Tag Archives: Land Claims

‘Backroom Deals For Public Lands’


Up until now, the court-ordered expansion of Race Based Law has been most damaging in remote areas of Canada and for most Canadians, it’s been ‘Out of sight, out of mind’. However, urban Canadians are now starting to have to deal with the ugly reality. ERBLBackroomDealsForPublicLands800x800Public lands in Vancouver have been put up for sale by the massively-indebted federal and B.C. governments — lands that could be worth as much as $3 billion — but instead of maximizing the profit for the public good by putting the lands up for bid, the governments have been in secret meetings with three aboriginal Bands for the turnover of the prime real estate.  Continue reading ‘Backroom Deals For Public Lands’

‘Supremes Get It Wrong Again’


“Simply claiming aboriginal title is now enough to bring forward litigation against private parties — litigation that was previously only brought against provincial and federal governments…  

“With an increase in litigation, this ruling could put all current and future economic development projects in jeopardy, especially in provinces such as British Columbia, where more than 100% of the province is currently under claim by ‘First Nations’.”  ERBLSupremesGetItWrongAgain800x800“An unprecedented Supreme Court decision, allowing two B.C. ‘First Nations’ to file for damages against aluminum industry giant ‘Rio Tinto’, could have dire implications for economic development projects across the country, concludes a new study released today by the ‘Fraser Institute’…  Continue reading ‘Supremes Get It Wrong 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.” 

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‘All Is Not Well In B.C.’


“The first issue is a governance question. Are British Columbians to be ruled by a government (in this case, the Sechelt ‘First Nation’…) in which we have no vote or voice? This is basic and an affront to democracy.” 

ERBLAllIsNotWellInBC800x800“We will assert our right to overcome the provincial jurisdiction. The province will have no more say in how they run ‘our land’, how they manage ‘our resources’. They will have no more say in the foreshore, they will have no more say in the water rights, they will have no more say in how forest tenures are handed out. We have put them on notice.” 

–Sechelt (‘shishalh’) Chief Calvin Craigan   Continue reading ‘All Is Not Well In B.C.’

ANOTHER ‘TREATY ADJUSTMENT’


So You Think You Own Land?  

“We believe that you should be aware that if the government does not honor our Crown patent, all legal title to properties in Canada could be worthless if caught up in a native claim…”

ERBLThisLandIsOurLand-HonourTheTreatiesForOnce800x800‘Restaurant Owner Says Canada Won’t Honour Crown Patent Title of Private Landowner’

   “I’ve had to deal with this for 23 years now. I eat, sleep and drink this thing,” Sauble Beach, Ontario, business owner Dave Dobson said Saturday in an interview. “It’s time to make people aware of what’s going on here.”

“Dobson is the owner of the ‘Crowd Inn’, a 67-year-old landmark take-out restaurant on the beach just north of the main Sauble sign.

“He owns the property, which he said was deeded through Crown patent in 1896 and is registered through the Ontario land registry system.

“But, because of its location, the property is part of the ongoing Saugeen ‘First Nation’ land claim to Sauble Beach north of Main St.

“Dobson, who took over the Crowd Inn from his dad and uncle in 1983, said he has spent more than $60,000 in legal and expert fees to defend his title to the land since being made aware of a land claim in 1992 and being named in the action in 1995.

“He said he fears the litigation could drag on for many more years, costing him much more money.

“Meanwhile, Dobson said he feels abandoned by the federal and provincial governments.

“He said Ottawa has shirked its responsibility to honour the Crown patent for the land.

“He has started an online petition…which calls on Canada to create a legally binding policy to protect the interests of third parties named in a ‘First Nations’ land claim… 

https://www.change.org/p/canada-won-t-honour-crown-patent-of-private-landowner-in-sauble-beach-ontario  

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‘The Toronto Purchase’


Whose ‘Traditional Land’ Is This? 

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Even though the Nation of Canada and the City of Toronto recently hosted the Pan Am Games – and the financially-inept Ontario government absorbed most of the $2.5 billion in costs – people from faraway lands were greeted with this:

“The Mississaugas Of The New Credit ‘First Nation’ is proud to be the host ‘first nation’ of the Toronto2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am games. 

“As chief of the Mississaugas, I welcome you to our traditional lands…”

http://www.newcreditfirstnation2015.com/ 

{This Land Is Our Land, Canada 2015 – Michele Tittler on race based land claims: https://youtu.be/w2MLu3-7vAg }

This foolishness {“our traditional lands”} went by with virtually no comment from Canadian historians or our governments; indeed, our governments were complicit in spreading what amounts to an historical lie. This has become commonplace, with Canadian officials constantly thanking the ‘traditional’ landowners, even when — as in this case — their claim is ridiculous…  Continue reading ‘The Toronto Purchase’