23 May 2007

Give em an inch...

They'll take the box the tape measure came in...

-- TORONTO -- Federal and provincial negotiators have walked away from negotiations to end an aboriginal occupation in Caledonia, Ont., to protest another occupation in nearby Hagersville.

The Six Nations say the land was awarded to them in 1784 in recognition of their help to the British Crown during the American Revolution.
I just wish someone could tell me why laws and agreements in force before the late 1800's are sacred... but anything since then is the white mans racist oppression.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The Six Nations say the land was awarded to them in 1784 in recognition of their help to the British Crown during the American Revolution."

Oh really? If that's the case what have they been doing with it since then? You'd think that if said land was awarded they would have immediately occupied it.

Bah... this whole land claim thing is such garbage.

Anonymous said...

My father is a builder, and he owned land in Douglas Creek Estates (which he lost in the dispute). I am extremely angry about the government's response to the dispute. I believe that the government set a precedent. Unfortunately, what we see in Hagersville is more than likely what we will see popping up all over the place. I am very disappointed in the lack of leadership that our government has demonstrated.

Neo Conservative said...

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you don't have to be ivan pavlov to recognise that if you reward bad behaviour... you will unavoidably generate more bad behaviour.

the blame for this latest outbreak of native lawbreaking, lies first with the aboriginals themselves and secondly with dalton mcguinty... the man handing out the lavish treats.

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Anonymous said...

Dolton McLiar doesn't seem to be paying any political price over this.

He's handing out loads of cash to the aboriginals, the people who have had their land stolen by aboriginals, and his friends who are 'negotiating' for his government.

Yet Dolton is hardly paying a political price for all this - despite the fact that homeowners in Ontario are losing value on their biggest asset and paying more tax so Dolton can hand out cash.

Very strange. Most people would be upset to see their savings being plundered by government while their taxes go up, but not the people of Ontario - they don't seem to mind at all....