
    For when countries are in conflict,
    We find the Veteran's part,
    Is to clean up all the troubles
    That the politicians start.

    If we cannot do him honor
    While he's here to hear the praise,
    Then at least let's give him homage
    At the ending of his days.

    Perhaps just a simple headline
    In the paper that might say:
    Author 'Unknown'