Ipperwash Inquiry – Where’s Mike Harris when you need him?

Posted: June 12, 2007 in Appeasement & Cowardice, Caledonia, Corruption, Election 2007, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, IpperWashGate, Land claims, McGuinty, Natives, Terrorism

People are disappointed with the recommendations coming out of the Ipperwash Inquiry, but they shouldn’t come as a surprise.

The same old reactionary approach to dealing with native occupations should have been expected last week. The McGuinty Liberals never intended to get to the root of such standoffs, but rather wanted to see former Premier Mike Harris crash and burn.

Justice Sidney Linden was given a mandate to 1. lead an independent public inquiry into the events surrounding the death of Dudley George in 1995 and 2. “to make recommendation to help avoid violence in similar circumstances.”

The mandate says nothing about upholding laws and justice, or deciphering right from wrong. His task was essentially: How to react when a bunch of natives come and claim land? The report could be called Damage control in the face of accepted native terrorism.

How pointless was this report, $25 million later?

Read the full story here Kudo’s to Bill Jackson of The Regional for an excellent article!

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