Archive for May 24, 2007

By a resident of Caledonia – May 24, 2007

For the past six-eight months or so, the Ontario Provincial Police have basically blamed Gary McHale for inciting emotions in this Community, for subjecting all of us to “dangerous” situations, and they’ve used Gary as a scapegoat to lay blame.   In reality, blame really belongs squarely at the feet of the Ontario Provincial Police in conjunction with the Emergency Response Team (E.R.T.), the Major Events Liaison Team (M.E.L.T.) and the Aboriginal Relations Team (A.R.T.)   

Some people are demonstrating that they can be very selective with their memory process.  Just as an example, on January 16th, 2007, the O.P.P. put out a warrant for the arrest of an individual that was “observed” operating a front-end loader damaging Argyle Street and causing a specified amount of public damage.  According to the O.P.P. this event occurred on May 22nd 2006. 

In the scheme of things, it took the O.P.P. all of 239 days to figure out that the loud engine noise (100 feet away from where they stood) was the sound of the street being ripped apart in an act of destructive “mischief”.   Again, the press release makes it sound like a frivolous event, nothing too serious, if you know where this guy is, call this number, nothing to get excited about…   

Recent events: 

  • Notre Dame Elementary School had to go into “lock down” mode, not once but twice
  • The natives picked a fight on DCE resulting with a firearm being discharged and one person hospitalized.  The O.P.P. say it had nothing to do with DCE, but in reality, that’s where the argument began!  Who incited emotions this time around?  

  •  Contractors hired to do maintenance work on The Baptist Church property came under attack one morning when the natives decided they wanted to be consulted first… 
  • A threat was uttered to burn this same Baptist Church to the ground if the native demands were not satisfied

Where was Gary all this time?  Well it seems he was safely tucked in his bed at his home.   Gary was nowhere near Caledonia , we were not even in his dreams!  So who’s to blame here?  Perhaps certain individuals should step up to the plate and point the “finger of blame” exactly where it belongs – at the hooded and masked natives! Read the full article here 

Courtesy of www.caledoniawakeupcall.com Dial up version also available there

CH News report regarding the ‘Inconclusive conclusion’ by Ottawa about the OPP officers who stood by and did nothing as a CH camera crew was assaulted in June 2006.

Courtesy of www.caledoniawakeupcall.com Dial up version also available there.

When a viewer decides that one of the hosts is a racist for not agreeing with landclaim terror, he get’s cut down to size. Finally some mainstream media standing up for what’s right!

Courtesy of www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

An Ottawa police investigation has absolved 13 OPP officers of inappropriate activity during a June 2006 incident at the Caledonia aboriginal standoff, the provincial force announced yesterday.

The officers were accused of ignoring the pleas of two CHTV camera operators who were assaulted on June 9 while filming an altercation with an older couple near a shopping area. One of them was swarmed, beaten and had his equipment stolen. Stitches were needed to close a head wound. The cameramen claimed the officers who witnessed the assault did nothing to stop it.

Edit: This is a clear announcement that it’s perfectly acceptable for the OPP to stand around watching people viciously assaulted and do absoloutely NOTHING. One more smack in the face (more like shot with a sledgehammer this time) to Democracy and Justice.

Read the full story here

This hard hitting interview provides a MASSIVE amount of new information about the situation in Hagersville and Caledonia, the OPP cowardice and cooperation with Terrorists, and the summer of terror ahead of us.

A definite MUST listen to for anyone who wants to stay informed about the situation.

Courtesy of www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

The violent 1990 standoff at the Oka native reserve near Montreal triggered a spike in public support for aboriginal issues, Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said Wednesday.

“The highest level of support for our position was during (the Oka) crisis,” he recalled, in reference to the dispute between the Mohawk residents and the Quebec police. The standoff, which led to the shooting death of an officer, became a rallying cry for native anger and frustration. (Edit: The murder of a police officer by Terrorists sparked support for the terrorists is what I believe I am reading right now. Anyone else see a problem with this picture?)

The prospect of a long summer of native protests has been growing, with native chiefs like Manitoba’s Terry Nelson advocating a hardline approach that includes shutting down rail lines.

Read the full story here

by Donna Pitcher – http://haldimandsunheardvoice.blogspot.com

I found out through a phone conversation this morning at around 8:00am, that a group of natives were occupying a site in Hagersville. I decided to get my camera and witness this first hand as I did in Caledonia some time ago. The following is what I witnessed.

What I was expecting, was a very short seizing of land? I had expected to get there and find everyone gone. I had expected that the O.P.P. would have already put a stop to this occupation by the time I got there. I would then just enjoy my day and go to the Farmers Market in Hagersville and do some shopping.

Well I was wrong! I didn’t get to the Farmers Market! I didn’t do any shopping! I spent my day observing; watching and listening to the events unfold.
At one point when I was sitting in the shade across the road I witnessed a few O.P.P. officers that were standing in the front line move the barricades, stop the traffic, and let a small white car drive onto the site. I couldn’t believe my eyes!

What I witnessed today was a total breakdown in our Provincial Government that has turned a blind eye to the events that have happened in Haldimand County and to the events that are obviously going to keep happening. As today I witnessed a group of individuals that have been given a free ticket by the O.P.P. and the Provincial Government to do as they please, where they please, how they please and when they please!

This full story and much more at www.caledoniawakeupcall.com

A brief native occupation of a 34-hectare construction site has some residents fearing a summer of unrest in this community and nearby Caledonia, where natives have been demonstrating for 15 months.With June 29 set as a national day of protest by the Assembly of First Nations, residents fear yesterday’s occupation, although short-lived, could be an indicator of what’s to come.

“It’s just going to be violent,” Kevin Phillips, a 47-year-resident of Hagersville, said of the simmering native protests in the region.

Clyde Powless, a native involved in the Hagersville protest as well as the continuing protests in Caledonia, was unapologetic.

“Our people are making a statement. It’s not acceptable any more to just go ahead and put our people down,”It’ll have the same effect all throughout the country. Our people are getting sick of this because we’re losing more and more of our land.”

Read the full story here

Native chiefs should show “leadership” and avoid actions that would trigger a police response during next month’s planned day of action on First Nations issues, OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino told an assembly of chiefs yesterday.Fantino criticized the Hagersville “occupation” and cited it as an example of the type of thing he didn’t want to see June 29. (EDIT: Way to make a strong stand Julian ” I don’t want to see that”)

Fantino, however, would not say whether police would take a harder line against blockades in Ontario.

Read the full story here

The violent and fatal standoff between Mohawks and Canadian soldiers in Oka, Que., 17 years ago marked a high point in Canadian sympathy for aboriginal issues, says Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.The pointed reference to the summer-long crisis came Wednesday as chiefs from across Canada gathered to discuss a so-called Day of Action planned for June 29. Like Oka, the day could involve blockades.

A Quebec police officer died in the thick of the Oka crisis. (EDIT: Where’s your sympathy for him and his family Fontaine???)

“The highest level of support for our position was during that crisis, that’s the highest level of support that Canadians have ever expressed for our issues,” Fontaine said in response to a reporter’s question about the effectiveness of civil disobedience.

“Are we asking for a similar kind of situation so we can get Canadians to once again support us as they did back then? Not at all … but they don’t know well enough the situation we’re in.”

“I won’t condemn the people at Caledonia or those who have taken this recent action,” said Fontaine.

Read the full story here

An Ottawa Police Service investigation into the actions of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in Caledonia in June 2006 is completed.Thirteen involved officers were accused of not acting appropriately when violence erupted near a shopping area in Caledonia. The investigative report requested by the OPP has determined that allegations against members of the OPP are unsubstantiated.

Read the full story here

Talks to settle the Caledonia, Ont. land dispute came to a halt Wednesday after government negotiators left the bargaining table in protest of another native occupation.

Ontario’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs David Ramsay said the bargainers were displeased after Six Nations protesters gathered in Hagersville on Wednesday morning, where construction of a senior’s condominium complex was underway.

“This kind of behaviour is not acceptable,” said Ramsay. “We should have peace and we should not have any further escalation.”

The Assembly of First Nations held a special meeting of chiefs on Tuesday to discuss how to raise awareness about aboriginal poverty.

The group is planning a day of action for June 29.

Read the full story here

Two events in recent days — one in British Columbia, one in Ontario — highlight a persistent problem in liberal societies such as ours: the conceit that violent law-breaking is somehow permissible if it is performed in the service of a fashionable cause.

In Vancouver, three activists from the local “Anti-Poverty Committee” (APC) stormed the offices of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell on Tuesday, overturning furniture and documents, shattering decorations, and otherwise making a mess of the place. The trio allegedly gained entry by fraudulently claiming they were delivering flowers. The APC says it is “avenging” the eviction of residents from Vancouver’s Eastside flophouses, a few of which apparently are being turned into condominiums or rental buildings.

On Wednesday, about 20 protesters from the Six Nations band moved into a private housing development for seniors in Hagersville, Ont., just south of Caledonia, where Six Nations activists have been illegally camped out for 15 months. the provincial and federal governments have been too scared to use their state powers to enforce the law. We are now seeing the fruits of this cowardice: a second confrontation in Hagersville, and no doubt more to come as the summer wears on.

Read the full story here

Excellent interview with John Tory who unlike McGuinty is not afraid to tackle the issues.

Courtesy of www.caledoniawakeupcall.com