Sunday, December 17, 2006

Multicultural justice

Last week, an Ontario court ruled the insurgents in Caledonia can continue negotiations with the government while remaining on the disputed piece of land. One presumes they will continue to receive free hydro and water at taxpayer expense.


Six Nations protesters embroiled in a contentious land dispute in southwestern Ontario can continue the occupation indefinitely without being in contempt of court, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Thursday.

In August, a lower court ordered a halt to negotiations with the government until the protesters cleared off the former housing development in Caledonia, Ont., just south of Hamilton.

The Ontario government argued that Justice David Marshall had no jurisdiction to stop negotiations and said talks were the best way of resolving the 10-month dispute.

On Thursday, the appeal court ruled that Marshall "erred" when he said the aboriginals had made a mockery of the rule of law by refusing to vacate the site.

The court sided with the government, saying Six Nations protesters are no longer occupying the land illegally because the province bought the land and doesn't object to the occupation.

"Ontario is content to permit the peaceful occupation of its property," the decision reads. "It has the right to do so. As a property owner it has the right to use its own land as it sees fit."
Not so with private possessions. . . .

Since the beginning of the occupation, the province has been actively supporting and protecting the insurgents with money and property they had no right to redistribute to begin with . The OPP has served as an armed protection agency for the native protesters and the weasels in power in Ontario have spent over $55 million on the "resolution" of the dispute - despite Dalton McGuinty's insistence that such matters are a federal responsibility. It's now "public" land, but not all members of the public are welcome there.

A London realtor was arrested yesterday along with the organizer of a controversial rally at the site of the native occupation of a housing development near Caledonia.

Mark Vandermaas of London and Gary McHale of Richmond Hill were arrested as they approached the disputed land, scene of frequent flashpoints since February, waving Canadian flags.

About 100 protesters attended the rally, quickly dispersing after the arrests.

Police had warned the two about crossing into the "no-go zone," previously set up as a buffer at the site after violent clashes erupted between protesters and non-aboriginal residents of Caledonia.

[..] Vandermaas was forced to the ground by police officers and the flag ripped from his hands as he crossed into the buffer zone. The flag was ripped in two in the scuffle.
Communism is discriminatory.

1 Comment:

Mike said...

Video presentation of the OPP's barbarian proteges here. (HT Dustmybroom)

I'm a loser, baby, so...