TURMEL PRESS TO 1983a (15pages)
Ottawa Citizen, Chris Hall
Mayoral candidate loses damage suit
Ottawa mayoral candidate Marc Gauvin failed Wednesday to convince the 
Supreme Court of Ontario that CJOH-TV unfairly excluded him from a 
televised live debate between incumbent Mayor Marion Dewar and 
challenger Darrel Kent. But he'll get another chance.
Mr. Justice Charles Sirois threw out a writ brought by Gauvin claiming 
damages from Bushnell Communications, owner of the television station, 
saying there was no cause of action. But he gave Gauvin 30 days to 
redraft the statement of claim and file it again with the court. "This 
will go all the way to the top (Supreme Court of Canada), Gauvin said 
after the ruling. "I feel absolutely sure that justice is on my side." 
Gauvin, who represented himself, claimed damages against the 
television station for giving "14 minutes of free live time to the two 
preferred candidates" and allowing him "a one-minute taped segment, 
edited by CJOH-TV so that the plaintiff spoke for only 14 seconds 
during the debate," which was aired on Nov. 2, 1982. He sought damages 
equal to the cash value of the extra free time given to the two 
candidates. Gauvin also claimed damages of $171,000 -- the Ottawa 
mayor's salary during her three-year term -- and $1 million in 
punitive damages. 
Bushnell Communications lawyer Scott McLean, argued that the cash 
value of the extra free time amounted to nothing because the time was 
free. He also argued the statement of claim was improperly drafted. 
Gauvin said he intends to redraft the wording so the first claim would 
cover the cash value of the time given free to the candidates as if 
they had to pay for it.
Ottawa Citizen, Steve Forster
Woman tells judge losing home is her "death warrant"
PERTH -- A Smiths Falls woman who says she's suffering from severe 
allergies told a County judge John Matheson Tuesday, he was signing 
her "death warrant" as he granted the writ of possession of her house 
to a bank. Later at home, she was served with a notice to vacate by 
Jan. 31. "If I'm put on the street, I'll die" she told Matheson. "If 
you want to kill me, go ahead. It's plain murder is what it is." 
Metcalfe, who has been helped in her fight by bank-basher John Turmel, 
says she'll meet Monday with a Toronto lawyer who has agreed to take 
her case. An appeal of Tuesday's decision is likely. Paul Howard says 
it's possible for Metcalfe to obtain a stay of the writ of possession 
before the end of the month. Howard said the bank is "not about to 
throw her out on the streets tomorrow." Metcalfe was accompanied to 
court by Turmel and a nursing assistant with an oxygen bottle and a 
row of allergy medications. "Taking on the banks is my duty" Turmel 
told the court. "The banks are slowing down our economy. What is 
happening to Mrs. Metcalfe is viciously evil. Interest is the greatest 
atrocity in mankind." Turmel attempted to claim the banks are engaging 
in a form of gambling by issuing mortgages and said they should be 
subject to provincial gambling laws. Financial institutions engaging 
in loans for interest are "white-collar, rich, loan-sharking 
operations," Turmel said.
Matheson said he found Turmel's theories "extraordinarily simplistic" 
and described his courtroom actions as "counter-productive." Matheson 
said he didn't want to see Turmel representing anyone else in a Lanark 
County courtroom while he was sitting. 
Metcalfe has been looking for a new home for more than a year, however 
she needs a home with electric heating and no carpeting. "I've got 
everything packed up in a bedroom and I'm all set to go. It's just a 
matter of finding a place. I've given up hope of keeping my house."
Perth News, Steve Forster
Evicted woman says "I'll die in the streets."
(extra which the Citizen did not pick up)
Helping her in Tuesday's court appearance and the number or previous 
appearances was John Turmel, an Ottawa bank-fighter, candidate in 14 
elections and gambling expert.
He added "Interest is the greatest atrocity in mankind. It is the hand 
of the court that puts a farmer out of work. The root cause of the 
oppression resides in the banks." Mr. Turmel quoted passages from the 
Bible which stated that usury (interest) on loans should be stopped 
and said banks should have a surcharge for borrowing money, but no 
interest. If interest rates were cut off and banks limited to a 
service charge, failed businesses would be resurrected, cheques cold 
be signed again."
"This sort of action pushes up everybody's cost," commented Paul 
Judge Matheson said he had difficulty finding logic and clarity in 
papers Mr. Turmel has submitted to the court.
Mrs. Metcalfe said she sought Mr. Turmel's help because she believed 
she was going to be kicked out of her home. "Maybe he messed things up 
a bit, but he kept me in my home," she said.
Smiths Falls Record News, Barry Raison
Metcalfe loses in court
PERTH -- You've signed my death warrant" Jean Metcalfe told judge 
Matheson. She has fought the bank since August for possession of the 
house she occupies. Yesterday, judge Matheson signed a writ of 
possession allowing the bank to take control of the house she says is 
the only place she can live. Mrs. Metcalfe broke down and cried during 
the hearing. After the hearing, Sheriff Fournier served a notice 
ordering her to vacate by Jan. 31. 
Ottawa bank-fighter John Turmel vowed to take the case to the highest 
court in the land. He made an application to set aside a previous 
court judgment and made a counter-claim that the bank should reimburse 
her for any interest she's already paid on her mortgage. 
"It's plain murder is what it is. If you put me out of that house, 
you'll murder me. I'm not an ordinary person, not anymore. I didn't 
ask to be like this; society did it to me," she told the judge.
Mr. Turmel's arguments against charging interest, repudiated a number 
of times by courts, including thee times by the SCC, didn't impress 
the judge. He quoted scripture at length in his submissions, saying 
interest charges are "a violation of natural and divine laws. The lady 
has been ripped off. If she'd gone into an illegal gaming house and 
found the game was stacked against her, she'd stop payment on the 
cheque. What is happening to Mrs. Metcalfe is viciously evil. The 
Criminal Code says it's illegal to charge a fee to gamble so it should 
be illegal to charge interest on a loan, since repayment of the loan 
is clearly a gamble. 
His interest in the case stems from his oath as an electrical 
engineer, he said. "My whole purpose was to help someone who's being 
oppressed." The future of thousands of starving children was in the 
hands of the judge, he said. "The number of people who could be saved 
if you act today is equal to the number of people who will die if you 
don't." He and his brother Ray are founders of the Christian Credit 
party which claims it is physically impossible to get more money back 
than was lent in the first place.
Judge Matheson rebuked Mrs. Metcalfe for allowing Mr. Turmel to meddle 
in the case in the first place. "I have a great deal of difficulty 
finding any logic, any clarity or any sense in his arguments. I think 
personally that his knowledge of scripture is very limited indeed. I 
think he's twisted and distorted scriptural writ." While admitting the 
Bible is the "greatest treasure we have in the world," the judge said 
it is dangerous to take isolated passages and argue law from them. "My 
understanding of scripture and holy writ is quite different than Mr. 
John Turmel." He was no more impressed with Turmel's high technology 
economics. "Everything that I've heard from Mr. Turmel appears to me 
as extremely simplistic. I think Mr. John Turmel is doing a very real 
disservice to the public, by misleading them, he said. He warned Mr. 
Turmel to never try to represent anybody in a court of law in Lanark 
County again. 
In his submission, Mr. Howard said a solution may well have been found 
to her troubles if Mr. Turmel had stayed out of the case. Power of 
sale proceedings were started in August and everybody tried to find a 
solution to the problem. But since Mr. Turmel's arrival on the scene 
on Nov. 10, "we've been involved in a legal morass." Mrs. Metcalfe may 
not even understand or subscribe to Mr. Turmel's theories. On previous 
court appearances, she has said she would move out immediately if she 
could find a suitable place to live. "Quite frankly, she's trying to 
put the matter off. Surely, this is an abuse of process. There's no 
legal justification for this." Judge Matheson said it's the most 
difficult foreclosure he's ever seen. "I don't remember a foreclosure 
matter in my life that's run into this many snags." When the two 
parties appeared before him in November, the judge said he thought the 
issue was resolved. He was surprised to find it was still before the 
courts. At one point, Mrs. Metcalfe accused him of not paying enough 
attention to the case when it was first before him because he was tied 
up with the Justin Clark mental competency case. Mr. Turmel called the 
judge "an enforcer for white collar loan sharking," during yesterday's 
proceedings. "Interest is the greatest atrocity in the history of 
mankind," he said. Mr. Howard just doesn't understand high tech math. 
But he should understand Grade 9 algebra." Mrs. Metcalfe and Mr. 
Turmel are hoping for a favorable judgment from another court in 
Toronto in a hearing on Monday. She is still looking for another 
There were also 5 pro-Jean letters in the same edition. 
`SENIOR SPEAKS' tells how she helped him to his laundry, do his 
shopping, nursed him when he was sick, taught Sunday school and band 
The banks have ruined many a poor person and will continue to do so as 
long as we sit around and continue to do nothing.
There were 15 others they did not print. 
Smiths Falls Record News, Barry Raison
Metcalfe expects to be on the street
With the dismissal of an appeal in the Ontario Court of Appeal on 
Monday, Jean Metcalfe expects to be on the street next week. Bank-
fighter John Turmel went to Toronto for the legal proceeding which he 
initiated after a November decision of Judge John Matheson. 
Last week, Judge Matheson noted again that Mr. Turmel's arguments were 
unacceptable and he granted the bank a writ of possession for the 
house. Metcalfe was given until Jan. 31 to vacate the premises. But 
she hoped her appeal of Matheson's previous decision would buy her 
more time. The court of appeal quashed the Turmel action, however. "As 
of now, there is nothing standing in the way of the sheriff," Turmel 
said. "I haven't really decided where to go from here." He may try to 
go before another judge and get a stay on Matheson's writ of 
Smiths Falls Record News Editorial, Patrick Dare
Abuse of process
The Jean Metcalfe affair is a modern day example of the abuse of the 
court process. Though she had not made a mortgage payment her home 
since last April, Mrs. Metcalfe snarled the Bank of Montreal's 
repossession action in the courts for months with the enthusiastic 
assistance of Ottawa bank-fighter extraordinaire John Turmel.
Mrs. Metcalfe was not represented by a lawyer. Instead, Mr. Turmel 
talked about banks committing genocide and other such nonsense. Lanark 
County Court Judge John Matheson was understandably upset with the 
case, calling it the most difficult foreclosure he had seen. Judge 
Matheson signed the bank's writ of possession and told Mr. Turmel he 
didn't want to see him in a Lanark County court ever again. Good for 
Judge Matheson. 
There is a lot of sympathy for Mrs. Metcalfe. People are rightly 
concerned with her plight. She says she suffers from total allergy 
syndrome. Nobody wants to see a well-liked citizen like Mrs. Metcalfe 
suffer. She is known in the community for helping people. A cash 
donation was sent to this newspaper this week for Mrs. Metcalfe, and 
supporters have attempted to organize a fund for her benefit. Letters 
to the editor have sung her praise. However, if Mrs. Metcalfe is truly 
"allergic to the twentieth century," she should be in some kind of 
protective environment, like a hospital. The state of medical practice 
has never been so advanced. If doctors cannot cure the illness Mrs. 
Metcalfe says she has, they can certainly provide a sterile 
environment where she can live. 
Paul Howard, a respected lawyer and leading town councilor, has 
suffered much unwarranted abuse over this issue. So has the Bank of 
Montreal. The personal nature of these verbal attacks is disturbing. 
The bank and Mr. Howard have been more than patient with Mrs. 
Metcalfe, allowing her many months to find alternate accommodation, 
without a cent of compensation for the house she continued to occupy. 
The bank has also absorbed the costs of fighting the case against Mr. 
Turmel in the courts. In the end however, it is other bank customers 
who are the victims in this case. Money does not grow on trees and the 
bank will pass along its costs to other consumers. 
The Metcalfe case shows just how vulnerable our financial institutions 
and courts can be to delay tactics of people like Mr. Turmel. When the 
legal process is abused, it is fit and proper for authorities like 
Judge Matheson to chastise the culprits.
SFRN Letter `GOOD FOR METCALFE' Katherine Wheeler
Thanking Jean for helping when her baby was born
Ottawa Citizen Capital, Ros Guggi
Smiths Falls woman appealing eviction set for today
Jean Metcalfe is hoping a last-minute appeal will keep a sheriff from 
evicting her today. She was to vacate today after a County Court judge 
issued a writ of possession last week. But she's hoping the sheriff 
will let her stay because of an appeal in the DCO filed last Friday. 
She says if the sheriff insists she leave her house, he'll have to 
physically move her into the street. She says she has nowhere else to 
go since her allergies don't allow her to live in an ordinary house.
However, Metcalfe says she finally found a suitable home she might be 
able to move to in May if she can get some money for it. A friend, 
Louise Shannon, said she'll start a fund-raising drive to raise the 
$26,000 price of the house. 
Ottawa Citizen Final, Ros Guggi
Appeal averts eviction in allergies case
Jean Metcalfe won't be evicted today if she can show proof she has 
appealed a county court order that she vacate, says the Lanark County 
Sheriff. She filed an appeal Friday and a stay of eviction order was 
automatically granted, said deputy-registrar Anthony Bridges. Unless 
the bank gets court permission to proceed with the eviction while 
Metcalfe's appeal is under way, she could stay in the house until her 
case is heard in Ottawa, probably in late May, Bridges said. Metcalfe 
received a statement last week confirming the appeal and stay of 
judgment, Bridges added, and the sheriff said he would not evict 
Metcalfe if she has the document. Hugh McLean says he has not been 
instructed yet on whether to try to proceed with the eviction or away 
the appeal hearing.
Smiths Falls Record News Letter, Darryle Burrows
Hurray for bank
I would just like to express how sick and tired I am of hearing about 
Jean Metcalfe. there has been more than her put out of their homes or 
businesses for not being able to pay their mortgage. She knew when she 
borrowed the money she would have to pay interest. Sure the interest 
rates went high, but everybody was affected. Why should she be treated 
any differently. My congratulations to the Bank of Montreal and Paul 
Howard for their victory.
Smiths Falls Record News Letter, Mrs. Lt. Holly Patterson
Editor criticized for editorial
Your comment that doctors should be able to cure her is ludicrous 
considering that most don't even recognize ecological illness, much 
less cure it. 
I agree with your comment that the court process has been abused and 
understand your wrath concerning this. But I feel that Jean was and is 
truly in a desperate situation and in her weakness became the 
unfortunate victim of the notoriety-seeking Mr. Turmel. Sadly, no one 
else seemed able to take the initiative to help her. Too bad, isn't 
Smiths Falls Record News Letter, Diana Dainty
Will lose out
Perhaps you don't know that Jean stands to lose a sizable equity when 
her house is repossessed. It represents the last of her life savings. 
It was valued at $65,000 and the mortgage stands at $36,000. So why 
should we cry for the Bank of Montreal? What is lamentable is that 
this unfortunate lady was not given basic legal advice when the whole 
process started so that she might have been able to sell the house, 
redeem her equity and pay off the bank.
Her illness cannot be treated in a hospital. There are no ecological 
units in Canada.
Ottawa Citizen, Chris Hall A+
Defeated Ottawa mayoral candidate re-filed lawsuit against TV station
Marc Gauvin is determined to have his day in court. Monday, he re-
filed a lawsuit claiming CJOH-TV unfairly excluded him from a live 
televised debate. It is the second time Gauvin has sought damages from 
Bushnell Communications. The original writ was thrown out last month 
by Mr. Justice Charles Sirois on the grounds that it failed to 
disclose a reasonable cause of action. But the justice gave Gauvin 30 
days to redraft and re-file his statement of claim. The amended 
statement identifies Gauvin as a candidates in the 1982 election and 
the cause of action as a breach of statute. It says CJOH-TV breached a 
section of the Television Broadcasting Regulations that requires the 
station to allocate time for partisan political broadcasts on an 
"equivalent" basis to all parties and rival candidates. 
Smiths Falls Record News, Barry Raison
The Metcalfe saga continues
With a fund-raising drive withering, time may be running out for Jean 
Metcalfe. Louise Shannon's drive came up with only $70. Boxes were 
distributed at businesses throughout the downtown. Many stores have 
now removed the boxes. Meanwhile, just a week after she had got a stay 
on the writ of possession, the bank has filed a motion to life the 
Ottawa Citizen, Chris Hall
Defeated mayoral candidate fined
Although the municipal election was more than three months ago, 
defeated mayoral candidate Marc Gauvin is still incurring campaign 
expenses. He was fined $500 in provincial court for loitering and 
obstructing a CBC-televised election debate last October. Judge P.D. 
White said if it wasn't for his "immature" attitude during the trial, 
the charges against Gauvin would have been suspended because it was 
his first offence. "He had no right to take it upon himself to disrupt 
the format of the debate. I would have been inclined to give him a 
discharge but the attitude he demonstrated here today was a total lack 
of remorse... for his conduct." Gauvin was given two months to pay the 
fine or face five months in jail.
Gauvin testified he refused to leave the stage of debate and gave CBC 
producers three choices: change the debate procedure to include equal 
time for all candidates, delay it for further discussion, or "arrest 
me or remove me by force." CBC producer Ken Johnson told the court 
Gauvin wasn't invited to participate in the debate until the second 
half and had to be removed from the stage twice delaying the taping by 
about 45 minutes. In a separate action, Gauvin is also battling CJOH-
TV for what he says was a denial of airtime on that station during the 
election period. Monday, he re-filed a lawsuit in Supreme Court of 
Ontario claiming CJOH unjustly excluded him from a televised debate 
between Marion Dewar and Darrel Kent.
Toronto Star, Farrell Crook
Allergy-ridden woman wins reprieve in eviction from chemical-free home
Jean Metcalfe who says she's too ill with allergies to move from her 
specially adapted home has won a 2.5 month reprieve from eviction. 
While breathing from an oxygen tank in an Osgoode Hall courtroom, she 
told three Divisional Court judges she'd commit suicide if the bank 
forced her from her home. "I have to stay in my home until May," she 
said. "I have a right to life. If I'm put on the street, I'll die. 
That's where Section 7 of the Charter of Rights, the right to life, 
comes in." Metcalfe said she's allergic to chemicals. "My system's 
adapted to the home and I can live in it." 
The court ruled her appeal against eviction proceedings and the 
Charter of Right has no relevance to her case. But the chairman, Mr. 
Justice John Holland, said the judges were sympathetic to her 
condition and were taking the unusual step of staying the effect of 
their order until May to give her time to find a new home. 
She said Judge John Matheson who ordered her eviction had told her she 
could go to a hospital. "I can't go to a hospital because it's full of 
chemicals. If I go to a hospital, it's certain death."
Ottawa Citizen, Kelly Egan
Allergic woman has until May 1 to vacate
Jean Metcalfe was given a May 1 eviction deadline by a Divisional 
Court Wednesday. She was trying to appeal the writ of possession but 
the three-member Divisional court quashed her appeal request. The bank 
was also trying to remove a stay on the eviction notice. That request 
was turned down and the court gave her until May 1 to leave the home.
"I think it was a little bit of a victory. They at least gave me more 
time to find another home, she said.
She travelled by car to Toronto and used an air purifier and a 
portable oxygen tank in court. She was accompanied by gambler and 
interest-rate fighter John Turmel who says $500 has been raised in a 
local fund-raising drive for the 51 year-old woman.
Toronto Star, Olivia Ward
Allergy victim unwilling prisoner in the home she must soon leave
Picture of Jean (6"x8") with her purifier captioned "Marjorie Jean 
Metcalfe of Smiths Falls can't leave her specially adapted house 
without a portable oxygen bottle because of allergies to chemicals 
that resulted from a series of injections of the wrong serum for hay 
fever several years ago."
Marjorie Jean Metcalfe is under a life-time sentence of house arrest. 
The outside world of chemicals and exhaust fumes makes her dangerously 
ill -- but she may be forced to leave it soon. "My home is my only 
refuge from allergy problems. Now I'm losing that."
This week, she lost an appeal against a Bank of Montreal eviction 
notice served after she was forced to give up her job as a home-care 
worker for retarded women. Metcalfe got a 2.5 month reprieve from 
eviction but an Ontario Divisional Court ruled that her appeal under 
the Charter of Rights "right to life" section was "completely without 
merit." In May she will have to leave the specially adapted home that 
has been a sanctuary since the medical accident. "If I'm put out on 
the street, I'll die."
Ottawa Citizen, Chris Hall
Turmel CRTC fight dismissed
The stakes get bigger but perennial political candidate John Turmel's 
luck gets no better. The 32 year-old engineer and professional gambler 
was dealt a losing hand by the Supreme Court of Canada in his battle 
against the CRTC. The court dismissed with costs Turmel's attempt to 
appeal a December 1982 FCA ruling that the CRTC was not required by 
law to demand documents detailing how it determines the amount of free 
political air time given candidates. Turmel had protested to the CRTC 
the station's decision to give him less time than "preferred" 
candidates during televised debates for two 1980 campaigns. Under 
federal television broadcasting regulations, stations are required to 
allocate time for partisan political broadcasts on "an equivalent 
(equitable) basis to all parties and rival candidates." The CRTC 
originally turned down his protest saying that "equitable does not 
necessarily mean equal." The FCA upheld the ruling, which Turmel then 
appealed. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling, which Turmel says will 
drive his court costs to an estimated $2,000 to $3,000, he insists 
that he has not played his last card. "What I'm going to do now is 
write the CRTC and ask them to look at the precise definition of 
equitable. What they have done so far is define what equitable is 
not." If the federal agency refuses to consider his suggestions, 
Turmel said he will consider going back to the courts.
Smiths Falls Record News Letter, John Turmel
Judge, editor taken to task by Turmel
Now that Jean Metcalfe is safe in her home until May 1, I must take 
the time to answer your Jan. 26 editorial titled `Abuse of Process' in 
which you stated with respect to her legal defence strategy that "Mr. 
Turmel talked about banks committing genocide and other nonsense." 
I must challenge you on both points. I have an applied science from 
Carleton University in Ottawa and am the only electrical engineer in 
Canada to have specialized in banking systems and suggest I have a far 
more profound understanding of the mechanics of the system than you 
I'd point out that the case included proof not only in simple high 
school algebra but also in the advanced engineering mathematics of 
Differential Equations, Laplace transformations, and Transcendental 
Functions. It was dismissed by Judge Matheson as "simplistic," not 
"wrong" or "nonsense." Without even reading the case, that's a 
conclusion you came to by yourself. 
On Monday Dec. 20, 1982, Allen Wilford, President of the Farmers 
Survival Association stated on CBC's The Journal that "when farmers 
are put out of production in a world that is starving, that's 
genocide." When the banks put even one farmer out of work, more people 
will have to starve than would have starved had that farmer been 
allowed to continue producing food. 
In Jean's case, the danger to life is closer to home and more evident. 
She cannot go to a hospital as you and Judge Matheson suggested 
because she is allergic to chemicals and disinfectants present there. 
With no other safe refuge, if the court should authorize the bank's 
seizure of her home, with its purified environment, her life would be 
threatened. Can you imagine the trauma of having to beg cold-hearted 
judges not to seize her life-support system knowing they refuse to 
accept that her life is even at stake? The pressure she has endured 
trying to get stays of execution on her eviction into the hostile 
world is not unlike the pressure endured by a death-row prisoner to 
get stays of his execution. Her only crime was that she helped others 
free of charge and when she got sick, she had insufficient savings to 
fall back on. 
Jean is the victim of the unsafe engineering design of the usury 
banking system. When none of the elected politicians could be of any 
help, as an engineer who has sworn an oath of responsibility to assure 
proper systems design, I was forced to act. Though my actions have 
been described of those of a "bank-fighter," actually, they are those 
of a "banking systems engineer" who is attempting to correct the 
system's deadly flaw or at least reduce the destructive effects of its 
loansharking on its victims. 
Usury is loansharking. Usury is not excessively high interest. It is 
interest on money. Interest on money is different than interest on 
livestock. Interest on livestock can be paid because livestock 
reproduce. But since money does not reproduce, interest on money can 
never be paid. The contract bearing usury is properly named mortgage 
from the French words "mort" meaning "death" and "gage" meaning 
"gamble" because it is not physically possible for all those farmers 
who have taken out mortgages to repay both the principal and the 
interest when the banks only put out the principal. Losing the 
deathgamble results in foreclosure and confiscation of the property 
The Bible tells us that the "wicked is he who has seized houses he did 
not build," Job 20:19. When I pointed out to Judge Matheson that 
seizing Jean's house was enforcing "white-collar loansharking," it 
could not be denied. Today judges must legally enforce up to 60% 
interest on money. Just 20 years ago, enforcers of those kinds of 
rates were put in jail for loansharking. 500 years ago, enforcers of 
those kinds of any usury were even put to death. When the Israelites 
complained to Nehemiah about the wicked having seized their property 
and their children, he rebuked the Nobles, the bankers who exact 
usury, and the Rulers, the politicians who legislate and the judges 
who enforce usury. He stated "You're exacting usury. Let the exacting 
of usury stop." 
Nehemiah 5:10. History shows several examples. Over a hundred years 
ago, Abraham Lincoln issued interest-free Lincoln Greenbacks. Before 
the American revolution, the colonies issued interest-free scrip money 
as did the town of Raymond Alberta during the Great Depression. 
With the electronic revolution, today it is even simpler. The banks' 
computers, which are not programmed to charge both usury and service 
charges, can simply be restricted to the pure service charge by a 
small programming correction. Electronically, the exacting of usury 
can easily be stopped. 
If the leaders refuse to stop, Jesus showed us the way. With no legal 
recourse available, he chased the money-lenders from the temple with a 
whip in the only incident of physical violence on his record. With the 
availability of court challenges, the whip would not have been 
necessary since the genocide of usury is obvious to all but those who 
do not wish to see. In light of his "action," do you think Jesus would 
agree with you that it is an abuse of process for me to use the 
Justice system to defend Jean from the wicked bankers or rather, would 
be agree with me that it is an abuse of the process for the wicked to 
use the Justice system to enforce the collections on their 
loansharking activities? Since the Justice system has so far chosen to 
continue being the enforcers for the banks, there is no choice but to 
slow down the rate of their destruction of our life-support systems by 
appealing as many foreclosures as possible all the way to the Supreme 
Court of Canada thereby plugging up the courts. Each appeal can become 
a legal protest blocking up the higher echelons of the courts and 
slowing down the erosion of our industrial base. Though the scientific 
indictment of the usury deathgamble has three times made it to the 
Supreme Court of Canada and three times been dismissed, on the third 
try, the court reserved its decision for further consideration before 
dismissing. The court may be mellowing to the horrible truth about the 
usury banking system. I expect to be back before them to try again in 
a few months. 
My high-tech analysis proving that interest on money kills has rarely 
been publicly challenged because I always offer my detractors my 
standard $1,000 bet to their $1 bet that it is not nonsense to let the 
exacting of usury stop but rather it is the solution to all our 
monetary problems. After almost two years of personally offering the 
bet to thousands of Ottawa bankers and economists, every single one 
backed down from betting four quarters against my $1,000. I'd bet you 
will too. But to give you every chance to find a technical error and 
set the banking systems engineers straight on his misconceptions about 
the engineering design of the banking system, I'm sending along a copy 
of Jean's argument. When you are unable to find a flaw in the logic, 
I'd appreciate a retraction of your uninformed and technically 
unqualified opinion of my advanced engineering analysis.
J.C. Turmel, The Banking Systems Engineer, Ottawa.
Ottawa Citizen, Chris Hall A+
Ex-mayoral candidate appeals
Former Ottawa mayoral candidate filed an appeal of a provincial court 
summary conviction for loitering and obstructing an CBC televised 
election debate. He was fined $500 or 50 days in jail by Judge Patrick 
The County Court appeal says White erred in refusing to consider that 
a section of the television broadcasting regulations gave Gauvin legal 
status as a mayoral candidate to be at the taping. The appeal asks the 
court to either strike out the conviction or allow Gauvin to appeal 
the sentence.
Ottawa Citizen
Bouey restated the bank's policy ... A dramatic reduction of interest 
rates would lower the foreign exchange value of the Canadian dollar, 
lead to a flight of capital and cause interest rates to jump again, he 
Ottawa Citizen Letter 830409Sa, John Turmel
Backward logic of bank governor
In the March 19 article by Juliet O'Neill, Gerald Bouey, Governor of 
the Bank of Canada, stated his belief that "a dramatic reduction in 
interest rates would lower the foreign exchange value of the Canadian 
dollar, lead to a flight of capital and cause interest rates to jump 
again." Through bankers' backward logic, he has come to the conclusion 
that a dramatic reduction in interest rates would cause interest rates 
to jump again. If he also believes the reverse, that a dramatic 
increase in interest rates would cause interest rates to plunge, is he 
getting ready to shoot them up in order to bring them down? 
Though he makes it sound like logical chain of events pushing interest 
rates up if they are pushed down, note that his is the only hand that 
lowers them and his is the only hand that raises them. His position 
that if interest rates are forced down, he's going to put them right 
back up again, sounds like an interesting contest between the will of 
the people and will of the bankers.
Fortunately, the more reports we read on his warped logic, the more 
apparent it becomes that the interest rate cure doctor Bouey is 
prescribing is actually the poison of usury. I hope the media spend 
more time catching his abundance of contradictions.
Ottawa Citizen, Chris Hall
Candidate loses again
An Ottawa mayoral candidate in the November election failed Tuesday 
for the second time to convince the Supreme Court of Ontario that 
CJOH-TV unfairly excluded him from a live televised debate. Mr. 
Justice Wilson Griffiths dismissed a writ brought by Marc Gauvin 
claiming damages from Bushnell. Griffiths said Gauvin was unable to 
prove that he suffered any damages. No costs were awarded. 
The writ was originally dismissed in January by Mr. Justice Charles 
Sirois because it hadn't been properly drafted. However, Sirois gave 
Gauvin 30 days to redraft the statement of claim and file it again 
with the court. The damages were set at the cash value of the air time 
given free to the preferred candidates.
Smiths Falls Record News, Barry Raison
Metcalfe takes JP to court
Jean Metcalfe is taking a Justice of the Peace to court because she 
says he didn't do his duty when he refused to charge a bank manager 
with gambling. Vowing to go on the offensive, she handed the legal 
papers to Toward Stansel Tuesday morning while he was acting as court 
clerk in Perth provincial court. Called an order of mandamus, the 
motion was filed with the SCO by Ottawa bank-fighter John Turmel and 
scheduled to be heard in Toronto on April 12. 
Mr. Turmel, who calls himself the world's only banking systems 
engineer, maintains a mortgage is a gamble since it isn't physical to 
repay more dollars than were borrowed in the first place. In 
September, he and Mrs. Metcalfe attempted to have the bank manager 
charged with keeping a common gaming house and genocide. Mr. Stansel 
didn't approve the charges, Mr. Turmel said, and therefore neglected 
his duty. 
The case has generated national press throughout the winter as Mrs. 
Metcalfe and Mr. Turmel engaged in one legal skirmish after another 
with the bank.
Ottawa Citizen, Chris Hall
Defeated candidate appeal ruling
Marc Gauvin has appealed a March 22 decision dismissing his lawsuit 
that claims CJOH-TV unfairly excluded him from a debate. The appeal 
says Justice Wilson Griffiths made two errors in his decision. I says 
the justice wrongly concluded that Gauvin could not prove he had 
suffered damages and that he erred in ruling the only relief available 
was to complain to the CRTC. 
Smiths Falls Record News, Barry Raison
Judge clears JP on allegations of negligence
An Ontario Supreme Court justice has ruled that Justice of the Peace 
Howard Stansel didn't neglect his duty in refusing to lay criminal 
charges against the manager of the Smiths Falls branch of the Bank of 
Montreal. Jean Metcalfe along with Ottawa bank-fighter extraordinaire 
John Turmel laid an information against Mr. Stansel that said he 
failed to do his job when he didn't lay a charge against the bank 
manager for keeping a common gaming house. Mrs. Metcalfe is due to be 
evicted from her home on May 1 but Mr. Turmel vowed she wouldn't go 
quietly. "We're definitely not going to let her get kicked out without 
a fight." He had just returned from Toronto and and the hearing where 
Mr. Justice D.F. O'Leary refused to accept Mrs. Metcalfe's arguments 
that by expecting back more money than the bank lent out, the bank was 
engaging in a gamble. They will be appealing the decision. "He would 
not accept that the banks create money so he'll never see the gamble 
in it," Mr. Turmel said. Mrs. Metcalfe told the judge that the 
chartered banks create 95% of the money in the banking system while 
the Bank of Canada creates the other 5%. The word "mortgage" means 
"deathgamble," Mr. Turmel says while Mr. Justice O'Leary said it means 
"dead deed." She presented an affidavit signed by Mr. Turmel that 
says, from his expert opinion, charging interest on money constitutes 
a gamble. A well-known gambler, Mr. Turmel has been accepted as an 
expert on the subject in court. 
When the bank moved to take back the house, she enlisted the aid of 
Mr. Turmel and the case has bounced from court to court since that 
time, generating national media attention in the process. 
Appealing O 'Leary's decision can be done on a pure fact basis. The 
fact being whether or not the chartered banks create money. He accepts 
that it is done by the Bank of Canada but has been taken in by the 
piggy bank disguise. Why would the banks seek deposits if they weren't 
then lending out those deposits, eh?
They are a casino bank disguised as a piggy bank. They do create the 
money they lend out and do not lend the depositors' funds. In exacting 
usury, they do create a deathgamble, aptly named mortgage. Even if the 
judge doesn't see where the tokens are coming from, it is irrelevant 
to the gambling issue.
Smiths Falls Record News Letter, E. A. Kerr
Enough is enough. What gives Jean Metcalfe the right to blacken the 
name of our town and its people clear up to Toronto and the 
surrounding area. When she took out the mortgage at the bank, did she 
sign a contract to pay this money back? What would happen if everyone 
acted in this manner. Let her get a medical doctor to take the stand 
and testify that all the medical statements she makes are legitimate. 
Smiths Falls is a proud and caring town. We don't deserve the kind of 
publicity this woman has heaped on our heads.
Smiths Falls Record News, Barry Raison
Metcalfe makes last-ditch plea
A last ditch attempt under the Charter of Rights to keep Jean Metcalfe 
in her home will be heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal next Monday. 
Jean Metcalfe will make the journey to Toronto to ask the court to 
allow her to stay in her home past the May 1 deadline. The information 
filed with the court says Mrs. Metcalfe will make application "for an 
extension of time and leave to appeal the Feb. 16 decision" of the 
Divisional Court. 
Mrs. Metcalfe and bank-fighter John Turmel say the court erred by 
refusing to accept that her life would be in danger if she was evicted 
from the home because she suffers from severe allergies. The right to 
life is guaranteed in the Charter of Rights. She has kept the bank 
from repossession her home by keeping the case before the courts. 
She and Mr. Turmel maintain that charging interest on loans is a 
violation of physical, divine and criminal law since it is physically 
impossible to pay back more money than was loaned in the first place. 
They have lost every courtroom skirmish but have kept the bank from 
taking the property by taking the case to different levels of the 
court system. 
Lanark County Court judge John Matheson was the first to grant the 
bank a writ of possession but his decision was appealed to the 
Divisional Court. That court upheld the decision but decided to give 
Mrs. Metcalfe until May 1 to move out. The application to be heard 
Monday is an appeal of the Divisional court ruling. In an affidavit to 
be filed with the court, Mrs. Metcalfe says "I fear for my life if my 
protective environment is seized before I have found somewhere else 
safe to go. Since the bank will undoubtedly always get their share 
first upon the sale of the house, a stay on the writ of possession 
that would be a minor inconvenience to the bank would be a major life 
saver to me," she says in the affidavit.
Smiths Falls Record News Letter, Bob Ibberson
Defending the animals
Florence Anderson doesn't understand the facts of the Metcalfe case. 
Many of the people she calls animals are financially and physically 
worse off than Metcalfe. The Metcalfe case is straight-forward -- "NO 
PAY -- NO STAY." A mortgage is a mortgage and the people of Smiths 
Falls are not to blame for Metcalfe's default. 
The courts have continuously heard Metcalfe's appeals, put with 
Turmel's shenanigans and passed honest and just rulings on Turmel's 
absurd dispositions. 
Metcalfe deals with the bank, newspaper, courts and townspeople by 
saying if evicted for defaulting on her mortgage, she shall die on the 
street. I would choose a more comfortable location, and certainly 
wouldn't want my bones lying around a town I was ashamed of. 
Metcalfe, Anderson and Turmel; Smiths Falls will never be a blackened 
town. There are too many good people.
Smiths Falls Record News Letter, Allan Kerr
No notion of hanging head
What would I do if I had a mortgage I was unable to pay because of 
illness? Well, first I would talk to my bank manager an try to work 
out an agreement. Failing that, I would ask my family for help. 
Failing that, I would apply for welfare. Many on welfare are managing 
quite well. In this depressed climate, there are thousands fighting 
for survival. QUIETLY trying to cope and QUIETLY hoping for better.
Ottawa Citizen
Smiths Falls woman trying to forestall eviction today
In an 11th-hour bid to keep her home, a Smiths Falls woman will appeal 
her eviction in a Toronto courtroom today. On the day she has been 
ordered to vacate her home, Jean Metcalfe will seek leave to appeal a 
decision granting the Bank of Montreal possession of her home. She 
will be accompanied to Toronto by self-professed gambler and bank-
fighter John Turmel, who has been helping Metcalfe in a series of 
court battles.
Ottawa Citizen, CP
Challenge to eviction rejected
After an unsuccessful eviction challenge in a Toronto courtroom 
Monday, Jean Metcalfe is waiting for the sheriff to force her from her 
home. The sheriff will evict Metcalfe when he receives instructions to 
do so from Paul Howard. Howard said he is awaiting word from the bank 
and said eviction should take place soon. 
Bank-fighter John Turmel, who has been helping her throughout a series 
of court battles, says he'll attempt to go before the SCC this week to 
get a stay of the eviction notice. She may be evicted before then, 
While in Toronto, Metcalfe told Ontario Supreme Court justices they 
were "committing murder" by refusing to hear her plea against 
eviction. She told Mr. Justice Charles Dubin, head of a panel of three 
motion court judges, that she would die if she is turned out on the 
streets. Dubin said the matter had been fully litigated and was 
completely out of his hands. "You have been to almost every court in 
the country," he said. Metcalfe, who was not represented by a lawyer, 
kept talking as Dubin tried to explain he could do nothing and that 
the decision by the Divisional Court rejecting her application was 
final litigation. Finally, as Metcalfe kept saying she had nowhere to 
go and would die, Dubin said: "This a court of law, not a social 
agency." As she stalked from the court, Metcalfe shouted back through 
the open door: "You're committing murder."
Kingston Whig Standard, Eaton Howitt & CP
"If they want to evict me today, they'll have to carry me out"
"If I am evicted I'm going to stay in bed -- they're going to have to 
carry me out," says Jean Metcalfe who is facing eviction today from 
her home in Smiths Falls. "I don't know what else to do. I've no where 
else too go except the street."
An Ontario Supreme Court courtroom at Osgoode Hall rang with the words 
"you're committing murder" as Metcalfe stormed from the room yesterday 
after the court refused to hear her plea against eviction. Metcalfe 
told Justice Dubin that she would die if she is turned out on to the 
streets. "I don't want to go home and die on the streets" said 
Metcalfe who breathed oxygen directly from a tank as she sat in the 
courtroom. "All the judges should be charged with murder when I die." 
Metcalfe told the Whig-Standard this morning that she expects to be 
evicted today and "hasn't heard otherwise." Dubin said the matter had 
been fully litigated and was completely out of his hands. "You have 
been to almost every court in the country," he said. Finally, as 
Metcalfe kept saying she had nowhere to go and would die, Dubin said 
"This is a court of law, not a social agency."
She argued that the Charter of Rights gave her the right to live and 
she would not live if she was evicted from her home. "The Charter of 
Rights says I have a right to live," she said loudly. As she stalked 
from the court, Metcalfe shouted back through the open door "You're 
committing murder." 
John Turmel, an Ottawa man who is a constant critic of Canadian banks, 
says Metcalfe now will make an urgent appeal to the SCC for delay of 
eviction on emergency grounds.
Kingston Whig Standard
Bank's image battered by the Jean Metcalfe affair
Top Bank of Montreal officials are puzzling over what to do about the 
delicate public relations problem posed by Jean Metcalfe. Legally, the 
Metcalfe case is cut and dried: she hasn't made mortgage payments. The 
sheriff is reluctantly poised to evict her just as soon as the bank 
gives the go-ahead. A Toronto vice-president said that Metcalfe's case 
is being discussed at the highest levels of the bank. Officials are 
painfully aware that the bank's image is taking a beating because of 
the Metcalfe affair, he said.
Metcalfe is not just another mortgage defaulter. Her situation is 
extraordinary, she believes, and requires extraordinary consideration. 
Metcalfe has an extreme sensitivity to things in the environment that 
don't affect other people. As a result, her house is more than a home, 
it's a refuge, a safe place in which she can control the environmental 
hazards that threaten her existence. Metcalfe said she'd move quietly 
if she can find another suitable home. "I don't like fighting the 
bank. I hate it. I don't like the publicity. I've lived a quiet life. 
If I could find a place right this minute I would automatically take 
my things and go." In the meantime, Metcalfe plays the waiting game, 
afraid to leave her home to search for a new house, lest the sheriff 
Falls Record News, Barry Raison
Metcalfe awaits her eviction
Although Jean Metcalfe can be legally evicted from her home, the bank 
is still playing a waiting game with the woman. As of Monday morning, 
the bank could have instructed the Sheriff to remove her from the 
house but by Tuesday afternoon, they had taken no action. Mrs. 
Metcalfe lost another court battle yesterday in the Ontario Court of 
Although he lost yet another court battle, her assistant, Ottawa bank-
fighter John Turmel said the war wasn't over yet. He planned to file a 
motion with the Supreme Court of Canada shortly asking for a stay of 
the bank's writ of possession pending leave to appeal. In other words, 
he would ask the court to let her stay in her home until the issue has 
been decided by the SCC. "It would be nice if she could get this 
judged by the highest court in the land," he said. 
As media from across the province watch the case, the bank appeared to 
be sitting tight. Lawyer Paul Howard said he was awaiting instructions 
from the bank and the CMHC before contacting the sheriff.
Smiths Falls Record News Letter, Jean Metcalfe
Please don't condemn John Turmel either without knowing him. He is one 
of the most decent, kind, gentle young men around. He helps those in 
need, does not charge one cent. Would do the same for you if you 
needed to. He is a God-fearing young man and knows more about the 
Bible than most people. He gets called the Gambler and that turns 
people off. He has a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from Carleton 
University. He was Assistant prof. of the Gambling Course there for 
four years. Did you read Rev. Milley's article a couple of weeks ago 
on gambling? You should. Mr. Turmel is honest and will help all who 
need him and not only on mortgages. 
All I'm asking for is time. Time to find another place ENVIRONMENTALLY 
SAFE for me to live in. When I find that place, I shall be glad to 
move from here. The bank will then SELL this house and RECOVER their 
money FIRST. They will not lose anything, I will, so please, do not 
worry about the bank. 
I love Smiths Falls and her people. Thanks to all my friends for their 
love, Care and Prayers.
Kingston Whig Standard, Mary Anne Beaudette
Metcalfe goes to Supreme Court
Jean Metcalfe hasn't given up fighting. The Smiths Falls woman who 
fears she will die if she is evicted from her environmentally safe 
home has been granted a hearing in the SCC on June 6 to try to delay 
the Bank of Montreal from repossessing her house. She has applied to 
the SCC for the delay on the basis that she is guaranteed a right to 
life under the Charter. "I hope the court will listen this time," 
Metcalfe said. She lost her bid for more time when she appeared in the 
SCO Monday. "They wouldn't listen, I tried to tell them about my 
health problems, but they don't understand. I only asked for a bit 
more time to find a place. I didn't want to fight the bank. I just 
wanted more time." 
Ottawa Citizen
Allergy victim goes to court again
Jean Metcalfe has filed another court challenge to her eviction, a 
notice of motion with the SCC asking that the eviction be stayed. The 
motion is to be heard Tuesday. However, she may be evicted before 
then. "I have nowhere to go. I'll just stay in my bed if they come to 
get me. They can take my bed and put me on the street." Paul Howard 
says Metcalfe's latest notice of motion won't affect the bank's 
decision. "I rather think the court will throw it out. That's what 
happened in every court so far." Metcalfe has had seven other legal 
appeals heard in the SCO, the Court of Appeal and Divisional Court, 
and none has been successful, Howard said. An official in the bank's 
head office has said a decision on the eviction is to be made this 
Toronto Sun, Maria Bohuslawsky
Allergy victim: "I'd be dead in days"
Picture of Jean sitting dejectedly in her home.
The Sun decided to catch up. A nice article about 8"x 6" detailing her 
illness and her plight.
Ottawa Citizen, CP
Candidates invited to TV debate
TORONTO -- The CBC and CTV television networks have issued a joint 
invitation to the seven leading candidates for the PC leadership 
debate in Ottawa on June 5. 
Toronto Sun, Lisa Elia
She's girding for long fight, allergic facing eviction
Jean Metcalfe has stockpiled a month's supply of food to continue her 
fight against eviction. She claims eviction will be "like genocide." 
She says her allergies could kill her if she is forced to live 
elsewhere. He battle resumes on June 6 in Ontario Supreme Court.(x)
Metcalfe will plead her own case. Her defence: "It will be genocide if 
they put me out." For the first time in weeks, she went shopping in 
her car with its "air-purification system" and bought a "trunk-load" 
of organic food.
Ottawa electrical engineer John Turmel who helped Metcalfe with her 
court fight, said Metcalfe is "threatening them with her own death and 
I hope this takes precedence over the banks right to foreclose."
Kingston Whig Standard, 
Jean Metcalfe gets break
For the first time in weeks, Jean Metcalfe doesn't have to worry about 
the Bank of Montreal repossessing her home while she's out. A bank 
official said today the bank will hold off on any further action 
against Metcalfe until a request to appeal her eviction notice is 
heard in the SCC on June 6. "The Bank of Montreal will not take any 
recourse until the court has disposed of the matter," said Langevin 
Cote, communications manager for public affairs in the bank's Montreal 
"Isn't that great," said Metcalfe when she heard about the reprieve. 
"I don't know what to say. It's super. It means now I can go out and 
look for another place. i don't have to be afraid to leave the house."
Smiths Falls Record News, Barry Raison
Metcalfe stays in house
Jean Metcalfe will not be evicted from her home until after June 6 SCC 
hearing, says a lawyer for the Bank of Montreal. Legally, the bank 
could have her evicted after the Court of Appeal rejected her Charter 
arguments. Immediately after that hearing, her ally, Ottawa bank-
fighter John Turmel, drew up documents to take the case to the Supreme 
Court. he is arguing that Mrs. Metcalfe would die if evicted. In the 
past, Mr. Turmel has argued that charging interest on loans is against 
the law. "I think the delay is unfortunate because it puts her through 
more turmoil, more problems and more heartache," said Paul Howard.
Calgary Herald, CP
Allergy victim's counsel threatens royal ruckus
OTTAWA -- A woman who says she is allergic to just about everything 
fainted in the SCC lobby as her legal counsel, John Turmel, who isn't 
a lawyer, vowed to take her case to Prince Charles if the court throws 
it out. Turmel told reporters he hoped to bring Prince Charles' 
attention to the plight of Jean Metcalfe during the royal visit to 
Ottawa which started yesterday if the court refused to hear her case. 
Prince Charles, who arrived Monday with his wife Diana, will still be 
in town.
She says she will commit suicide if she's forced from her it. She 
arrived at the SCC with an oxygen tank, then fainted in the lobby and 
was taken to hospital by ambulance. The court motion was scheduled to 
be heard yesterday but Bora Laskin wrenched his back during the 
weekend and was in hospital under observation. As a result, Metcalfe's 
won't be heard until today. 
Turmel, a founder of the fringe Christian Credit party, is an engineer 
who has helped people like Metcalfe stave off mortgage foreclosures 
through court action. His argument is that the eviction violates 
natural law, Biblical law and the Criminal Code's gaming provisions.
The natural law argument is that it is physically impossible for 
borrowers to repay both the principal and the interest when the banks 
only created and loaned out the principal. He refers to interest as 
usury. The Biblical argument comes from Nehemiah 5:10 "Let the 
exacting of usury stop." Turmel contends interest rates are fees "for 
the privilege of participating in a gamble" and as a result, violate 
the law against gambling. He also says the banks attempts to evict 
Metcalfe are subjecting her to "cruel and unusual punishment" in 
violation of the Charter of Rights. 
Picture of the crowd on Parliament Hill and at the left front of the 
crowd, you can see Jean's big Petition of Right. There's no way 
Charles could have missed it.
Montreal Gazette, CP
Judges threatened with murder charge
OTTAWA -- Five judges of the Supreme Court of Canada were told 
yesterday they could be facing murder charges if Jean Metcalfe is 
evicted from her home. She quoted homicide sections of the Criminal 
Code which say that anyone who directly or indirectly causes the death 
of someone may be charged with murder. "So if I die within a year and 
a day, it's going to be plain murder by you, and you, and everyone," 
she said pointing at the judges and lawyers around her. She said she 
has instructed her counsel, John Turmel, who says interest rates are 
usury, to press murder charges against judges who have heard her case 
if she is evicted and dies."
The court gave her a 20 minute hearing, longer than usual on a motion 
leave to appeal, then reserved judgment. Metcalfe arrived in court 
gulping oxygen. She was accompanied by a nurse, Turmel and about a 
dozen Christian Credit adherents. 
She looked frail but sounded determined as she fought of Mr. Justice 
Roland Ritchie's initial comment that the court was sympathetic but it 
had to administer the law. "I have the right to be heard. It's 
important enough. It's cruel and unusual punishment. That's the way 
I've been treated by you people and the banks. You call cut me off 
before I can explain. When I go on the streets and I die, I've told 
John Turmel to lay a murder charge to lay a murder charge against 
everyone connected with the case. My life is at stake, not yours ... I 
can demonstrate to you how interest rates kill, if you'll only give me 
the time." Metcalfe said mortgage is derived from the words meaning 
"death" and "gamble." "I can show you how the `deathgamble' works," 
she told the judges.
Toronto Sun
"If I lose, I'll die on bank's lawn"
OTTAWA -- Jean Metcalfe took her "life-and-death" struggle to remain 
in her germ-free home to the Supreme Court yesterday. A five judge 
panel reserved decision on her motion to have the court stop the bank 
from evicting her until she finds other germ-free accommodations. 
Metcalfe, who pleaded her own case, was assisted by Ottawa eccentric 
John Turmel who has legal actions pending against the governor of the 
Bank of Canada.
"All you judges don't understand the situation. I want a chance to 
tell the full court (nine judges) I'm getting killed by noxious 
chemicals in the atmosphere and I have a right to life under the new 
charter, she said.
Smiths Falls Record News
Metcalfe case heard in the highest court
OTTAWA -- The SCC reserved its decision on her plea to stay in her 
house. The bank tried to gain possession of the house but with the aid 
of Ottawa bank-fighter John Turmel, she has kept the case tied up in 
the courts. She and Mr. Turmel have appealed the decisions of lower 
courts to every court in the land, ending in the Supreme Court. 
Originally, she argued that charging interest was contrary to 
physical, Biblical and criminal law -- one of Mr. Turmel's pet 
theories. More recently, she has taken a different tack, adding the 
argument that forcing her from the house will kill her since she needs 
an environmentally pure haven. 
Kingston Whig Standard, Staff/CP
"If I die, it will be murder" Metcalfe says
Picture of Charles on a podium and Pierre behind and out big sign 
behind them captioned "Metcalfe used a sign to try to attract Prince 
Charles attention.
Jean Metcalfe told five Supreme Court judges they could be facing 
murder charges if she is evicted from her home. She quoted homicide 
sections of the Criminal Code.
"I told them I wasn't trying to beat the bank, and when I get well 
again, I will try to pay them their money."
She spent the afternoon resting at a friend's home after fainting on 
her way out of the courtroom.
Smiths Falls Record News, Barry Raison
Metcalfe, Turmel ship kit to royals
Picture of Jean and me in her home with the sign which reads "Petition 
of Right, Supreme Court of Canada may evict me soon, Allergies to 
environment killing me, please hear my plea" captioned "Jean Metcalfe 
and John Turmel pose with the material they packaged up and sent by 
courier yesterday to Prince Charles in Edmonton.
Although Jean Metcalfe appears to be firmly entrenched in her home 
until the SCC hands down a decision, she's leaving nothing to chance. 
Yesterday, she sent off a letter to Queen Elizabeth asking for help. 
She, John Turmel and a coterie of Christian Credit members got 
together to put together a package to Prince Charles. They were 
sending it by courier to Edmonton. Along with Mrs. Metcalfe's letter 
to the Queen, the package enclosed a plea by Mr. Turmel to install a 
high-tech monarch on the throne, a number newspaper clippings 
documenting the unusual case and a huge sign which summarized the case 
which was carried by the group during Charles' visit to Ottawa last 
week. The material, along with an Abolish Interest Rates bumper 
sticker, was ceremoniously packed and shipped by courier shortly 
before 1p.m. on Tuesday so it would be waiting for Prince Charles when 
he arrived in Edmonton. 
Kingston Whig Standard
Metcalfe gets break
It will be Sept. 20 at the earliest before Jean Metcalfe learns the 
verdict of her SCC appearance last week. The court reserved judgment 
in her plea and will not make a decision until it reconvenes in the 
fall. She will spend the summer trying to find another place to live.
Ottawa Citizen Capital edition, Lynn McAuley
Prince Philip's Ottawa visit clearly wasn't for the masses as he 
slipped quietly into town barely noticed. Only 18 onlookers were on 
hand to watch him arrive at Uplands and only John Turmel, Ottawa's 
professional protester, waited along his route to Rideau Hall to wave 
his ubiquitous "Abolish Interest Rates" sign.
Ottawa Citizen Final edition
Only 18 onlookers were on hand to watch him arrive at Uplands and a 
similar number were there this morning to watch him depart.
Ho hum, the prince is here
OTTAWA -- When Prince Philip arrived at the gates to Rideau Hall 
opposite the prime minister's residence, the only one waiting was John 
Turmel, an Ottawa eccentric who waved a sign that read "Abolish 
Interest Rates." 
Ottawa Citizen, CP Kirk Lapointe
Socreds let fingers do waking for new leader
The Social Credit Party reached out and elected someone interim leader 
Friday, choosing Ken Sweigard in a meeting without slick 
electioneering, placards or a victory speech. They just let their 
fingers do the walking. 
Sweigard, a 64 year-old evangelist from Grande Prairie Alberta, was 
narrowly elected in a bizarre 1.5 hour conference call over party 
vice-president Richard Lawrence and Quebec party member Adrien 
Lambert. Lambert didn't know he was nominated. No one answered the 
phone when the operator tried to link him with the 19 party members on 
the conference call. Sweigard was runner-up a year ago to Martin 
Hattersley at the party's last convention. Hattersley offered his 
resignation last month when the party would not drop from its 
membership three outspoken Albertans be accused of anti-Semitism. 
When the call began Friday just after noon, two candidates were in the 
race -- professional gambler John Turmel of Ottawa and tractor dealer 
Elmer Knutson of Edmonton, the founder of the separatist Western 
Canada Federation. But someone realized Turmel's membership had been 
suspended. Party president Ben Bissett told Turmel to write him a 
letter asking that he be reinstated. Okay, bye bye," Turmel said, 
dropping out of the race with the click of the phone. It seemed 
Knutson was assured of the interim leadership. In his nomination 
speech, he called for monetary reform and the creation of four or five 
regional governments to replace the central one.
But former MP, Romuald Rodrigues, one of two Quebec executive members 
on the line said he was uneasy with choosing Knutson because he didn't 
know him very well. It was finally decided to draft someone from the 
party executive to serve as leader until a national convention -- face 
to face -- can be held Labor Day weekend in Winnipeg. 
Someone asked Rodrigues to run. "No, never," he replied. Bissett was 
nominated but he said he was under a doctor's care and couldn't handle 
the strain. Party publicity director Peter Turner's name was forwarded 
but no one would second the nomination. "I decline anyway," Turner 
said. The two Quebecers started speaking in French and came up with 
Lambert and Lawrence to run. But Lambert wasn't at home to be asked if 
he'd stand for nomination. Perhaps he wouldn't accept, someone said. 
"We can't take that chance," somebody added. Still, Lambert was in the 
race. He garnered two votes, Lawrence had five and Sweigard had nine. 
One person hung up early. 
Sweigard dazzled the last convention by dressing as U.S. president 
Abraham Lincoln, complete with a top hat and walking stick. His 
entourage, dressed in 1860s style, held placards reading Free the 
Slaves and chanted "Free the economic slaves." But he lost to 
Hattersley on the first ballot.
Ottawa Citizen, Don McGillivray
But the idea that some magic solution exists for all economic ills is 
far from gone. The various sects of economic fixers, from Marxists to 
monetarists, from Social Crediters to supply-siders, disagree among 
themselves on everything but the idea that some comparatively simple 
answer exists for all economic problems. And it isn't just wild-eyed 
down-at-the-heels fanatics with a sheaf of grubby pamphlets who 
cherish the illusion of the one-shot cure.
We may smile at the people who carry placards outside the Bank of 
Canada demanding the abolition of interest.
Calgary Herald Letter Sept. 9, 1983, John Turmel
Abolish interest rate
I must take exception to Don McGillivray's comment in his July 29 
column "Magic can't cure out economic ills." Preaching that simple 
remedies are fairy tales because "complex problems need complex 
remedies," he says, "We may smile at the people who wave placards 
outside the Bank of Canada demanding the abolition of interest." 
Millions of Canadians know me as "the engineer" who demonstrates in 
front of the Bank of Canada demanding the abolition of interest. I 
have a high-tech degree in electrical engineering from Carleton 
University and know that McGillivray's belief that "complex problems 
need complex remedies" is straight from the low-tech school of bad 
Using the advanced engineering mathematics of Laplace Transformations, 
differential equations and transcendental functions that I was taught 
at Carleton's school of good engineering, I've been able to 
demonstrate that the interest is an unstable positive feedback that 
causes very complex problems. 
Consider an example of improper feedback. An economist who has 
borrowed a friend's car has some trouble with it on the road. Looking 
under the hood, he sees the tube which hangs loose so that the fluid 
in the radiator can overflow on  hot days to relieve the pressure. 
Then he notices the open air--intake to the carburetor. Figuring the 
tube has fallen off and that's why the car is malfunctioning, he plugs 
it in. It's a cold day. There is no overflow. It does not help or 
hurt. He forgets to tell his friend of the remedy he has attempted 
when he returns the car. 
On a very hot day, the radiator fluid overflows and gets fed back 
through the tube into the carburetor with the air and gasoline to the 
engine. Needless to say, some very complex problems result. 
Unfortunately, the car never gets repaired because the owner is also 
an economist from a School of Bad Engineering. No matter how many 
times the mechanic tells him that all he has to do is pull out the 
radiator fluid feedback tube, he cannot accept the simple solution to 
the complex problems his car is experiencing.
By counting on the belief that "complex problems need complex 
solutions," he'd probably have the same condescending smile for the 
mechanic who suggest the simple solution to his radiator fluid 
feedback problem as Mr. McGillivray has for the engineer who suggest 
the simple solution to the economy's feedback problems. I don't mind 
if the theories Mr. McGillivray has learned at his School of Bad 
Engineering end up wrecking his car, by failing to consider all 
possible solutions, simple or complex, but I do mind if they end up 
wrecking our economy.
He has never even read the high-tech analysis behind the simple 
solution. Unfortunately for him}
My calculations show that the solution to the very complex problems 
the economy is experiencing is a simple pulling of the interest 
feedback. The abolition of interest rates is simply done by 
restricting the banks' computers, which are now permitted to charge 
both service and interest charges, to a pure service charge.
I have always offered my $1,000 to $1 bet. All have backed down 
despite their really wanting to shut me up.
So, unless Mr. McGillivray can be the first to find a flaw in the 
high-tech analysis that I am sending him and put his money where his 
thoughts are, I'd suggest he wipe the smug smile off his low-tech face 
the next time he hears of the high-tech solution:
Ottawa Citizen Letter, John Turmel
Important case    {deleted portions}
I'm writing about the recent Supreme Court of Canada hearing on Jean 
Metcalfe's application to appeal her eviction by the Bank of Montreal 
form her allergy-proofed home. Since the Citizen had kept its readers 
up to date on the case, I was stunned when {I realized} it {had been} 
decided not to report on her last hearing in the highest court in the 
{Any concerned people in Ottawa who had read that her case was coming 
up have not yet found out the court's decision unless they watched the 
reports on CBOT, CJOH, or GLOBAL television networks or read the out-
of-town newspapers like the Montreal Gazette and the Toronto Star 
which picked up the story from the Canadian Press National wire 
service. Even Le Droit, who had not covered the case until then, 
reported the hearing once it reached the Supreme Court of Canada right 
in Ottawa.}
Metcalfe argued that her right to live was enshrined in the 
constitution while the bank's right to usury was not and because it 
was a matter of life and death, her appeal was important enough to be 
heard by the whole court. She also pointed out that if she were 
evicted and died of her allergies within a year and a day of their 
decision, certain murder sections of the Criminal Code would then 
apply to judges evicting her. At no time did she threaten to commit 
suicide since her whole point is that she is in danger of being 
murdered by interest rates. 
Justice Ritchie stated that the court had studied her case before the 
hearing and had concluded that they would have to reserve their 
decision. A few days later, the court recessed for their summer 
holidays and will reopen on Sept. 20. It looks as though Metcalfe will 
get to stay in her refuge until at least then.
EDITOR'S NOTE: A story on Metcalfe appearance at the Supreme Court was 
published in the early editions of the Citizen but inadvertently 
dropped for the final edition.
New Glascow Evening News, Heather Fiske
Two more candidates contest Central Nova
Two more candidates have formally filed their papers. John Turmel of 
Ottawa is running as an independent. Turmel, a banking systems 
engineer at Carleton University. A card-carrying Tory, Turmel says he 
will not be canvassing door-to-door during the election. He was 
returning to Ontario on Friday. He said he will be back in Central 
Nova if a debate is called or for any meetings that may arise. He 
contested nine federal elections and by-elections in the past four 
years, as well as four provincial and two municipal races. Turmel 
feels the solution to unemployment in this country is to abolish 
interest rates. A member of the Abolitionist wing of the PC party, he 
would like to see the PC party adopt the old French custom of the 
"corvee" which allowed citizens to pay their tax bills by working on 
public projects. "This could be done by allowing all Canadians to work 
in exchange for tax-credit notes in convenient denominations. Since 
they can be used by all Canadians to pay their taxes, an individual 
who earns tax credits in excess of what he needs to pay his tax bill 
may trade them to others for goods and services."
New Glascow Evening News, Heather Fiske
Turmel to organize bank fights
OTTAWA -- John Turmel said he will be organizing "bank fights" when he 
travels to Central Nova to actively campaign for a seat in the by-
election. In an interview Tuesday, Turmel said he stalls foreclosures 
through appeals and will be looking for people "about to be 
"I wanted to put some pressure on the Supreme Court of Canada. All 
along, I have been talking up to the court and now is my chance to 
talk down to them as a politician." Turmel said he has been included 
in stalling bank foreclosure through appeals for a few years. He spoke 
mainly about a woman he had helped take appeals to the SCC to stall 
eviction from her house. The woman has allergies and Turmel said 
eviction would almost certainly aggravate her allergies to the point 
where she could die. A decision on the foreclosure has been reserved 
and the woman will live in her house until September at least. 
Turmel also said he has sued the CBC and CRTC to allow him equal time 
with major party candidates in debates in his 14 attempts to get 
elected. He repeated previous statements he wanted equitable time in a 
debate proposed by the Pictou County Council of Churches. "I always 
insist on my chance to rebut. I want to present my ideas on every 
question. It won't take long. I can tailor my answers to the time 
allowed." Turmel said he would not travel to the area for a 
preliminary meeting Wednesday concerning the debate but would be in 
the area soon to actively campaign. He said there was not much sense 
in coming down "just to talk about it" but repeated previous 
statements that he "was very vehement" about being allowed as much 
time as the three major party candidates to express his views. He was 
pleased a debate had been called and hoped all candidates were allowed 
equal time. He said he would spend three weeks in the area. 
Ottawa Citizen, E. Kaye Fulton (Southam)
By-election battle shatters peace in Central Nova
The three independent candidates are rather weird, never-never-land 
longshots. John Turmel is well-known in Central Canada, but in Central 
Nova, he's going to be a novelty. Going to be, because he has yet to 
arrive here from home in Gloucester, outside Ottawa. When he does, 
it'll be quite the event. 
Turmel is a 32-year-old electrical engineer and games wizard who 
specializes in giving judges cause for nervous breakdown. He appears 
before them as "an expert witness" to argue that banks are gambling 
when they charge interest and are therefore violating the Criminal 
Code. In the past four years, Turmel has run in 12 federal, four 
provincial and two municipal elections. He lost them all. He submitted 
his name to the Guinness Good of Records but was turned down. His hero 
is Jesus Christ, "a man who whipped the money-lenders" knowing he'd be 
crucified. The first think he says he's going to do when he hits New 
Glascow is find the 10 latest cases of foreclosure and convince the 
victims to lay charges against the bank. He plans to bunk in "with the 
first farmer who can put me up." 
Next, he plans to drop a mathematical equation on Mila Mulroney, an 
equation he says will make deficits a thing of the past. Mila is the 
key to salvation, Turmel says, because she is three courses short of 
an engineering degree and could understand what he's talking about, as 
well as convince her husband to listen to "the genius of simplicity." 
Turmel says he wouldn't mind being the Governor of the Bank of Canada.
Anne McBride is from Ship Harbour, N.S. She is 64 and says she is an 
ordained minister with the Assembly of God, a church out of 
Springfield, Mass. that she'd rather not talk about over the phone. 
She is also reluctant to talk about her party, the United Party of 
Canada. All she'll say is that it plans to qualify for official status 
after the next election. She says she is an author ("I've had my own 
byline in the newspaper ... and I'm under contract for two books) and 
that she's concerned about unemployment, health care and senior 
citizens. McBride believes she'll win because Central Nova realizes it 
is time to elect a woman. She is also a veteran of several elections, 
including a leadership bid for the Social Credit Party of Canada. 
It's no wonder then that the fringe element has landed in Central Nova 
with a vengeance.
Evening News `OPEN HOUSE' 
Come and meet Brian Mulroney and Bobby Orr Monday from 2:30p.m. to 
3:30p.m. at Pictou Headquarters.
New Glascow Evening News
Turmel filing protest
NEW GLASCOW -- John Turmel is filing a protest to prohibit the 
proposed airing of an edition of CBC's The Journal saying he and other 
independent candidates were not invited to participate with the major 
party candidates in the show. In his affidavit, Turmel said that under 
Section 9.1 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, free time must 
be made available "on an equitable basis to all parties and rival 
candidates." "How can it lose?" Turmel said of his affidavit in an 
interview this morning. He said the last time he filed and affidavit 
against the CBC, he lost but only because he had filed the protest 
after the show had aired. Turmel sued the CBC for airing a news show 
featuring only the three major party candidates and one independent 
candidate running in the Broadview-Greenwood by-election in 1982. The 
CRTC rejected Turmel's first complaint against the television station 
and Turmel later lost his appeal against the CRTC decision in a case 
before the Federal Court of Appeal. Turmel will apply on Wednesday to 
have his originating notice of motion read in the Supreme Court of 
Nova Scotia in Halifax and will then apply for an order prohibiting 
the airing of show which is air on Thursday.
Halifax Daily News, Dean Jobb A+
Candidate loses CBC fight 
John Turmel was denied an injunction to prevent the CBC from airing a 
segment of The Journal tonight. Turmel, who has spent the past three 
years running unsuccessfully for office and dragging banks into court, 
hoped to block an item on the nightly news program dealing with the 
by-election. That race has received national media attention because 
the new PC leader Brian Mulroney is seeking election to Parliament for 
the first time. 
Appearing before Mr. Justice K. P. Richard in a Nova Scotia Supreme 
Court, Turmel contended that the CBC was violating the equal time rule 
by interviewing only three candidates and three major parties on The 
Journal. He and two others were not interviewed so the corporation was 
not making time available to all candidates on a "equitable basis." 
But the CBC's lawyer argued that The Journal and other news programs 
were not included under the equal time provisions, which deal with 
free-time political broadcasts. Turmel was "not sufficiently 
newsworthy to be included in their national news program" Donovan said 
bluntly and the court should not be placed in the position of managing 
the news. 
In dismissing the injunction request, Mr. Justice Richard said he 
found some merit in Turmel's argument and admired his "tenacity and 
ingenuity" in bringing the matter to court. But he ruled The Journal 
was indeed a news program and outside of the scope of the equal time 
rule. But the setback didn't deter Turmel who once tried to charge the 
Governor of the Bank of Canada with keeping a common gaming house. and 
has made headlines in his native Ontario for his habit of taking the 
big guys to court. The matter was far from over, he vowed after an 
unsuccessful attempt to find a federal judge to hear his case and a 
complaint phoned in to the CRTC, the national body that regulates 
A 32 year-old who describes himself as a professional gambler, a 
mathematical genius and the only high-tech candidate in the Central 
Nova race, Turmel is making his crack at federal office. In the past, 
he has campaigned as head of his own party, the Christian Credit 
party, espousing the removal of all interest rates as the cure for 
inflation and other economic ills. Turmel has polled a high of 2,000 
votes and his fewest 16 and has never got his deposit back. He's also 
given to wearing a white hard-hat with "The Engineer" and speaks in 
terms of probability, pay off and odds. That's because of his academic 
background which he claims, somewhat immodestly, has made him probably 
the most powerful scientist on the planet. Turmel has a bachelor of 
engineering degree and took a course on the mathematics of gambling. 
That gambling interest is understandable because even he admits the 
odds are high that he won't win Central Nova. "What the chances of 
beating a national leader?" But he denies he is only in the race or 
dragging the CBC into court for publicity. His real motive, you see, 
Mila Mulroney is only three credits shy of an engineering degree and 
if he can show her his mathematical equations to solve the ailing 
economy, maybe she'll pass them on to Brian. That way, even a "low-
tech" candidate like Mulroney may be able to grasp his ideas.
Halifax Chronicle Herald, 
Turmel loses court challenge
Central Nova by-election candidate John Turmel failed in his bid 
Wednesday to have the courts stop the CBC from airing a documentary on 
the current campaign. Mr. Turmel, one of three independent candidates 
sought to restrain publication of the documentary because CBC's The 
Journal did not interview him or the other independents vying for the 
federal seat against Tory leader Brian Mulroney. He argued 
unsuccessfully that the program would violate broadcasting regulations 
which guarantee candidates receive equitable treatment "in programs of 
a political partisan character." 
Describing the candidates arguments as having "some merit," Nova 
Scotia Supreme Court Justice K. Peter Richard praised Mr. Turmel for 
his "tenacity" but ruled The Journal was a news program and not of the 
politically partisan character envisioned by legislators. 
Discrimination would exist if the network denied Mr. Turmel his share 
of paid and free-time political broadcasts. The 30-minute proceeding 
began with Mr. Turmel having to convince the court and CBC lawyer 
Michael Donovan that he is indeed a candidate in the by-election. 
Stopping Mr. Turmel short of going to his automobile to produce 
documentation, the judge accepted press clippings and Mr. Turmel's 
signed affidavit as proof of his candidacy. Even if Mr. Justice 
Richard ruled in favor of Mr. Turmel, the injunction would only apply 
to Nova Scotia and not elsewhere in Canada. In a telephone interview 
in Toronto, Richard Bronstein, acting executive producer of the CBC 
program said the documentary would air most likely tonight.
Globe & Mail, CP
N.S. candidate loses court hid to block showing of TV program
HALIFAX -- While saying the case has some merit, the Nova Scotia 
Supreme Court yesterday dismissed an application for an injunction to 
stop The Journal, a CBC-TV news program, from carrying a documentary 
on three candidates in the Central Nova federal by-elections. The 
application was filed by John Turmel, an independent candidate. He 
sought the injunction because only three of the six candidates were 
interviewed. He contended that airing the views of only three 
candidates violated CRTC regulations on political broadcasts. A 
section of the regulations requires that free-time political 
broadcasts be made available to all parties and rival candidates. 
Lawyers for the CBC said The Journal is a news program and a planned 
segment on the three candidates would not constitute a free-time 
political broadcast. The corporation maintained that the three it 
features are the leaders. This prompted Mr. Justice K. Peter Richard 
to question how the leading candidates could be determined before the 
by-election was over.
In dismissing the application, Justice Richard said he saw "some merit 
in the argument" but agreed with the CBC that The Journal was 
basically a news program and the section did not apply. "But I admire 
your tenacity and ingenuity," the judge told Mr. Turmel and awarded no 
costs to the CBC. 
Outside the court, Mr. Turmel said he was pleased with the wording of 
the judge's decision and immediately telephoned CRTC officials in 
Ottawa to complain, hoping the commission would take some action to 
block the broadcast, at least in Nova Scotia. "The CRTC is supposed to 
make sure I get treated equitably," he said. 
Mr. Turmel has run as an independent candidate in nine federal, four 
provincial and two municipal elections but admits he hasn't come close 
to winning any of them. In the Central Nova voting, Mr. Turmel said he 
is not running to win but "to teach Brian Mulroney a few things" about 
Mr. Turmel's aim of abolishing interest rates. He tried once to charge 
Bank of Canada Gerald Bouey with keeping a common gaming house, 
arguing that the bank is gambling that customers will repay their 
Evening News Ad, Mrs. Harry Sutherland, Hostess
PC Coffee Party: Come and meet Mila. 
New Glascow Evening News, Larry Duchesne
Liberal heavyweights visit
One of Mila's coffee parties attracted an unexpected and seemingly 
unwelcome visitor Thursday. Independent candidate John Turmel tried to 
attend the one being held at the home of Mrs. Harry Sutherland. He 
walked into the Evening News office shortly thereafter complaining 
that Harry Sutherland had thrown him out on the basis that only women 
were allowed. 
Turmel's plans for today was to attend another one or two, however 
many are planned, of Mila's coffee parties.
New Glascow Evening News
The serenity of a coffee party featuring Mulroney's wife was disturbed 
when independent candidate John Turmel showed up and tried to argue 
with her as bemused guests looked on.
"Don't be such a snob," Mila Mulroney said as Turmel held forth loudly 
on interest rates and high technology. McKay began trading jibes with 
him, freeing her to resume meeting guests and posing for pictures.
New Glascow Evening News, Cathy Cameron
John Turmel election profile
Picture of me with AIR picket sign and pitching a girl captioned: 
"John Turmel has spent little time in the area. While here, he's been 
busy passing out literature and talking to people about abolishing 
interest rates. In photo 1, he protests interest rates in front of a 
downtown New Glascow bank. In photo 2, Turmel passes out literature to 
Evelyn Hettie of Pictou.
Independent candidate John Turmel, once called the Blackjack King of 
Ottawa, is a familiar face around Parliament Hill and in Ontario 
newspapers, but Central Nova voters have seen little of him since he 
filed his papers on July 22. Turmel, a banking systems engineer, 
returned on Friday and immediately went to look for people in danger 
of being foreclosed upon. For the past few years, Turmel has 
represented people against imminent foreclosure. One of his most 
celebrated cases was that of Jean Metcalfe, an Ontario woman who 
claimed she was allergic to the world outside her home and would 
certainly die if she was evicted from it. Turmel has taken an appeal 
for her into the Supreme Court of Canada has managed to hold off 
eviction until at least September. While Turmel is famous for his bank 
battles, he is also famous in Ottawa for picketing on Parliament Hill 
every Thursday when the Bank of Canada rate is announced. One of 
Turmel's major issues is the abolition of bank interest rates, but in 
an interview, he said it was not going to be one of his major campaign 
issues here. Turmel has also been featured in newspapers since 1979 
when he first began his political career. He has run in 2 municipal 
elections, 8 federal elections and 2 provincial elections. He has lost 
all 12. 
Turmel who makes his living by holding the only "incorporated 
transient casino" in Ontario has taken everyone from the media to the 
Bank of Canada central bank governor Gerald Bouey to court. Turmel 
claimed in 1980 that Bouey was keeping a common gaming house, illegal 
under the Criminal Code of Canada. He likened interest fees charged by 
the Bank of Canada to a fee for the use of money(chips) in the 
game(industrial activity). He also charged Bouey with genocide saying 
every time a foreclosure was made on a farmer because of high interest 
rates, food production is slashed and starvation increases. He lost on 
both counts. Turmel is not having much luck in finding people in 
Central Nova who need help from imminent foreclosures. He said he had 
not found anyone he could help, but "if anyone needs a hand, get in 
tough with me." 
Turmel came to the PC party by way of the Social Credit party which he 
broke off with because he said it compromised his principles on 
interest rates. In 1982, he had his own political party called 
Christian Credit. In an interview at that time, Turmel said he chose 
the name because "Jesus fought the banks and you can't imagine Jesus 
charging you interest, can you?"
He said he disbanded his party because he realized voters would not 
give it a chance. "People won't vote for a new party. They've been 
voting for one color all their lives. The only way to do anything is 
to get into a recognized party." 
Turmel believes he has come up with a way to abolish interest rates 
and said it would help Canada's economy. It is a complicated formula 
which eliminates the possibility of inflation by making it a factor of 
the interest rate which in his system equals zero. What Turmel really 
wants to show Mulroney is a system he feels will enable everyone to 
have food, clothing and a roof over their heads. The system calls for 
the adoption of the French Canadian custom of the "corvee" or tax 
credit notes in $20 denominations. Canadian will be able to pay their 
taxes by working on government projects in exchange for these notes. 
With the notes, Turmel said there would be no increase in inflation or 
taxes and the system can be implemented on every level of government 
from municipal to international. He calls it a "brilliantly simple 
He especially wants to show Mila Mulroney a system which eliminates 
the addition of interest rates in banking. It is another complicated 
system based on math equations he feels Mila will understand better 
than Mulroney because she studied engineering for a few years before 
her marriage. "Mila has third year engineering math. She can 
understand it because she has high-tech math. He has low-tech math. 
"He never got past high-school algebra. When she sees this, she's 
going to say `Oh Brian, fix it, fix it.'" Turmel planned to show the 
the system to Mila at one of her regular coffee parties and let her 
explain it to Mulroney. Turmel does not think he will win this 
election but he said he wanted the chance to put "a little bit of 
pressure on Brian Mulroney. I'm looking at this as an educational trip 
to educate the average person to how the whole banking system is one 
big con. It's my duty as a banking systems engineer to fix the banking 
Ottawa Citizen, Jack Aubrey
Defeated candidate loses appeal
Defeated Ottawa mayoral candidate Marc Gauvin has lost his appeal of a 
loitering conviction resulting from his campaign last fall, but a 
County Court did substantially reduce his fine Friday. Judge Edward 
Houston upheld the provincial court conviction but reduced the fine to 
$200 from $500. The charge arose from his arrest by Ottawa police last 
October after he refused to leave the stage of a CBC televised 
election debate between the two main candidates. Houston said Gauvin 
had been "more contrite" since the conviction and was "a find looking 
young man" when explaining the reduction of the fine given on March 
15. Gauvin said he would appeal the decision to the Ontario Court of 
John Turmel, Gauvin's representative in court before Friday, was not 
allowed to present Gauvin's case because the judge ruled he had no 
standing in court.
Toronto Sun, Alicia Ambrosia UPC
Allergy sufferer denied appeal, "safe home lost"
OTTAWA -- Jean Metcalfe said she may file attempted murder charges 
against the SCC judges who rejected her bid to appeal eviction from 
her allergy-free home. She fainted when the high court dismissed her 
request to appeal the notice of eviction from her specially 
constructed home for non-payment of mortgage. "If she dies, it will 
prove a point -- it will show them how evil this is," her adviser John 
Turmel told reporters as he administered oxygen to prostrate woman on 
the steps of the Supreme Court building. Metcalfe had argued that she 
suffered from an ecological illness and could not survive in a germ-
filled world outside her home. "It's over and I lost. I have to go and 
live in the street. I'm at the mercy of the bank." Bank spokesman Dave 
Getz said yesterday "We're studying the decision," but said nothing 
prevents their taking possession of the house. "Basically, there's no 
choice. There are a lot of people in difficult circumstances and this 
is one of them."
Breathing through a portable oxygen unit, Metcalfe said if evicted she 
will file attempted murder charges against 5 Supreme Court justices, a 
Supreme Court judge, three Court of Appeal justices, her former bank 
manager and the local sheriff. "We'll go through with it," she vowed. 
Turmel said the Criminal Code states that anyone who directly or 
indirectly causes the death of another may be charged with murder. 
"We're going to draw up attempted murder charges within a day or two 
and process them if they evict her," said Turmel who is not a lawyer. 
"It's the only pressure we have left." 
Kingston Whig Standard, Gary Lupton
Jean Metcalfe had no case: Supreme Court
The SCC has decided that Jean Metcalfe didn't have a case. The court 
dismissed the case. "It wasn't a case the court felt warranted 
application for leave to appeal," said Eddy Bisson, SCC assistant 
registrar. "All it says on the file is `application for leave to 
appeal is dismissed with costs. You could ask the judges what their 
reasons were but they wouldn't tell you." The fact that she has to pay 
court costs angers Metcalfe almost as much as the decision. "What do 
they expect me to pay them with? Old clothes and dirty socks?" she 
said. Now with almost all hope gone that she can stay in her 
environmentally safe house, she is putting herself in God's hands. 
"I'm living one day at a time and saying `okay God, whatever happens 
is your will'" she said yesterday. 
The house is vitally important to Metcalfe because it is a refuge 
where she can control the environmental and food hazards that threaten 
her life. "I've tried everything I can think on my own to save the 
house," she said. "Nothing I've tried has worked so I'm leaving the 
rest in God's hands." 
Earlier, she had taken her fight to the Ontario Supreme Court, also to 
no avail. Following yesterday's ruling, she collapsed and had to be 
carried from the courtroom by John and Ray Turmel of Ottawa, who have 
helped advise her during the legal battles. Outside, she was revived 
with oxygen by another friend, Louise Shannon, also of Ottawa. 
Although the bank now has the right to take over the house, Metcalfe 
won't leave unless she's forced out physically. "I'm not going to walk 
out. I'm going to stay in my bed until they carry me out. It'll be 
cold-blooded murder if they leave me out in the street." Just what 
course of action the bank plans to take is still unknown. "We've just 
got the ruling and it's being studied," said Dave Getz. ("Dismissed 
with costs" takes a lot of study?) "It's still too early to say what 
steps will be taken." If the bank decides to take over the house, John 
Turmel has drawn up a criminal complaint for attempted murder against 
the judges, bankers, lawyers and sheriffs who have anything to do with 
Metcalfe's eviction. He intends to file it with a Justice of the Peace 
in Ottawa. "If she dies, those responsible for her death had better be 
prepared. If you expose someone to noxious chemicals, that's murder. 
If the bank makes a humane gesture, we won't file the complaint. 
Everything is up to the bank." 
Shannon said Metcalfe would gladly move if she had another 
environmentally safe house to go to. "We raised $4,000 but it wasn't 
enough. We gave it a good try but many people didn't respond. If a lot 
of people gave a little, we could look for a smaller place." Shannon 
said $1500 of the funds raised have been spent on court costs but the 
rest is still in the bank. 
Metcalfe says she feels better now than she did three years ago, but 
feels she still needs another three to five years in a controlled 
environment before trying to go to work to support herself again. 
Smiths Falls Record News
Defeated Metcalfe to lay attempted murder charges
Jean Metcalfe is now waiting for the sheriff to come knocking on her 
door with an eviction notice. She exhausted her last legal avenue when 
the SCC handed down a decision that reaffirmed the bank's right to the 
house. She and Ottawa bank-fighter John Turmel have been engaging the 
bank's lawyers in one legal skirmish after another, in the hope she 
would somehow be able to keep her home. 
Turmel was drawing up legal documents to charge everybody involved 
with attempted murder. "I guess the only thing stopping them is the 
threat of her charging them with attempted murder. Will they be 
threatened enough that they'll wait before evicting her?"
Hugh McLean, the bank's lawyer, said he was waiting for instructions 
from the bank which is no in legal position to serve her with a notice 
of eviction. 
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