Ottawa needs to settle native land claims

Posted: May 3, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Deseronto, Headlines, Natives, OPP, Terrorism

Caledonia is in its fourteenth month. Tensions have been so heated that demonstrators and residents have thrown rocks and golf balls at each other. The federal government ruled years ago that the native land claim is not valid.

Deseronto is in its second month. Aside from some venting by local residents, no one seems to be on the verge of throwing golf balls. There is a quarry involved, not a subdivision, and the Mohawks’ land claim was ruled valid in 2003.

But lately, a new cord has emerged tying these situations together: both are getting very expensive.

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