Hagersville protest halts Caledonia talks

Posted: May 24, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Hagersville, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, June 29th 2007, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

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.

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