Alex, Paige and Me

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Canada Loses Bid at Hague Convention Tribunal
Miseners-in-Exile victorious at Hague, announce multi-million dollar lawsuit

23 May 2022 (Monday) Kyle Janzen and Ruth Kora for Signal High News Corporation

The Government of Canada has failed to win the forcible extradition of two Canadian girls living in the French archipelago of Saint Pierre et Miquelon. Alexandra and Paige Misener fled Canada with their father, Clayton, in late 2021, running away from an abusive situation at the home of their mother, Kelly Campbell. Canada filed an application for their return under the Hague Convention, to which France is also a party. They failed.


Matthew Reardon
Lawyer for Miseners
Maître Matthew Reardon, counsel for the Misener family, presented an overwhelmingly clear and compelling case, with extensive and conclusive documentation including medical, psychological and psychiatric testimony. He also presented information about the criminal investigations currently being conducted by the French Gendarmerie (federal police) into the conduct of mother Kelly Campbell and her husband, Jason Whittington.

The Judge (name withheld as a courtesy) was highly critical of Canada for failing to put forward a proposal that would protect the children from further harm and keep them away from their alleged abusers, Kelly Campbell (their own mother) and her husband Jason Whittington. He found that the children did not want to return to Canada whatsoever, that they wanted to remain in the custody of their father, Clayton Misener, and that if they were forced to return, they would suffer intolerable circumstances.

Clayton Misener (dad) said in a telephone interview "This is probably the most significant ruling we have had since we left Ontario," but alluded to the potential for appeal and the impact that continued legal wrangling would have on his children.

LEGAL ACTION

The 'Miseners-in-Exile' as they have become known have launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against several Canadian police forces, child welfare authorities and government officials. The matter will be heard in the international courts.

They allege that the abuse reported by the children was summarily dismissed by police, social service workers and others duty bound to protect them, and that they were negligent in their investigations, where there were investigations. They further allege malicious prosecution resulting in psychological trauma, the seizure of property without warrant, and serious violations of their universal human rights as well as the rights afforded by Canada, France and the European Union in their respective charters.

"We want to make sure this never happens to anyone else, ever. We want to give them good reason to change their behaviour," Misener said. When asked if he intends to call for a public inquiry, take legal action against newspapers and the individuals who used social media to slander his family, or even take action in the courts against France, he replied "these are all things we are considering."

CRACKS IN THE SYSTEM

The child protection system in Ontario has been under fire for some time, many suggesting that it, as well as the police and the courts, should be completely defunded and rebuilt from the ground up. Misener is of the view that competency and suitability need to be closely examined when selecting government agents, "it wasn't just one bad cop or one corrupt social worker that did this to my kids, it was a whole group of them, one after the other after the other until we just gave up."

Some share the view that politicians rest on their laurels, doing little to reign in powerful state agents, while children are dying in custody and pedophiles are walking free. The legal campaign started by the Miseners-in-Exile may lead to serious reform. One thing is forsure, the Miseners have been denied justice and their freedom has been taken away. Canada has re-victimized the victims once again.

 

Merrilee Fullerton is the Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services
Perhaps, as Ontario heads into an election, details of this case may force politicians to confront the issues and not ignore them as they have in the past.

FRENCH LAW

France has also faced heavy criticism to the point of international condemnation for its questionable treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, and just about anybody who happens to fall into the web of the public prosecutor. They have been caught violating the EU Charter and sacrificing basic human dignities in the the interests of controlling their people. They also have a long-standing tradition of seizing computer equipment, cell phones, cameras and notebooks from journalists who are investigating stories of public interest, often without warrant or charge, and refusing to give them back.

Some believe the Government of Canada has taken advantage of the French, using diplomatic ties to unjustly influence the actions of the French prosecutor (also not named in this article). They suggest that the French prosecutor is trying to discourage others from seeking asylum in France, like the Misener family did, with a never before seen barrage of vindictive and pointless public prosecutions.

The fact is that the Miseners have been dragged into court more than eighteen times since their arrival seven months ago, and that the children have been seized and withheld by force to make Misener sign documents he didn't understand. Misener has on several occasions been denied legal counsel and the French authorities have refused to notify his consular representatives of his would-be detention. This is torture by its very definition and Misener strongly suspects that Canada played a role in it.

One court insider remarked that the evidence tabled by the French prosecutor was derived by way of secret court hearings in Canada, which Misener was never given notice of and was not present for. It appears that the Canadian authorities have been working closely with Kelly Campbell and Jason Whittington, the very people who are alleged to have abused the girls in the first place. It is clear to many that Canada has pulled out every tool in its arsenal to obtain a victory regardless of how many rules it breaks and how many lives it destroys. How French.

The fact is that none of the Canadian judges who sat on this matter have ever met Alexandra and Paige, let alone listened to their testimony. None! Inversely, the French judges under French law demanded to meet the children immediately and appeared to have considered their testimony. This Judge made very clear that he was not part of the Canadian judicial system and that he was not going to be complicit in his decisions.

Some believe that the Canadian government has treated France, and especially Saint Pierre et Miquelon, as their own personal lap dog or lacky, forcing them into one defeat after another on behalf of their Canadian masters. Misener is of the opinion that "Canada has been entirely disrespectful to France and owes them a full and humble apology." He calls this a witch hunt and is thankful "there are humanitarians here who have helped us through."

NEXT STEPS

It is widely expected that Canadian officials will press for an appeal, and equally so that the French prosecutor lacks the courage and political will to refuse them. The civil case against Canadian authorities may take time. Documents must be disclosed, briefs filed and witnesses heard. In the opinion of this writer, it promises to be an embarrassing expose for Canada; however, it seems that the secrecy continues in that no Canadian authority has met their lawful obligation to hand over their files. This writer has it on good authority that dad Clayton Misener has been approached to co-author a book about their experience as a family; however, Misener was not willing to comment on that. There is also talk that the family's website www.runningaway.ca, might take the form of a resource for other Canadian parents who are forced to flee.

There are still many outstanding questions:
 - Will the Miseners remain in France? If so, for how long?
- Will they ever return to Canada?
- How much of a public backlash is in store from their lawsuit?
- Will Canadian authorities deal with this matter openly or continue to try and keep it secret?

Misener has previously stated that the family is giving strong consideration to renouncing their Canadian citizenship in protest over the way they have been, and continue to be treated.

To all of this, Misener would only say "There are a lot of decisions to make, and I fear we are putting the cart before the horse ... we're not there yet ... we need to focus on whats in front of us right now. We can worry about the rest of it when the time comes."

THE INTERNET AS A TOOL OF ESCAPE

The Miseners-in-Exile used very modern technology to bring their story to the public. They have amassed tens of thousands of followers and just as many supporters through Facebook, their internet web site www.runningaway.ca and their GoFundMecampaign.

They have received excellent coverage from Signal High News Corporation and other alternative news providers, on channels like BadCop.Onlineand PowerGames.Online. Their web site attracts more than six thousand visitors every month, and this lawsuit is likely to boost their publicity tremendously.

They have relied heavily on the financial support of family and friends as Clayton (dad) is prohibited from working and has been unable to devote much time to his business interests due to the arbitrary seizure of his electronic equipment. Misener expresses his undying gratitude for those who have contributed to their fund, "these are the people who saved every penny they could for us, the people who sent us the hundred dollars a month, the people who brought in their friends and families ... without them, I don't know where we would be."

NO JUSTICE

Campbell
Whittington
 Neither Jason Whittington nor Kelly Campbell have been arrested or criminally charged for the multiplicity of crimes alleged. No police officer, social worker or government authority has faced disciplinary action. No judge has been removed from the bench and no lawyer has faced peer review. Alexandra and Paige, now teenagers, have been robbed of justice and re-victimized time and time again.

The French Gendarmerie (federal police) continue to investigate the criminal complaints filed in France against the pair.


Contrary to statements made by Canadian authorities, Clayton Misener has never spent a minute in jail, and was never captured by the RCMP, Halifax Police or any other police service. He is living in Saint Pierre et Miquelon with his children, working hard to integrate into French society and contemplating their future together. They are (for the time being) safe; however, they must continue to self-fund. It is for this reason that fundraising efforts continue, online and through family. It is likely that they will need help for a while longer, according to fund managers. You can learn more about the fundraising campaign organized by the extended Misener family at https://www.gofundme.com/f/keeping-alex-and-paige-safe. Signal High will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest news and insight.

We were unable to reach Jason Whittington or Kelly Campbell for comment. We reached out to the French Ministry of Justice, but our call was not returned. The Niagara Regional Police declined to comment and the Canadian Justice Department refused to take our information for contact. For more information about the Miseners-in-Exile, visit www.runningaway.ca .ca; however, be warned that the content is quite raw and may be disturbing to some.

We have been instructed that legal and media inquiries should be directed to: Maître Matthew Reardon at his offices in Saint Pierre et Miquelon, by phone (33) +508 41 20 48 or e-mail to contact@galantry.net. Misener credits Reardon with saving his life, and the lives of his children.

Reporting for Signal High News Corporation, Kyle Janzen is an investigative reporter (e-mail to: kyle.janzen@signalhigh.net) and Ruth Kora is an Editor-at-Large (e-mail to: ruth.kora@signalhigh.net). Clayton Misener is associated with Signal High; however, he has been and remains on leave.


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Crowdfunding Helps Families, Changes Lives
Miseners-in-Exile rely on commmunity support to overcome police negligence, systemic breakdown

10 May 2022 (Tuesday) Kyle Janzen, Signal High News Corporation for BadCop.Online, PowerGames.Online.

Fifty years ago, when friends or neighbors fell on hard times the community (usually the women) organized bake sales, raffles and other fundraisers to help out. People donated what they could reasonably afford because they wanted to support each other - stand up for whats right, whats just - do their part. Fast forward to today. Online services such as gofundme.com have harnessed the power of the internet, enabling access to a much larger, sometimes international audience.

For some time now, we have been following the Miseners - a Canadian family that fled an abusive situation in Canada, running away to the tiny French archipelago of Saint Pierre et Miquelon, south of Newfoundland. The children were terribly abused by their mother and her boyfriend, and the whole investigation fell through cracks in the child protection, police and justice system. In order to get justice in Canada, they had to leave Canada, and help is still much needed to keep the children safe and secure.

They have survived months of isolation, dozens of court appearances in a language they are only beginning to learn, forced separation at the request of the Canadian government and reunification thanks to a highly skilled lawyer, seizure of computers and other electronic equipment without warrant, not to mention the countless legal campaigns mounted by Canada and failures of the French prosecutor to simply get rid of them. The way they have been treated is terrible. I am certain it will make for a good book. Despite all of this, and more, they have so far, somehow, survived and recently launched protracted litigation to make sure the same thing never happens to anyone else.

The Miseners have relied in part on the support and generousity of family, friends and the greater gofundme.com community. Prohibited from working, and with slowed business interests, they have to make rent, groceries, medical and other basic living expenses, not to mention a hefty but entirely worth while legal bill. It is their gofundme.com initiative that makes the difference. But raising money to cover monthly expenses for two young girls is not always easy.

THE BOTTOM LINE

According to gofundme.com organizers for the Miseners, if a hundred people each donated twenty-five dollars at the start of every month, the entire cost of keeping the children safe and secure would be covered.

If a hundred people each donated a hundred dollars at the start of every month, the family could better manage its legal bills and explore opportunities that might change their situation for the better. This reporter spends more than a hundred dollars a month on coffee I could just as easily make at home.

Unfortunately, the battle isn't even close to being over for the Miseners, and as spring approaches this writer can only hope that readers feel compelled to be part of the solution, that they are prepared to do the right thing - not just for the Miseners, but for others in need as well. You can see the latest news for this at

https://www.gofundme.com/f/keeping-alex-and-paige-safe
Kyle Janzen is an investigative reporter for Signal High News Corporation (e-mail to: kyle.janzen@signalhigh.net).



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Miseners-in-Exile Fire Back
Alex, Paige and Dad Clayton Commence Litigation to Bring Change and Protect Children

29 March 2022 (Tuesday) Kyle Janzen, Signal High News Corporation for BadCop.Online

The Misener family is firing back against the officials and institutions that failed to protect little Alex and Paige, and instead re-victimized them. Through their lawyer, Maitre Matthew Reardon (of Saint Pierre et Miquelon, France), the Miseners have issued disclosure demands and taken the first steps toward commencing litigation.

Included are the Niagara Regional Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police, Family and Children Services Niagara, the Attorneys General for Canada and Ontario, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the Childrens Aid Society of Haldimand Norfolk, and many more. They also list individual police officers and government officials personally.

It is not known when the lawsuit will be filed or what court it will be filed in, but Clayton Misener (Dad) said in a recent telephone conversation that "the list will double, maybe triple as time goes on." He furthered, "our objective is to go after everyone who touched this case, to make sure it never happens to anyone else ever again." Signal High will be following this case as it makes its way through the courts.

Kyle Janzen is an investigative reporter for Signal High News Corporation (e-mail to: kyle.janzen@signalhigh.net).



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Repeat violent offender in Canada targets twelve-year-old girls in France. Again.
Canadian runaway Misener Twins targeted by the same man who abused them.

14 March 2022 (Monday) Kyle Janzen, Signal High News Corporation for BadCop.Online

Sources in the French justice department have confirmed that Jason Kenneth Whittington, age thirty-nine of Canfield, Ontario, is being investigated for making death threats, harassing, causing distress and violating personal property. Whittington is the husband of Kelly Campbell who is the biological mother of Alexandra and Paige Misener, the victims named in the complaint. Alex and Paige, as they are known, fled Canada for their safety and found themselves caught in the middle of an international legal dispute.

Whittington is accused of sexually abusing the twins and causing them to flee Canada. He has a violent criminal history, extensive psychiatric and mental health deficiencies, and serious substance addiction problems. Whittington claims that the girls are in love with him and that they have mental health issues, although no credible evidence of this has been produced by Whittington or anybody else.

What is absolutely apparent is that the safety and security of these girls is paramount. Their father, Clayton Misener, who has custody of the girls has resurrected "www.runningaway.ca" and is using it to raise awareness and ask for help. "This creep is the creation of the Canadian courts. What kind of judge would even think about forcing two little girls into an environment where they were abused like that," said Clayton Misener in a telephone call from Saint Pierre et Miquelon. "We came here to get out of the path of the devil and start over, but this piece of crap won't leave us alone."

Ontario Provincial Police stated that Whittington "uses violence to solve his problems" and expressed serious concern about him. While it may be tempting to confront the accused, please do not; they be psychologically unfit, volatile and even armed. It is unclear why Whittington is free and the Niagara Regional Police Service would not discuss his particular case.

Kyle Janzen is an investigative reporter for Signal High News Corporation (e-mail to: kyle.janzen@signalhigh.net).




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Mother of runaway twins may face criminal charges on French island.
Canadian Kelly Campbell implicated in abandonment allegations following the sexual abuse of children.

14 March 2022 (Monday) Kyle Janzen, Signal High News Corporation for BadCop.Online.

French justice officials have confirmed a criminal investigation is underway into the abandonment of children Alexandra and Paige Misener at the hands of Kelly Nina Campbell, their "biological mother." The allegations include financial malfeasance and failure to provide the essentials, and stem from the time period between 2015 and today.


Kelly Nina Campbell
According to a source, Campbell, who is forty-three and lives in Canfield, Ontario, has been trying for several years, in Canada and more recently in France, to force the girls to her home in Canada; but the girls continue to refuse and decline contact with her. They and their father eventually fled Canada and sought asylum on the French archipelago of Saint Pierre et Miquelon.

Alexandra and Paige are in the lawful custody of their father, Clayton Misener. Court records show the girls have expressed fear that abuse suffered at the hands of Campbell's husband Jason Whittington, and allegedly concealed by Campbell herself, will simply recommence, that a return to Canada would have severe consequences and put them in extreme danger.

The family has a web site "www.runningaway.ca" where the public can read about their situation and offer help and encouragement. The site presents a really good number of official documents and explanations. Warning, it is a really tough read. Neither Kelly Campbell nor Jason Whittington replied by deadline. All parties are innocent until proven guilty. Please do not approach any accused party as they may be psychologically volatile, armed and dangerous.

Kyle Janzen is an investigative reporter for Signal High News Corporation (e-mail to: kyle.janzen@signalhigh.net).