24 May 2007

Phil Fontaine...

Is off his meds again.

-- OTTAWA -- The violent 1990 standoff at the Oka native reserve near Montreal triggered a spike in public support for aboriginal issues, Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said Wednesday.

"The highest level of support for our position was during (the Oka) crisis," he recalled, in reference to the dispute between the Mohawk residents and the Quebec police.

The standoff, which led to the shooting death of an officer, became a rallying cry for native anger and frustration.
Cause there's nothing like a good cop-killing... to rally the citizens of Canada to your cause.

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