Sep 292015

Tim Minor is in Thermo King Minneapolis office, in charge of dealer relations.   As agreed, I sent him the offending, racist hate email.   He will deal with the situation of dealer John Yewchuk,  Edmonton Thermo King dealer.

Note:  when I say that the information is “boxed”,  it is something you can see in the HTML view of the text.   It is not visible in “rich text” view which this is.  The point is that I cannot change what’s in the box – –  someone else didn’t put John Yewchuk’s name on the hate email.

The email thread is from the bottom up.

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Forwarding of the Hate Email to  Thermo King’s Minneapolis Office

From: Sandra Finley Sent: September 29, 2015 11:33 AM To:  tim_minor   AT   Subject: FW: Fw: What Really Died in Auschwitz


Dear Tim,

The structure behind the offending email is boxed content.    The bottom box contains this  (scroll down, you will see it).  Because of the boxing,  I think Yewchuk’s role is clear.

John Yewchuk, CEO Thermo King Western Inc.

Office | 780.447.9501 Cell | 780.918.0174

Winter phone | 760.346.0050 Summer phone | 250.769.0050

Before phoning Thermo King’s Regional Office, I left my name and phone number on John Yewshuk’s office phone, with a request that he phone me.   I wished to confirm his role.    So far, there is no reply.  (Update, John phoned.   I told him that I got in contact because I wished to confirm that he sent the email.   To my interpretation, he did not deny having done so.)

I mentioned to you the possibility of forwarding Yewchuk’s email to the RCMP.   Maybe Edmonton City Police would be better.   I lived in Edmonton in the early nineties  and was impressed by the efforts they made to bring ethnic groups of long-standing enmity together, in community discussions.   They taught those people a different way of being in their relationships.   As I understood it, the purpose was to clear people’s minds of hatred that only fuels violence.   (In my experience, positive people make positive contributions.)

I am not a lawyer, but I can find information.  This may be helpful to you.

Hate law in Canada falls within the Criminal Code:

  • The Code defines an “identifiable group” as “any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation”.
  • Section 319 sets out the penalties for anyone who incites hatred against any identifiable group.
  • Through the Common Law, Canada (Human Rights Commission) v. Taylor, [1990], the Supreme Court said hate propaganda denotes any expression that is “intended or likely to circulate extreme feelings of opprobrium and enmity against a racial or religious group”.

I appreciate your attention to this matter.

In these troubling times we all have to pitch in to maintain some sanity.   The hate and war mongers have to be challenged.


Best wishes,

Sandra Finley


(The email I sent to Yewchuk is basically the same, removed for brevity)


To:  (person who forwarded the email to me)

From: Sandra Finley Sent: September 28, 2015 2:04 PM Subject: RE: Fw: What Really Died in Auschwitz


The situation (What Really Died in Auschwitz)  is so much more complex than this.

When I read this simplistic, ignorant view I believe human kind will destroy the life support systems for homo sapiens on this lovely little planet.

We will just bomb the hell out of everywhere.

Canada is now openly helping to arm the Saudis – – we sent them billions of dollars.   That should be good for creating millions more refugees (a large proportion Muslim).

If the American military (well,  let’s be clear.   If Lockheed Martin Corporation and Blackwater and Bush and Cheney, their henchmen and profiteers)  did to my City what they did to Iraqi cities, I would hate the Americans.

Thank goodness Prime Minister Chretien kept us out of that war.

Now we have this Conservative ideologue Harper jumping in the lap of the war mongers and haters.

It doesn’t take any brains or morality to drop bombs.   Sitting at the table and working out solutions does.

But then, real democracy with justice and fairness is anathema to those who appropriate the resources of others.



Sent: September 28, 2015 1:58 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Fwd: Fw: What Really Died in AuschwitzSubject: Fwd: What Really Died in AuschwitzThis is a very interesting point of view on the Holocaust.  Good read and I definitely agree with it and am passing it on.  Please take a moment to read and understand, then pass it on.



The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2011. It doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe – and possibly to the rest of the world.”I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz … We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims.In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we  wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we  opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and  ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due  to an unwillingness to work and support their families with  pride. They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs. What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe ..

A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.

Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.

It is now more than sixty years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, twenty million Russians, ten million Christians, and nineteen-hundred Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated.’

Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people.  Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States ?

If our Judeo-Christian heritage is offensive to Muslims, they should pack up and move to Iran , Iraq or some other Muslim country.

Please do not just delete this message;it will take only a minute to pass this along. We must wake up America before it’s too late.

John Yewchuk, CEO Thermo King Western Inc.

Office | 780.447.9501 Cell | 780.918.0174

Winter phone | 760.346.0050 Summer phone | 250.769.0050


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