Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ruling in Caledonia Protest

Justice Marshall has ordered the Caledonia native protestors off the disputed land and ordered the Ontario government to halt negotiations until the natives comply. He has re-iterated that the natives are in contempt of court and ordered the Attorney General to pursue those contempt charges. In essence from a legal point of view it seems we are where we were five months ago.

Native response was swift, with a spokesman promising the barricades would go back up immediately. Non-natives (sic) are of course happy with the ruling. It seems sensible to expect trouble to flare up again in Caledonia now.

Whatever happens now, perhaps Dalton McGuinty and his lap-dog police commissioner might be forced to do something??