Occupation in Caledonia hurting Liberals

Posted: May 25, 2007 in Caledonia, DCE, Hagersville, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, John Tory, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

A short-lived aboriginal protest in Hagersville, Ont., on Wednesday prompted federal and Ontario officials to temporarily walk away from negotiations aimed at settling a 15-month occupation by Six Nations protesters in nearby Caledonia.

Opposition Leader John Tory said Ontario’s Liberal government should demand an end to the Caledonia occupation before negotiations with the Six Nations resume.

“I just find it interesting that in Hagersville, they walk away from the table when an occupation starts,” Tory said.

“But we have one in Caledonia that is affecting children, affecting neighbours, affecting businesses that’s been going on for 400 days, and they won’t insist that that come to an end or be phased out in order to continue the negotiations.”

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