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ARE YOU TIRED OF THE OLA'S LIES?

LIE NUMBER 1: MANDATE

The Ontario Lacrosse Association has publicly stated in writing on May 27, 2016 that they by mandate of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport are the sole governing body for lacrosse in the province of Ontario. The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (OMTCS) have refuted that claim, stating that they are merely the marketing division of the Province of Ontario, yet the Ontario Lacrosse Association continues to make the claim of a government mandate in place for them.

 

LIE NUMBER 2: THE ONTARIO LACROSSE ASSOCIATION HAS AUTHOURITY IN ONTARIO

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport IS NOT a Judicial nor Quasi-Judicial body, meaning no Judges are on staff. They have NO AUTHOURITY in Canada to issue AUTHOURITY to anyone. The Ontario Lacrosse Association was never granted authourity in Ontario by OMTCS (because they could not have been), they are just listed in their database EXACTLY like a business listing on Yellow Pages’ Website.

 

LIE NUMBER 3: FINES MUST BE PAID BY LAW

If you can fight traffic tickets and parking tickets in court, what would make you think you can’t fight OLA fines in court? The OLA telling you that failure to pay a fine will result in your association not being allowed to play lacrosse is EXTORTION, an indictable offense. See Criminal Code of Canada Section 346. I can’t give you legal advice, but I can tell you how I am going to be filing criminal charges and all the steps to take. Call me 289.997.6545.

 

LIE NUMBER 4: INSURANCE COMPANY CHARGES EXTRA FOR FESTIVALS, EVENTS & EXHIBITION GAMES

YOUNGS INSURANCE BROKERS INC. confirmed that the OLA pays ONE FLAT FEE annually which covers all members until the end of the calendar year. The OLA receives NO SEPARATE INVOICES from the insurance company for Tournaments, Festivals, Events, Parties and Inter-City House League Play. Any time the OLA is collecting insurance fees, they are committing FRAUD. See Criminal Code of Canada Section 380. Fraud is an indictable offence, with a prison term of up to 2 years. Why are you tolerating criminal behavior? Call Sharon VanVolkenburg at 905.374.7000 EXT. 2167 should you doubt me. The confirmation you need is here: https://youtu.be/ad7m_kQjkH0

 

LIE NUMBER 5: HOUSE LEAGUE TEAMS ARE NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE COMPANY IF THEY PLAY IN A DIFFERENT TOWN

The OLA claims that a House League team must pay a $272.00 fee to become a “Travelling Team” which then grants them the privilege of playing elsewhere so that they are covered by the insurance company. The Ontario Lacrosse Association continues to claim that the fee is billed to them by their insurance company. YOUNGS INSURANCE BROKERS INC. has already refuted that claim by stating clearly that they do not issue invoices to the Ontario Lacrosse Association for “Travel Teams” and that they have no say nor interest in the designation of house league teams as “Travel Teams.” Zone 10 Lacrosse Manager Wendy Bennett-Costante also confirmed that the “Travel Team” fee is only about money. Visit here to hear her admission: https://youtu.be/VSwnWipFGBU

 

LIE NUMBER 6: BONDS MUST BE PURCHASED BY ASSOCIATIONS

Ontario Lacrosse Association has been selling bonds to minor lacrosse associations in Ontario under duress and with extreme coercion without a securities license to do so, nor a securities exemption. The bonds are sold to the associations with the promise of return with interest unless a member of the association behaves contrary to the wishes of the Ontario Lacrosse Association, at which point they simply keep the funds and return nothing of value to the minor lacrosse association they forced to purchase the bond in the first place. The securities Commission of Ontario has been made aware of the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s selling of unlicensed bonds. YOU CANNOT SELL BONDS IN ONTARIO WITHOUT A LICENSE, AND YOU CANNOT COERCE SOMEONE TO BUY THEM! (See Extortion Above).

In the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s own meeting minutes of Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, they admit to the forced and unlawful sale of bonds to the Mississauga Tomahawks Lacrosse Association totaling $3000.00. Here is the written statement from their own minutes:

To approve the forfeiture of the Mississauga Tomahawks Lacrosse Association’s $1500 performance bond to the Ontario Lacrosse Association. In order for the Mississauga Tomahawks Lacrosse Association to register a team with the Ontairo[sic] Lacrosse Association, a fresh performance bond of $1500 must be posted.
M/ Lynn Orth
S/ Frank Lawrence
CARRIED.

Who admits to committing a crime publicly in writing? The OLA Does.

 

LIE NUMBER 7: OLA IS ABOVE THE LAW

The Ontario Lacrosse Association has you believing that they are above the law, and they often convince all of you to BREAK THE LAW because you wrongfully believe that the OLA has power. THEY DON’T, so when they make demands of you to do anything that sounds fishy, call a lawyer and find out if you are about to commit a crime before you act. Do you really think that Stan Cockerton is going to dip into his retirement fund that you have paid for to help you defend a criminal case?

 

QUESTIONS FOR THE OLA

When can we expect you to take 65% of your profits and spend them on MARKETING LACROSSE IN ONTARIO? You hosting lavish parties with tons of booze and treating yourselves to golf vacations is NOT HELPING LACROSSE EXPAND, it is doing the exact opposite.

When are you going to stop breaking the law and understand that your member associations are YOUR CUSTOMERS and you should be serving them, not lying to them, threatening them, extorting them, defrauding them, coercing them and outright stealing from them?

We all want to know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin J. Johnston

Kevin J. Johnston

Local Business, Marketing & Advertising

Phone: 289.997.6545

Stan Cockerton and Wendy Bennett-Costante of the Ontario Lacrosse Association and the Canadian Lacrosse Association. Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc. and The Ontario Lacrosse Governing Body - Mississauga News and Mississauga Newspaper and Mississauga Mayor B
ontario lacrosse associations

Mississauga Tomahawks

President: Don Gillingham
Field Lacrosse: YES 
Box Lacrosse: YES


Oakville Hawks

President: Michael Hackl
Field Lacrosse: YES 
Box Lacrosse: YES


Brampton Excelsiors

President: Pat O'Toole
Field Lacrosse: YES 
Box Lacrosse: YES


Milton Mavericks

President: Scott Fox
Field Lacrosse: YES 
Box Lacrosse: YES

Coquitlam Lacrosse

President: Gord Kask
Field Lacrosse: NO
Box Lacrosse: YES

Toronto Stars

Field Lacrosse: NO
Box Lacrosse: YES

Burlington Chiefs

President: Kim English
Field Lacrosse: YES
Box Lacrosse: YES

Burlington Chiefs

President: Kim English
Field Lacrosse: YES
Box Lacrosse: YES

ZONE 8 LACROSSE

Club Name
Club Website
   
Arthur www.arthurminorlacrosse.com
   
Brantford www.brantfordminorlacrosse.com
   
Cambridge www.cambridgeminorlacrosse.com
   
Centre Wellington www.cwmla.com
   
Guelph www.guelphregalslacrosse.com
   
Kitchener www.kwminorlacrosse.com
   
Milton www.milton-mavericks.pointstreaksites.com
   
North Perth www.northperthoutlaws.ca
   
Owen Sound www.osml.ca

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