18 November 2009

Don't blame me... I didn't...

...vote for him...

The effect of earlier confrontations with natives -- particularly at Ipperwash and Oka, was to terrify Ontario's government into a state of near paralysis.

Premier Dalton McGuinty is a man heavily disposed towards confrontation avoidance. His solution to potential conflict is often to try and buy off the other party, with juicier employment contracts, for instance, or, as in this case, by buying up much of the land at dispute and letting the natives have the run of it.

The McGuinty government's approach to native problems is to do as little as possible and hope it goes away.

Not surprisingly, that has done little to dissuade natives from further confrontations.
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RELATED: "We don' need no steenkin' law."

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Confrontation Avoidance". The choice of words is very diplomatic. That is why I read your blog. I would tend to call him a Chicken $#!t political opportunist.
Rob C

Neo Conservative said...

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which goes hand in hand with avoiding responsibility.

your liberal government at work.

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Anonymous said...

How in our Ontario Liberalotopia of Eqality can there be special set of Laws for First Nation Indians?

Neo Conservative said...

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good question... perhaps you could ask dalton mcguinty.

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JA Goneaux said...

Let's face it: certain people won't be happy ever. Certain other people won't be happy until there is an even body count to balance Dudley George.

I think the unstated ideal from the OPP and McGuinty is that they don't care if this guy is that balance. Good for him for not volunteering.

liberal supporter said...
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JA Goneaux said...

Actually it was Eaves who had the deficit.

But you knew that. You're the kind of guy who is cheering on the natives here.

What goes around comes around, BTW...

Neo Conservative said...

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james... don't bother replying to libby's nonsense.

he's actually started to post comments about my son... a veritable chip off the old cc.

yup... answers the question... "how low can you go?"

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JA Goneaux said...

Yeah, bit of a slip up there. I get my revenge by living a better life than s/he ever will.

Josephine said...

Thanks for the link, Neo.

I admit that I voted for McSlippery in the last election. I did it because I didn't want to elect John Tory (because of his position re. funding for private religious schools).

Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

Charisma is overrated: we need to elect some boring accountants and history buffs for a change. Unfortunately, they have too much common sense to want to run for office.