Archive for March 20, 2008

The Brantford Expositor 

It’s time Ottawa chipped in more cash to cover the ballooning expense of a southern Ontario aboriginal occupation that’s cost provincial taxpayers $50 million and counting, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday.

Although the federal government gave Ontario $26 million a year ago for costs associated with the Caledonia occupation, the province has since paid out $50 million on top of that contribution – the bulk of it for round-the-clock policing. (Edit: The Spectator told us just weeks ago that the total cost of the occupation so far is $54 Million.. Now we’re up to $76 Million. Do I hear $150 Million?)