Apparently the leader of Ontario’s Opposition has rejected Chief Fontaine’s invitation to join frustrated First Nations peoples in solidarity. In a speech today at a meeting of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, purportedly ‘moderate‘ Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory showed his true Blue roots. Alluding to the potential of violence and blockades at National Day of Action protests this upcoming Friday, Tory crassly pandered to the law and order vote while exploiting post-Caledonia anti-First Nations sentiment (again).
Nice to see some things haven’t changed after the revolution.
- Peter Kulchysky on the tarnished history of land claims negotiations in Canada
- Contemporary timeline (as of November 2006) of the Caledonia land claim dispute from CBC News, which also has a backgrounder on the history of the land in question.
- What you can do to support the National Day of Action