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‘Ipperwash: Governments Cave In To Bullying’


“DND {Department of National Defence}, through its failure to remove illegal occupiers, failure to permit the law to be upheld, failure to protect its boundaries, failure to ensure safety at one of its military facilities, and ultimate retreat from and desertion of Camp Ipperwash in the middle of the night, has created a situation that led to the death of at least one individual, the takeover and destruction of public property, terrorizing of a municipality, destruction of property values, and the tearing apart of a community and its way of life.” 

–Kenneth Williams, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Bosanquet, Ont.

http://www.ipperwashpapers.com/ipperwashdocuments/F-34.pdf

ERBLIpperwash-GovernmentsCaveInToBullying800x800Once upon a time, the Canadian government purchased aboriginal reserve land for a military base. Forty years later, they paid for it again, just so there’d be no hard feelings. Now, the government is giving back the land for free and throwing in $90 million, to boot – and the Province of Ontario is tossing in a free provincial park. I guess they are trying to make everybody happy…

Well, the aboriginals aren’t happy—they’re fighting over who gets what from the ‘unfair’ and ‘inadequate’ gift; I’m certainly not happy with this irresponsible giveaway of public resources, and the rewarding of what was essentially ‘terrorism’; and I guarantee that you, dear reader, are not going to be happy the further you go in this post. Welcome to yet another tale of aboriginal intimidation and government weakness overturning written contracts and common sense in our race-divided land: Continue reading ‘Ipperwash: Governments Cave In To Bullying’