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The attached document is material that is relevant to Hypocrisy in Hazzard County, the latest socially
poignant broadcast documentary being produced by our crew at 3B Solutions.

                              More information and documentation can be found at

By carefully screening hours of interviews and researching the empirical evidence behind a plethora of claims
of abuse of authority by the Barrie Police Services and the Crown Attorney of Simcoe County, we will expose
the details regarding how Patrick Brown, the Conservative “Harper Government” federal Member of Parliament
for Barrie Ontario appears to have abused his authority in order to protect his friends, the directors of Digital
Video Productions; the self-admitted partners in the SnowGoer project that is produced in conjunction with the
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs that had recently been awarded very publicly with tens of thousands
of dollars’ worth of federal tax payer money due to the assistance of Patrick Brown.

                              More information and documentation can be found at

The story started small, as the account of insignificant Small Claims Court litigation, but has now blown into a
tale of local power brokering by an elected official of the Canadian federal government who appears to have
violated his ethics and abused the authority of the Barrie Police Services and Crown Attorney of Simcoe County
in order to help his friends to evade civil liability for breach of contract, and to protect his own reputation.

                              More information and documentation can be found at

Although we have no doubt that the directors of Digital Video Productions are claiming behind closed doors
that we are lying about what they did, neither of these recipients of federal and provincial tax payer funding has
as yet taken ANY legal or other action to silence what they know is the truth. Also, all of the subjects of interest
in this exposé documentary have been offered the opportunity to answer to our allegations on camera; however,
neither Mark Lang nor Martin Convery nor their Senior Producer Rob Shepard have shown the courage to step
up and support their claims or denounce our allegations, and none of the public and government officials who
we have openly claimed helped these men to abuse the authority of the criminal justice system have even shown
the professionalism to respond in ANY way to our very serious allegations.

                                Those who hide do so for a reason!
                                                                                              John Ironside
                                                                                     Producer and Director
                                 International producers of socially poignant                  3B Solutions
                                          documentaries since 1988.                  Big Blue Box Studios
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                               regardless of what obstacles are put in our way.  Barrie, Ontario, L4N 3G3
US political strategy firm used widely by Tory MPs, but not always cited ...

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US political strategy firm used widely by Tory MPs, but not always cited ...

            Four of the 14 Conservative MPs who hired US political strategists in the 2011 election do not
            list the voter contact firm on their Elections Canada expense reports, the Vancouver Observer
            has learned.

            Last week, the Republican-tied company admitted to the Vancouver Observer that its top
            American staff campaigned directly in several Ontario ridings last year, knocking on doors and
            phoning constituents, seemingly in violation of election laws. While 10 different Tory candidates
            reported using the firm, its four remaining clients did not identify the expense.

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            Columbus, Ohio-based Front Porch Strategies boasts extensive links to the U.S. Republican
            Party, with principal partners having worked for over a decade on campaigns in both Canada
            and the States—including that of former President George W. Bush.

            "Our passion is helping Republican candidates, elected officials, and conservative causes win
            by personally connecting them with voters and constituents," reads the company's website.

            Front Porch Strategies' Canadian campaigns include Nipissing-Timiskaming, Ont., which is
            currently under investigation by Elections Canada following complaints of misleading phone
            calls redirecting voters to false polling stations. Conservative candidate Jay Aspin won by only
            18 votes (the only other voter contact firm hired there, according to expense reports, was Alberta
            Blue Strategies).

            The firm – which offers teleforum and robocalling services – came to prominence last month
            when media revealed that 14 Tory campaigns used U.S.-based Front Porch Strategies.

            The company boasts on its website that all of their Canadian campaigns were successful, but
            told the Vancouver Observer that it only offered teleforums, not robocalling. Until now, only a
            few of the ridings were publicly known.

            The Vancouver Observer scoured Elections Canada databases and found 10 of those 14
            ridings which paid the company during the 2011 election. In the other four ridings, however,
            Front Porch Strategies did not appear in candidate expense reports.

            Here are the candidates known to have employed the firm, followed by the date and amount

            1. Dean Allison (Niagara West-Glanbrook, Ont.) – Paid Front Porch Strategies $5,000 over two
            payments, on April 21 and 28, 2011.

            2. Jay Aspin (Nipissing-Timiskaming, Ont.) – Paid $2,300 on May 16, 2011.

            3. Patrick Brown (Barrie, Ont.) – Paid $1,700 on May 2, 2011.

            4. Dean Del Mastro (Peterborough, Ont.) – Paid $5,400 over two payments, April 7 and 21,

            5. Rick Dykstra (St. Catharines, Ont.) – Paid $947.90 on April 21, 2011.

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            6. Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) – Paid $5,138.28 over three payments, on
            May 26, 2011.

            7. Parm Gill (Brampton-Springdale, Ont.) – Paid $1,500.21 on April 22, 2011.

            8. Phil McColeman (Brant, Ont.) – Paid $2,255.06 on April 28, 2011.

            9. James Rajotte (Edmonton-Leduc, Alta.) – Paid $3,400 on April 21, 2011.

            10. Kyle Seeback (Brampton West, Ont.) – Paid $545.30 on April 29, 2011.

            An eleventh riding was revealed by iPolitics after Front Porch Strategies was acclaimed with a
            US award for a teleforum it conducted for a Greater Toronto Area campaign:

            11. Mark Adler (York Centre, Ont.) – Source: iPolitics.

            Reached earlier by phone, the company's Canadian liaison, Jim Ross, said he could not
            comment further about the missing four Front Porch ridings.

            However, it is considered standard industry practice for contractors to protect their client lists,
            according to a source familiar with election campaigns.

            As for why four election candidates evidently did not provide Front Porch Strategies receipts in
            their Elections Canada expense reports, the source suggested that it is normal for Electoral
            District Associations (EDA) – from all parties – to make expenditures, for instance before the
            election writ drops.

            Elections Canada said that EDAs must report election-related expenses and transfers in their
            year-end reports, which are forthcoming in May.

            Mystery shrouds the election campaign of Rick Norlock (Northumberland, Ont.), which the
            Toronto Star reported hired Front Porch Strategies, but the MP later denied he used the
            firm. Neither Adler nor Norlock reported Front Porch Strategies on their expense reports.

            During the 2011 elections, Front Porch Strategies' CEO Matthew Parker and director PJ Wenzel
            – both American citizens – knocked on doors and made calls for Dykstra and Associate Defence
            Minister Julian Fantino, although Ross said they merely volunteered for Fantino in unsuccessful
            hopes of winning a contract.

            Under the Canada Elections Act, it is illegal for non-residents to campaign for candidates.

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Description: Hypocrisy in Hazzard County: an exposé documentary asking did Patrick Brown abuse his authority to protect the directors of Digital Video Productions and their SnowGoer partners at the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs?