Had enough land claims yet? – More coming

Posted: May 30, 2007 in Caledonia, CN Rail, DCE, Deseronto, Hagersville, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, June 29th 2007, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

It looks like we may be in for more land claims soon. 

 According to recent news articles in the May 23, 2007 issue of Turtle Island News, Toronto City Councilor Glenn DeBaeremacker wants the City to spend $17.2 million dollars for a 7 hectare piece of land in the Rouge River/Morningside Creek area. The site is just north of Finch Avenue East and east of Staines Road , and sits on the banks of the Rouge River. 

The land could be used to develop a community center, but there’s no money slated for that. The land may also contain a 700 hundred year old Iroquois village, but there’s been no survey or archeological dig to suggest that.

what are the chances that if any development is started on this land it won’t become the site of yet another land claim, and possibly occupation by a native group?

And if you’re wondering what province could be next after Ontario, well in Quebec, at the Mirable Airport site, there may be potential land claims and even occupations as well.

It appears that information released under the Access to Information indicate the government has been concerned about rail and road blockades for months now…

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