Spectator: Impatience, insensitivity led to Ipperwash

Posted: June 1, 2007 in Appeasement & Cowardice, Corruption, Ipperwash, IpperWashGate, Land claims, Natives, Propaganda

A scathing inquiry report has found an impatient Mike Harris government, Ottawa’s neglect of aboriginal land claims and the cultural insensitivity of police all contributed to the death of a native protester who has become a symbol for aboriginal demands for justice in Canada ever since.

Justice Sidney Linden faulted then Ontario premier Mike Harris for giving police 24 hours to remove aboriginal protesters from Ipperwash park, just days after they occupied it.

(Edit: It’s now “Insensitive” to enforce the law and end illegal occupations)

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