Illegal actions on aboriginal day of action won’t help real issues: Martin

Posted: June 28, 2007 in Caledonia, CN Rail, Corruption, DCE, Deseronto, Dunville, Hagersville, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, June 29th 2007, Kingston, Land claims, Liberals, Natives, Terrorism

Staging illegal activities on Friday’s national aboriginal day of action would do nothing but “tarnish” the efforts of peaceful protesters hoping to further the case for improving the lives of aboriginal Canadians, former prime minister Paul Martin said Wednesday.

“I think it’s so important that this day not be marred by illegal activities and blockades,” he said. While most national and regional chiefs have called for peaceful demonstrations on Friday, there are concerns some communities may resort to illegal measures such as highway or railway blockades – acts that could spark confrontations with law enforcement.

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