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The World Needs More Canada is a catchphrase used at Chapters Bookstores, Canada’s largest book retailer. Bring more Canadian publishers and authors to the World.

IN GOLD WE TRUST is as Canadian as Canadian can be — written, researched and published by Canadians.

IN GOLD WE TRUST can now be found at Chapters Canada.

Our Supposed Free Press

People tend to react uncomfortably to reports that there are members of our government institutions whose sole purpose is to investigate, interrogate, intimidate, and harass legitimate citizens, whose ideas and ways may differ from the norm.

Our supposed Free Press when faced with such stories rarely push hard enough against the people or methods behind the accounts. The story itself is always more newsworthy. Insinuations derived from established sources such as the police, army or government agencies are often accepted at face value without addressing the possible real motives behind the accusations.

Chapter: The Escape from IN GOLD WE TRUST tells the true story of this occurrence. The plan of the Escape from Scotland Yards was from an Italian comic book: DIABOLIK – not from the Mafia as our supposed Free Press publicized. This is one of the first defaming articles written towards Tony and Robert Papalia claiming connection to the Mafia that is still ongoing today.

Book Information

Title: In Gold We Trust
Subtitle: The True Story of the Papalia Twins and Their Battle for Truth and Justice
By: Deedee Panesar
Published: September 2009
Pages: 364
Size: 6×9
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Perfect Bound Softcover
ISBN: 9781425122898
Price: $29.99
Casebound Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426916687
Price: $39.99
ISBN: 9780986573101
Price: $9.99
Bookstore orders: Trafford Publishing
Available internationally online in 15 countries
Available March 2010 Chapters
Contact: media@ingoldwetrust.info

Robert’s Comment

56In the late 60’s, I was living in Quebec and the book IN GOLD WE TRUST tells about that. Life was beautiful and Montreal was a thriving city (Expo 67, Olympics, etc.), probably the most swinging city in North America. The French citizens, a vast majority of Quebec wanted to separate Quebec from Canada; turmoil started. CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Services) was put together to stop the legitimate, peaceful Separatist Movement of the French citizens of Quebec. Both CSIS and the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) used illegal criminal means to put a stop to the Separatist ambitions of Quebec (Proven by the McDonald Commission 1975-1980). The two main criminal activities performed both by the RCMP and CSIS during that period were (1) acts of terrorism, bombings, kidnappings and vandalism (2) sabotage and systematic destruction of the Montreal Stock Exchange (Montreal was the financial center of Canada and of the Quebec economy). They destroyed over 1500 Companies that were listed on that exchange during those years. The Quebec economy was devastated. Pacific Nickel Mines, my company and of which I was president of, was one of those victims (Read IN GOLD WE TRUST). All this was done to destroy the economy of Quebec and to terrorize the peaceful citizens of Quebec and to make the Separatist Movement look like terrorists and criminals. Very sad but true, as proven by the McDonald Commission (a shameful period of Canadian History).

Kelsey Merry of CSIS tried to recruit both my brother Tony and myself to be members of CSIS and work with them. The reason why they wanted us was because we were two entertainment idols and also we were well known and admired in the financial and business circles. At the age of 24, I had become the youngest president of any public company in North America (Pacific Nickel Mines). He wanted us to approach influential businessmen and propose different situation; so as to frame them so they could attack them with charges, and to find confidential information on different influential business personalities and business people of Quebec. They wanted us to become spies and agent sabotagers, ie: to commit crimes against people and our beloved Quebec.

Their recruitment campaign of us went on for almost a year. At first they offered large amounts of money, later they started to threaten us. I still remember very clearly our last meeting with Kelsey Merry of CSIS and two of his colleagues in a room at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal where we told them we wanted nothing to do with them and their criminal activities and to leave us alone and Mr. Merry telling us, “We will DESTROY you!!!” and us telling him, “Go fuck yourself!” and walking out of the room as he was screaming other threats at us in a rage.

Both CSIS and the RCMP went on a campaign to discredit both my brother and myself alleging that we were the sons of a known criminal by the name of Johnny Papalia of Hamilton, Ontario. After the last meeting with Merry both Tony and I were subjected to physical attacks, staged car accidents, slashing of tires, police raids in homes, stealing of documents and continuous harassment to the point we decided to leave Canada in fear for our lives.

They supplied this false information to Bahamas, Scotland Yard in England and other countries around the world. This campaign is still ongoing today. They caused the English legal case in 1977. Numerous other attacks and sabotages have been perpetrated against us in different parts of the world and are still being perpetrated today. Some of these attacks and sabotages were and are being done also by the Embassies of the Canadian Government at different countries around the world.

Both CSIS and the RCMP wanted and still want to absolutely stop us from developing some of the largest precious metals deposits in the world; they are using our surname “Papalia” amongst other things in order to do this.

In Canada, (Hamilton, Ontario) since the early 1900’s there was a criminal family with the same surname which has no relation whatsoever to our family. My father, Raffaele Papalia was a policeman – (carabiniere a cavallo, an elite part of the Italian carabinieri) and he died of a heart attack when I was five years old. It is important to know that there are thousands of Papalia’s. Also in Italy there are some criminals with the same surname.

My brother Tony nor I or other members of our family do NOT know these people, we are NOT related to them; we NEVER had anything to do with them, or any other criminals anywhere in the world.

Robert Papalia

Antonio Papalia
January 23, 1945 – December 25, 2009

Tony, my companion, my friend, my brother. As I write these words I feel the warmth of your love for me. I feel your presence and I hear your voice whispering in my ear telling me to be strong; not to be sad and to never surrender. I hear you telling me that you will always be with me, your loved ones and friends.

I’ve gone back in my memories which are playing on the screens on my mind and I see from our childhood till now. We were always together, living fantastic adventures, sharing our pains, relishing our glories and perusing our dreams. You have been a tower of strength and my source of inspiration, as I hope I have been for you. Our goals and ambitions are noble and just and I solemnly promise that I will carry them on. I won’t let you down, you will always be proud of me as I am of you. Because you are with me, I will continue with double strength and vigor.

Tony, you have always been my hero, the unstoppable superman to whom nothing was impossible. You were a trailblazer who spent a lifetime perusing truth and justice and devoted your life to these beliefs. You remained loyal to your principals and you were truly a free spirit. I’m so grateful for all the courage and inspiration you have given me. You have taught me that love is the power that heals. You accepted the will and love of God and you gave it to everyone and everything.

Tony, you are a passionate soul and you helped everybody that needed help. You loved your family, your friends and had great respect for your fellow colleagues. Thank you for the memories and for all the love you have given me. Tony, you will live on through your children and grandchildren as they carry forward your creative spirit, your visions and ideals. You will live forever in our hearts, we will always be together in our dreams, I will forever love you more than life itself. Tony let me tell you, you can proudly say “I did it my way.” – Robert Papalia
“Growing Up with Tony Papalia”

Throughout the course of history, there have occurred certain infamous cases of abuse of power by governments against individuals. These individuals, when confronted by such a powerful and oppressive adversary, must reach down into the very depths of their human spirit in order to find strength of will and determination to physically and emotionally survive in their fight for justice. Unfortunately, only a very select few have such capabilities, our story, IN GOLD WE TRUST, is about two such people. Tony and Robert Papalia, two young Italian Canadian businessmen, for years have become the victims of harassment, false imprisonment and physical torture.

“During his short ride, Robert had been able to observe that the world had not changed since his imprisonment four days earlier. There was no sign of war or disruption in London. He began to think this must be one giant mistake. If so, there was going to be hell to pay. At this point he still believed that England was a country which respected human rights — a place where the rule of law reigns supreme. Unfortunately, Robert was about to discover the extent to which England’s private little police army, known as the CID, strays from the hallmark of British justice.”
– excerpt from IN GOLD WE TRUST

“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”
– Article 5 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

HUMAN RIGHTS are basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled and to ensure that people receive some degree of decent, humane treatment. To violate the most basic human rights, on the other hand, is to deny individuals their fundamental moral entitlements. It is, in a sense, to treat them as if they are less than human and undeserving of respect and dignity.

Examples of rights and freedoms which have come to be commonly thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, and equality before the law; and economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to participate in culture, the right to be treated with respect and dignity, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education in some countries.

There are various types of violations of human rights; one violation is that government forces may carry out programs of torture. Torture can be either physical or psychological, and aims at the “humiliation or annihilation of the dignity of the person.” Physical torture might include mutilation, beatings, and electric shocks to lips, gums, and genitals. In psychological torture, detainees are sometimes deprived of food and water for long periods, kept standing upright for hours, deprived of sleep, or tormented by high-level noise. Torture is used in some cases as a way to carry out interrogations and extract confessions or information. Individuals who pose a threat to those in power or do not share their political views may be arbitrarily imprisoned, and either never brought to trial or subject to grossly unfair trial procedures.

Read Chapter: The Interrogation

Today, torture is increasingly used as a means of suppressing political and ideological dissent, or for punishing political opponents who do not share the ideology of the ruling group.

Inform yourself and check out the website for the UN Human Rights Day 2009

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights