Ontario to consider bringing in mediator to settle Caledonia dispute

Posted: May 6, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Headlines, McGuinty, Natives, OPP

The Ontario government will look at bringing in a mediator to help end a 15-month aboriginal occupation after meeting with a group of frustrated non-aboriginal residents living with the dispute who spearheaded a slow convoy to the legislature Wednesday. 

The government will propose bringing a mediator to the talks and will consider whether further compensation is needed for town residents and businesses, Ramsay said. But he said the province can’t set a deadline for the occupation to end. In Ottawa, Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice wouldn’t take questions from reporters and would only say that negotiations were ongoing.

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