OPP boss speaks out; Union is critical of aboriginals who defy law

Posted: June 14, 2007 in Caledonia, CN Rail, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, IpperWashGate, June 29th 2007, Natives, OPP

The president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) spoke out against First Nations peoples who breach the peace at protest sites last week.

Karl Walsh, president of the 8,100-member OPPA called on all native leaders and the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine, to take responsibility for the actions of aboriginal people at protest sites and instruct them on what constitutes a peaceful demonstration.

The OPPA president said the matter needs to be raised because it was conspicuously absent in Commissioner Sidney Linden’s report on the Ipperwash Inquiry released May 31. In it, the commissioner outlined suggestions for police and governments in handling protests.

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