January 8, 2009
In a story in today’s Simcoe Reformer, we learned that the cowardly McGuinty government is trying to force Norfolk County to restrict development and consult with Six Nations on any archaeological finds in the County.
“an overall guide to how and where growth will occur in the county — was changed by the province to say the Six Nations reserve must be told of any archeological finds in the county.”
Fortunately our Mayor and Council don’t seem inclined to lie down and accept this nonsense without a fight.
“They have no claim in our territory at all — remove the language,” Mayor Dennis Travale said during Tuesday night’s council meeting. “I want the language about the Six Nations of the Grand River taken out.”
One of the primary reasons I joined CWUC was the absolute certainty that the problems everyone wanted to believe were going to stay in Caledonia would never be contained and would spread into my back yard.
I know that someone is going to say that nothing has happened here yet and that’s true, but it has to start somewhere and this is at the very least evidence that the McGuinty government is giving Six Nations the thumbs up to start interfering with development in Norfolk as they have in Haldimand.
Where this will lead nobody can say for sure, but it’s nice to see that our Council is starting off unified against bowing down to McGuinty or Six Nations.