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Canoe and Kayak Criminal Rescue Safety Scam: 1500 Canadian and American Adults and Children Die Agonizing Deaths Since 1993

Tim Ingram

Copyright 2006, Tim Ingram
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Index:
Preface http://www.canoekayaksafety.com
 Introduction http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/introduction.html
Chapter 1: Canoe and Kayak Rescue Safety Scandal, US Governmental Affairs (http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chapterone.html)
Chapter 2: Canoe and Kayak Rescue Safety Scandal, Canadian Governmental Affairs
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chaptertwo.html)
Chapter 3: Fundamental Lifesaving Error in Rescue Safety of Canoes and Kayaks, No Level Flotation Standard: Responsible for Thousands of Deaths Since 1978
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chapterthree.html)
 Chapter 4. Recognition by All Major Authors of The Simple Facts of Human Life Saving and Canoe and Kayak Rescue Safety
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chapterfour.html)
Chapter 5: Criminal Fraud in Canoe and Kayak Rescue Safety
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chapterfive.html)
Chapter 6: Blaming Victims for Their Own Deaths Through Degrading Propaganda
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chaptersix.html)
Chapter 7: The Milgram Studies and Criminal Rescue Safety
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chapterseven.html)
Chapter 8: Legal Developments in Canoe and Kayak Rescue Safety
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chaptereight.html)
Chapter 9: Ongoing Reckless Endangerment and Death in Canoe and Kayak Rescue Safety. The Intent.
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chapternine.html)
Conclusion
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/conclusion.html)
Appendix: Ongoing Police and Homeland Security Investigations in Canada and the United States, Regarding Criminal Canoe and Kayak Rescue Safety. Canada:
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/appendix.html)
Appendix2: Ongoing Police and Homeland Security Investigations in Canada and the United States, Regarding Criminal Canoe and Kayak Rescue Safety. America:
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/appendix2.html)

Supplementary OPP Appendix:
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/appendix3.html)

RCMP Zaccardelli File
http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/appendix4.html

New Book:
The Minnesota Canoe Murders
http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/TheMinnesotaCanoeMurders.html
 

Chapter 3: Fundamental Lifesaving Error in Rescue Safety of Canoes and Kayaks, No Level Flotation Standard: Responsible for Thousands of Deaths Since 1978
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chapterthree.html)

A whole chapter is devoted to this point. It can be labelled as The Level Flotation Standard for Kayaks and Canoes. Or, A Means to Enable Victims to Escape Killing Waters. A rescue platform device for canoes and kayaks. A canoe/kayak life raft. This point is all of these things. The necessity for human life on the water.

Without this there is no means to get victims out of the water where they die in very large numbers. The death rate in exposure hours far exceeds any other death rate in U.S. or Canadian history. Children and adults are equally at risk. All it takes to die is to end up in the water, which is a common expectation using canoes and kayaks. And not get out of the water is also common enough, since without $25 CO2 rescue sponsons built-in to every canoe and kayak at the factory, there is no way to get out of the water. It is just luck that a motorboat might get a victim out in time. Or that a victim can swim to shore in time to escape the deadly effects of hypothermia.

This point is pretty obvious. It was obvious to the US Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard in the mid 1970's when they passed into law: US Coast Guard Boating Safety Circular 73* "Establishes level flotation standards on rowboats and outboard boats less than 20 feet in length, the boats most often involved in swamping and capsizing accidents, so that the boat will float level when swamped and provide a safe platform until rescue. 33 CFR 183. Issued April 18, 1977; Effective August 1, 1978."

It is also obvious that canoes and kayaks will continue to kill in large numbers, as long as "safety exemptions" permit the American Canoe Association and the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association, and in Ontario, ORCA, to murder innocent citizens.
 
 

Or:

It is obvious also that canoes and kayaks are so much safer that they become superior rescue craft used by Coast Guards, when they have emergency beam flotation (i.e. level flotation standard) when they are flooded. I made a number of folding kayaks, years ago, having a variety of lengths and widths, as well as having different characteristics in heavy seas.

I once manufactured a folding kayak (US Patent #4,821,666) to fit into a small, Bell "Long Ranger" helicopter used by the Canadian Geological Survey (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.) This folding kayak used sponsons (US Patent #4,838,195) to survey the Beaufort Sea in 1994, paddled by Dr. Steve Solomon. This kayak was equipped with a geodometer on a 3 foot pole, that was fixed to the rear deck of the kayak to keep a correct course for the scientific grid pattern. Laser reflectors mounted on distant landforms were used, and a magnetometer was trailed on a long cable to map the sea bed. The mission was about 3 weeks long, the kayak functioned well in the normal 4 foot high and steep-faced waves of the Beaufort Sea. The mission was totally successful and within budget. (This small folding kayak was designed for exceptional directional stability in steep, following seas.)

I realized by this time that sponsons were so necessary for canoe and kayak safety, that I focused on this, instead of making any more canoes or kayaks. I did not know about the ACA at that time. It is too bad. If I had realized that they were misleading the US Coast Guard deliberately, and causing so many deaths over the last ten years, I might have gotten to this earlier. However any process by one person, against the ingrained special interests of thousands, takes a lot of time. There are no sign posts. I am relieved to see that the US Coast Guard is such a dutiful organization, for such a large bureaucracy. I have the utmost respect for their lifesaving ethics. Unfortunately, they allow the painful deaths of about 90 American citizens in canoes and kayaks annually. The famous Milgram psychology experiments at Yale University predict this, however horrible to contemplate. See

Chapter 7: The Milgram Studies and Criminal Rescue Safety
(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/chapterseven.html)

The big difference, as pointed out in (http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/appendix2.html), there is no remorse, unlike the many Milgram experimental subjects. My own replication of these famous psychology experiments, documented in this book, reveal a consistent blaming of the dead victims for their own agonizing deaths, even if they are children. Even if they are Girl Guides!

This finding is explained by the power of  Degrading Propaganda, despite the clear and obvious fraudulent nature of canoe and kayak rescue safety instruction; whereby even 10 year old girls without previous instruction or experience can immediately rescue themselves and even large disabled adults, in seconds. And no instructor can save their own life, let alone anyone else, using this fraudulent instruction, that deliberately avoids the commonsense $25 CO2 Airbag sponsons.

On another point here, I might add that some canoe and kayak experts have said many times (I have the exact quotes), that if it were not for my "abrasive personality", sponsons would have been widely endorsed years ago. They say essentially that they are killing innocent victims only because they don't like me. Of course I see this as just another excuse to murder people, get them fraudulent instruction money, and stroke their sick ego(s). I have now spent about 13 years being diplomatic and good- natured about fraudulent canoe and kayak "safety", and 1500 agonized deaths. It does not work. Blunt facts must expose these horrible crimes against this identifiable victim group. These are hate crimes. And if they are allowed, no other group of citizens is safe from being literally tortured to death, for profit, or ego, or both.

I have shown in this book numerous examples of my "good natured" reminders of canoe and kayak safety. I have exhausted all diplomatic possibilities with such people. In fact, these people of "special interests" can be seen to deliberately endanger innocent citizens, despite anything about me.

There are decent citizens. Just one example of an ethical Canadian Canoe and Kayak Magazine that tried to make commonsense canoe and kayak safety known:

From: "Tim Ingram" <timkayak@bconnex.net>
To: "Judy Lord" <jlord@istar.ca>
Subject: Re: Safety
Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 7:13 AM

Thanks Judy:

Here is what I sent Ken: 2 emails and some pics.
After you see this, please reply with any questions.

1.
Dear Ken:
I hope you got the submission OK, with the 4 pics in attachment.
I noticed that I misspelled "transverse" on the 1st sentence of the 5th paragraph.
I would apreciate the Kanawa issues. I have read it at the library for years. Thanks, Tim
Tim Ingram
231 Gordon Drive
Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1Y2
705-549-3722

----- Original Message -----
  From: ken armistead
  To: timkayak@bconnex.net
  Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 1:54 PM
  Subject: Re:

  on 9/18/00 5:41 AM, timkayak@bconnex.net at timkayak@bconnex.net wrote:

    Re: FirestoneFord Canoe and Kayak Deaths

    Thanks Everyone:
(Snip)

Hi Tim
  In a rush to get the next mag out. Number one, can you  spin this to give it a Canadian look. Do you have pics to go with it. Send me your mailing addresss and I'll send you current issues of Kanawa.
  My phone is 204 866 3206
  Fax 204 866 4427
  email editor@crca.ca

  Cheers,

  Kanawa Ken

  2.
  Dear Ken:

  I am not sure just how to "Canadianize" but I'll just write "off the cuff" now.

  How is this:

  Commonsense Canoe and Kayak Safety
  by Tim Ingram

  It's pretty simple. When canoes and kayaks capsize, people are most at risk of bad experiences. A general, acceptable statement of fact. Right? Ok, swimming pool capsizes don't count.

  In emergency capsizes, canoes and kayaks are not only threatened by water flooding the interior (and causing more instability), getting back in the craft doesn't change the circumstances (that have not magically disappeared.)  People need a Much more stable craft than the one that capsized in the first place, a much more stable craft even filled with water.

  Pumping out flooded kayaks and canoes in capsizing wind and waves is an extremely optimistic idea. (Yes we have heard of ramming a 2-handed bilge pump down a 2-handed sprayskirt, while balancing on a 2-handed paddle with a float on the end.) But eventually you have to retrieve the paddle in the same capsizing conditions. And then you have no paddle to brace with. You are Less stable than before capsize. Paddling a flooded open canoe to safety is impossible for anyone. Try it in a pool. Then take a 17' 9" canoe. (This picture probably shows a ton and a half of water in this big Bluewater expedition.) But the girls get it going well, after overcoming inertia.

    Pic 1

  The reason the girls can do this: 10 adult puffs of air encased within two, 400 denier nylon urethane bladders. The bladders resemble the 5,000 year old Bering Sea double floats, shown on models of kayaks found in ancient graves.

  Ten puffs is a powerful fix of tranverse emergency stability, as you can see. Try it yourself in a pool. Please do not rig your own sponsons for actual conditions. There are many critical and technical aspects for safe sponsons, even though they look simple. But you can have fun in a safe pool just to see the 10 puff power for yourself.

  David Zimmerly, a Canadian anthropologist, wrote that Russian military officers reported double floats used by Aleut kayakers, in the 19th century, for stability in storms. Ditto for Greenlanders seen by Danish observers,  5,000 years after Bering Sea double floats. Missionaries in the 19th century were relieved to see big marine mammal floats, held down into the water for stability in furious storms, on those big dugout Canoes of the Northwest. (The Canadian Canoe Museum notices their Haida canoe is quite unstable in waves. All Dugouts are unstable. That's why the Haida had floats, and the Polynesians had outriggers.)

  I might add that canoe and kayak rescues require one thing the aboriginal floats did not incorporate. That is the ability to paddle to safety. That is what differentiates the meaning of the word "sponson" (an extension of the hull) from "double floats". The Aleut and the others just held floats down in the water for stability and capsize protection. Nato military kayakers recently did the same thing until the modern yellow, patented sponsons, shown in this picture of Jack, were made in dark blue:

  Pic2

  Here is a picture of Jack  8 years later taking a different sponson model for a spin.

  Pic3

  Now he needs a rest. (We are all getting a little older.)

  Pic4

  You know, feedback from instructors as far flung as Australia, England and California indicates fear that sponsons make them obsolete. Nothing could be farther from the truth. They can't meet the need now. And safety can be used to sell the amazing benefits of canoes and kayaks. And free instructors up to teach some of those amazing experiential benefits, with the safety bases covered better. Safety now sells cars. Any marketing expert will tell you: Better Safety Will Sell Canoes and Kayaks much better than the rather disorganized marketing to date. Have a great Fall season. Thanks, Tim

  PS: Ken the Pics are in order: canoe girls(1), jack on deck(2), jack paddling (3), jack on tilt (4)

   ----- Original Message -----
  From: Judy Lord
  To: timkayak@bconnex.net
  Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 5:57 PM
  Subject: Safety
 

  Hello Tim....I am guest editing Kanawa, and in Ken's files, found a copy of some correspondence from you.  There is a story -- which looks like a good bet for Kanawa -- but unfortunately, it is a bit garbled.  I'm wondering if you could send the file to me again.  There are photocopies of photos here, too.  Did you send jpegs?  Unfortunately, I did not inherit the computer or any electronic files.

  Can you fill me in on the background?  I like the idea of a story on "10-puff power" -- but I'm not sure I completely understand how the sponsons work.  In fact, I'm sure I DON'T understand.  Where are they located and how are they put into action?  (Sorry to be so dense about the topic!~)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
End of email, with repetitive matter deleted.

Most of the pictures are already in this book: The little girls in the big flooded white canoe, and the CO2 kayak sponsons.

This article was not ever published in "Kanawa", nor any similar article in US magazines. However we can see the conscientious and ethical intent among these editors. They were prevented from publishing by the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association (CRCA) in Canada, just as an editor might have been prevented from publishing a similar safety article in "Paddler" by the ACA, in the US. We are all familiar with the canoe and kayak industry, and it's deliberate marketing of the most dangerous canoes and kayaks possible, to sell expensive gear and instruction that cannot get victims out of the water.



 
 

Kids' Camp 13 foot long kayak with $25 C02 Container marked "rescue", that bolts to the hull in a matter of seconds at the factory. (Production containers are smaller and conform to the hull lines instead, but the size and weight of about one pound is apparent, if you compare the container to the size of the cockpit nearby. On Canoes the containers are longer and much thinner, within the gunwale. Similarly a kayak container can be longer and thinner, so there is almost no protrusion from the hull. Two (2) second inflation.)

Manufacture is identical to CO2 PFDs, with back-up oral inflation of about 10 puffs; although the air bladder is much simpler in shape than a PFD, essentially like a pillow. ) No child needs any instruction or experience to simply pull the cord to inflate both containers (on each side) to scramble out of the water in 5 seconds, and even allow some others in the water to scramble out of the water too, onto fore and aft decks. Saving lives by preventing death by hypothermia, wearing a PFD or not. PFDs cannot get people out of the water to save them, as data in BARD on the USCG website over the past 5 years does indicate. Up to 35% of the dead, in some years, were wearing PFDs.


Ontario Coroner's Office, Two Eleven-Year-Old Girl Guides Killed

This email was sent under the title "child murders", as we see the authorities becoming more inextricably tied to their governmental decisions, the historical precedents and explanations for their behavior, and the likely outcome:

July 30, 2004

Dear Mr. Kwinter:

Re: Ontario Coroners' Canoe and Kayak Murders

I replied to your letter of July 7th, agreeing with your point that Dr. Legge, "...the presiding coroner at the inquest, considered the information you had provided in determining the relevant evidence to be heard at the inquest." Leaving the Girl Guides to die in the water of hypothermia! So Mr. Kwinter, you wish to leave more Girl Guides to die in the water?

This is second degree murder. This is child murder. I have studied the Coroner's Office with respect to children killed in canoes and kayaks for years. See letters and Faxes to Dr. Porter long before the Girl Guides were even killed! See the boy at Camp, Lake Rosseau, Thanksgiving Day, 1997: Dead of hypothermia after the kayak tipped, and the communication with Dr. Porter. See about 500 deaths, according to the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association, since the Transportation Safety Board of Canada Report Number M93W0008:

"2.8 Emergency and Safety Equipment: The side sponsons and/or paddle floats were not inflated and installed ahead of time to assist the kayaker to reboard after a possible capsizing or to increase the stability of the kayaks. Consequently, when the kayakers entered an area of rough seas, they had to keep paddling to keep their kayaks upright. Each kayak was equipped with these floats. The secondary use of the sponsons, i.e. to increase the stability of the kayaks, was not foreseen before the kayaks encountered severe weather."

The murder of Girl Guides and other children in canoes and kayaks is a hate crime, more pernicious than any other crime in our society. You condone child murders Mr. Kwinter. The Ontario Provincial Police tell me that they hate these deaths but they can't stop them! You can Mr. Kwinter. Talk to Dalton McGuinty and legislate "The Erica Auclair and Megan Mitchell Canoe and Kayak Level Flotation Law", to prevent further deaths. No-one can be against this legislation.

Think about the deaths of eleven year old Girl Guides Erica Auclair and Megan Mitchell. Did you know that that Girl Guides of Canada refused to even apologize to the family? When a child is killed Mr. Kwinter, the best the grieving parents can hope for is to prevent this ever happening again to anyone else. This is your Coroners' Office Mr. Kwinter, facing hard evidence of child murder. The only case of child murder against a coroners' office in World History. Your Coroners, Mr. Kwinter. You had better fix this soon.

There are well documented scientific explanations why you, Dr. Legge, Dr. Porter, and Dr. Lucas want to murder Girl Guides and anyone else in a canoe or kayak. The famous Milgram psychology experiments at Yale explored human behavior in the Holocaust. These experiments, repeated in Universities around the world, found that about 65% of normal people will readily torture others with electric shocks, if this is the expectation, even to the point of death. Dr. Milgram pointed out that Adolph Eichmann was not so much a monster as a clerk following the process of expectations, like your Coroners. However, you and your government cannot explain that it is a normal expectation for you and your coroners to murder children in canoes and kayaks. Goldhagen's best-seller "Hitler's Willing Executioners", in the face of the Milgram data points out that many Germans did not comply with clear expectations, and did not torture and murder innocent people. (We can expect about 35% non-compliance according to Dr. Milgram.)

We expect you and your Coroners to not comply with murdering Girl Guides, to fit the expectations of the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association (that was endorsed at the Coroner's Girl Guide Inquest). This organization and ORCA (also endorsed by the Coroner's Inquest into the Girl Guides deaths), both sell deadly canoe and kayak instruction for profit and sick ego, that leaves victims to die in the water. This murder program was first endorsed by Mr. Jon Churchill, Superintendent of Boating Safety, Canadian Coast Guard in August 1994, when he covered up the Canadian Coast Guard Sponson Study, literally shipping out the dutiful and protesting Canadian Search and Rescue Officer. (Mr. Churchill, through his supporter, senior legal counsel F. Cote, DFO, is the most deadly mass murderer in Canadian history. About 500 canoe and kayak deaths.)

The Canadian Coast Guard Sponson Study is about the same as the US Military Sponson Study a few months earlier:
"basic, no nonsense...dramatically increase...safety and...capabilities... It should be noted that within the North American civilian sea kayak industry there is some controversy...Sea Wings' direct competition with...the paddle float...the merits of Sea Wings...far outweigh those of the paddlefloat...During the IMKP 1994 we used Sea Wings with all our rescue boats as back-up flotation/stability for awashed kayaks needing assistance pumping out in heavy seas. In addition, IMKP's rescue kayak was fitted with Sea Wings on a permanent basis which allowed us to be far more stable in possible rescue operations...Sea Wings dramatically increase re-entry operations with capsized boats. Indeed, even with heavily loaded boats (those approaching 1000 lbs.) most paddlers can easily re-enter the kayak. However the most notable advantage of Sea Wings is with lightly loaded boats; ie, those kayaks which are far less stable (more tippy) than fully loaded boats. Recovery operations are far more difficult in these boats and most students have extreme difficulty in mastering the necessary techniques. This is compounded in heavy seas. Sea Wings offers an almost guaranteed method of re-entering a lightly loaded kayak even in heavy seas. Stability increase in heavy seas. Paddling in extremely heavy seas is difficult. Sea Wings offer the crews an additional method of dealing with such sea states. One of the most dangerous situations a detachment can find itself in is that of towing a disabled crew with full operational loads in heavy seas at night. The employment of Sea Wings dramatically increases the safety margin. In my opinion, this is one of the sponsons' most important contributions to MAROPS. " Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation

Mr. Kwinter, this story is not going away anytime soon. I shall release this to the press very soon if you and Dalton McGuinty do not protect the safety of citizens, including their children.

Call me immediately.

Tim Ingram, phone 705-549-3722


Earlier:

Dear Mr. Kwinter:

Thank you for your letter of July 7th, 2004, that I read today, July 17, 2004. You will note below two additional emails that you have received since your letter was written to me.

First, in response to your letter, I did not have any "opportunity to express my concerns", as you put it. I was not even informed of the inquest date, as I have stated below in the May 16th 2004 Fax to Dr. Legge and Dr. Porter. Please read all of it, and the other Faxes. I think that you, Mr. Kwinter, and other reasonable persons question why Dr. Legge and Dr. Porter did not ensure that no more eleven year old Girl Guides will be left in the water to die of hypothermia. It is a very simple remedy: Two tiny containers, each costing $25, bolted on any canoe or kayak at the factory, inflating in 5 seconds in emergencies to rescue victims from the water. (Recommended by US Military Kayakers and everyone else, except instructors who teach deadly, expensive, and fraudulent canoe and kayak instruction that leaves victims in the water to die.)

Your letter states: "I understand that Dr. Legge...the presiding coroner at the inquest, considered the information you had provided in determining the relevant evidence to be heard at the inquest." Indeed Mr. Kwinter, you make the key point! Dr. Legge apparently determined that "flotation devices, canoeing and kayaking" or "sponsons", to get Girl Guides or any other victims out of the water immediately were not "relevant evidence to be heard at the inquest." Does this seem reasonable to you? Leave Girl Guides in the water to suffer hypothermia and die? When they can easily be rescued from the water immediately. Medical specialists recognize that treatment of hypothermia is not simple: Rough movement, and blood moving from limbs can stop the heart. Victims must get out of the water to escape hypothermia immediately!

Why do Dr. Porter and Dr. Legge not want to get the victims out of the water immediately (where body heat loss is 25 times the rate in air.) You assert: "The public interest was represented by Crown Counsel...". It was not in the public interest to leave the precious little Girl Guides in the water to die. All forty recommendations of the jury pursued impractical and crazy ideas that left the children in the water, instead of getting the children out of the water immediately, with $25, 5 second sponsons. We have Transportation Safety Boards to fix the causes of airplane crashes, car crashes, etc. Why kill people in canoes and kayaks. Especially eleven-year-old Girl Guides.

The actions of your coroners documented here, in this sequential email, are egregious in medical incompetence and reckless disregard for the preservation of human life. Rarely, in any country of the world does a government body such as a Coroner's Office act in such a blatantly deadly and irrational manner.

It is your responsibility as Minister to act immediately to fix this. You will note that I have been corresponding with both Dr. Porter and the OPP for years. The OPP is tired of the huge canoe and kayak death rate, far higher per exposure hours than driving cars or any other death rate in Canada. You are the Minister for the OPP. Please help them Mr. Kwinter. I can be reached by phone and visit you in Toronto to discuss these remedies. They are quite simple to implement.

(It would be helpful to involve Mr. Cotler, Federal Minister of Justice, as well. The Murder Of Canadians has been going on for some time as you can see: Killing Children Among 500 Canadians Since Report M93W0008

Mr. Jon Churchill at the Canadian Coast Guard covered up the Canadian Coast Guard Sponson Study, completed before this TSB report. Mr. Cotler's employee Francois Cote, as senior legal counsel for the Canadian Coast Guard, further covered-up and murdered Canadian citizens in canoes and kayaks. Transportation Safety Board of Canada Report Number M93W0008 "2.8 Emergency and Safety Equipment: The side sponsons and/or paddle floats were not inflated and installed ahead of time to assist the kayaker to reboard after a possible capsizing or to increase the stability of the kayaks. Consequently, when the kayakers entered an area of rough seas, they had to keep paddling to keep their kayaks upright. Each kayak was equipped with these floats. The secondary use of the sponsons, i.e. to increase the stability of the kayaks, was not foreseen before the kayaks encountered severe weather.")

Thank you for your letter Mr. Kwinter. Let's get to work immediately.

Sincerely,

Tim Ingram, 705-549-3722

reference:

August 1, 2003

Dear Dr. Porter (and Dr. Legge):

Re: Deaths of Erica Auclair and Megan Mitchell

Thank you very much for your letter of July 25, 2003, sending a Cc with attachment, to Dr. David Legge, Regional Supervising Coroner- Northwestern (fax 807-343-7665). It was my greatest hope that an inquest would be held regarding this terrible tragedy. I shall offer whatever I can to assist Dr Legge in this inquest, and I shall fax this to him as well.

As you know, the Girl Guides and anyone else can be killed in any canoe or kayak at any time of the year, in 70 degree Fahrenheit waters of Florida, in or the much cooler waters of Canada, wearing a PFD or not. I have literally thousands of emails stating this fact and others, to all federal and state and provincial government bodies...

I shall fax this information to Dr. Legge today as well. This inquest may well want to use a swimming pool and canoes to demonstrate the unsafe instruction sold in Canada, as well as the simple alternative, that creates a life raft, capable of rescuing other swimmers in the water. Thank you very much again, for informing me.

The following confirms receipt of  "Reply to Hon. M. Kwinter and Hon. I. Cotler re: Canoe and Kayak Murders". The body of the email text addressed to Canada's Justice Minister and Attorney General, Mr. Cotler, and Ontario's Minister of Community Safety, Mr. Kwinter, follows the receipt. Mr. Kwinter finally responded personally to this serious matter. Now the Federal government of Canada, in the person of Mr. Cotler, needs to respond appropriately.

The politically astute move would be to pass legislation for CO2 canoe and kayak sponsons, The Level Flotation Standard, in the names of the 2 Girl Guides killed in Ontario. The "Erica and Megan" law would follow a similar law in Massachusetts, called the "Jagoda Aronoff Kayak Safety Amendment H-4456", in the memory of 2 young women tragically killed near Cape Cod in 2003, in kayaks. The latter law in Massachsetts requires year round PFD use, i.e. always worn, such PFDs also having a whistle and compass. This is the first mandatory wearing of PFDs law in the United States (apart from the USCG law for children under 13 years.) It is clear from the legislation website, initiated by Harbour Masters in Massachusetts, that also links to my previous book and the need for mandatory sponsons, that  mandatory wearing of PFDs is actually a huge step. The USCG has been reluctant to be so bold for many years, regarding PFDs. It may seem very simple.

But boaters, and especially the canoe and kayak segment see this kind of law as an intrusion into their "freedoms": "All national paddlesports organizations combined comprise just one percent of committed users and a tenth-percent of the total user group...To represent paddlers to regulatory agencies with legitimacy, an organization should represent at least 10 percent of the sport's committed users...The ACA is the paddlesport organization best placed ...to protect paddlers from paddlecraft registration, required education and mandated PFD use...protecting our sport from needless government regulation." (Paddler, Sept./Oct., 2003, p.84)

Mandatory car seat belt use decades ago caused an uproar too, surprising as this might be to us today. After mandatory PFDs, Sponsons will be inevitable, since already 35% of the canoe and kayak dead are wearing PFDs. (USCG BARD 2002). They must get out of the water to live! PFDs cannot get people out of the water.

The huge sales in recent years of very cheap, $500 or less, "recreational" kayaks, has meant that these kayaks are now quickly catching up to open canoe deaths. Without sponsons there is no way to get out of the water to live. Even the ACA instructors admit that they cannot be pumped out because the cockpit is far too large (to prevent more water from just pouring in again.) And they cannot be rolled because they are far too wide. Of course rolling narrow kayaks does not work either, to save the lives of experts as seen throughout this book. And any boat that cannot be pumped out is very unstable, unless it has sponsons. Recreational kayaks without sponsons are death-traps. SeaKayaker Magazine admits pumping out any kayak in real conditions is impossible. (Sea Kayaker Magazine, February, 2003, p.29)


Mr. Cotler's receipt for the email  "Reply to Hon. M. Kwinter and Hon. I. Cotler re: Canoe and Kayak Murders", below:

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Dear Mr. Kwinter:

Thank you for your letter of July 7th, 2004, that I read today, July 17, 2004. You will note below two additional emails that you have received since your letter was written to me.

First, in response to your letter, I did not have any "opportunity to express my concerns", as you put it. I was not even informed of the inquest date, as I have stated below in the May 16th 2004 Fax to Dr. Legge and Dr. Porter. Please read all of it, and the other Faxes. I think that you, Mr. Kwinter, and other reasonable persons question why Dr. Legge and Dr. Porter did not ensure that no more eleven year old Girl Guides will be left in the water to die of hypothermia. It is a very simple remedy: Two tiny containers, each costing $25, bolted on any canoe or kayak at the factory, inflating in 5 seconds in emergencies to rescue victims from the water. (Recommended by US Military Kayakers and everyone else, except instructors who teach deadly, expensive, and fraudulent canoe and kayak instruction that leaves victims in the water to die.)

Your letter states: "I understand that Dr. Legge...the presiding coroner at the inquest, considered the information you had provided in determining the relevant evidence to be heard at the inquest." Indeed Mr. Kwinter, you make the key point! Dr. Legge apparently determined that "flotation devices, canoeing and kayaking" or "sponsons", to get Girl Guides or any other victims out of the water immediately were not "relevant evidence to be heard at the inquest." Does this seem reasonable to you? Leave Girl Guides in the water to suffer hypothermia and die? When they can easily be rescued from the water immediately. Medical specialists recognize that treatment of hypothermia is not simple: Rough movement, and blood moving from limbs can stop the heart. Victims must get out of the water to escape hypothermia immediately!

Why do Dr. Porter and Dr. Legge not want to get the victims out of the water immediately (where body heat loss is 25 times the rate in air.) You assert: "The public interest was represented by Crown Counsel...". It was not in the public interest to leave the precious little Girl Guides in the water to die. All forty recommendations of the jury pursued impractical and crazy ideas that left the children in the water, instead of getting the children out of the water immediately, with $50, 5 second sponsons. We have Transportation Safety Boards to fix the causes of airplane crashes, car crashes, etc. Why kill people in canoes and kayaks. Especially eleven-year-old Girl Guides.

The actions of your coroners documented here, in this sequential email, are egregious in medical incompetence and reckless disregard for the preservation of human life. Rarely, in any country of the world does a government body such as a Coroner's Office act in such a blatantly deadly and irrational manner.

It is your responsibility as Minister to act immediately to fix this. You will note that I have been corresponding with both Dr. Porter and the OPP for years. The OPP is tired of the huge canoe and kayak death rate, far higher per exposure hours than driving cars or any other death rate in Canada. You are the Minister for the OPP. Please help them Mr. Kwinter. I can be reached by phone and visit you in Toronto to discuss these remedies. They are quite simple to implement.

(It would be helpful to involve Mr. Cotler, Federal Minister of Justice, as well. The Murder Of Canadians has been going on for some time as you can see: Killing Children Among 500 Canadians Since Report M93W0008
Mr. Jon Churchill at the Canadian Coast Guard covered up the Canadian Coast Guard Sponson Study, completed before this TSB report. Mr. Cotler's employee Francois Cote, as senior legal counsel for the Canadian Coast Guard, further covered-up and murdered Canadian citizens in canoes and kayaks. Transportation Safety Board of Canada Report Number M93W0008 "2.8 Emergency and Safety Equipment: The side sponsons and/or paddle floats were not inflated and installed ahead of time to assist the kayaker to reboard after a possible capsizing or to increase the stability of the kayaks. Consequently, when the kayakers entered an area of rough seas, they had to keep paddling to keep their kayaks upright. Each kayak was equipped with these floats. The secondary use of the sponsons, i.e. to increase the stability of the kayaks, was not foreseen before the kayaks encountered severe weather.")

Thank you for your letter Mr. Kwinter. Let's get to work immediately.

Sincerely,

Tim Ingram, 705-549-3722


July 9, 2004

Attention: Monte Kwinter, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Ontario
Irwin Cotler, Minister of Justice, Canada and Attorney General, Canada

Killing Children

Both of you honourable politicians have a chance to see your names in print. First you receive numerous emails to which you have not responded appropriately. You do not care about the deliberate murder of Canadian children, Girl Guides or others apparently. I think that you both deserve your days in court to explain yourselves to the voters and even your own friends and families. Unfortunately for you both, the deliberate killing of children in Canoes and Kayaks is an emotional subject that you are both responsible for.

Mr. Kwinter and Mr. Cotler, neither the Ontario Provincial Police nor the RCMP are behaving appropriately to the criminal actions of both the Provincial and Federal governments. You need to get on this immediately. Your staff receive phone calls and emails regularly. You have no excuse. Unless you like the murdering of Canadian children.

I can assure you both that this issue is not going away. What will become more difficult is explaining why you allow the murdering of Canadian children. You can check the Milgram chapter in my book for some explanations. Goldhagen's bestseller, "Hitler's Willing Executioners", has another perspective on Milgram and government policies.

Call me anytime. Tim Ingram 705-549-3722

Mr. Kwinter:

RE: Criminal Manipulation of Evidence at Coroner's Inquest for 2 Girl Guides. Other Children, 500 Dead Canadians in Canoes and Kayaks, Are Killed by Hypothermia Effects in Canadian Waters Year-Round, Denied: "a simple and inexpensive means to get out of the water".

No Coroner's Jury, finding 2 eleven-year old Girl Guides died fearfully of hypothermia after canoe capsize, never to see their loving families again, deliberately makes all 40 recommendations to keep these precious children in the water to cruelly die, instead of easily climbing out of the water immedians. Not even a drunk jury could manage to do this!

Dr. Porter is on Medical Leave, and she is unlikely to recover until she behaves honourably. Dr. Lucas and Dr. Legge continue to cover-up this horrible scandal with your knowledge and Mr. McGuinty's approval, (over 3 weeks now.)

Honourable Mr. Kwinter, behave honourably toward these little children and their families. Dr. Porter is now unwell. Mr. Kwinter do you know what happens to the families of the Girl Guides now? They will get a few hundred thousand dollars from the insurer of Girl Guides of Canada, on the condition that the settlement details are kept secret, including the fact that the families were never given an apology by Girl Guides of Canada, who will continue to endanger more eleven year old girls the same way.

Mr. Kwinter, how do you think these families feel about this "deal", so other kids can be killed the same way, just the way your Coroners like it. Someone must protect these grieving citizens and their little girls. You are the Minister Mr. Kwinter, Dalton McGuinty is the Premier. Do something right. Do something honourable.

Your coroners are the scandal of Canada. But You and Mr. McGuinty, after 3 weeks, are risking your Honourable titles too.

Contact me immediately, and stop killing children (or adults). The OPP want CO2 inflating sponsons. They hate seeing easily preventable deaths. The OPP work for your Ministry Mr. Kwinter. Let the OPP save lives.

Tim Ingram, phone 705-549-3722


Hon. Mr. Kwinter:

You are Minister of Public Safety and Your coroners recommend leaving children in the water to die after canoes capsize! They have 40 ridiculous recommendations to ensure Girl Guides die quickly in the water of hypothermia effects. Read them! Forty wild and crazy ideas to keep victims in the water where they quickly die of the effects of hypothermia any time of the year, in Ontario or the rest of Canada.

Let them get out of the water and live Mr. Kwinter. It is very simple. It was very simple for Dr. Porter 5 weeks before the Girl Guides died! There are several other dead children in Ontario, capsized in canoes and kayaks, who did not even get a coroner's inquest. (See the boy who died from hypothermia at a sport's camp on Lake Rosseau, on a warm, sunny Thanksgiving Day, 1997.) He had no chance, just like the Girl Guides, the other children, hundreds of Canadian loved ones: mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers.

The rate of death for canoes and kayaks is the highest rate of death in exposure hours in Canada. A family car is 100 times safer in exposure hours.

This is reckless disregard for the value of human life and you have not responded to this crime against Canadian citizens for ten (10) days. This is your job. Please fix this immediately. You don't want your loved ones to die like this- In great fear that they will never see their family again- While your coroners sit in government offices with no apparently rational thoughts about hypothermia. The Ministry of Public Safety should protect citizens, not kill them!

(The OPP is well aware of this issue too. The OPP wants to save these lives. They were unfairly criticized at the Girl Guide Inquest for not being there in time. Hypothermia kills in minutes, not hours, in any Canadian waters, any time of the year. Get victims out of the water immediately at a cost of $50 per canoe! Help the OPP, don't blame them Mr. Kwinter.)

Thank you in advance for your improved attention to this matter.

Tim Ingram 705-549-3722


Hon. Mr. Kwinter:

It looks like Dr. Legge had very little enthusiasm for getting the Girl Guides out of the water so they did not die! Same with Dr. Porter!

The letter by Dr. Lucas is a bald attempt by the Coroner's Office to escape responsibility for saving lives. This is a despicable move that attempts to portray the jury as morons: "Had the jury felt that they needed to hear more evidence about the use and effectiveness of automatic inflating devices, they could have requested a more detailed review of the matter."

It would appear that Dr. Legge had already prejudiced what they were told in the first place. Check the tapes of the inquest. See what he actually said regarding: "they needed to hear more evidence about the use and effectiveness of automatic inflating devices..."

This is pretty simple. They ended with 40 recommendations, none of which involved getting the Girl Guides out of the water to live. Since being in the water was the key cause for their deaths, do you think that reasonable people, not morons, would have said: "No, no automatic inflating sponsons on the US Coast Guard website to get the Girl Guides out of the water. Just Leave 'em in the water where body heat loss is 25 times the rate in air. We've got 40 other ideas!"

Hon. Mr. Kwinter, I suggest that you intervene in this Coroner's scandal immediately. It will not go away. Rarely has any Government Office shown such disgusting behavior regarding preventable deaths of citizens, let alone 11 year old Girl Guides!

The Coroner's Office not only subjected the families and other emotionally affected parties to another horrible ordeal, an inquest one year later into the deaths of these children; but the Coroner's Office robbed them of any consolation that these most horrendous deaths would be stopped immediately. Most canoe deaths occur in the water. If victims can get out of the water, they can't die in the water.

This is a most despicable crime committed by the Office of the Coroner. This deliberate intent to leave more dying Canadians in the water will not go unpunished. Forty (40) jury recommendations to leave victims in the water! Count them!

Stop this Mr. Kwinter.

Tim Ingram 705-549-3722

Re: Faxed Letter from Dr. Lucas Re: Girl Guides Inquest #Q2004-25

Attention: Hon. M. Kwinter

The letter from Dr. Lucas attempts to cover-up a bold lie from the Coroner's Office that also admittedly endangers more Canadians and their children:

"I understand that the topic of "sponsons" was included in the evidence. Had the jury felt that they needed to hear more evidence about the use and effectiveness of automatic inflating devices, they could have requested a more detailed review of the matter."

As below, Dr. Legge admitted that he did not know about "sponson studies" despite many faxes sent to Dr. Porter before the Girl Guides were killed, and faxes sent to both Dr. Legge and Dr. Porter after they died, regarding dozens of sponson "studies", including the Canadian Coast Guard Study:

"The Canadian Coast Guard, I mention in the book, deliberately covered up a "study" by a Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Officer, stationed in Victoria, B.C., August 1994. His study reflected identical findings to the US Military 10th Airborne Special Forces kayakers. This Military evaluation of course carries special weight, like a police or coroner's office investigation, being free from conflicts of interest..." (Fax June 25, 2003 Dr. Porter/Superintendent Commander K.C. Smith, OPP)

Dr. Legge has no excuse for not knowing about sponson studies. The Jury was obviously misled by Dr. Legge, who seems to have kept himself determinedly ignorant!

The jury's 40 recommendations are ridiculous, recommending everything but getting girl guides out of the water immediately so they don't die!


August 1, 2003

Dear Dr. Porter (and Dr. Legge):

Re: Deaths of Erica Auclair and Megan Mitchell

Thank you very much for your letter of July 25, 2003, sending a Cc with attachment, to Dr. David Legge, Regional Supervising Coroner- Northwestern (fax 807-343-7665). It was my greatest hope that an inquest would be held regarding this terrible tragedy. I shall offer whatever I can to assist Dr Legge in this inquest, and I shall fax this to him as well.

As you know, the Girl Guides and anyone else can be killed in any canoe or kayak at any time of the year, in 70 degree Fahrenheit waters of Florida, in or the much cooler waters of Canada, wearing a PFD or not. I have literally thousands of emails stating this fact and others, to all federal and state and provincial government bodies...

I shall fax this information to Dr. Legge today as well. This inquest may well want to use a swimming pool and canoes to demonstrate the unsafe instruction sold in Canada, as well as the simple alternative, that creates a life raft, capable of rescuing other swimmers in the water. Thank you very much again, for informing me.

Yours truly,


Office of Dr. Legge
January 25, 2004

Dear Madam:

Re: Girl Guides' deaths near Sault Ste. Marie

I spoke with you last week regarding the date of the Inquest into the Girl Guides' deaths near Sault Ste. Marie. According to your instructions, I am faxing the letter from Dr. Porter, together with this letter.

I understand that no date for the inquest has been set at this time. I would hope that a date will be set before Spring 2004, since this marks the first large numbers of canoe and kayak fatalities. I refer you to my previous faxed letter of August 1, 2003.

As you know, no practicable canoe and kayak rescues exist for capsized canoes and kayaks. The Canadian Coast Guard covered-up a study by one of their Search and Rescue Officers, August 1994, regarding Canoe and Kayak Rescue Sponsons, that transform any canoe and kayak into a rescue/life raft. This study stated exactly the findings of the US Military Special Forces Kayakers' Study, several months earlier in 1994. Since that time there have been hundreds of canoe and kayak deaths, wearing PFDs or not, in the US and Canada.

The US Coast Guard BARD statistics, on their website, reveal that 32% of the dead in 2000 wore PFDs. In Canada that year the Lifesaving Society stated about 40% of the dead wore PFDs. PFDs cannot magically get victims out of the water, where they die.

All Lifesaving Organizations world-wide recommend bouyant objects: rings thrown to struggling victims, as well as life rafts, etc.

These devices are prominently displayed on most city waterfronts. Almost all drowning victims struggle on the surface for varible lengths of time, even when not wearing a PFD. This is recorded in the USCG Bard narratives as well as in Canadian statistics. (The 2 dead schoolchildren near Tobermory several years ago were able to struggle some distance from the sunken tour boat. Unfortunately there was no Life Raft for them.)

The US Coast Guard website refers to "automatic inflating sponsons for canoes" in the minutes of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council, April 2002. The Canadian and American canoe and kayak industry lobbies for instruction that cannot save lives. This is the only current example of consumer items being allowed to be sold by denying obvious safety. This is an intentional fraud on the part of instructors and others who attempt to make money by leaving canoe and kayak victims to die in the water, in contradiction of all lifesaving principles and ethics, world-wide.

I am able to acquaint you further with this serious North American safety issue.

Yours truly,


May 16, 2004

Dear Dr. Legge and Dr. Porter:

Re: Girl Guide Inquest, Sault Ste. Marie

I was unable to attend the inquest since I only found out the date the day before it began when I phoned the office of Dr. Legge, as I have done regularly, to see if a date was set. I have never made any money in my safety mission and I am not independently wealthy, so I could not finance my attendance on such short notice.

However, I was telephoned and interviewed on May 6th by Mr. Jim Fitzpatrick of ltvnews in Sault Ste. Marie. He asked me if I had contacted Girl Guides of Canada regarding the deaths, and I confirmed with him that I made the decision to approach GG after hiking with about 50 Boy Scouts in July in Gros Morne National Park. I had been thinking a great deal about these tragic deaths, and the best way to remedy these terrible tragedies. I contacted GG immediately upon my family's return from the motor trip. I spoke with some fine people among GG and explained the opportunity for this fine organization to help the families of the dead girl guides by ensuring that no more children need to die in easily preventable tragedies in canoeing programs.

Unfortunately GG did write to me insisting that all families of GG were adequately looked after following the tragedy. This is a lie. The Mitchell family has been treated very badly by GG, and ltvnews reports indicate that the adult leaders of GG are also suffering terribly for their roles in the deaths. Both the Mitchell family and the GG leaders are being terribly mistreated in this horrendous tragedy taking the lives of 2 eleven-year-old girl guides.

According to the daily reports on ltvnews, the coroner's jury at the Inquest is being misled by questions that are not asked. I realize Dr. Porter and Dr. Legge that you both have taken pains to ensure the story comes out. I sent a copy of my book "Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1000 Americans/ US Coast Guard Studies Device To Save Victims" (http://www.1stBooks.com/bookview/16818) to Detective Sergeant Zambousi of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department on Jan. 30 th, 2004 by Expresspost, 5 days after my January 25th Fax to Dr. Legge, according to my records. DS Zambousi phoned me shortly after I had faxed Dr. Legge (not mentioning the Fax, so perhaps it is only co-incidence, but odds are highly against it); and I told him I would just send a free copy to him, in view of the important role in canoeing deaths played by all police departments in Ontario. I appreciate the important work by the office of Dr. Legge too.

Unfortunately, my impression of the Inquest is that the correct questions are not being asked. Please see the email to Ms. Nancy Komsa below. I believe that no-one wants this Inquest to be a whitewash, for the safety of Canadian children and adults, or the responsibility of Girl Guides toward the families suffering terrible loss and their own Girl Guides and leaders.

Accordingly I have decided to Fax both of you now, since only 4 days remain in the Inquest, according to ltvnews daily reports. These few days are crucial to the facts being drawn out by proper questioning at the inquest as explained below. Thank you for your immediate attention to this, for the sake of the young deceased girl guides and their families.

Ontario has the single highest rate of canoeing deaths in the World, and you can see historically in the 1926 and 1978 canoeing Inquests that you have the chance now to make a significant change in history that will save literally hundreds of lives in the immediate future, in Canada and the US as well (due to significant US Coast Guard initiatives with respect to canoe deaths.)

Yours truly,


It looks like Dr. Legge had very little enthusiasm for getting the Girl Guides out of the water so they did not die! Same with Dr. Porter!

The letter by Dr. Lucas is a bald attempt by the Coroner's Office to escape responsibility for saving lives. This is a despicable move that attempts to portray the jury as morons: "Had the jury felt that they needed to hear more evidence about the use and effectiveness of automatic inflating devices, they could have requested a more detailed review of the matter."

It would appear that Dr. Legge had already prejudiced what they were told in the first place. Check the tapes of the inquest. See what he actually said regarding: "they needed to hear more evidence about the use and effectiveness of automatic inflating devices..."

This is pretty simple. They ended with 40 recommendations, none of which involved getting the Girl Guides out of the water to live. Since being in the water was the key cause for their deaths, do you think that reasonable people, not morons, would have said: "No, no automatic inflating sponsons on the US Coast Guard website to get the Girl Guides out of the water. Just Leave 'em in the water where body heat loss is 25 times the rate in air. We've got 40 other ideas!"

Hon. Mr. Kwinter, I suggest that you intervene in this Coroner's scandal immediately. It will not go away. Rarely has any Government Office shown such disgusting behavior regarding preventable deaths of citizens, let alone 11 year old Girl Guides!

The Coroner's Office not only subjected the families and other emotionally affected parties to another horrible ordeal, an inquest one year later into the deaths of these children; but the Coroner's Office robbed them of any consolation that these most horrendous deaths would be stopped immediately. Most canoe deaths occur in the water. If victims can get out of the water, they can't die in the water.

This is a most despicable crime committed by the Office of the Coroner. This deliberate intent to leave more dying Canadians in the water will not go unpunished. Forty (40) jury recommendations to leave victims in the water! Count them!

Stop this Mr. Kwinter.

Tim Ingram 705-549-3722



From: "timingram" <timingram@isp.com <mailto:timingram@isp.com>>
To: "JUS-G-SGCS-Webmaster" <JUS.G.SGCS.Webmaster@jus.gov.on.ca <mailto:JUS.G.SGCS.Webmaster@jus.gov.on.ca>>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: MCSCS Website Inquiry
> Thank you for your prompt reply and kind assurance. We are in the most
> deadly season for canoes and kayaks.
>
> Tim Ingram
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "JUS-G-SGCS-Webmaster" <JUS.G.SGCS.Webmaster@jus.gov.on.ca <mailto:JUS.G.SGCS.Webmaster@jus.gov.on.ca>>
> To: "'Tim Ingram'" <timingram@isp.com <mailto:timingram@isp.com>>
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 12:00 PM
> Subject: RE: MCSCS Website Inquiry
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> Dear Mr. Ingram:
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> On behalf of the Honourable Monte Kwinter, Minister of Community Safety
> and
> Correctional Services, I wish to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail
> dated
> June 18, 2004.
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> Please be assured that your message will be brought to the Minister's
> attention.
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> Sincerely,
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Ingram [mailto:timingram@isp.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 11:56 AM
> To: JUS.G.SGCS.webmaster@jus.gov.on.ca <mailto:JUS.G.SGCS.webmaster@jus.gov.on.ca>
> Subject: MCSCS Website Inquiry
>
>
> Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
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> Type of Enquiry: Message to the Minister
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> Comments:
>
> Attention: Dr. Lucas, Mr. Kwinter, Minister, and Mr. McGuinty, Premier
>
> An immediate response to this most serious matter, involving the
> criminal
> deaths of children and many others, is appreciated.
>
> Tim Ingram
>
> 705-549-3722
>
>
----- Original Message ----- From: timingram <mailto:timingram@isp.com> To: webprem@gov.on.ca <mailto:webprem@gov.on.ca> Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 11:51 AM Subject: coroner
Attention: Dr. Lucas, Mr. Kwinter, Minister, and Mr. McGinty, Premier
An immediate response to this most serious matter, involving the criminal deaths of children and many others, is appreciated.
Tim Ingram
705-549-3722
Dear Tim:
I have forwarded your emails onto Dr. William Lucas who is acting on Dr. Porter's behalf. All future correspondence should be directed (in hardcopy) to :
Dr. William Lucas
Office of the Chief Coroner
26 Grenville Street
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2G9
I will no longer be responding to any future emails pertaining to this matter.
Kathy Kerr
Executive Officer
Inquests and Special Projects
Office of the Chief Coroner
(416) 314-2342
-----Original Message-----
From: timingram [mailto:timingram@isp.com]
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 7:44 AM
To: Kerr, Kathy (JUS)
Subject: Re: Mailing of Recommendations etc. Girl Guide Inquest

Dear Kathy:

Legal Duty of the Chief Coroner

Again, for the third time, Who is in charge please? The Office of the Coroner could not invent a more effective killer than canoes and kayaks without built-in rescue flotation below. Of course this extreme danger to Girl Guides and 500 other dead victims (CRCA number), must be addressed.

The Office of the Coroner cannot cover-up these facts, like the Canadian Coast Guard Sponson Study 500 deaths ago, so misleading books and deadly, fraudulent canoe and kayak instruction can make money. A cover-up is illegal. The Coroner's Office duty, as well as my own duty, to the dead victims and those who are about to die very soon, is to remedy this deadly matter quickly.

Tim

----- Original Message -----
From: timingram <mailto:timingram@isp.com> To: Kerr, Kathy (JUS) <mailto:Kathy.Kerr@jus.gov.on.ca> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 8:13 AM Subject: Re: Mailing of Recommendations etc. Girl Guide Inquest

Dear Kathy:

Legal Duty of the Chief Coroner

Who is in charge please? The Office of the Chief Coroner cannot escape obvious responsibility. Your duty is to prevent more deaths and respect the precious Girl Guides and dozens of other children recently killed in canoes and kayaks.

Victims die in the water. If you get them out of the water then they can't die, like the Canadian Coast Guard Sponson Study, like the US Military Sponson Study. Both were criminally covered-up by Mr. Churchill so his friends can sell fraudulent instruction to make money and leave about 500 Canadians dead in the water, including dozens of children!

The Office of the Chief Coroner has an historical opportunity here to stop the highest death rate in Canadian history. The Canadian death rate is over twice the US death rate for canoes and kayaks. US Coast Guard report 071-01: "Canoes and kayaks have by far the highest fatality rates per million hours of exposure (.42) as any other boat type". This USCG figure may be far too low, considering the death statistics of the Ford/Firestone scandal, over a decade, with many more vehicles, many more use/hours daily, and only 200 deaths. "A total of 105 canoeists and kayakers drowned in 1998. Canoes and kayaks have the highest fatality rate of all boat types ñ double the rate of personal watercraft and 4 times higher than open motorboats." (Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the U.S. House of Representatives, May 15, 2001, BOAT/U.S.)

The Office of the Chief Coroner does not want to cover-up the canoe deaths of the Girl Guides. I am sure your legal counsel knows this!

Tim

----- Original Message ----- From: timingram <mailto:timingram@isp.com> To: Kerr, Kathy (JUS) <mailto:Kathy.Kerr@jus.gov.on.ca> Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 8:54 AM Subject: Re: Mailing of Recommendations etc. Girl Guide Inquest

Dear Kathy:

I spoke with Dr. Legge yesterday morning when he took a break during another inquest to reply to my phone call to him on Monday. (I also telephoned Dr. Porter and yourself on Monday; you were away and I was told Dr. Porter was on medical leave.)

etc.

Dr. Legge very courteously explained how he recalled the process of the Girl Guide Inquest. I told him that Dr. Raffan sells his books for money, explaining how his book "Deep Waters" (2002) can specifically mention the word "sponsons" (p.108) with regard to saving the 11 lives in the Balsam Lake tragedy, but then neglects to mention that Bill Mason - the famous Canadian canoeist - condemned "canoe rescues" in his well-known book "Song of the Paddle" in 1988, recommending instead interior flotation, due to the 13 death Lake Temiskaming Tragedy in 1978. This was used on canoe trips at my own Guelph, Ontario YMCA camp circa 1966, but it was not sufficient, on my own hypothermic "counsellor-in-training" experience. Large Trip. Large, competent rescue. Extremely competent YMCA camp. Flooded canoes need about 80 lbs. of buoyancy outside of the gunwales, for sufficient righting-lever, as a naval architect would state.
 

Dr. Legge pointed out that sponsons were mentioned at the Girl Guide Inquest but no-one knew about any "Studies". (Although I had sent numerous emails and facsimiles daily, ensuring their distribution, throughout the Inquest to Dr. Legge, the attending Crown Attorney, Ms. Komsa, as well as to the courthouse for Dr. Legge, lawyers representing the berievied, Girl Guides of Canada, the OPP etc.) So many emails and faxes, on consecutive days, that this Inquest apparently had an agenda to begin with and end with.

This is in sharp contrast to the Temiskaming and Balsam Lake tragedies, where "no stone was left unturned", in 1978 and 1926, major newspaper headlines in both cases for weeks, pointing to a cover-up now, and particularly, a certain degradation of the press.

And just weeks before the Girl Guides were cruelly murdered:

FAX TO:
Superintendent Commander K.C. Smith
705-329-6050

February 27, 2003

Dear Superintendent Commander Smith:

I have not heard from you yet. The season for canoe and kayak deaths is fast approaching. Please give me some idea of what your office is doing. I know that the OPP can make a great contribution here. The US Coast Guard is moving as fast as it can. The US Military Kayakers did what they could for the safety of civilians, years ago; and a book will soon recognize them. It is very important that society be seen to work in the best interests of society. Especially these days.

Please contact me as soon as possible. I just need some information from you now, please.

Yours truly,
 

Tim Ingram
231 Gordon Drive
Penetanguishene, Ont. L9M 1Y2
phone 705-549-3722

 February 24, 2003

Dear Superintendent Commander Smith:

I had expected you to reply to my Fax of February 20, 2003 below, immediately. The issue is rather simple: Canadian citizens die if they are denied a means to escape the water after capsizing in a canoe or kayak. The OPP apparently is not helping these victims, and is not acting to save lives. I understand from your letter, January 7, 2003 that you "investigate...the polices...of the Ontario Provincial Police."

Please ensure that the OPP begins saving lives immediately. There is no excuse for failing to act now. Luring people into the water in a kayak or canoe without a means to get out of the water, is an extremely effective means to murder them. Already 40% of the dead victims are wearing a PFD. But PFDs only keep bodies afloat: Helpful, but they cannot get victims out of the water, the necessary condition to save human life.

I have explained below that the public is lied to, by the CRCA, who say that wearing a PFD will save their life, among other lies to profit from these needless deaths. The 12 schoolchildren on Lake Temiskaming 1978 all died wearing a PFD, like hundreds of others.

The OPP is failing to protect the public. Please phone me immediately upon receiving this FAX. The OPP has many measures to dramatically reduce the number of deaths soon to occur in 2003. The CRCA scam is much more ruthless than Enron in that large numbers of human lives are sacrificed for profit.

The big surprise would be that the OPP does indeed endorse these CRCA business operations, that kill far more Canadians than organized crime! The OPP rarely has a chance to save so many lives by simply upholding the law. Yours truly,

February 20, 2003

Dear Sir:

OPP staff have all kindly helped me to find my way around  the complexities of the OPP organization, over the past 4 months. Recently I was notified that the Regional Crime Office of the OPP does not intend to investigate criminal charges at this time against the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association. If this stated intention is accurate, then citizens in kayaks and canoes will not have police protection against CRCA instruction that makes canoes and kayaks as deadly as possible. This creates large costs for search and rescue, OPP programs and large numbers of easily preventable deaths.

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Recently the President of the CRCA stated that 600 Canadian deaths have occurred in the past 12 years. ("Kanawa", recent Winter issue.) He lied that PFDs would have saved most of these lives. (About 40% of dead Canadians are already wearing PFDs, according to the Lifesaving Society, and 30-40% of the dead US victims are wearing PFDs, US Coast Guard.) Almost all people die in the water because they cannot get out, wearing a PFD or not. This was obvious in both world wars when both life jackets and life rafts were issued by all sides to soldiers near water.

Canoes and Kayaks are the deadliest watercraft by far. CRCA  instruction lures victims to waters they cannot escape, since they have no emergency stability; despite the fact that they are so vulnerable to capsize and flooding, resulting in zero stability. (Gas powered Sponson Life Rafts are available: $65 Cdn in economies of scale: a sleek, small container mounted on each side, marked "emergency  rescue", factory installed in 1 minute, 1 bolt each.)

Victims die wearing PFDs, since PFDs cannot magically rescue anyone. They merely keep bodies afloat long enough for someone to notice, and that is usually too long. Drowning in PFDs occurs when victims cannot keep the face out of the water and waves to breathe, usually after suffering some degree of hypothermia.

The CRCA "rescues'' that are advertised to be the "best", are also said to be the "most difficult". For example, Eskimo rolling that the World Champions in Greenland fail regularly, are very profitable to CRCA instructors; despite the fact that no-one can actually trust their life to rolling (that only leaves the capsized victim in the same capsizing conditions again.). There is great contradiction among certified instructors as to what is the best way to rescue victims. They contradict one another, but all insist on complex and profitable instruction, plus costly "refresher" courses, daily practice etc.

Canoe and Kayak safety must always work simply and reliably, like seatbelts in cars, to get people out of the water so they cannot die. PFDs keep bodies afloat but cannot get people out of the water. Nearly 600 Canadians have been killed since Canoe and Kayak Life Raft Sponsons were available, but were denied to the public by the CRCA in order to sell dangerous and fraudulent instruction that is widely documented as unworkable.

Therefore it is important that the OPP act immmediately to save lives. Failure to act by the OPP is seen by the CRCA as endorsement of  their high rate of death and murderous instruction.

Therefore I respectfully request a review of the apparent decision to allow the CRCA to murder citizens in a deliberate  and organized manner. Of course this instruction endangers everyone, even OPP staff and their families. No judge and jury can rescue themselves in a swimming pool. However, they can clip on "Life Raft Sponsons" in seconds to rescue themselves immediately, without previous practice or instruction.

The CRCA refused to publish an article in "Kanawa", year 2000 (although the editor of  "Kanawa" wanted to publish this safety article), showing a 10 year old and 7 year old saving themselves in seconds (no previous experience), the canoe intentionally flooded entirely over the gunwales, with the small children paddling  to shore at 2 knots standing up. Obviously this canoe and kayak safety, that the CRCA has intentionally denied the public (now about 50 Canadian deaths ago) points out how deadly their instruction is, in comparison. The CRCA tries to make money despite murdering innocent citizens, including defenseless children.

The OPP does not permit other organized crime groups to profit by the murders of citizens.

Therefore I request that you contact me immediately regarding charges against the CRCA, to prevent the reckless and wanton murder of Canadians by intent, deception, misleading claims and fraud. The criminal code covers these exigencies.

I want to help the OPP reduce deaths dramatically, and make canoes and kayaks much safer and enjoyable for everyone. The OPP cannot appear to endorse these murders by refusing to charge the CRCA.

It is imperative that this process is expedited immediately in order to save lives.

Thank you.
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Please refer to the OPP in Appendix(http://www.canoekayaksafety.com/appendix.html)
The OPP in this psychological study, despite the wishes of most OPP officers, with whom I have spoken, regarding this egregious fraud perpetrated annually on about 25 dead Canadian citizens (nearly half of these agonizing deaths occur in Ontario), is following the orders of Superintent MacDonald and Commissioner Boniface.

I do not name these dutiful OPP officers, for fear of jeopardizing their careers. Similarly, I do not name Canadian and American companies who wish to sell real, not fraudulent, canoe and kayak safety.

In the recent past many retailers in Canada and the United States, including REI, the largest outdoor retailer in the world, have been effectively boycotted by a few organized "criminals", including members of the American Canoe Association (ACA), the Ontario Recreational Canoeing Asssociation (ORCA), and the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association (CRCA). Of course, smaller retailers are more vulnerable to these attacks on public safety. I provided specific evidence of this calling for "boycotts", on rec.boats.paddle and other usenet groups, to the US Coast Guard Canoe and Kayak Sponson Study. But this was not mentioned in the study, that bent to the wishes of the ACA, and others.

The OPP is following this boycott of public safety, despite the interests of larger society. This action is extremely well-documented, as a hate crime against an identifiable group of victims in Canada. This is also true for the US. In both countries the total of agonizing, tortured deaths is about 120 annually. Some years slightly fewer die, some years slightly more die tortured deaths, thinking of loved ones who they will never see again. We know the psychological trauma of these victims because some are rescued just in time. The survivors are scarred for life, thinking about the agonies of their classmates, loved ones, and friends.
 



 

In fact "The Canadian Coast Guard Sponson Study", was conducted by the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Patrol Officer Colin ____, August 1994, with instructors at Ocean River Sports/Current Designs, who found the same "almost guaranteed rescue" written up in the US Military Sponsons Study, by the US Special Forces, 10th Airbourne. However, in this Canadian study, the owner of Current Designs, Brian Henry, stated: "Sponsons prevent rescue," according to this Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Patrol Officer who phoned me about this in August 1994.

Mr. Jon Churchill, then Superintendent of Boating Safety, Canadian Coast Guard, Victoria B.C is a friend of Brian Henry. When I phoned Colin ____ at Coast Guard Headquarters in Victoria B.C., I was told he was "transferred to a ship and unavailable".

All of these details are easily verified. About 500 canoe and kayak deaths have occurred since this deadly cover-up by Mr. Churchill, who was also involved in the controversial Rescue Diver program, apparently also not in the interest of public safety.

It is of utmost importance that the coroner's office and the office of the attorney general co-operate fully to prevent the further needless deaths in canoes and kayaks. I have explained that the Canadian Coast Guard immediately changed their RESCUE DIVER program after a coroner's inquest near Vancouver, Front Page of the Globe and Mail, May 18, 2004: "Tearful Diver recounts..."

In January 2002 Mr. Churchill continued to deny Canadians "automatic inflating sponsons",  in the April, 2002 minutes of the US Coast Guard's National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Homeland Security). Mr. Churchill continued...

And so on.

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