Friday, April 30, 2010


When I was attacked and robbed in my home at 4995 Prince of Wales, NDG, Montreal on October 7, 1996, I told the police immediately who had robbed me. Instead of questioning the thief, the police took me out of my home and told me in front of my assailant that I must never go back to the house for any reason.
I was not allowed to take any of my belongings with me. I was left with my purse, my bible and a pair of brown pumps I had intended to wear at church that day.
The police left me alone in the street in front of the house without even a coat. Everything I owned was left in the house in the hands of Dawn McSweeney and her boyfriend, Alex Lavergne.
The Montreal Police refused to take my report saying that I had to be patient and everything would be returned to me. During the following months and years, the Montreal Police at the Mariette station in NDG refused again and again and again to file a report of the crime.
In March, 1997, everything was returned to me by Dawn McSweeney - except for all my valuables, everything I had worked for all my life, everything left to me by my beloved husband.
Dawn McSweeney had five months, day and night, to go through all my possessions and select the items she wanted. And she returned the rest - files, clothing, everything but my most precious personal possessions - like my wedding portrait and my husband's trademark grey Stetson fedora - and all my best jewellery and my husband's diamond ring and his onyx ring, and his New Jersey Deputy Sheriff's badge.
Dawn McSweeney stole what was most precious to me - and what was most valuable for her. Greed, hatred, jealousy, bigotry - all played a role in what she stole. Bigotry was the key that allowed Dawn McSweeney to rob me. It opened the door and allowed her in. It opened the door and had me removed from my home so that she was completely free to steal whatever she wanted.
When my empty cases were returned by Dawn McSweeney in mid-March, 1997, I brought all the empty little jewellery boxes and cases to the Montreal Police at the Mariette station. They finally started what appeared to be an investigation.
A police detective was assigned to the case. After I pleaded with her to recover my belongings from the house, she managed to get Dawn to return my winter coat. Nothing else. The police detective did not enter the house and made no effort to recover my belongings. She went to the door at 4995 Prince of Wales and Dawn handed her my borg coat.
The police told me they could not enter the house without a warrant. I asked them to get a warrant. They told me that judges will not issue a warrant unless they are absolutely sure that they would find the stolen goods. Catch 22 for crime victims who don't have an expensive lawyer to defend their rights. What rights? The police at the Mariette station told me that crime victims have no rights. Only the accused have rights.
Some time later, I received a tip that Dawn had a boyfriend who owned a jewellery store on Prince Arthur. When I gave that information to the detective, she told me to go and investigate myself as I had been a Pinkerton Investigator. I went out to Prince Arthur, and I wrote a report for the police.
And the Montreal Police did nothing. Incompetent ? Corrupt ? We don't give a damn ?
This is how the Montreal Police have treated this criminal case. And so I fight on - day and night - until the criminals are tried in criminal court and they return everything they have stolen.
For details and background, see



In its hunger for profit, British Petroleum is now flooding the Louisiana coast with an ocean of oil, killing numberless species and debilitating the earth's ecosystem in ways we have yet to imagine. At the same time, Japan seeks the arrest of Paul Watson, Captain of The Sea Shepherd.
While most of the world looks the other way, Paul Watson risks his life to protect the innocent from being slaughtered.
Japan  claims that they hunt whales for scientific purposes, when anyone over ten years old and not mentally defective knows that is a lie.
Japan hunts whales for the same reason that others commit crimes, for profit. But Canada's politicians are not concerned about the whales. They are concerned about the economy and their business with Japan. It is, as always, about money.
We give soldiers medals for killing. Let us give Paul Watson a medal for preventing  the slaughter of some of the most wonderful, most intelligent creatures on earth.
Phyllis Carter

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


To anyone who has followed the case of the murder of young Matthew Martins (see article below)  this will come as another blow, another example of how cruel, unjust and costly our Canadian legal system is.
I just received the following message about Matthew's mother, Sandra Martins Toner, from Brigitte Kozma Nordin - whose 14 year old sister, Judy, was murdered by Clifford Olson.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the truth.
Phyllis Carter
From Brigitte:
In a message dated 26/04/2010 8:32:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, Brigitte writes:
hi i am so angry all this stress my poor daddy got a heartacke i am here with him in BC i had to go on meds myself because all this trama and reliveing all this seeing olson on tv its killing me thank god my dad didnt die i think all this olson and knowing what its been doing to be. brought on his heart accke its all to much. i havent eating well im crying all the time for some reason this olson back in the news tottaly affected my heatlh im sorry i havent written my heart is crying. and now worried if dad can afford his meds or he will die but this bastard looked after. im so angry its eating me away
I'm happy to hear from you, Brigitte, but sorry to learn of your father's heart attack. I do so hope he will make a full recovery.
Phyllis Carter
April 2, 2010
I opened an email from Sandra Martin-Toner whose young son Matthew was murdered. (see below). 
I had asked if she would mind telling me the motive for the murder. This is what she wrote: 
The motive for this random and senseless attack was a crucifix my son wore. Katherine Quinn felt she had to have it, and killed him for it. How Ironic it is that Matthew was killed for his cross, just like in the bible.
This was my reply:
Sandra, this is one of the oddest "coincidences" I have ever run into. I was just writing to a friend about all the "coincidences" I experience, and I was reminded that Einstein said that "Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous" !
The underlying reason why my niece, Dawn McSweeney was able to get away with robbing me - apart from her basic hatred, jealousy and greed - and the involvement of the police officer - was that my mother was so hurt by the fact that I had become a Christian. Dawn used that to make my mother believe that I was the enemy !
In fact, when Kenneth Prud'homme and my sister Debbie got that court order declaring that I was insane and dangerous, some of the accusations on their malicious and bizarre application were that I quoted the bible and I wore a big cross.
They also wrote that I danced naked on my mother's grave, killed cats by throwing them against a wall and set fires to homes for the pleasure of watching them burn. And more. 
A judge who never met me or spoke to me approved their application in four minutes, with no medical evidence and no witnesses except Kenneth Gregoire Prud'homme who I had never met or spoken to, and my baby sister Debbie, Dawn's mother, who hadn't spoken to me - or even seen me in a decade, except from a distance at my mother's burial a few days earlier.
Phyllis Carter
April 2, 2010 

Loopholes in the law let murderers run free. Only crime victims and their loved ones suffer under Canadian law.

Phyllis Carter

Family of murdered teen dreading yet another trial

Shane Bigham Apr 01, 2010 15:08:47 PM
SURREY (NEWS1130) - The family of a teen murdered at Surrey Central SkyTrain station nearly five years ago says they feel victimized all over again.  Katherine Quinn and Robert Forslund were convicted of killing 16-year-old Matthew Martins in 2005.  However, Quinn won a new trial on appeal and will be back in court in Surrey next Tuesday.

Matthew Martins' stepfather, David Toner, says it's going to be tough sitting through another five-week trial.  "We lost our son...that was incredibly difficult, and then went through the process of a criminal trial,  to see a killer brought to justice.  That happened, and then appeal was granted, and you have to be dragged through the mud again.  It never lets us get over it and move on, it keeps re-opening the wound."

Toner says the teen's family is still hopeful that justice will ultimately be done.  Quinn has been out on bail since winning a new trial last year on a technicality.


Monday, April 26, 2010


On October 7, 1996, I was attacked and robbed in my parents' home at 4995 Prince of Wales, NDG, Montreal, where I had been living for two years while recovering from cancer.
This occurred less than one week after my then teenage niece, Dawn McSweeney, and her boyfriend, Alex Lavergne, had suddenly moved in with us.
Following my second cancer diagnosis in 2009, I had written on my blog: 

"My oncologist found that my blood calcium was dangerously high and I was so dehydrated that I was on saline drip and nutrients for days. I have since been diagnosed with bone cancer.

Phyllis Carter "
Here is what Alex Lavergne posted on my blog : 
thelnk said...

Cancer?! There is a God after all, and he's sending you to hell you crazy old bat!
And then Alex Lavergne wrote:
Alex said...

That's right; I still maintain your crazy, and after all the false accusations you've flung my way, I would feel nothing but a pleasurable relief at the knowledge of your passing. You're a hateful, delusional and manipulate psychopath who offers nothing to this world but God-given capacity of converting oxygen into carbon-dioxide. Do the world a favour and drop dead!


Marlene Jennings, Federal Liberal Member of Parliament is a very attractive person. She is bright, capable and very pleasant. It may sound strange but, in spite of what others are telling me about her character, I really like her.
For a while, I thought Marlene was the person who would finally bring me justice. For a while, I had good reason to believe she was going to be my hero. The following entries in my journal explain why.
I actually thought Marlene Jennings should be prime minister.
But when she was re-elected in 2008, Marlene Jennings sat at the right hand of Michael Ignatieff, and she disappeared from my life.
But I must continue fighting for justice, for myself, for my family, for thousands of other Canadian crime victims. I will not stop until Dawn McSweeney and her "partners in crime" are tried in criminal court by an honest judge and they return everything they have stolen. Until then, I battle day and night. With or without Marlene Jennings.
It would be nice to hear from Marlene Jennings, my Member of Parliament, if she had anything to say that would help bring justice to crime victims like me  - before too much longer.
Fighting for justice alone, day and night, for thirteen years takes an awful lot of determination, time and energy. But you must fight when you know your cause is just. There is no choice.
Even though I am also fighting for my life now, I continue my battle for justice against these criminals - and against a legal system that cares nothing for justice.
" Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Even the best marriage can be destroyed by abuse. I have been a Liberal at the federal and provincial levels all my adult life, as was my father before me. But there is a limit to how much abuse anyone will take.
Decades ago, when Quebec Premiere Jean Lesage shouted, "Maitre Chez Nous" for the first time, I got the message that the "nous" in that comment did not include people like me - English speaking, Jewish. (I wasn't a Christian yet). Never mind that my family members have been Canadians living in Montreal for a hundred years - we would never be accepted by Quebec extremists as "pure laine" - never be included in the "nous." I was old enough to remember that Quebec was a comfortable place for fascists.
As a delegate to a Quebec Liberal convention many years ago, I was told by a Francophone member, "You English, you Jews, will always vote Liberal. You have no choice.'
Back then when I was still Phyllis Mass - not yet Phyllis Carter with my second marriage - I knew that those who were not "pure laine" were at a distinct disadvantage in Quebec because of growing extremism. True, it seemed we had no choice. We voted Liberal and we hoped. We voted Liberal and we tried to participate. We voted Liberal and we contributed with our work and with money. We voted Liberal and we choked on it. How could we vote for the separatists who were determined to tear apart our blessed Canada !
Those who had a lot of money and the young and well educated who could pull up stakes easily and start afresh elsewhere - they took off and headed for greener pastures right behind Sun Life. Even smart young Francophones saw the opportunity to get out and ran. The cream at the top got out of Quebec.
But the older folks, those who were not wealthy, the poorly educated, the handicapped - those very folks who were held in contempt by the extremists - extremists who were still in the Quebec Liberal party along with Rene Levesque - the folks at the bottom of the ladder stayed in Quebec. 
Ironic. The separatists scared off the cream of the crop and got stuck with us.
We who have always been Montrealers, who have deep roots here, who have friends here or small businesses, or who are just bloody stubborn about our right to be here  - at home. We have stayed. And we have voted Liberal.
But here is the breaking point. Jean Charest's government now plans to make us pay user fees for our health care ! Quebec's new budget will tax health care up to $200. by 2012. There is even the threat of a charge for every medical visit !
Here is how Jean Charest intends to save money: What the Quebec Liberals are going to do is pass laws that will kill off the poor and the weak. But it is a really Liberal plan - because it will not only kill off the weak among the English and Jacques Parizeau's "Ethnics". It will also kill off the Francophone, "pure laine" old, and sick, and poor.
And the Quebec Liberal Party will take pride in balancing the budget over our dead bodies.
And so this is the end of the marriage. Life and health must come before politics. If we are dead, we get no more votes and we have no more hope. And so, we who can see the implications of Jean Charest's budget will not vote for the Quebec Liberals again. While we are still Canadians, we still have a choice.
I will vote for ANY party that protects and augments our health care system and ensures that every Canadian living in Quebec who needs medical care gets it. And if that means voting for the separatists, so be it.
While we are alive and healthy we can change the future.
Pauline Marois, send me an application form.
Phyllis Carter



This week, I came across an article on page 8 of the April 21 edition of the Montreal English language weekly, The Suburban.

The headline reads: Tickets will be issued for Hampstead council decorum violations.

Hampstead is a wealthy community in Montreal and this article reports that the council will issue tickets to any citizen who speaks out of turn at a council meeting.

Heavens to Betsy, Darlings ! This is the beginning of the end of freedom of speech !

Once the other boroughs of Montreal get this news, we common folks who dare to question the councils will be effectively gagged and the councils will be able to terrorize anyone who dares to step out of line.

We in the borough of NDG have already been suppressed time and again by minor mayor Michael Applebaum and his team. Mr. Applebaum does not like the common folks to question his activities - such as his real estate business which he carried on while mayor of the borough - and the head of the zoning committee - until, finally, our questions caused him to resign as head of the zoning committee. 
Mr. Applebaum's right hand, borough councillor Marvin Rotrand, threatened in open assembly to have me evicted and sent to the ends of the earth for eternity - alright, less dramatically: He threatened to have me removed from the public meeting never to return, for daring to question and point out that the emperor was naked. 

This new move by the Hampstead council could seal the fate of ordinary citizens everywhere in Quebec.
We have to speak out now - while we still can.

"THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

and by that time no one was left to speak up."

Pastor Martin Niemöller

Monday, April 19, 2010


At the beginning of October, 1996, Dawn McSweeney and her boyfriend, Alex Lavergne, suddenly moved into my parents home on Prince of Wales in Montreal where I had been living for two years while recovering from cancer.
On October 7, 1996, I was attacked there, and robbed. A Montreal Police officer helped the thieves, and the Montreal Police have been covering for the criminals ever since.
It was Dawn McSweeney and her self-proclaimed "partners in crime" who committed the robbery - but -
Alex Lavergne writes on my blog, accusing Dawn's mother, Debbie Rubin of robbing me and my family.
It is Alex Lavergne who writes on my blog, expressing delight at my new cancer diagnosis.
It is Alex Lavergne who writes on my blog, telling me to go and stand on railroad tracks.
It is Alex Lavergne who writes on my blog, accusing me of dancing naked on my mother's grave.
To read more about Alex Lavergne and the partners in crime, go to  -

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Now sitting comfortably at the right hand of Montreal Mayor, Gerald Tremblay, Michael Applebaum continues to treat the voters with contempt. 
Michael Applebaum tells us that "People have to realize that there is a cost for services and people have to understand what those costs are." (NDG Free Press April 14. 2010.)
In the past, Michael has referred to the residents of his borough as "mere" and "splinters" and "insignificant". He has threatened to sue us for questioning his real estate activities while he was borough mayor and head of the zoning committee.
And now, as usual, the Applebaum talks down to us as if we, "the people" he refers to with such contempt, were children or idiots - or his servants. He keeps on getting it wrong.
We are not his servants. He is ours. And we, the people, are not ignorant or stupid. We know that services cost. That's why people pay taxes.
But what Applebaum is trying to get by us with smoke and mirrors is an excuse to make us pay more taxes. By speaking to us in a condescending manner, he hopes to make us feel inferior and too insecure to stand up to him.
You see, Micahel Applebaum doesn't have to worry about where his next meal is coming from. I'm sure he has no problem paying rent. Michael Applebaum always makes decisions that will ultimately benefit the rich and comfortable. He dreams up grandiose projects that the ordinary people have to pay for and then he talks down to us, hoping we will be so intimidated that we will  remain silent.
Think again, Michael. I may not be well enough to attend council meetings, but I am still here - and the voters of NDG are watching you.
Phyllis Carter


Phyllis Carter
Meanwhile, the thieves - Dawn McSweeney and her self-proclaimed "partners in crime" who robbed and tore apart my family are still free to enjoy the spoils of their crimes.
A Montreal Policeman helped the thieves and the Montreal Police have been covering for the criminals ever since.
But I am fighting for justice day and night - at the same time as I am fighting cancer.
You can make a difference.
Let me make this clear once again: I will not accept money or compensation from anyone. I will settle for nothing less than justice - the return of everything that Dawn McSweeney and her "partners in crime" have stolen from me and from my family.
If justice were possible in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, I would expect the criminals to be tried in criminal court. But only the rich and well-connected can hope for "justice" in Canada.

Friday, April 16, 2010


The debate about wearing face coverings in public in Canada:
Unless it is Halloween, Purim, or a bitterly cold day, or a person's face is disfigured by disease or a birth defect, no one should cover their face in public in Canada. 
Bank robbers and vandals wear masks and we know why they do. But honourable people have no reason to hide their faces in a free country.
Public demonstrations: If you have a just cause, have the courage to show your face while you protest. What are you really hiding? Your mischief ? Your malice? Your cowardice ? Who do you really represent? What do you really intend to accomplish ? To disrupt the genuine protest ? To play childish games? To cause trouble for the fun of it?
Religion: I have no objection to modest ladies covering their hair for religious or personal reasons. But I look forward to meeting my Muslim neighbours face to face. I cannot imagine a friendly relationship with a masked person.  
I have written and asked our legislators to make it illegal to wear a face covering on the public streets of Canada. 
However, if any citizen is granted the right to wear a mask or other disguise in public, the same right must be accorded equally to all citizens.
Therefore, if some persons are permitted to wear a mask or other disguise in public, any person - male or female - who wishes to wear a mask or some another disguise in public must also be free to do so without interference.
In a free society, we cannot justify according to some people rights that are denied  to others.
Phyllis Carter
DISGUISE : synonyms disguise, cloak, mask mean to alter the dress or appearance of so as to conceal the identity or true nature. disguise implies a change in appearance or behavior that misleads by presenting a different apparent identity <disguised herself as a peasant>. cloak suggests a means of hiding a movement or an intention <cloaked their maneuvers in secrecy>. mask suggests some often obvious means of hiding or disguising something <smiling to mask his discontent> ... to obscure the existence or true state or character of (the person) 

Thursday, April 15, 2010


At the beginning of October, 1996, Dawn McSweeney suddenly moved into my parents' home at 4995 Prince of Wales, NDG, Montreal, where I had been living for two years while recovering from breast cancer. Dawn and her boyfriend Alex Lavergne moved into the bedroom adjacent to mine on the second floor of the cottage.
Upon their arrival, Dawn started removing my clothes from hangars and dropping them on the floor, replacing them with her own clothes. She put my toiletries on the floor and replaced them with her own. Dawn and Alex slept on a pile of camping gear and blankets on the floor. Suddenly, the house was rocking with blasting music! I was scared.

But the worst part was that the new tenants were smoking something in their room that made me nauseous. No one else smoked in the house. I was terrified of fire. I put a battery into the smoke alarm in the hall and slept in my clothes for the next few days. It was an alarming few days.
Because I knew Dawn's character, I knew she would take anything she could get her hands on. I expected her to pilfer, and everything of value that I owned was in my mother's house, in my rooms. Judging from the smell of that smoke, I expected Dawn and Alex would need money.
On October 5, I made a careful inventory of all my belongings, some of which had been stored in my parents' home since 1988. What I could not have foreseen was ....

On October 7, 1996, I was suddenly attacked and robbed of everything of value that I had - everything I had worked for all my life - every cherished thing left to me by my beloved husband. Fighting to hold onto the phone while my assailant tried to tear it out of my hands, breathless and shaking, I managed to dial 911.
The Montreal Police I had called to rescue me helped the thief !
One of the two officers escorted me out the front door and he warned me, in front of my assailant, never to return to the house. I was not allowed to take anything out of the house with me except my purse, my bible and my shoe bag. Not even a coat.
The police left me alone in the street, cold, homeless and destitute. They just drove away. I was left there, standing rigid, trembling, breathless - in shock ! Everything I owned was left in the hands of Dawn McSweeney - along with the lives and property of my aged parents. And I had nowhere to go. All I had was my old Pontiac, and I lived in it for a few cold days and nights, trying to figure out what to do, until a friend took me in.
What the thieves did not know is that I had made a new inventory on October 5 and  had hidden it among my files. Six months after the robbery, when some of my belongings were returned by Dawn McSweeney - minus all my valuables - I was able to recover the inventory and give it to the police.
But the Montreal Police still do nothing.
You have to wonder why the Montreal Police have been protecting Dawn McSweeney and Alex Lavergne all through the years.
Or are they covering for the Montreal Policeman who helped the thieves ?
You have to wonder.


"Decision on Cape Cod wind project due this month" The Associated Press 
This is really sad news for Montrealers.
Our family has vacationed on Cape Cod for more than 50 years, starting as soon as we first heard Patti Page's "Old Cape Cod" (released in 1957) .
We were enchanted ! We fell in love with old Cape Cod and everything about Cape Cod. We rented cottages on Cape Cod. We dined on Cape Cod. We shopped and shopped and shopped on Cape Cod.
Now, sadly - very sadly - it looks like we will have to start looking for another location for our summer holidays.
Is nothing sacred ? What Patti Page did with one sweet song, Barack Obama will soon destroy - for whose profit really ?
Wind Power is the right plan. Cape Cod is the wrong place !
Phyllis Carter
If you love Cape Cod, let your voice be heard !
The Boston Globe
Senator Leahy
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
Orleans, Mass. Chamber of Commerce
Decision on Cape Cod wind project due this month

The Associated Press 

Date: Thursday Apr. 15, 2010  7:33 AM ET

BOSTON — The Obama administration decides this month after a nine-year review whether the nation's first wind farm should be built off Cape Cod. If it says no, the industry faces another question with no easy answer: "What's next?"  ......


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I woke early this morning cursing the tobacco barons - again ! My dear departed friend Audrey was on my mind as I awoke and my heart ached remembering how she had lived and how she had died.
Audrey was the kind of next door neighbour everyone prays for. She is the neighbour who drops her groceries and comes running when she hears you crying. She is the friend who, along with her husband, Pat, raised her children to respect others and to help them when they needed help. Her son delivered newspapers in all kinds of weather, and he mowed our lawn without charge when my husband had injured his hand. Audrey's children were taught to be more than polite, but also to be respectful and considerate.
We loved Pat and Audrey and we valued their friendship. We were so blessed to have them as neighbours. It was a joy to be in Audrey's presence. She was always cheerful. Always ! Oh! She could get frustrated and angry at times, and that Irish was impressive when voiced. But she was never mean or unfair. Her door was always open, the teapot was always hot, and a tasty meal was prepared to comfort you when you were scared or sad. Audrey's sparkling chatter lifted my heart in the most difficult times.
But there was a dark cloud - literally - a dark, ugly, brown cloud that filled our neighbours' home - and their lives - and their lungs. Cursed tobacco !
Audrey's house was inflicted with thick, acrid tobacco smoke. Audrey could not be without a cigarette. At first, I tried to persuade her to get help, but I learned it wasn't possible. She was addicted.
Audrey was a vivacious, spunky lady but, over the years, her frail frame suffered the effects of the tobacco - until, inevitably the cancer finally struck. I always knew it would come, but I was still so deeply wounded when I learned that she was in hospital and near the end of her life.

And still she was cheerful and loving. I visited my friend in her home a few days before she left us that hot summer a few short years ago. We sang Molly Malone and she hugged me and she told me that she felt blessed that I had been her neighbour. I can hardly keep from crying even now as I remember.
This should never have happened ! Audrey's children and her grandchildren - and this world - have been deprived of this precious lady too soon. The tobacco magnates robbed us all when they took Audrey's life.
Tobacco has killed more people than all the wars the earth has ever known. The civilized world battles against heroin and cocaine and marijuana, but  it is still legal to sell tobacco. Why ?
I curse the tobacco barons who make their profit on the corpses of their victims, and I curse the politicians who know it's true but don't dare to outlaw tobacco because the profits from the tobacco industry - like the oil industry - spin the wheels of the  economy.  Our so-called civilized society values money above human life.
I have no power except the truth and you who read this know this is the truth.
Who will stop the cursed tobacco industry that now disguises itself by mingling with sweet, child-friendly products - like strawberry jam? 
Barack Obama is at work trying to get world leaders to control nuclear weapons, but who has the courage to stop the industry that has already killed more people than all the wars man has ever waged?
I remember Audrey.

Phyllis Carter

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


April 13, 2010
An Ontario activist wrote:

"Phyllis, there's one thing your Blog didn't mention. You know this part? "What is most distressing about speaking up is that those who are elected or otherwise employed to do justice, to stand up for the underdog, to protect and defend, are "absent" – uninvolved, uncaring, unwilling to sacrifice their comfort to do what is right."

Maybe Quebec is different but the thing I find most distressing is "those who are elected or otherwise employed to do justice" are actually EVIL. Evil. They KNOW they're doing wrong and perpetuating wrong. And they LIE about it. And they know that I know they lie about it AND that I've got them on video. And Traditional Media does nothing either.

Systemic evil.

So for me failure is inevitable...."
I know that the so-called justice system is full of evil - partly deliberate, greedy, arrogant evil, partly incompetence and fear. But that is why it is so important that the few individuals who care about justice should never get soft and succumb.
Because of the corruption that goes along with the incompetence, it is all the more important that the few who are straight and honest stand up and scream the truth.
"He who does not bellow the truth, when he knows the truth, makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers"  (Charles Peguy)
There is my fight for my own case, my own precious belongings, my own family's rights. But the fight goes beyond me, beyond my family - to everyone.
We have just so much time to live. No one knows how much time we have. If we don't use that time to fight for justice, what the hell are we living for? What does my life mean if I let injustice run rampant and I don't do everything I can to stop it ?
I have been endowed with a few gifts - the ability to express my thoughts clearly, a steel-strong sense of right and wrong, and stubbornness that will not be suppressed. If God gave me those gifts, how dare I not use them to do what is right?
Last summer, I came close to death. I survived only because I was stubborn and, instead of obeying an irresponsible doctor's orders to go home, I made my way to my oncologist who saved my life. I am still fighting cancer. Do you think that politicians, the police or even criminals are more to be feared than cancer? Think again.
I will fight to my last breath for what is right, for what is mine, for what belongs to my siblings and their children. I will fight to expose the thieves - Dawn McSweeney and her partners in crime - in criminal court, and I will fight to recover every precious thing they stole from me and from my family.
I will continue to expose those who have helped the thieves, including the Montreal Police, and those who have failed to help their victims - the incompetent and irresponsible people who work in government offices and organizations that claim to be helping victims, and members of government who have found all sorts of excuses to do nothing. Red tape? Incompetence? Cover-up? Politics? All of these and more. Corruption.  A legal system that cares nothing about justice.
Everything has been recorded and copied and will become available when the case finally gets to criminal court. The truth is on my blogs for all the world to see.
Dawn McSweeney and her partners in crime can't give my parents back the ten year span of their lives that they stole from them through lies and greedy manipulations. My parents both died broken-hearted because of Dawn McSweeney's lies. Our family was torn apart by Dawn McSweeney's lies. 
As for the rest - watch me. The truth is the most powerful weapon on earth and in the universe. Tyrants great and small fear it. I will continue to speak and write the truth constantly, relentlessly, day and night, until the authorities being me justice.
Truth is my sword;
Persistence is my creed;
Failure is not an option;
Surrender is not in my vocabulary.
There will be no peace without justice.  Luke 18:1- 8
Phyllis Carter


April 13, 2010 
Premiere Jean Charest said today that he wants to call a public inquiry into the integrity of Quebec's justice system:  What " justice system" ?
I was attacked and robbed in my home in Montreal on October 7, 1996. A Montreal Policeman helped the thief. Since then, the Montreal Police have refused to take action against Dawn McSweeney and her self-proclaimed " partners in crime" who robbed me. In spite of all my appeals for thirteen years, no one in the Government of Quebec has been willing to do anything about this crime. What " justice system"?
Furthermore, because the authorities have repeatedly refused to act against the thief and her associates, in 2005, this little group went on to create a false will in my mother's name when she was 92 years old, and when she died in 2007, they took everything my father had worked for all his life - his home and all his money. 
You see, there has been nothing and no one to stop them in Quebec. Crime against ordinary people is nobody's jurisdiction here. Unless you are rich or well-connected, there is no justice in Quebec.
Until all my precious belongings are returned to me, and my father's property is returned to his own chosen heirs - his children and grandchildren - Quebec cannot legitimately claim to have a "justice system".
Justice in Montreal, Quebec, is a farce and a lie. It is one cover-up after another.
But who cares ?  I do. Enough to keep on fighting for it to my last breath.
The history of these crimes is reported in detail at -
Phyllis Carter

Monday, April 12, 2010


YOM HASHOAH, April 12, 2010
Anti-Semitic incidents doubled last year and are at the highest level in two decades. One TV news report showed a spray painted sign that reads, "6 Million More".
Has anyone noticed that the artists of these proclamations are never to be seen? The creators of these declarations do not stand by their signs and state their case. No, they spray and run to hide. Why? If their message is true and their cause just, why don't they stand by what they write?
Let young people who do not know the Holocaust take a moment to think about the characters who spray hatred on schools, synagogues and tombstones and run away. Are these people you can admire ? You might want to learn about what hatred has done in Europe, in Africa, in Asia. You might want to see photographs of the butchered, burned and tortured bodies of men, women and children, the helpless victims of hatred and greed.
Be careful about who you choose as your heroes. I never knew Superman to spray and run. These hate mongers are cowards and fools. They prey on the weak and the ignorant. 
Intelligent people who have a genuine grievance stand up before the world and declare their arguments openly, ready to face discussion and debate on the real issues.They don't spray like animals and run.
Phyllis Carter

Sunday, April 11, 2010


To :Ursula Bennet of Mississauga Watch :

Let children play

Dear Editor:
On Easter Monday, a dozen of my neighbours on Maple Gate Circle received a Notice of Contravention related to basketball nets located on driveways and we were ordered to remove them from "City Property" by April 08, 2010.
According to the notice, nets are violating by-law 0057-2004.

First of all, as a parent of a very active kid who is a rep basketball player, I was angry and disappointed at a person who placed the complaint. Our neighbourhood seems friendly. People know each other, kids are polite, they don't cause any trouble ... so I couldn't figure out who could be bothered by kids playing basketball.

Also, I'm sure that safety of the kids is not an issue since smaller kids are supervised by parents, and older ones do not cause any problem. They often play in backyards or inside the houses together.

Secondly, since obesity is a big problem in the country, wouldn't we rather watch our kids playing sports then video games?
Families in the Montreal communities of NDG, and Dollard des Ormeaux are having a problem with kids playing hockey in the streets in front of their homes. Not only is there the incessant noise that upsets their home life, but there is the very real danger that some car, some biker, will not be able to stop. 
There are parks for play. There are local recreation facilities, the YMCA, the local arenas. Many people have furnished basements and lawns. Schools have yards and churches have grounds. Children can't be expected to make intelligent decisions. The parents who allow this are responsible - at least as much as the driver who kills your child by accident.
Decades ago, a little tot in my DDO neighbourhood was struck down while trying to cross the little street to the circle park nearby. I had implored the DDO council to put a STOP sign at that corner for a long time, but I always got the inevitable run-around. The day after the tiny boy ended up in hospital, I got my stop sign and it is still there to this day.
But nothing changes. Once elected, the minor tyrants on city councils live in their ivory towers and brush off the experience and efforts of the real people of the area. They don't listen and they care only for their own interests and benefits. They become little emperors and they do as they please.
The local English language Cote St. Luc weekly THE SUBURBAN is promoting hockey in the streets - in spite of letters from residents pleading for sanity. This is a very powerful newspaper. What do we have, we ordinary people? We have the WORLD WIDE WEB. We have GOOGLE. We have FACEBOOK. We have our Blogs And we have each other.
You live in Ontario, I, in Quebec, but these are universal problems. What we have in common is a desire for justice and, together, with the platform of the World Wide Web, we have the power to make things better.
Phyllis Carter


I found my essay, DISTINCTLY WHAT ? on the World Wide Web via Google in 2008 at
It was published many years ago - I think in The NDG Monitor, Montreal. 
I never sold this article and I maintain my copyright. 
I copy it here on PHYLLIS CARTER'S JOURNAL for the edification of caring people everywhere.
Phyllis Mass Carter.
April 11, 2010

By Phyllis Carter
Long before there was the Meech Lake Disagreement or the Charlottetown Discord, I watched the Premier of Quebec, Jean Lesage, as he mouthed, for the first time on the public stage, the divisive chant, "Maitre Chez Nous!" And I knew that he was not including me or my kinfolk in that deal. The Premier almost had an attack of apoplexy when I went over to the dais and asked him if what he had said - in French only - would also be good for English-speaking Quebecers. His face turned fire-red and he lost his balance. Standing near the dais, my sister raised her arms and saved him from falling to the floor.
"Distinct Society"? What is that? What does it mean? Who is included in it and under what conditions, and for how long? Who is excluded? And why? Are there privileges for those who are inside? Are there restrictions or boundaries for them? Will they have to trade in their Canadian passports for Quebec documents? Or would that come at a later stage?

Are there penalties for those who are excluded or who refuse "distinct" status. Would we have to carry I.D.'s? (Shades of Star of David epaulets!) And at what point does "distinct" come to mean "independent"? And why would any rational person who is a free citizen of Quebec and of Canada choose to have a label affixed to him or her and give up a whole country for a piece of it?

Some people like slogans and labels: " Pure Laine" - That's a label often used in Quebec. It serves to exclude a whole lot of nice people, some of whose ancestors came to Quebec a hundred or more years ago. These citizens recall fathers and brothers and uncles who fought and many who were wounded or died so that people here and in Europe - including France - could live and be safe and free.

Some bought our freedom with their limbs, their eyes and their blood. Others earned our freedom with their sweat. They built families and companies and farms, contributing enormously to the prosperity of an entire country blessed with all kinds of human beings. They manned fishing vessels, dug in coal mines, served in little grocery stores seven days a week, sold newspapers while standing in the snow on street corners so that everyone would know what great events had occurred that day. They sweated, cutting, sewing and pressing pants and coats to suit the community. They built hospitals and synagogues and churches and community centres and clinics and homes. And they planted gardens with trees, believing- trusting- that there was to be a wonderful future for their children and their grandchildren in this land of peace, plenty and equal opportunity. But some folks now think that Quebec should be a "distinct society".

"Distinct Society" The concept seems vague. It could be interpreted so as to facilitate or accelerate different agendas.

There are many different kinds of "distinct societies" in the world. The Protestant Christians and the Roman Catholic Christians in Northern Ireland each consider themselves to be distinct societies. Thus Irish Catholics sing poignantly, "For the strangers came and tried to teach us their way. They scorned us just for bein' what we are..." And the hatred and the killing go on and on, children killing children, because these Christians refuse to acknowledge their shared humanity - their sameness. They insist on nursing their bitter memories and they insist on seeing themselves as distinct societies.

The Hutu People and the Tutsie People of Africa also have distinct societies. A lot of those who are in their graves might still be alive if their societies had been a little less distinct.

India still has many distinct societies. Some of them are known as "castes" and the people of one of these castes are known as "Untouchables" - Untouchables!
In the Holy Land, Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Ultra-Orthodox Muslims - both the descendants of Abraham's sons, Isaac and Ishmael, each have their own distinct societies and so they continue the three to four thousand-year-old slaughter of each other's children. To what end? Who can win such a war? What is it all about, really? Land? Power? Religion? The maimed can't till the soil. The dead can't rule. Neither can they sit with their grandchildren and worship God. But, yes, they can be "distinct".

Adolph Hitler developed a "distinct society". And he had his own formula for deciding who was "Pure Laine" and who was not. I believe it was this: If you were one-sixteenth-part Jewish, you were too tainted to be considered a human being, and you certainly couldn't be a German. Hitler's society was distinctly abominable.
Labels like "Distinct" and "Pure Laine" divide neighbours and tear apart families. What does "unique society" mean? Aren't we all unique - every one of us? Isn't every cultural group special and different in some way? It's racist to designate one particular group "pure" or "distinct" or "unique". It implies that a specific group of people is more or less valuable than all the others. If one group is deemed to be exceptional, it allows that everyone else is inferior and leaves the way open for abuses.
Labels fit human beings into categories and into computer memory banks and dossiers so that, one day - we never know when - some people who have enough power may sort them out for their own purposes. Labels can be dangerous. What would it take for you to turn in your neighbour who is different? Not withstanding what some people say, we don't need any more tag words to separate us. What we do need is maturity, good will, and ideas that can help us recognize and appreciate what we have in common.

Actually, we already have a "distinct society" in Quebec. Is there any other democracy on the face of the earth today, that has an Office of Language Police - agents of the government who are free to enter your office, (even if it is in your own home?) and search for evidence that you may have committed the "Unspeakable Crime" of using the forbidden language? Isn't that scary? But it's true. It is actually the Law in the Province of Quebec in Canada today, on the brink of the 21st Century. That certainly makes Quebec a society distinct from any other democracy that I know of.

Language restrictions can be a serious threat to democratic rights and freedoms. Throughout all of history, conquerors have subdued their victims, in part, by depriving them of their religious freedoms and their native languages. In recent years, we have heard how North America's Indigenous Peoples were forbidden to use their own languages. Well, they're mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore!
French is a beautiful language. But the issue isn't about the French language. It's about politics, and it's about racism. It's about old wounds and about fear and greed. It's about vengeance and it's about power.

The people of Quebec are Canadian, and Canadians have always taken their freedom for granted. We are used to it and we love it terribly! We will not accept being treated as members of a caste system. Nor do we accept that anyone anywhere should be treated in such a fashion. It goes against the grain. It's like that feeling you get when someone scrapes the chalk across the blackboard. No one has laid a hand on you, but it hurts!

English, French and all other hyphenated - Canadians who live in the Quebec part of Canada want to enjoy peace, freedom, good health and security. All of us are human. But there will always be some individuals who are obsessed with grievances and lust for power - people who are driven to tear down and to destroy. Obsessed people would destroy the Temple, with their own children in it. Look at history.

When confronted by would-be adventurers and aspiring emperors, do we bow to their demands and feed their egos? Do we nourish their grandiose fantasies? Anything for a little peace and quiet. Anything to end the neverendums . At what cost? Appeasement has a bad reputation. It doesn't work.

May God and those who love Him protect all of Canada and ensure peace and liberty for all her people, whatever languages they choose to speak - the more, the merrier - whatever faiths their hearts embrace, whatever colours the Creator has decided to tint their bodies.

We are the most fortunate heirs to this entire lovely land of Canada. It belongs to all Canadians and to all our descendants - All of it for all of us!

Canadians are distinct in that we are among the very few nations in the world that are mature and civilized enough to accept people who are different from ourselves as our neighbours. And if we haven't grown-up enough to love our neighbours as ourselves, at least we can try to be kind and we can respect them for what they are, sentient beings, like us and - distinctly - God's children. Now that's distinction!

Phyllis Carter

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Everyone knows that politicians lie, especially when they are running for election. Western public accepts this as normal and inevitable and so it goes on and on. We know long before the results are called that we will not see elections promises materialize. The voters expect it.
Once the candidate ascends to his or her throne, the voters are hardly in the picture. We are entities to be avoided, ignored, distracted, brushed off like pesky mosquitoes. This is so true and so common that just about everyone accepts it. The voters just go back to their corners and contemplate their navels. Pass the potato chips, turn on the hockey game, water the lawn. Don't get involved. It's no use. There's nothing we can do about it. Bring me a drink.
Those who do nothing to stop evil, ensure that it will succeed. Qui tacet consentit. Silence implies consent - and rewards injustice.
He who does not bellow the truth,
When he knows the truth,
Makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
Charles Peguy
France - 1873 - 1914
If we take a God's Eye view of earth and civilization, I think we might see that we are living in a process, not a fixed state. Human beings are in a struggle to evolve, either to a higher form of life or to total destruction. It is a constant tug-of-war at every level, from the smallest cells to all the life on earth.
It takes a lot of time and pressure to turn coal into diamonds. It took a lot of time and pressure to turn a couple of amoeba into homo sapiens. Science reveals that all species vie for life by the stronger entities destroying the weaker ones. Human beings reflect this every day in business, in politics, in dealing with landlords and employers, in so-called "sports" - where people kill animals for fun, torture their opponents for fun, beat them to a pulp, for fun. Our entire human race is in a process of killing, not only in formal "wars" but in everyday life - killing physically, killing emotionally, killing for the pleasure of exercising power and surviving. Win the cup. Get the prize. Get the job. Get a bigger car. Manipulate the drug industry: We have to earn  higher profits next quarter. Patients are just statistics. Numbers. So what if some suffer or die.
Outwitting, misleading, lying, cheating, stealing, intimidating, suppressing. It is all a part of the big picture - the struggle for survival of the fittest, the strongest, the most heartless, the richest.
They gather together in teams, slates, gangs, clubs, parties, companies, corporations, societies, organizations, nations, to gain power over those who do not want to get involved. And so the struggle continues, day in and day out, and most people never see the big picture before they are crushed.
So how can intelligent, caring people have any hope of making a difference, moving the forces of nature in a positive direction, when the most powerful people on earth - who are usually only interested in their own survival and success - continue to suppress and destroy the weaker?
Start in your own little corner of the world. Grow where you are planted. Reach out. Talk to your family and friends. Go beyond, to your neighbours, Find like-minded people who want to create a safer, fairer, kinder, more Just Society. Organize small societies of your own - and do not allow anyone to corrupt or mislead your group.
Stand up and speak out !
Demand and insist that politicians keep their election promises or resign.
Failing their willingness to honour those promises within a reasonable time frame,  the weaker members of society must persuade them to come down from their thrones - by every non-violent method they can dream of.
And there is one thing that I believe all the weak have in common:  We can dream.
Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?"
I see things that never were, and say, "Why not?"
Robert Kennedy
The Parable of the Unjust Judge: - Luke 18: 1-8
Justice, only justice shalt thou pursue - Deuteronomy 16:20
Expose the deeds of darkness - Ephesians 5:11
Let justice roll down like waters,
And righteousness, like an ever flowing stream - Amos 5:24
A patriot must be willing to defend his country from his government -
Edward Abbey - ecologist, author
The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. -
Edmond Burke
You must be the change you want to see in the world - Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
Phyllis Carter
April 10,2010


Friday, April 9, 2010


The endless struggle between Israel and the Palestinians goes around and around. All these decades have not brought peace or justice.
He says, she says, they say. He shoots, she dies. They shoot, they die. The history of the so-called "Holy Land" is full of pain, injustice, tragedy, anger, the shedding of sweet innocent blood and endless recriminations.
My piece is not going to solve the problems. But I think it would help some of us if we had clear information - without going into the history. Don't say it's impossible.
What I am suggesting is that, if some of my readers would offer a brief list of say, twelve points, very simply stating what specific issues need to be solved in order to stop the killing and divide the land fairly, I would love to read what you have to say.
I will not read tirades. I will not read beyond the first foul word. I will just delete garbage - or turn it over to the authorities - I will not respond. I am only interested in brief, honest points that could be understood by people who want to understand, and who would like to encourage a fair and just peace.
Phyllis Carter


Since The Montreal Gazette now has the monopoly on English language dailies in Montreal, when they do not publish letters, it would seem there is nowhere else to go.
Therefore I have started to add my letters that the Gazette does not publish to
This will be reflected on GOOGLE, and available to the free world - including Montreal.
If The Gazette does publish one of my letters now and again, my readers will be pleased - and so will I - but considering that there are millions of readers and so many writers, it is understandable that we who care about justice must find alternative venues to ensure that our experiences and opinions are not smothered and left to decay under a proverbial bushel basket.
The World Wide Web opens up endless possibilities It is a balm and a green country road for those who treasure freedom of speech and use it honourably.
Furthermore, I - not the editorial "we" - just I - share my publications with many other resources. Thus, my frequently suppressed voice is growing exponentially in scope and effect, and my name and writings are known by people across Canada, the United States, Africa, South Korea and Japan.
There are many who use the World Wide Web for mischief, the dissemination of wild pseudo-religious propaganda, and even to spread lies, distortions and hatred. But this great creation can be used for incredible good.
The FREE PRESS is now at your keyboard. Use it as if God were looking over your shoulder.
Doing what's right is a struggle.
If it were not a struggle,
Everyone would do what is right.
Phyllis Carter
"He who does not bellow the truth, when he knows the truth, makes himself an accomplice of liars and forgers."
Charles Peguy
France - 1873-1914