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‘This Isn’t Religion, It’s Madness’


“In September, 2009 {18 YEARS after the first proposal and 5 years after the completion of the decade-long environmental assessment!}, the Ktunaxa leaders DECLARED THEIR ABSOLUTE OPPOSITION to any permanent project such as was proposed, BECAUSE OF THE “SACRED SIGNIFICANCE” OF THE ENTIRE AREA. The “sacred value” of the area only came to the fore in 2009, when it became “a life and death matter”.

“This isn’t messianism; it isn’t even reverence, or spirituality. It is bunk. Are we all mad?” ERBLThisIsn’tReligion,It’sMadness800x800 Continue reading ‘This Isn’t Religion, It’s Madness’

‘More Mohawk Discrimination…’


“If a Mohawk couple adopts a child who is not ‘indigenous’, the adoptive parents have committed an “offence”, according to a new law in Kahnawake, Que. ERBLMoreMohawkDiscrimination800x800“The adoptive parents will lose their rights as Kahnawake Mohawks — which include voting here, living here, being buried here.

“Those same parents, who sacrificed, changed their lives and reached out to make something so delicate as an adoption happen, will pay for that decision dearly, according to a new amendment to the Kahnawake membership law…

“Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Continue reading ‘More Mohawk Discrimination…’

‘Supreme Court Dividing Canadians’


The Canadian taxpayers are now expected to pay for even more ‘dependents’, land claims, etc., as Canadian lawyers continue to divide Canadians into two separate racial and legal categories: ERBLSupremeCourtDividingCanadians800x800“The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that tens of thousands {600,000} of Métis and non-status Indians are the responsibility of the federal government, ending a 17-year court battle.

“In a unanimous ruling that may serve now as a starting point for those pursuing land claims and additional government services, the court held that non-status Indians and Métis are considered “Indians” under ‘section 91(24)’ of the ‘1867 Constitutional Act’.  Continue reading ‘Supreme Court Dividing Canadians’

‘Taking The Economy To Court: B.C. Update’


Now, Canadian courts have enabled the lawyer-driven ‘Aboriginal Industry’ to sue both companies and individuals over land use on ‘traditional territories’ — even before a tribe has proven any connection whatsoever with the land in question, and even if the land had been previously stolen from another tribe. Let the chaos begin:ERBLTakingTheEconomyToCourt-BCUpdate800x800“Last week, the Halalt ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 205 people} filed two civil suits totalling $2.1 billion in ‘damages’ against Catalyst Paper, a pulp and paper company based in Richmond, British Columbia.

“The community claims that the company’s mill in Crofton—which has been operating for more than 59 years {and employs 578 people} —is interfering with the Halalt ‘First Nation’s ‘aboriginal rights’. In addition to the financial compensation, the ‘First Nation’ is seeking a

“permanent order to prevent Catalyst from conducting operations at the Crofton Mill”. 

Continue reading ‘Taking The Economy To Court: B.C. Update’

‘Scaring Off Investment’


“At a so-called ‘Canada Day’ event at a March, 2015…conference in Hong Kong attended by over 2,000 people, several speakers specifically advised investors not to invest in Canada or B.C. because of the ‘Tsilhqot’in’ decision. It seems a safe assumption this sentiment is not restricted to the mining sector.” ERBLScaringOffInvestment800x800Finally, the business community in B.C. seems to be waking up to the dangerous reality of ‘Race Based Law’, and the government’s cowardice in the face of it. Aboriginal Bands are deliberately exaggerating court rulings in an attempt to expand their power and the government continues to back off, thereby failing in its duty to the rest of the citizenry.  

Here, the B.C. Chamber of Commerce reminds the government of the legal reality, and their role in representing all the other citizens of British Columbia:  Continue reading ‘Scaring Off Investment’

‘Chiefs Free To Steal Again’


Race Based Law rolls over our democracy once again:

A lone lawyer-Judge has been able to sideline the ‘First Nations’ Transparency Act’ – at least temporarily – while tribes try to have the Act quashed in court. The Judge also paid the Bands’ court costs – courtesy of the Canadian taxpayers – and told them they could come back any time for damage claims, if they can prove harm from the government enforcing the Act.

The ‘Transparency Act’ was designed to bring accountability to tribal finances, an area that has seen extensive fraud. It remains to be seen if Trudeau, Jr. will fulfill his election promise of repealing the Act. If so, that would negate these court cases and leave Chiefs and band councils free to plunder for the indefinite future. For now, temporary plundering rights have been restored…ERBLChiefsFreeToStealAgain800x800 Continue reading ‘Chiefs Free To Steal Again’

‘Canadian Courts Making Things Worse’


When it comes to Race Based Law, Canadian courts – in particular, the Supreme Court of Canada – have been continually extending their reach. The resulting confusion has produced a continual increase in court cases while, at the same time, discouraging investment. This is a bad deal for Canadians on both counts {steering financial resources away from economic development, and towards economically-unproductive law firms and academic ‘experts’} and, unless we change direction, it’s bound to get worse.ERBLCanadianCourtsMakingThingsWorse800x800‘Canada’s courts create uncertainty on ‘aboriginal rights’

“Supreme Court of Canada decisions on the ‘duty to consult aboriginal peoples’ and the interpretation of modern treaties have begun to suggest that so-called ‘comprehensive land claims’ agreements may not be so ‘comprehensive’ after all {!?!}.

“COURTS have shown a willingness to REINTERPRET AND GO BEYOND THE TERMS of what are highly detailed agreements, IN ORDER TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL, UNFORESEEN CONSULTATION OBLIGATIONS on governments. They have also extended consultation obligations to new types of government decision-making, in one case EFFECTIVELY OVERTURNING WHAT WAS THE LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK…

“It is perhaps not surprising, then, that potential investors have taken notice and have shown a greater reluctance to invest in a territory that now seems to offer far less legal certainty than it once appeared.” 

Continue reading ‘Canadian Courts Making Things Worse’

‘Shakedown’


“In one instance outlined in court documents, the company claims Sachigo Lake ‘First Nation’ demanded close to a quarter of its exploration budget – about $1.2 million – for its 2012 drill campaign, calling it an “administration fee”.

“When the company refused to give in, the ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 814 people} served them with an “eviction” notice {from what is no longer aboriginal land}, forcing them to stop exploration work and leave the area.”

ERBLShakedown800x800“Two employees from a Sudbury-based junior mining company were held hostage for one day by members of a northwestern Ontario ‘First Nation’ band in 2011, in an attempt to obtain payment from the company as it carried out a gold exploration activity…

“…The company contends it was forced to pay $40,000 to the ‘First Nation’ to free two workers, who were “physically detained”, along with some equipment…”  Continue reading ‘Shakedown’

‘How The Aboriginal Industry Wins In Court’


“…in Indian treaty rights cases, the standards of evidence and logic are not what they are elsewhere…

“In these trials by history (i.e, law office history), watching the highly-skilled, forceful attorneys at work serving the Indian cause was a thoroughly eye-opening experience.

“From them, I learned much about the selective use — and suppression of — historical and anthropological evidence…” 

ERBLHowTheAboriginalIndustryWinsInCourt800x800The Canadian people have been confused by a series of court rulings that have re-opened the issue of who owns Canada — 150 years after the fact.

Clearly-written Treaties — contracts with the simplest language possible — are “re-interpreted” and end up meaning the opposite of what they so obviously say.

Canadians justifiably wonder just what in the hell is going on in these courtrooms: Continue reading ‘How The Aboriginal Industry Wins In Court’