Beware of Oka-style conflict at golf course, natives warn

Posted: June 26, 2007 in BC, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Land claims, Liberals, Natives, Terrorism

A prominent B.C. native leader warned yesterday that conflict over the fate of the University of British Columbia golf course – set to be ceded to the Musqueam band as part of talks with the province – could lead to an Oka-style conflict.

At the same time, two supporters of Premier Gordon Campbell who have gathered hundreds of names on a petition to express their concerns, urged him off giving up the golf course, suggesting that the Liberal government has to put any plan up for public scrutiny before signing off on it.

“When people are at the point when they feel they have to protect their natural resources, the frustration is such that those things can always happen.”

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