Thursday, July 06, 2006

First, We Take Your Policing, Then We Take Your Home

The Ontario Liberal government of Dalton 'disappointed' McGuinty is now proposing to purchase the homes of residents of Argyle Street in Caledonia, which adjoins the Six Nations reserve. Some have described this as 'ethnic cleansing with compensation.'

Presumably, Argyle Street will be bundled along with the other 267 acres of land that McGuinty has already gifted to Six Nations, wrapped in a red ribbon with a 'Love From Dalton' card.

There is so much wrong with this picture it's hard to know where to begin. What a pathetic excuse for a government we have here. To the victor go the spoils, and the victor here is Six Nations. McGuinty has caved to every threat, to every act of violence. He's done nothing to protect the 'non-native' residents of Caledonia, and has prevented the OPP from doing anything. He's created a two-tier justice system that sets a precedent for years to come.

If the 'non-native' victims here were Toronto or Ottawa upper-middle class metrosexuals like him, you can bet Dalton would be at least bleating a little louder. But most rural Canadians don't vote Liberal and Dalton can afford to throw them to the Six Nations wolves.

Maybe, just maybe, if enough is made of this situation in the media, right-thinking Ontarians elsewhere can at least teach Dalton and his cronies that crime doesn't pay at the ballot-box. It's already too late for the Six Nations to learn that lesson.